After our day trip to Sintra, we drove deep into the Alentejo where we spent several days staying in a remote countryside AirBnB that had very dodgy internet. It did have a beautiful pool, and was surrounded by stunning countryside, and feeling slightly disconnected from everything just felt so good.
So on the fifth day we decided to do something vaguely cultural, and went to the beautiful city of Evora. Another stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site, Evora is an incredibly well-preserved old town with a beautiful city centre.
The city centre is really picturesque, and it’s just nice walking around looking at all the fabulous buildings with an ice cream in hand – as well as doing some souvenir shopping! Evora didn’t seem to be as heaving with tourists as some of the other places we visited, so it was a great place to get that out of the way. Of course, no day trip is complete without a local restaurant review – and this one really tops the list of my favourite places I ate out in this trip!
Restaurante 14 pras 9 is on the Rua Pedro Simoes and looks rather unassuming from the outside. The cryptically named restaurant makes a lot of sense once you’re inside (let’s just say, even a broken clock is right twice a day), and is heaving with customers, mostly locals, which is always a good sign.
One thing I found really reassuring was that the menu said it catered for those with allergies (as well as those who were gluten-intolerant), which is always comforting! I went for a pretty standard dish of steak, egg and chips.
My boyfriend went for the Seafood Acorda, which was a house speciality. When we looked it up once we got home, the closest translation we found was ‘seafood and bread soup’, which sounds completely unappetising. I would say it was more like a massive bowl of stuffing, with seafood – it smelled absolutely incredible, and it seemed to go down a treat!
Restaurante 14 pras 9: (4 / 5)