Best restaurants in Vila Nova De Milfontes

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    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 craft beers. The terrace is a fine choice on clear days.

  • Restaurants 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 sauce. You can also stop in for snacks like guacamole and hummus, good coffees and craft beer from Lisbon microbrewer Dois Corvos. Don't overlook the enticing dessert counter.

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    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 seafood is outstanding (and priced accordingly). Great service, open fires and an appealing bar area too. Reservations essential at night.

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    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 bread here every day for over 20 years. You can’t enter the kitchen for photographs, but you can pick up some steaming loaves straight from the oven.

  • Restaurants 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 ginger sauté shrimp, and cured sausage fired in aguardente (distilled spirits). The global influence extends to main courses, including Thai curry, fresh gnocchi and salmon tataki.

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    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 north of town along the canal road.

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    Restaurante A Fateixa

    A Fateixa delivers good grills and seafood dishes – try the tamboril (monkfish) rice for two – and it has breezy outdoor tables. It’s excellent value given its perfect setting down by the river.

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    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.