Extensive and rich, the gastronomy of Sintra makes the mouth of any gourmand water.
Meat-dishes feature the «leitão de Negrais» (suckling pig), the Mercês pork , «cabrito» (goatling ) and roast veal . The Sintra region coast provides an abundance of fine fish, shellfish and molluscs. So it is possible to have an appetizing sea-bass or bream, enjoy an octopus or savour clams and barnacles.

With regards to confectionery, the highlight inevitably goes to the «queijadas de Sintra», ancestral sweet pastry dating back, at least, to the Middle Ages. But there are others worth trying: the «travesseiros», the «pastéis da Pena», the «nozes de Galamares », the «fofos de Belas», along with a series of traditional jams made according to traditional methods.

Events in Colares

Adega do Saraiva

Founded by António dos Santos Saraiva and Maria Emília Saraiva, about 50 years old, our restaurant located in the small town of Nafarros, in the county of Sintra, excels by its traditional Portuguese cuisine and its familiar atmosphere. It has as specialties of the house: Portuguese cooked, the Goat/Lamb roasted in the oven and the Cod roasted in the ember.

Cantina do Picadeiro

Situated at the foot of the Serra de Sintra, spotting the Monserrate Palace, we are a small familiar and cosy Restaurant.

Celeiro Popular

Celeiro Popular, since 1952, it always was a meeting place where portuguese traditional flavors were promote and tasted, like wine, crafted beer, cheese and other snacks.

Incomum by Luis Santos

“On the “Rota” enjoy a good time, at Incomum with flavours that awake the senses”.