When locals fill the place, that is always a good sign. Locals know where to go for good value lunch or dinner.
The Pont' a Pé restaurant in Aljezur is one of the places you will hear more Portuguese than Englisch or German spoken. Filled with people from Aljezur, it offers seating inside or outside.
It is known for fish and seafood dishes (local catch) grilled meat and fish and it´s desserts.
The service is great. Ask for the catch of the day and you will be presented with fresh fish on display to choose your catch.
Favorite Dish: Perceves (Barnacles), pork cheeks, the bitoque and all those tasty cakes.
Carrapateira is a very small village down after Aljezur. It's one of my favorite places in Portugal, and this restaurant is another reason for it. It's close to the beach of Carrapateira and it's a very nice relaxed place, althoug is always packed, so you should make a reservation. The food is really really good, some typical portuguese dishes. It's all about fresh fish, quality products, vegetables grown on theyr backyard.
They also have proper vegetarian dishes!!! (wich you'll realise it's not common in Portugal, specially outsite lisbon)
I love this restaurant!! We always go there when were staying around Aljezur. The name already tells you the food will be great - El Colesterol really means the colesterol (i'm guessing it's spelt the same way...) and everyone knows that everything that's bad for you it's delicious!!!
They have great starters, and sometimes we just order some starterts and make that our meal. They also have good light meals (to make up for the heavy starters) like vegetable pancakes...
It's very easy going type, with cool music and ethnic decoration.
Favorite Dish: I love all their starters i should think, but my very favs are the roast goat cheese with jam and the padron peppers (which is actually a typical spanish starter). And i really like their pancakes. The picanha is meant to be good, but i'm not a fan of picanha, so i wouldn't know.
Great little place in the heart of Aljezur. Lots of people but not yet ruined by the tourist pressure. Simple honest food and great selection of wines.
Favorite Dish: Massada de Peixe (Noodles with fish and shrimp)