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 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…
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.
Seafood in Setúbal

Casa Santiago

Wafts of fish sizzling on the grill will reel you into this local favourite, where the hungry lunchtime crowds feast on huge portions of choco frito, served with a squirt of lemon and mounds of fries, rice and salad…
Portuguese in Setúbal


The food is distinctly hit or miss but its location on a leafy park overlooking the river makes it a fine destination for chasing tremoço (Lupin beans) with cold mugs of Sagres at sunset. Outdoor seating is availabl…
Seafood in Setúbal

Xica Bia

Our migas was tasteless mush, but locals (and many reviews) swear this staple for seafood and international fusion is reliable. The decor is notable, however: fado shawls, wrought-iron chandeliers and copper pots ja…