Restaurant Portugalia is an authentic Portuguese restaurant set in the heart of Amsterdam, run by the family Oliviera since 2002. The kitchen is under the control of 'el Madre' Amelia who keeps on surprising with delicious Portuguese specialities. The bar is 'el Padre' Antonio's domain, serving fine Portuguese wines and beer while I, the youngest son Henrique, focus on hosting our Mediterranean evenings.


With our restaurant we want to ensure that we cater for everyone. Simultaneously surprising Portuguese food enthusiasts whilst encouraging newcomers to test their taste buds with our traditional Portuguese food! Portuguese cuisine has been hidden under the radar in the Netherlands and many people assume that it is the same as Spanish cuisine, however that could not be further from the truth. The Portuguese  have been discovering and developing there own taste and style, tried and tested throughout generations resulting in exclusively Portuguese and often regionally varied meals. 


At Restaurant Portugalia we try to create the whole experience of eating in Portugal in our cosy restaurant. For those who have visited our homeland, you will know that means exquisite food and great wine with perhaps a little traditional fado music thrown in. 


We use Portuguese products as much as possible and have a large and varied assortment of Portuguese wines, beers, spirits and liquor. Combined with our delicious treats from the kitchen you are welcome to come and dine with me and my family. Whether discovering new tastes or reliving the memory we can cater for you at Restaurant Portugalia.



In 2002, my parents (Amelia and Antonio) have embarked on the challenge to run a restaurant and were very motivated to make the best out of it. Amelia always had the dream to run a restaurant because she always found in the kitchen. She loved to cook and can make the most delicious Portugese dishes, but it was mostly for small groups only. Fortunately, they have taken the big step to open a restaurant, because every day I am amazed of how wonderful my mom can cook. 


Of course we are not alone in the kitchen, there is a solid cook next to my mother for years and that person is Carla. This lovely lady takes responsibility if my mother is not around in restaurant Portugalia.


My parents were born in Portugal, but have been around since the early eighties in the Netherlands. They live here for years but are still quite Portuguese. That makes the restaurant really authentic.




Entradas / Voorgerechten / Starters

Sopa de legumes


Vegetable soup

€ 6,00


Sopa de peixe


Fish soup

€ 7,00


Chouriço assado em aguardente

Gegrilde Portugese worst in vuurwater aan tafel

Grilled Portuguese sausage flamed with firewater

€ 7,00


Sardinhas assadas

Gegrilde sardientjes

Grilled sardines

€ 6,75


Amêijoas a Bulhão Pato

Gebakken vongole in olijfolie met witte wijn en knoflook

Fried clams in olive oil with white wine and garlic

€ 10,50


Espetadinha de Lulas grelhadas

Gegrilde spiesje inktvis

Grilled squids

€ 8,00


Pastéis de Bacalhau

Kabeljauw kroketjes

Pastry with codfish

€ 5,00


Rissóis de Camarão

Garnalen kroketten

Prawn rissoles

€ 5,00


 Camarão na Frigideira

Gebakken garnalen in een heerlijke saus van de chef

Fried shrimps in a delicious sauce of the chef

€ 9,50


Prato a lavrador

Queijo Português com presunto e melão

Portugese kaas met iberico ham en meloen

Portuguese cheese with smoked ham and melon

                                                                                                                                   € 10,50

Prato principal / Hoofdgerechten / Main course

Peixe / Vis / Fish

Bife de Espadarte grelhado

Gegrilde zwaardvis

Swordfish grilled

€ 18,50


Salmão grelhado

Gegrilde zalm

Grilled salmon

€ 16,50


Bacalhau na brasa com batata a murro

Gegrilde stokvis met gestampte aardappeltjes

Grilled salted cod-fish with small potatoes

€ 19,50


Arroz de Marisco

Rijst met garnalen en verschillende soorten schaaldieren in een tomatensaus

Rice with prawns and different kinds of shellfish in a tomato sauce

€ 21,50


Cataplana de tamboril

Cataplana met zeeduivel, vongole, garnalen en aardappels in een tomaten-uiensaus

Cataplana with monkfish, clams, shrimps and potatoes in a tomato-union sauce

€ 22,50


Bacalhau do chefe; bacalhau desfiado com molho de tomate e legumes

Stokvis snippers gebakken in een romige tomatensaus en groenten

Salted cod-fish pieces in a creamy tomato sauce with vegetables

€ 17,50


Grelhado misto de peixe; bife de espadarte, salmão, sardinhas e camarão

Grill mix vis; zwaardvis, zalm, sardientjes en een garnaal

Mixed grill fish; swordfish, salmon, sardines and a prawn

                                                                                                                                  € 22,50



Prato vegetariano / vegetarisch gerecht / vegetarian dish


Prato vegetariano e um prato variado de arroz legumes e batata

Vegetarisch gerecht is een gevarieerd gerecht van rijst, aardappelen en groente

Vegetarian dish is a variation of rice, potatoes and vegetables

€ 17,50


Carne / Vlees / Meat

Meio frango no churrasco com piri piri

Halve kip gemarineerd en geserveerd met piri piri

Half chicken marinated with piri piri

€ 15,50

vitela estufada com puré de batata

Gestoofd kalfvlees met aardappelpuree

Veal stew with mashed potatoes

€ 18,50

Carne de porco a alentejana

Gebakken stukjes varkenshaas met vongole, frietjes en groente

Baked pork slices with clams, fries and vegetables

€ 18,50

Bife a portuguesa

Gebakken biefstuk met iberico ham en aardappelschijfjes

Baked fillet steak with salted ham and potato slices

€ 19,50

Cataplana com lombo de porco, amêijoas e camarão com molho de tomate com legumes

Cataplana met stukjes varkenshaas, vongole, garnalen en aardappelen in een tomatensaus

Cataplana with pork, clams, prawns ans potatoes in a tomato sauce

€ 22,50

Bife da casa. Bife com cogumelos, arroz, fritas, ovo e salada

Biefstuk van het huis met champignons in room, rijst, frietjes, spiegelei en salade

Fillet steak of the house with mushrooms in cream, rice, fries, fried egg and a salad

€ 22,50

Lombinhos de borrego em vinho do porto

gebakken lamshaasjes in een rode portsuas 

Baked lamb tenderloins in a red port sauce

€ 21,50



Prato de criança / kindergerecht / children’s dish


(até 12 anos / tot 12 jaar / until 12 years)

Bife grelhado com batata fritas, ovo estralado e salada mista

Gegrilde biefstuk met fritejes, spiegelei en salade

Grilled fillet steak with fries, fried egg and a salad

€ 13,50

Todos os pratos são com salada e batatas fritas ou arroz

Alle gerechten zijn geserveerd met een salade en chipjes of rijst

All meals are served with salad and rice or chips

Prato do mes / Gerecht van de maand / Dish of the month

Picanha grelhada com fritas e salada

Staartstuk met vetrandje dungesneden op de grilo (picanha) met chipjes en salade

Picanha ( top sirloin cap) served with chips and salad

€ 18,50



Favoritos / Favorieten / Favourites


Chanfana a moda de Coimbra

Gestoofd lamsvlees in een rode wijnsaus met een gekookte aardappel

Stewed lamb in a red wine sauce with bólide patatoes

€ 19,50

Leitão da Bairrada

Speenvarken in een peper-knoflooksaus met chipjes

Piglet in a pepper garlic sauce with chips

€ 19,50


Bacalhau com natas

Stokvis in bechamelsaus met aardappels en kaas in de oven

Salted cod-fish with cream and potatoes in the oven

€ 17,50


Dourada grelhado com batata a murro

Gegrilde dourada met gestampte aardappeltjes

Grilled dorade/sea bream with small potatoes


€ 19,50




Sobremesas / nagerechten / sweets


Geklopte eiwit met karamel

Egg glair souffle with caramel

€ 5,50


Mousse de chocolate

Chocolade mousse

Chocolate mousse

€ 5,50


Bolo de amendoa com gelado de baunilha

Amandeltaart met vanille ijs

Almond cake with vanilla ice cream

€ 6,00

 Flan da casa

Pudding karamel

Pudding with caramel

€ 5,50


Dama Branca

Dame Blanche

White lady

€ 5,50


Bolo da banana


Banana pie

€ 6,00


Book a table online with the booking widget. You can also reserve by phone. Our reservation number

is +31 20 625 64 90. The telephone line opens daily from 4pm until 11pm Monday to Saturday. 

Alternatively you can send your reservation request to info@restaurantportugalia.nl. We are looking forward to 

welcoming you at Portugalia.

Opening Hours

Monday till Friday:

17.00 - 23.00

Saturday till Sunday:

13.00 - 23.00