About us

It is with tremendous pleasure that we present you Mercearia Gadanha!
A unique place in Estremoz, where you will find a variety of prime products, tasted and approved by our team. Rejoice in this world of flavours and take an unforgettable journey in the discovery of Alentejo’s gastronomy!


Enjoy a good meal in the company of friends, taste an exceptional wine or delight yourself with a fantastic desert. We serve the very best Alentejo has to offer in a place that was thought for you in any occasion, either a business lunch or a family and friends gathering.

Wine cellar

In our wine cellar we highlight the foremost wines of Estremoz and the finest selection of national wines. You can appreciate our wines at our tables, but we also have a shop so you can enjoy them anywhere you like. Our goal is to bring you the finest quality. Accept our challenge and taste our selection of Portugal’s first-rated products.


Our motto is the constant quest for top-quality products. We offer a large variety of national products coming from diverse regions of the country, and also some hand-picked imported products. Our selection goes from teas and chocolates, to outstanding wines and olive oils, to premium delicatessen.


Michele Marques

From Petropólis, Rio de Janeiro, Michele lives in Portugal since 2005. Her curiosity for cooking started at a young age, mostly as an amateur. She started by studying journalism, but soon grasped that it wasn’t her passion.
In 2010, while taking a trip to Italy, she started to think about professional cuisine more seriously. After a course of Italian cuisine she returned to Portugal and applied to the Escola de Hotelaria de Portalegre.
In 2012 with her graduation in hands, she decides to innovate in Mercearia Gadanha, and in 2013 realizes her dream… her own restaurant.
Taking her work with joy, with a young team by her side, they keep learning and evolving day by day, always with fresh and local products, and a lot of smiles.

Mário Vieira

Born and raised in Estremoz, former BTT athlete, he decided to transform his taste for competition into the joy of serving.
With a degree in hospitality, he was responsible for Mercearia Gadanha’s storefront during the first years.
In 2013 he and his associate agreed to make some innovations to the place and made it the Mercearia Gadanha we know today.
His passion for wine tasting, showed him the next direction to take: a specialization in oenology, the field he likes most.
Today he is the sommelier at Mercearia Gadanha, the person responsible for the careful selection of the finest nectars of the Alentejo region. As manager of his domains, he is always ready to share and transmit his knowledge.


Ana Margarida





The Escapist — Monocle

Restaurant Awards

El País, Viajero

El Alentejo, en su
mejor momento

Condé Nast Traveller

Eternal Sunshine in
Portugal's Alentejo


Alentejo, le pays des
citadelles perchées

Up Magazine — TAP

Espírito brasileiro
no Alentejo


As mulheres que mandam
na cozinha portuguesa


Alentejo gourmet à mesa,
com certeza!

Revista Sábado

A chef que escolheu
o Alentejo pelo "sossego"


Largo Dragões de Olivença 84 A,

E: mercearia@merceariagadanha.pt
T: +351 268 333 262

Note: reservations will only be honored
if made via phone call.



From Wednesday to Sunday
12am to 15pm – 19pm to 23pm

Shop & Wine Cellar

From Wednesday to Sunday
10am to 23pm