Coastal Alentejo restaurants

Top Choice Portuguese in Vila Nova De Milfontes

Tasca do Celso

The choice. Locals and travellers from far and wide rave about the excellent cuisine produced in the kitchen of this charming, ‘upmarket rustic’ blue-and-white building. You’re safe trying anything here, though the …
Portuguese in Vila Nova De Milfontes

A Portuguesa

This sunny, handsomely designed cafe is a showcase for high-quality Portuguese produce. You can stop in for light meals (creative salads, sandwiches, cheese and charcuterie boards) or desserts, coffee and wines or c…
Cafe in Vila Nova De Milfontes

18 e Piques

Everyone's favourite lunch spot, 18 e Piques whips up delicious toasted sandwiches on fabulous freshly baked bread – combos range from goat's cheese, walnuts and honey to smoked salmon, rocket and homemade yoghurt s…
Portuguese in Porto Côvo

Tasca do Xico

Much loved by locals, Tasca do Xico serves some of the best seafood in town. Go early (or reserve ahead) to score one of the tables in back overlooking the water.
Bakery in Vila Nova De Milfontes

Padaria de Dona Ercília

Bread lovers and those who appreciate traditional culinary practices shouldn’t miss this simple padaria (bakery) in the tiny village of Venda Fria, 4.5km from Vila Nova de Milfontes. Dona Ercília Joaquina has baked …
Tapas in Vila Nova De Milfontes


With its tall ceilings and colonial-like ambience, Ritual is one of the most atmospheric settings for a meal in town. The eclectic tapas menu features creative combinations like sun-dried tomato hummus, garlic and g…
Seafood in Zambujeira Do Mar

A Barca

The owner’s father used to cook lunch for the local fisherfolk after they came into port; these days, the former kiosk is an upmarket restaurant that serves great fish and marisco (shellfish) dishes to discerning di…
Seafood in Zambujeira Do Mar

Restaurante Sacas

A family team add colour to this fun, laid-back ‘cabana’ – Dona Ana Maria creates her own seafood dishes. The fresh fish and shellfish more than make up for the car-park view (many years ago the cabana was at the ba…
Portuguese in Vila Nova De Milfontes

Porto das Barcas

With a wonderful outlook over the water and cliffs, this is a great place to kick back for a seafood lunch. Its light and airy ambience in a dreamy location are winners, and the seafood is first rate. It’s 2.5km nor…
Cafe in Vila Nova De Milfontes


Famed for its ice cream, Mabi is one of the icons of town, and it serves up creamy rich decadence to an often packed house. This buzzing bakery and dessert spot also offers massive croissants and other snacks.