Updated: Jun 16
Tasting local food defines a good trip and is one of the most important parts of travelling, luckily your surf camp experience does not need to be any different. The small fishing town of Cascais has a perfectly warm climate and boasts an impressive gastronomic tradition providing travelers with a wide variety of restaurants. Whilst there is a particular focus of fish and seafood there are restaurants to suit each and every one of you. Here are some of our favorite restaurants in Cascais.
O Cantinho da Belinha
Speaking of fish and seafood, Belinha is one of our favourite places in town. Family run with traditional cuisine, Belinha offers a welcoming, friendly experience and a perfect opportunity to try some local dishes. While not strictly a seafood restaurant, we recommend trying some fish when you are there.
Café Galeria House of Wonders
This fantastically furnished, Dutch-owned cafe is located in the old quarter of Cascais. The astonishingly good Middle Eastern/Mediterranean vegetarian dishes, refreshing juices and fabulous cakes are a great choice at any time of the day. The welcoming ambience and delightfully colourful interior is unmissable when seeking a great dining experience in Cascais.
Páteo do Petisco
To escape the sometimes busy centre of Cascais, head out to this local favourite in the Torre neighbourhood. It's a buzzing spot, with a friendly, tavern-like vibe and good-value Portuguese-style tapas (ideal for sharing with friends) and traditional dishes. If you don't feel like venturing as far as the Torre neighbourhood, it also serves an identical menu at its newer location inside Mercado da Vila close to the center.
This comfy restaurant in central Cascais has a relaxed atmosphere it’s menu is based on Portuguese and Mediterranean gastronomy, including salads, risottos and also some more exotic flavors. This restaurant has two rooms and a terrace, perfect if you would like to enjoy a meal at sunset.
A slightly different experience for world food lovers. KECH is located in the center of Cascais’ old town and serves Moroccan food but with a modern twist. With its exotic decor, Kech is a slightly more expensive option but the quality, great tasting dishes are a good choice for somebody looking for something slightly different. In addition, live jazz music is available on some days.
These restaurants are just some of our favorites, but the wide variety of dining experience doesn’t stop here. If you fancy some sweet treats after your meal be sure to also check out Santini’s for the best ice cream town or a classic pastry and coffee in Sacolinha.Have some favorites of your own? Or some hidden gems in Cascais. Get in touch and let us know.
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