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Top Choice Portuguese in Sagres

A Eira do Mel

It’s worth driving 10km north of Sagres to Vila do Bispo to enjoy José Pinheiro's creations at this much-lauded slow-food restaurant. The meat leans towards the Algarvian; the seafood has a more contemporary touch. …
International in Sagres

Vila Velha

In a stylish old house with a lovely mature garden in front, the upmarket, Dutch-owned Vila Velha offers consistently good seafood mains (go for the catch of the day), plus meat dishes such as rabbit and pork in man…
Fort in Sagres

Fortaleza de Sagres

Blank, hulking and forbidding, Sagres’ fortress offers breathtaking views over the sheer cliffs, and all along the coast to Cabo de São Vicente. According to legend, this is where Prince Henry the Navigator establis…
Landmark in Sagres

Cabo de São Vicente

Five kilometres from Sagres, Europe’s southwesternmost point is a barren headland, the last piece of home that Portuguese sailors once saw as they launched into the unknown. It's a spectacular spot: at sunset you ca…
International in Sagres

Mum's

This warm and cosy, eclectically decorated and friendly place on the main drag is a popular choice for dinner and drinks. The food – mostly vegetarian with some seafood – is delicious and wholesome. It has a good wi…
Portuguese in Sagres

A Casínha

This cosy terracotta-and-white spot – built on the site of the owner's grandparents' house – serves up some fabulous Portuguese cuisine, including stand-out barbecued fish, a good variety of cataplanas (seafood stew…
Cafe in Sagres

Pau de Pita

The funkiest of its neighbours in the bar strip (at least in terms of its design), this place has great salads, crêpes and juices (snacks €4 to €10), all enjoyed to a chilled-out soundtrack. At night, it mixes decen…
Bar in Sagres

Dromedário

Sagres' original cafe-bar, Dromedário is still going strong (it's been here for well over 30 years). There's good food (try the burgers), karaoke and ‘mixology’, aka creative cocktails. The spacious, mildly Moorish-…
Portuguese in Sagres

A Grelha

The nylon tablecloths, concrete floor and generally rough interior aren't that alluring, but the food, mainly grilled chicken and local fish, is tasty, honestly prepared and filling – and fairly cheap. It's popular …
Museum in Sagres

Museu dos Faróis

In the lighthouse complex at Cabo São Vicente, this small but excellent museum gives a good overview of Portugal’s maritime-navigation history, displays replica folios of a 1561 atlas and gives information on the hi…