There is “Smoked codfish with “knödel”, chorizo and green cabbage sauce”, “Alentejo Açorda with fried turbot” or “Feijoada de Búzios” for a meal after the beach, or a simple seafood, prepared with all simplicity, for the end of a day at the beach. Then there are the fantastic views that each of these restaurants offers. With the heat rising, go on an adventure and discover the gastronomic secrets of the Alentejo coast.
Soul Nomad Food Exerence
It is now up to Joachim Koerper and his team to take charge of the Alma Nómada Food Exerence kitchen. “Smoked cod with “knödel”, chorizo and green cabbage sauce”, “Fish of the day at the Sines auction market with pumpkin, asparagus and creamy citrus rice from Lugar do Olhar Feliz”, “Crispy confit octopus, sweet potato puree” , roasted chives and pepper terrine” are some of the new proposals on the menu. Average price €40.
Costa do Vizir Village & Spa, Monte Branco, Porto Covo. Tel. 965 754 882
It is a personal and family project by chef Ana Moura, with experiences in the prestigious Arzak, in the Basque Country, and visits to Eleven, Cave 23 and Bacalhoaria Moderna, in Lisbon. On the restaurant’s menu, with a balcony facing the bay of Porto Covo, there are Alentejo starters, such as pork butter or fried bacon, and innovations, such as the “hake liver mousse”. The main items at Lamelas Restaurant include “Bullet with potato migas and roasted peppers and sauce from their livers”, “Alentejo Açorda with fried turbot” and “Eggs with prawns”. The wine cellar on the ground floor allows you to buy the wines you drank with your meal at reasonable prices, mostly local. Average price €30.
Rua Cândido da Silva, 55-A, Porto Covo. Tel. 924 060 426
The Barca – Tranquitanas
The winter closed season was used for improvement and renovation works, with emphasis on the back terrace. It grew and gained a support bar, reinforcing the wine and cocktail service, essential for watching the magnificent sunset. Miguel Silva, sommelier and son of the owner, promises to increase the wine cellar’s offer. At A Barca – Tranquitanas, the menu continues with fresh fish from the coast, seafood, such as barnacles and navalheiras, and the dishes that make the house famous, such as cuttlefish, served with clams and cubed potatoes, and “Feijoada De Buzios”. Average price €25.
Estrada da Barca, Zambujeira do Mar. Tel. 283 961 186
Basketry, agricultural objects and lamps add a traditional touch to the contemporary design of the Alento restaurant room, with an open kitchen and Chef’s Table for leisurely and creative tastings. The menu is seasonal and, although the base is Portuguese cuisine, visible in dishes such as “Bacalhau à lagareiro” or “Cheeks of black pork”, the presentation is careful and there are international variations, such as “Escalope de foie gras”, “Fish ceviche”, “Beef tartar” and “Suckling pig with chestnut and mushroom risotto”. Average price €30.
Rua Custódio Brás Pacheco, 39, Vila Nova de Milfontes. Tel. 961 397 462
Craveiral Farmtable By Alexandre Silva
The grill and wood oven in action are crucial in a space where fire is used to cook to the taste of chef Alexandre Silva. The menu at Craveiral Farmtable By Alexandre Silva informs you about the origin of seasonal products and their preparation. Many come from the vegetable garden and orchard of Craveiral, confirming the design “from the garden to the table”. Taste solidarity pizzas, “Pastel de sala de enchidos”, “Roasted eggplant and fermented peppers”, fish from Lota de Sines and “Black pork with oven rice”. Average price €30.
EM 501, km 4, São Teotónio. Tel. 283 249 170
The still and agricultural objects decorate the room, as well as the friendliness and lunchboxes, that is, a dish and a tapa of the day, which can be vegetarian. To begin with, at Distilaria do Ferrador, consider the bruschettas, the “Scrambled eggs with alheira”, the “Honey, goat cheese and walnut pillows” or the “Tomato soup with poached egg”. To substantiate, at the Distillery do Ferrador, there are the “Black pork lizards with Alentejo migas”, the locally produced “Filet mignon of beef”, or the “Confetti cod”. To finish, the “Cream Milk” or the “Chocolate Mousse”. Average price €20.
Largo do Mercado São Luís, São Luís. Tel. 916 225 398
At the age of 20, David Trueb opened this space in an old elementary school. The living room combines the fireplace with wood, stone, plants, jazz and candles at the table. It is in this elegant atmosphere that he develops an author cuisine based on plants, without animal protein, following the microstations of a local producer’s vegetable garden. At Jardineiro do Rei, the bread is baked in a wood-fired oven and the pickles, pumpkin vinegar and pistachio miso are homemade. The tasting menu has three to six moments, plus the couvert and two desserts. The wines are sustainable and the coffee is organic. Bao velouté with wild mushrooms” and “Smoked beetroot” were already served dishes. Average price €20.
Furnas Road, Vila Nova de Milfontes. Tel. 913 609 998
Seafood Alentejo Coast
You can often see the shellfish boats that made this house famous, with their own aviaries and competent service. Lobsters, spider crabs, lobsters, crabs and witches are highlights of the extensive menu at Marisqueira Costa Alentejana, which includes a list of grilled foods, from “Carabineiros com açorda de roe” to fish of the day, mixed fish, “Land and sea” and meats. of black pig. In the pot suggestions, consider the “Cataplana de monkfish” and the “Feijoada de octovo da costa”. Average price €35.
Rua João Pedro Costa, 15, Zambujeira do Mar. Tel. 283 961 508
Colorful wooden fish and boats grace the walls. The focus is on fish and shellfish from the coast and people have “got used to the quality”. Enjoy the Alentejo bread and fresh goat cheese, followed by clams, barnacles, navalheiras, witches, crab or spider crab. At the restaurant O Josué, the stars are sea bream and sea bass, which are impeccably grilled and served with salad, sweet potatoes and white potatoes. Alternatively, “lobster”, “lobster”, “octopus” or “monkfish” rice. Average price €25.
Rua António Gonçalves, 87, Longeira. Tel. 283 647 119
José Cardoso goes to the auction house every day to buy fish. The quality of the products is one of the reasons for the success of the tavern, as favorable to solitary meals by the fireplace as to wine lunches between friends at the table over the barrels. At Tasca do Celso, the “Cabidela de choco”, the “Canja de grouper”, the “Cabrito no pingo” and the “Açorda estalada com carabineiro” are recent creations, and he is also satisfied with the “Trilogia de mushrooms”, the “Cream pasta”, “Sericaia” and acorn liqueur. Good service and wine cellar, even by the glass. Average price €30.
Rua dos Aviadores, 34, Vila Nova de Milfontes. Tel. 283 996 753
The restaurants on the Alentejo coast, selected for this itinerary, are part of the 2022 edition of the guide Good Bed Good Tableon newsstands since April 8, and which can be purchased HERE or ordered through Tel. 214698801 (weekdays from 9 am to 7 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm). The guide Good Bed Good Table 2022which has the support of BPI and Recheio, costs €18.90.
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