If eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures for you, then our Coast has many unforgettable experiences in store.
With its mild climate and close proximity to the ocean, not to mention its rich culinary heritage, the region boasts a wide variety of dishes based largely on fresh fish and seafood.
Sea bass, bream and the unrivalled Cascais sole are among the area’s most popular dishes, freshly cooked and served with the finest ingredients. The sea has much more to offer, of course. Whet your appetite with shrimp, crab, barnacles, crayfish and lobster, all prepared in a unique and traditional way.
To finish your meal, don’t forget to try one of the region’s traditional sweets like travesseiros, Sintra’s famous queijadas or the delicious Cascais areias. Portugal’s egg-based confectionery is unique, not just in Europe but probably around the globe.
Concerning wine, the best Portuguese reds are internationally renowned, particularly the refined and fortified topaz-coloured dessert wine produced in the demarcated region of Carcavelos, notable for its rich and velvety texture and nutty aroma.
Nearby, Colares wine is produced in the surroundings of Sintra. These red and white table wines are classified as DOC (Denominação de Origem Controlada) in a strictly controlled wine-making region whose vineyards are protected by sanddunes extending right along the coast.
Finding a good place to eat couldn’t be easier thanks to the wide choice of restaurants available. Options range from the most exclusive eateries to more popular establishments where a surprisingly large range of dishes are available.
Learn how to cook the region's most remarkable recipes. Check here some traditional recipes: