A Restaurant by the Sea
This week, I am featuring one of my favorite restaurants in Portugal.
Not only does it have an amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean but the food is delicious!
So needless to say, this is the perfect restaurant for a nice lunch on a sunny day.
An amazing restaurant located on the cliffs of Cascais and in certain days if the sea is rough, you can enjoy watching the waves crashing on the rocks below, which is oddly very relaxing.
The menu is essentially typical Portuguese seafood but you do have some meat and vegetarian options. I’ve know this restaurant for about 20 years and each time I go I get the same thing; one of their signature dishes and it’s definitely worth a try! It’s called Filetes de Pescada com Arroz de Berbigão. It’s pan-fried hake fillets accompanied with cockle-based rice. I usually also ask for esparregado (mashed spinach) which goes extremely well with this dish.
Their dish is both fresh, light and amazingly flavorful and for those curious enough to try our seafood dishes, this one is not to be missed!
For dessert, you have different international favorites like Chocolate Mousse or Apple Strudel. But if you are bold enough to try a Portuguese sweet, you have plenty of choices too. Whether you go for the Queijo de Ovos (egg-based cake), Mango Mousse, or the in-house Merengue à Monte Mar (cake base with a merengue filling) you won’t be disappointed!
This restaurant has been a family tradition of ours for as long as I can remember and each time I go, I am still baffled by the incredible scenery and amazing dishes!
So if you’re in Lisbon this week, check out Monte Mar in Cascais, and enjoy!
TIP: After lunch, wander around Cascais, it’s a charming seaside town, while savoring an ice cream from Santini!
If you want me to book a table for you, please email or call me +351 936 226 473.
Enjoy your time in Lisbon!
How to get there?
By car – take the A5 towards Cascais and take the highway’s last exit, then follow Guincho beach and follow the waterfront road until the restaurant.
By public transportation – take the train at Cais do Sodré towards Cascais, get off at the terminal station Cascais. Then take a taxi to the restaurant (around 6 €).
By taxi – here are a few numbers you can call:
+351 218 111 100
+351 218 119 000
+351 213 430 677
+351 964 120 673
Monte Mar also has a twin restaurant in Lisbon by the river which also has a fabulous terrace perfect to enjoy a sunset drink and dinner. Let me know if you want me to book a table for you here instead.