Where to Eat in Leiria: The Best Restaurants and Bars

March 21, 2018 Natalie Tallman

Leiria (Portuguese pronunciation: [lɐjˈɾi.ɐ]; Proto-Celtic: *ɸlāryo) is a city and a municipality in the Centro Region of Portugal. It is the capital of Leiria District. The population in 2011 was 126,879, in an area of 565.09 square kilometres (218.18 sq mi). It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Leiria-Fátima.
Things to do in Leiria

1. Tromba Rija

Rua Professores Portelas 22 | Marrazes, Leiria 2415-534, Portugal Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$141 - HK$290 +351 244 852 277
Excellent
65%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 489 reviews

Tromba Rija

O que melhor pode descrever este restaurante e a vasta gama de entradas, a descricao, tipicas da gastronomia portuguesa, feitas com os melhores ingredientes. O bacalhau assado na brasa, com batatas a murro e migas esta sempre presente. Desde a sua origem, que faz parte da cultura do restaurante, servir carnes nobres acompanhadas de bons vinhos. Os queijos e enchidos nunca sao descurados, bem como as frutas da epoca e doces tradicionais, tambem a descricao. Para terminar, pode saborear os frutos secos e digestivos.

Reviewed By Marc K - Cologne, Germany

Very good restaurant with really good food quality and a nice ambiente. We had the all u can eat buffet and was really delicious. Only minus we had to give was that the waitress couldnt speak english but it got solved by her boss that took care of us

2. Puttanesca

Rua da Escola N0 463, Leiria 2415-449, Portugal Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner HK$173 - HK$487 +351 244 856 180
Excellent
64%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 186 reviews

Puttanesca

Reviewed By JoC27 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

It's difficult to find a matching place in Leiria. The meats are absolutely delicious. Very good service as well!

3. Matilde Noca

Rua Martingil, Leiria 2415-522, Portugal Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$173 - HK$290 +351 244 856 073
Excellent
33%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 340 reviews

Matilde Noca

Reviewed By Bruno_Januario - Alcobaca, Portugal

The restaurant is located at a hill with a fantastic city view.
The food is very good, well worked and perfect on the plate.
Environment inside is amazing, with a mix of modern and traditional old Portuguese style.
Wine menu is huge and full of the best wines you can buy

4. Casinha Velha

Street No. 23 Teachers Portelas, Leiria 2415- 534, Portugal Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$314 - HK$746 +351 244 855 355
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 482 reviews

Casinha Velha

Reviewed By fradocas - Lisbon, Portugal

This was my first time at Casinha Velha and I must admit it was not what I had imagined. The location has nothing on particular, the house os just another house, but once you walk in you get overwhelmed by the promising smells that come from the kitchen.
The dining room upstairs is humble and simple, just like a traditional portuguese home. The staff is very welcoming and friendly making you feel at home. The food is the best you would ever get like your favorite dishes cooked by your granny: real genuine portuguese food.
For starters you are offered a big variety of portuguese cheeses and 'enchidos'. You can eat them all or just a bit. The platter is weighed beforehand and after. You only pay what you eat.
For mais you have the house specials: duck rice, lamb and cream codfish. We had the codfish and it was divine, the best I ate since my grandmother last cooked it.
The wine list is extensive, so we asked for the advise of the waiter and he chose a very good one.
It is all you could ever want to have in a tradiotional portuguese restaurant.

5. Restaurante Montecarlo Salvador

Rua Doctor Correia Mateus 32 y 34, Leiria 2400-127, Portugal Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +351 244 825 406
Excellent
51%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 133 reviews

Restaurante Montecarlo Salvador

Reviewed By Gary G - Cranston, Rhode Island

I had research this restaurant prior to our trip. When we arrived in Leiria, I could not find where I had put the name or address. We left our hotel and was looking for somewhere to have dinner. My wife asked an older gentlemen where to eat, and guess what, he walked us to Monte Carlo. We arrived and the restaurant was not yet ready for dinner service. The owner, a very nice woman went over the menu with us, explaining each dish and how it was made. We ordered and the meal was quickly served. The food was great along with the service. She even provided us with another dish to try, no cost. The restaurant is run by her and her children. Highly recommended.

6. Cervejaria Joao Gordo

Rua Dom Carlos I 29, Leiria 2415-406, Portugal Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$110 - HK$165 +351 244 881 483
Excellent
54%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 392 reviews

Cervejaria Joao Gordo

Reviewed By JnMbrouillette123

This is my first time to Portugal and this is the first restaurant I have been to while here. If all restaurants are comparable to Cervejaria Joao Gordo this is going to be an excellent foodie trip. From the moment we walked in the hospitality was excellent. There was a small wait but they came up to us and made sure they were apologetic.
Now when you sit down be prepared for a lot of apps to be at your table immediately and constant refills of Sagres! This was a little bit unusual for me but I enjoyed the constant attention.
The entrees were amazing, I ordered the octopus which I must say was the best I have ever had.
When I return I will be going here again!!
Thanks
Mike

7. Mata Bicho - Real Taverna

Praca Rodrigues Lobo 3 | Edificio Zuquete, Leiria 2400-217, Portugal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +351 244 821 723
Excellent
33%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 403 reviews

Mata Bicho - Real Taverna

Reviewed By FVentura357 - Lisbon, Portugal

In a short visit to Leiria to celebrate a friend's birthday we had lunch in this nice Taverna Real. We started with staters and just stay there. Excellent starters. What else? Congratulations!

8. A Toca

Rua Doutor Correia Mateus, Leiria 2400-127, Portugal Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +351 244 832 221
Excellent
24%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 209 reviews

A Toca

Reviewed By manuribas - Oporto/Portugal

Tasty food, fast and adequate service, full house! If you're looking for a central place in Leiria to eat traditional portuguese cooking, don't think twice. It's a popular place, people have to wait for a table at week-ends but you'll see that it's worth every penny. We had "espetada" with shrimps and beef, nice and crispy french fries and grilled fish (robalo) with vegetables, all very good. Wine and dessert were fine too. A nice meal for a fair price in the end!

9. Restaurante Luna

Rua Gloria Barata Rodrigues | Quinta de Santo Antonio, Leiria 2415-576, Portugal Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi French, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$94 - HK$487 +351 244 815 977
Excellent
68%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 394 reviews

Restaurante Luna

Reviewed By Anna P

We had lunch and enjoyed so much we went back the next day for dinner with friends. The food was exceptional. The presentation of each dish was spectacular. Very different than the usual Portuguese food. Great atmosphere only wished the air conditioner was working. It was an extremely hot day and the air was not turned on. The staff were courteous and helpful. Definitely I would go back each time we are in Leiria for as many times as we can.

10. Mulligans Irish Bar

Largo Alexandre Herculano 2, Leiria 2410-083, Portugal Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations Irish, Bar, Pub Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$78 - HK$196 +351 244 204 741
Excellent
53%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 90 reviews

Mulligans Irish Bar

The Irish spirit in the center of Leiria. A place to enjoy among with friends, listening to good music and good snacks. A wide variety of craft and international beers, and of course Guinness Draught (tap). A selection of whiskey's for lovers and liquors and spirits for every taste. A personalized service, which is summarized in a motto: Good beer, Good Whiskey, Good Friends!

Reviewed By TiagoDiogo - Leiria District, Portugal

Nice atmosphere and great decoration.
It is a pub for sure. The music, the decoration and everything in it are great but is what an american pub looks like. Not like an Irish pub.
I saw one Guinness advertisement there. The only irish thing in it.
I had a Mulligans Burger and a weihenstephaner beer.
Both great

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