Restaurants

Top Choice Portuguese in Alcobaça

Restaurante António Padeiro

If the monks had not pigged out at the Alcobaça monastery (their gluttony was eventually noticed), they would have flocked to this wonderful elegant-but-not-snobby spot. It's clocked up 70 years and for good reason.…
Top Choice Portuguese in Óbidos

Ja!mon Ja!mon

Just outside Porta da Vila, before the tourism office, don't miss this cute little eatery. Six tables are crammed into a quaint room, a former padeiria (bakery), and fresh bread is baked in the wood-fired oven (alon…
Top Choice Seafood in Ericeira

Mar à Vista

Crustaceans of every kind are on display at this hearty frill-free local place known for its shellfish. (No fish. No meat.) Order simple doses of oysters, clams or garlic shrimp accompanied by beer on tap, indulge i…
Top Choice Seafood in Nazaré

Casa Pires

Many locals think that this is the only place in Nazaré to eat grilled sardines. Enough said. When sardines are out of season, though (read frozen), you can always opt for a grilled fish instead. Stick to the sugges…
Top Choice Modern Portuguese in Peniche

Nau dos Corvos

It's just you and the sea out here at Cabo Carvoeiro, 2.5km from the town centre at the tip of the peninsula. But as you gaze out at the Atlantic from the windy platform, it's nice to know that under your feet is an…
Top Choice Seafood in Nazaré

A Tasquinha

This exceptionally friendly family affair has been running for 50-plus years, serving high-quality seafood in a pair of snug but pretty tiled dining rooms. Expect queues on summer nights.
Top Choice Seafood in Ericeira

Esplanada Furnas

As close to the sea as you can get without a boat, Furnas is all about freshly caught fish and spectacular ocean views. They’ll show you the catch of the day and then barbecue your choice on the spot. The per-kilogr…
Top Choice Seafood in Pinhal de Leiria

Estrela do Mar

In an utterly memorable position on the water, this classic seafood place scores top marks for location: the dining room is right over the waves above São Pedro’s town beach. Prices here partly reflect the unbeatabl…
Portuguese in Peniche

Taberna do Ganhão

This 'new school tavern' is a reconstituted 'old school tavern' where fishermen bought wine and groceries (plus it was the first in the area to have a telephone). The current owners have reinvigorated its spirit by …
International in Ericeira

Tik Tak

On a picturesque corner in the pedestrian zone, Tik Tak draws plenty of tourists and hip young locals to its open kitchen, jazzy music and tastefully eclectic interior. The varied menu offers a break for those unmov…