Yes, this place is a little touristy and you could probably find a slightly cheaper restaurant. A Tasca is still worth a visit and a good meal. It literally sits right on top of the port and you can enjoy a great meal on their large terrace looking out towards the ocean. They serve seafood caught by local fishing boats and it’s all cooked or grilled to perfection. Some of the dishes are a bit of a mouthful like the giant prawns (shrimp) pictured. Their house wines are from the ‘DAO’ Region of Portugal, so it just cannot get any better. You receive good portions of great food at A Tasca. The service is slightly slow, but polite enough.
In addition to many types of grilled fish, they also do smaller tapas dishes, squid kebabs and stews.
Please note: They are open during the Winter, but closed on Wednesdays.
I had the grilled sardines starter and was brought 5 large sardines marinated in oil. They were spiced to absolute perfection. I asked for the house red and was pleasantly surprised with a bottle of ‘DAO’ wine that went down very well. For my main meal I had grilled swordfish that was served with a salad. A large and very fulfilling meal! All this great food was served in absolutely fantastic sunshine and fresh air on their ocean-view terrace.
Just before getting in the car, we decided to have a coffee with churros (different style to us but nice with cream or chocolate inside) and wander around looking the mini flea market that they have there for the tourists….
What a funny idea. This stall at the Cape sells Bratwurst. The Cape is Europe's southwesternmost point and it is just a short way to get to America (if you are a good swimmer you will manage the distance in less then ten years).
The sign above the stall means "Last Bratwurst before America"