Centro Tinkuy - Gracias a la Vida Association

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Estrada do Rodizio, Unit 2, Almoçageme, Sintra, Portugal, 2705-335

Non-profit operating at a holistic therapy and yoga center. Has a large green space. Offers home-style vegan cooking with macrobiotic influences using local and organic produce as much as possible. Dishes vary daily. Dinner by reservation only. Open Tue-Sun 1:00pm-4:00pm, Tue-Fri 7:30pm-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, International, Macrobiotic, Organic, Portuguese

29 Reviews

First Review by Fancy

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wonderful food and atmosphere - Edit

Very tasty vegan home-style cooking, served in an enjoyable cozy atmosphere. The hosts are super friendly and are very helpful in relation to food intolerances. It's a set menu. We had paté on rye bread, home-grown Hokkaido pumpkin soup, tofu curry with sesame brown rice with a side of veggies and salad. As dessert we had apple cake and delicious coconut cream pudding. The homemade apple kombucha was very morish. Warmly recommended! Parking space limited and reservation required (it is well worth it!)

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Highly recommend - Edit

My sister and I went here for dinner during our stay by Praia Grande. We found it pretty easily and weren't quite sure what to expect when we arrived but it was better than anything we could have imagined.
The interior was very cozy and homely, like stepping into someone's living room. The atmosphere was very relaxing and the food was amazing. The hostess was so sweet and lovely and we felt welcome at once.
To start us off we got a whole pitcher of homemade kombucha. The dinner that day started with a lentil dip and bread, followed by vegetable soup (made with vegetables from her own garden). Then, as a main course, we had basmati rice with tofu rolled in seaweed and vegetables. For dessert we had a brown rice cream with coconut milk along with some digestive herbal tea.
The whole meal was enough for us but the hostess told us that if we wanted any more of the food she served, we could just ask, which was very nice.
We would both recommended this place to anyone coming to the Sintra coast, it is well worth the trip!

Pros: Cosy, good food, inexpensive, completely vegan, ho

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great food and atmosphere - Edit

Went there in August 2016. Even though the address was hard to find for our navigation, when we arrived we got a warm welcome in a charming little place (they even offered some other customers to crash there) as well as a four course menu with delicious Peruvian food and homemade kombucha! We were also allowed to drink our own red wine as they don't offer any alcohol. My non-vegan friends agreed that this was the best food we had on our trip through Portugal ;)

Pros: delicious Peruvian food, friendly staff, homely atmosphere

Cons: address hard to find for navigation

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Great food, great value for money, - Edit

We had lunch here in May 2017, the food was tasty decent size portions and we'll presented.
The owner was lovely and the surroundings were simply furnished and very homely.
Lunch consisted of:
Houmous and bread.
Pumpkin and cauliflower soup.
Tofu curry with rice.
Chocolate and Carob cake.
Fermented apple juice
Tea or coffee
It was nice to be the only tourists there, meeting the locals celebrating a birthday and families enjoying locally sourced food.

Pros: Inexpensive , Tasty, Friendly

Cons: None

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Vegan restaurant, home cooked / Restaurant vegan cuisine maison - Edit

This little restaurant is really cosy and zen. The quality is excellent regarding the price (only 15EUR for a complete menu).
There is only one menu choice, but everything is home cooked with fresh foods and 100% vegan,

It's require to book in advance. The restaurant doesn't propose any alcohol (you can bring your own vine bottle), but they propose a home made very good Kombucha.

Ce petit restaurant est vraiment étonnant, l'ambiance est particulièrement zen.
Le rapport qualité/prix est excellent (15EUR le menu complet).
Le repas est un menu unique entièrement cuisiné maison avec des ingrédients frais et 100% vegan.

Il est indispensable de réserver. Le restaurant ne sert pas d'alcool (il est possible d'apporter sa propre bouteille de vin), mais il propose un délicieux Kombucha maison.

Pros: Fresh food, Completely vegan, Zen

Cons: Need to book in advance

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Great place - Edit

Wonderful experience. Very good food and Zen environment, and they have rescued animals making you company

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Wonderful food & warm atmosphere - Edit

How lucky we felt to spot this beautiful place for lunch. Sitting surrounded by gardens and flowers, we ate delicious food and met the friendly Joaquin. Super peaceful, tasty nutritious and ecological food in a holistic wellbeing centre.

Pros: Lovely food, Beautiful surroundings, Friendly owners

Cons: None!

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Ótimo! - Edit

Lugar lindo, repleto de boas energias e pessoas de bom coração! Muito bem servidos e preço justo! Voltaremos!

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Fantasticoooos - Edit

Adoro este lugar.
Passei a passagem de ano 2017 no centro tinkuy.. tive direito a um buffet maravilhoso acompnhaod com bebidas saborosas e pessoas fantásticas! ambiente familiar, em meio a natureza.. simpatia, humildade ,alegria.. convivem ke harmonia com o centro Tinkuy.
um lugar a ir muitas vezes!
gratidão

Pros: Vegan

Cons: Barato

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Warm atmosphere - Edit

I disagree with previous reviewer about the price. I think £15 for 3.5 course meal is VERY generous and you leave the place stuffed and very happy. The owner is very kind lady that creates a warm and homey atmosphere. The food is delicious and always different makes you want to come back more often.

Pros: New menu every time, Cheap, Sirene location

Cons: Would be nice if they run more workshops in ENgli

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Could be better - Edit

Food was ok but to costly for what you get. Also there is no indication of what's the menu, the prices etc.. So we had no idea of what was coming...

Place is nice whit space, garden and trees. Friendly staff

Pros: The garden & trees

Cons: Expensive

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A Portuguese Vegetarian Oasis - Edit

this is a wonderful relaxing and absolutely fantastic place to eat. the staff if friendly, it is unique, spotless, and above all the food is wonderful. Treat yourself, you won't be disappointed.

Pros: great staff, local ingredients

Cons: we went in Nov and it was a bit on the chilly side

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awesome experiences - Edit

One of the best dining experiences in my life, the food is prepared and served in a home made way, full of flavour, variety and intention. The menu is usually fixed with a couple of options to choose from on the day. Make a reservation in advance so they can prepare your meal.

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Lovely, healthy, simple, goooood :) - Edit

We ate here 5 times during our stay and enjoyed every meal. Nice location, lovely people and very healthy and nice food. 15 euros for a starter, soup, main course, dessert, drinks and coffee or tea.... :)

Pros: Good food, Nice staff, Not expensive

Cons: I didn't mind but you can't choose, there is one v

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Amazing - Edit

Our first day and first meal in Portugal. Was so amazing. The owner Isausa was so lovely and helpful and made us the best 4 course meal. I could have cried I was so happy xx

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Highly recommended - Edit

The place makes you feel at home. It is very relaxing and the food is absolutely great. The quantity is good and the options they offer, for example for desert, are delicious. The people in charge are also extremely friendly and willing to clear up any doubt you might have regarding how they make the food. I will definitely go back.

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A special place - Edit

This was undoubtedly an excellent surprise! Let's start with the place. This is no ordinary place, the moment you cross the gate you feel immediately at home. The scent of nature, the cosiness of the interiors, the sympathy of the people come together in a whole peaceful experience. The food was great and we loved the dessert! We will definitely come back!

Pros: Friendly environemnt , Great people, Lovely food

Cons: A little far from the city center

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Great Restaurant! - Edit

This restaurant is great and homely! The staff/lady was so lovely to talk to and the food was amazing!

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Lovely!!! - Edit

We really love this place!!
Vegan paradise! Everyone had to visit it!!

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a very pleasant experience - Edit

Lovely atmosphere, very friendly staff, has free wifi, set menu with everything included for 15€, a nice value for the experience.
Generally Good food, not excellent but nice. the tofu crepes are one of the best I have ever tasted.
If I get to visit Lisbon again, I will definitely come back.

Pros: organic food, many directly from their gardens

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Great food and great people - Edit

Really good experience in Centro Tinkuy!! the food was really nice and the staff too!!
Is the few places in that area where you can find vegan food made with absolutely love!! 100% recommended!

Pros: Beautiful place, Good food, friendly staff

Cons: nothing!!

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Lovely atmosfere and food - Edit

Very simple but excellent vegan food. Very creative and tasteful.I felt really welcomed in this special place. Located in a beautiful place near Sintra beaches is the perfect place to enjoy a long meal connected with nature. Visit and enjoy

Pros: Kindness, Price, Food

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Lovely Community with healthy Food! - Edit

First we thought "Is this the Restaurant?" But then we were really suprised! Isaura, a very kind Lady from Peru has cooked 3 small dishes for us, 15 Euro each! She talked about the Community and the healthy food she serves! It was a very warm atmosphere and lovely People around! We really enjoyed this unique experience! Sending much love! Nadia&Robin

Pros: healthy Food, friendly service , peaceful atmosphere

Cons: nothing!!!

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Was Okay - Good - Edit

Maybe i was expecting more, but all i can say it was good, but not very good.
Felt like mommy would cook vegan for me ;-), really nice and kind. But overall the taste was not overwhelming, it was simply good. Very good though was the price - really worth a visit (but behind other 4 or 5cow locations)

Pros: Kindness , Price

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The best option - Edit

Absolutely love it! Staff is so friendly and helpful, and everything really is delicious. The place is bright and so cozy. Everything is vegan and biological. Would definitely recommend.

Pros: Excellent food, Friendly staff , Very well served portions

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Vegan oasis in Portugal - Edit

Tastefull, healty and balance food. Relaxing and inspiring environment. Great people to share thoughts with.

Own production of vegetables.

Also offers accomodation.

A step ahed!

Pros: excellent food, friendly staff, great portions

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CentroTinkuy 08 Aug 2014 - Hi Michele,
Thanks for your visit,
give us more enthusiasm for continuing...

Hugs
and visit us again!


Hope for a green world

Centro Tinkuy
 


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relaxing lunch spot - Edit

Wonderful food! Definitely worth the stop! The staff is super friendly and welcoming and the cooking is excellent. There isn't a menu, you get what's on the board that day. But I can't imagine anyone being disappointed (or leaving hungry). Desserts are amazing too. All this wonderfulness for 15 euros (lunch).

Pros: delicious , all vegan , reasonably priced

Cons: a little hard to find

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