Top Choice Portuguese in Setúbal

490 Taberna STB

Probably Setúbal's best restaurant, this contemporary taberna is where in-the-know foodies go for revamped Portuguese cuisine with a modern edge. The bacalhau with poached eggs will completely reformat your idea of …
Thai in Setúbal


A nice break from seafood, Taifa is a jazzy little cafe with outdoor tables and an eclectic menu that includes fiery Thai curries from a Bangladeshi chef, Belgian beers and fragrant gin and tonics. The soundtrack is…
Seafood in Sesimbra

Casa Mateus

Upgrade from ubiquitous grilled fish at this cosy dining room drenched in hardwood and old stone. Husband and wife team Mateus and Cristina do wonderful things with seafood – our stone bass with bacon, clams and swe…
Seafood in Setúbal

Baluarte da Avenida

Baluarte serves excellent fish and seafood dishes cooked to perfection without a lot of fuss. Start with local Azeitão cheese, followed by grilled fish or caldeirada for two, and finish with a glass of Setúbal mosca…
Sandwiches in Setúbal

Amburgaria & Pregaria Tradicional

Trendiness meets country kitsch at this cute restaurant for burgers and pregos (traditional Portuguese steak sandwiches). Popular burgers include caco (with garlic butter, cheddar and a fried egg on traditional brea…
Seafood in Aldeia do Meco

Bar do Peixe

This beachfront restaurant, north of Praia das Bicas, has a chilled vibe and a sea-facing terrace. It serves good grilled fish and refreshing carafes of white-wine sangria. Fish rarely gets a backdrop this stunning.
Seafood in Sesimbra


No menu, no frills, just the tastiest grilled fish and cheapest plonk in town at this tasca run with love and prowess by Senhor Isaías, his son Carlos and chip-maven Maria. Sole, sardines, swordfish (your boneless c…
Cafe in Setúbal

Delice Garden

This cute little cafe on Praça do Bocage offers the best vantage point for optimal people-watching and Instagram-ready plaza views. It does good crepes, paninis, croissants, pitchers of sangria and other cocktails.
Market in Setúbal

Mercado do Livramento

Amid life-size statues of vendors (fruit sellers, fishmongers etc), you can assemble a first-rate picnic at this enticing cast-iron market: cheese, olives, bread, seasonal fruits and more.
Cafe in Costa da Caparica

Da Wave

One of many open-sided cafe-restaurants along the beach, Da Wave has a laid-back, seaside-diner vibe with its beanbag chairs, loungers and reggae playing overhead. American-style breakfasts, sandwiches, pizzas and j…