The Ribatejo region in which Tomar is located is famous for its game dishes. The most famous dish is Coelho na abóbora (a hare baked in a pumpkin), the meat is served inside a vegetable. Another famous regional dish of Tomar is Morcela de arroz (black pudding with blood and rice), which is served with baked potatoes and sautéed greens. Traditional sweets are based on yolks, some still prepared according to old monastic recipes, try the sweet balls beja-me depressa (kiss me quickly) and fatias de tomar (slices from Tomar).
Chico Eias is the best traditional restaurant in Tomar. It is located outside the center and the reservation necessary. Get ready for huge portions of food. This is where you can try the famous pumpkin-baked hare (coelho na abóbora).
Restaurante Lusitânia – tasty, traditional Portuguese dishes and inexpensive. Try the espetada de polvo (octopus shashlik).