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Food & Drinks – cascais
Cascais has an amazing collection of great restaurants with prices matching every pocket, a paradise for foodies!
Of course there are many fish and seafood restaurants but actually almost any world cuisine can be found in Cascais. Some restaurants are small cosy cafés in narrow streets whilst others offer superb views of the ocean and are located along the seafront serving gourmet dishes. The restaurants and bars listed below are the ones we like and like to go back!
We only listed our favorites, either because of the delicious food, pleasant service, great setting/decor/atmosphere and of course good value for money, so it’s definitely not a list of all the bars & restaurants in Cascais. In case you have any suggestions to add to the list please let us know!
For all restaurants listed it is definitely recommended you call to make a reservation, especially during Summer!
Os Prazeres da Carne
Avenida Nossa Senhora do Cabo 101 (Casa da Guia) – Tel +351 214 84 3 334
This restaurant is tucked away at the left end of the Casa da Guia, which is an amazing complex of several restaurants to choose from, with magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Os Prazeres da Carne is primarily a steak house but the restaurant also has a good selection of fresh fish, pastas and risottos. Friendly and competent service, good drinks.
Maria Pia Seafood Lounge
Passeio Dona Maria Pia – Tel +351 214 835 348
This seafood restaurant is located next to the Marina of Cascais, overlooking the sea. A tranquil setting with an outstanding view of the harbour, gorgeous seafood, excellent wine choices, really a lovely restaurant!
When you are looking for fine dining or lunch in a beautiful tranquil setting with views, away from the hustle and bustle of the more touristic restaurants in the centre, then this is your spot!
Reserva da Villa
Rua – Tel +351 214
We especially love he terrace of this restaurant, one of the best locations for drinks with a view over the beautiful bay of Cascais.
Having dinner in the vintage blue decorated dining room is another reason to check out this restaurant right in the center of Cascais, as well as the “wine by the glass” system, giving you the opportunity to taste 48 of the finest wines in Portugal, just by ordering a sample glass. Prices are in the higher price range but the superb location makes up for it!
Cantinho do Avillez
Rua da Palmeira 6 A – Tel +351 211 389 666
Michelin-starred chef Jose Avillez has recently opened his first restaurant in the center of Cascais, the town where he was born and grew up. The dishes served in his cozy Cantinho follow the success formula of the other Cantinhos in Lisbon and Porto and are based on contemporary Portuguese cuisine, influenced by his travels abroad,
The restaurant serves an excellent lunch menu. Make sure to try it out and leave some space for the famous Hazelnut dessert which is overly delicious!
Avenida Dom Carlos I nr 48 – Tel +351 915 546 537
This small trendy restaurant with beautiful view over Praia da Ribeira is a must try when you are in Cascais!
The food is very tasty and fresh, they have a great varied menu offering lots of dishes that can be shared between friends. Drinks are excellent, the design is sleek and the professional and friendly young staff deliver excellent service. Make sure to reserve!
Moules & Gin
Rua Nova da Alfarrobeira 14 – Tel +351 214 867 604
If you like mussles this is your place! This restaurant serves about a dozen different variations of mussels in ample portions and even more types of gin. Both are delicious! The mussels are served with yummy fries cooked just right. For those who don’t care for gin, the restaurant serves an excellent house wine.
Set in a cozy atmosphere, the friendly, funny and helpful staff will make your night memorable. Reservation is a must and please note the restaurant only takes cash or Portuguese credit cards.
Pateo do Petisco
Travessa Amoreiras 5 – Tel +351 214 820 036
When you are looking for a local easy going restaurant with Portuguese Petiscos (or tapas), this is the place!
You can either sit inside or outside but always try to reserve since the place will be packed. They serve several small plates of meat, fish, cheese, scrambled eggs, bread etc, so the best is to order a few and share. Delicious!
Bar da Praia
Rua Frederico Arouca | Praia da Conceiçao – Tel +351 214 865 138
This place seems like an ordinary beach bar but the food is delicious.
Great spot for sunset drinks & bites. Nice, relaxed and professional service, good view to the beach – what else can you ask for?
This restaurant is situated in the historical center of Cascais, on Praia da Conceição.
Bubbles & Bites
Travessa do Poço Novo 16a – Tel +351 219016254
When visiting Cascais make sure to check out this hidden gem.
Situated in the historic center, owned by a lovely Dutch couple: the decoration of the place with lots of wood and special designs (each piece of furniture comes with its own story!) feels so cozy.
The food is really delicious: a nice variety of original dishes (from fish to meat including several vegan dishes), all very fresh, spicy and well presented.
The friendliness of the staff, the superb food and the warm decor make this a place to go back for sure!
Cafe Galeria House of Wonders
Largo da Misericordia 53 – Tel: +351 911 702 428
This beautifully decorated Dutch owned restaurant consists of two rooftop terraces where you can choose between several meze dishes, a buffet style vegetarian restaurant around the corner and a bakery. Truly a House of Wonders! All the food and drinks are home made and really tasty.
The rooftop terrace is a very cozy place with a laid-back atmosphere. Great spot for drinks at sunset.
The restaurant is also very special with its oriental flair and has a large terrace in front. They offer a buffet with a great selection of hot and cold salads mixed with delicious spices.
Make sure you try the desserts, they are out of this world!
Rua Luis Xavier Palmeirim, 14 – Tel: +351 214 834 614
Lovely sushi and salads on a peaceful square in the historical center across the Marechal Carmona park with outdoor terrace. One of my favourite spots for lunch.
Os 5 Sentidos
Largo Assunção 6, Cascais- Tel +351 961 571 194
(near Parque Marechal Carmona)
When you ask for the dish of the day and get served this delicious, fresh and healthy masterpiece…
Excellent cozy restaurant, lovely ambiance, superb food, reasonably priced, make sure to check it out!
Travessa das Oliveiras 131, Torre – Tel: +351 210 964 967 | 913 515 352
Our favorite sushi place in Cascais, run by one of the best sushi chefs in the region who recently left the Sushi Design restaurant.
The most fresh and tasteful sushi you can imagine! The friendly service, the creative and varied menu, we just fell in love with this tiny and cozy restaurant with outdoor terrace (which allows to sit outside even during winter as they installed heating). Sushi lovers should make sure to not miss this spot a bit off the beaten track… Make sure to call to reserve a table as the word is being spread…
Tocca Positive Food
Rua Frederico Arouca 7, Cascais- Tel +351 915 477
This snackbar in the center of Cascais is a must for everyone with saudades of Brazil and a perfect stop to recover your energy after some serious surfing … Here you can find the best acaí in Cascais, as well as delicious pâo de queijo and tapioca.
Acaí is a typical Brazilian dish made of frozen and mashed açaí palm fruit served as a smoothie, commonly topped with granola and banana, and then mixed with other fruits and guaraná syrup). You should try it!
Mayura Tandoori Restaurant
Rua Freitas Reis 15B – Tel: +351 214 846 540
This restaurant is a real find and some people call it “the best Indian restaurant in Portugal”…
Favorite of the locals and nestled in a neighborhood away from the tourist areas, no fancy decor but just delicious authentic Indian cuisine!
Marisco na Praca in the Cascais Marina
Marina de Cascais Piso 1 – Tel: +351 214 022 444
If you’re in the search of fresh sea food, great and friendly service and a beautiful view, this is the place to be!
Just select the fresh catch of the day from the fish market and then wait for it to be prepared and served, while sipping a glass of vinho verde and watching the sunset over the Marina and lighthouse, truly wonderful!
Bar do Guincho
Estrada do Abano, 547 (Praia do Guincho) – Tel: +351 214 871 683
This bar is tucked into the sand dunes at the North end of Guincho Beach and has excellent parking facilities and a terrace overlooking the beach.
Fantastic setting for snacks, drinks and people watching and that VIEW! We love the atmosphere here, nice laid back music which will bring you the perfect soundtrack to a lazy afternoon.
Duna da Cresmina
Rua Da Areia, 1, Cresmina (opposite Guincho beach) – Tel +351 918 847 421
One of our favorite spots for a healthy lunch in Cascais after of before a walk in the Guincho dunes: delicious crepes, casual setting, relax atmosphere, friendly staff, and this beautiful scenic view…That instant happiness feeling!
Pateo do Guincho
Rua Areia PC120, Cascais – Tel: +351 210 124 648 (follow the signs at Rotunda Dom Carlos I)
The restaurant (from the same group as Bar do Guincho and Páteo do Petisco) is not easy to find, but once you get there is a very pleasant surprise, first of all because of the wonderful setting overlooking the ocean, through tennis courts.
The best way to go is to order several dishes and share, the food is tasty (especially the meat mmm) and comes at a reasonable price. We like the easy going atmosphere and great service.
Rua dos Oitavos | Quinta da Marinha – Tel +351 214 860 606
If you like golf or are just looking for a peaceful place for lunch or drinks then restaurant Verbasco in the Quinta da Marinha is the place to be!
The menu is not very extensive but the beautiful terrace with ocean view and tranquility of the golf course in the beautiful Quinta da Marinha make up for it!