One of the best restaurants in São Martinho do Porto and region

Regularly changing menu and lovely views.

Cosy restaurant high above Alcobaça.

Great location, cosy restaurant, friendly staff. And the food is amazing!
The restaurant is quite popular, so it's a good idea to book a table.

Restaurant with panoramic view over Nazaré and the sea.

Fresh fish as well as good meat dishes, served in a beautiful restaurant on a great location.
The restaurant's speciality is octopus, there are several lovely starters and main courses with octopus on the menu.

Some nice and very good restaurants: from pizza to a culinary night out

Close to the monastry of Batlha you find several Pastelarias where you can have a coffee and enjoy the Portuguese 'doces', but they are also a good place for soup, a hamburger or a sandwich.

In the restaurants you order the Prato do Dia. Usually this comes with a drink, all for a very reasonable price.

Batalha has many restaurants where you can enjoy a good meal. There are typical Portuguese 'tavernas', like A Cave and Dom Duarte, and traditional restaurants like Perola do Fetal and O Burro Velho. For a pizza you go to Pap 'Oliva.

But for those who really would like a night out, restaurant Vintage is highly recommended. Very good food and presentation, and they can recommend the appropriate wine to accompany your dish. And do not worry .......... also in this restaurant a bottle of excellent wine comes at a very reasonable price.

 

For the tastiest pizzas and pasta

View on the bay, good food, friendly service.

A traditional Portuguese restaurant, with large open fire for cooking the meat.

The restaurant is very well known with Portuguese people.

Excellent Italian restaurant, superb dishes and great staff

This restaurant is officially the best restaurant in the area.

A very good and cosy Portuguese restaurant, that has won a number of awards already.

Tip: order a 'meio dose' for your main course, because the starters are enormous!

Modern restaurant, on the beach, for a great lunch or diner with a view to the Óbidos lagoon.

Portugues sentimental song full of melancholy

Fado is the most popular folk music in Portugal. This Portuguese of way singing about life can be traced back to early 19th century. It originates from the poor districts of Lisbon. Fado literally means “fate” (from the Latin word “fatum”), and fado is part of every Portuguese person’s life.
The songs are about things that happen in life, melancholy, sadness, nostalgia for what no longer exists, but also about happiness and feasts. The Portuguese word for these feelings is “saudade”. This is such a typical Portuguese word, in other languages there is no translation for it.

There are two varieties of fado, namely those of the cities of Lisbon and Coimbra. The Lisbon style is the most popular, and was orginally sung by women only. Coimbra's fado has a more academic character, and is exclusively sung by men.

Since the revival of fado in the nineties of the 20th century, fado gets more and more famous internationally, and reaches more people every day. Amalia Rodrigues is considered to be one of the most important and influential fadistas ever.

In both Lisbon and Coimbra there are some fado restaurants where (professional) fadistas (fado singers) perform their songs. Lisbon’s districts Bairro Alto, Alfama and Mouraria, are very well known for their fado restaurants.
Also in the Costa de Prata, several restaurants offer a complete night out, with diner and music. Prebookings are usually mandatory.

In November 2011 the Portuguese Fado was added to Unesco’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

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