Another week, another gastronomic itinerary. The last one was about fried squid and we’ll continue on the wave of what the sea has given us. This time with seafood. And there’s no better way to eat it than to eat all you can, as it gives you the opportunity to taste a little bit of everything from crabs to mussels.
With just these two, we seem to place the beach and the sea in the middle of the restaurant. A piece of hammered bark from the cobbler’s legs goes here, a pincer shot there, and a bottle of sparkling wine in the middle of the table. — as if symbolizing the breaking of waves in the sea.
What’s never missing here is forgetting the sea and getting the good Portuguese vein, buttered toast for dipping in Bulhão Pato clam sauce, and a few lemon-scented wipes that we don’t quite like here. shrimp to oysters we pull everything with our hands (and, of course, our mouths).
1. Forte Santa Catarina Restaurant
“The best of the beach in Tennis Clube da Figueira da Foz. River and Sea View. Best Local”. How about this combination promised by the Forte Santa Catarina restaurant in Coimbra’s Figueira da Foz district? Fish and shellfish are the specialty, but fame comes from seafood meat, which includes shrimp, crab and a little bit of everything, including mussels and mussels.
It costs €50 and is enough for three to four people, depending on hunger and boredom: If you’re craving dessert, it’s good for four, so you can split it up for dessert.
Dishes such as seafood rodizio or shrimp adjorda (€20 for two) or paella (€39.90 for up to four people) are also available as takeaways.
2. Gentleman’s Speech
Despite the name Conversa Fidalga in Coimbra’s Condeixa-a-Nova district, it’s not just conversation here. Whenever seafood comes to the table, it is eaten in large quantities. In mid-April, the restaurant warned that “temperatures will rise,” so pulling the grill onto the house seafood, “There’s nothing better than tasting our Delicious Seafood Rodízio,” read in a Facebook post. .
The truth is, the heat scenario continues, and to meet demand, you only need to head to the restaurant to take a look at this street filled with the best the sea has to offer, including music for the ears, characteristic of the snails that make up the rodízio.
3. Baia do Peixe
There are three bays with fish and seafood: in Campo Pequeno and Praça do Comércio, in Lisbon and in Cascais. They all have seafood and are most famously served: in meat dishes. While you have the privilege of watching the sea while tasting the sea at Cascais Restaurant, you can chop up a large plate beautifully stuffed with stuffed crab shells, boiled shrimp, mussels, snails, oysters and mussels “Spanish way”. All this for 29.80 € per person for a minimum of two people.
It is also possible to order à la carte or opt for fish soup and fish meat such as turbot and calamari (23.80 €).
4. Seafood from Samouco
Whenever Samouco is mentioned, we think of “Os Batantes”, a comic book series about a family living near Samouco, who spent time on TVI and on the channel for a while between 2004-2005. But we gained a new reference: Marisqueira do Samouco.
You can have great seafood here, just look at the size shown above. A shoe rack like this one, with snails and everything else, starting at €60 for two.
5. A Torre
There are several tempting dishes to eat at restaurant or take home at A Torre restaurant in Porto Alto in the Santarém district. From the shore you can order anything from a small concoction (€80 for four) with crab, Algarve prawns, prawns and mussels to the more expensive and more complex seafood dish A Torre. witches and a kilo of Algarve shrimp (€295 for eight).
If you go to the restaurant, you can leave the children to play in the mini tower that opens on the first day of May, while trying to deal with all the seafood until the end.