In February 2013, I visited Restaurante Don Peixe together with Glória and Carlos (VT-members LusaTraveller and Jorgec25) and two of my friends from Denmark, and it was a very good experience! Great food and great atmosphere... It is a family restaurant where mom is the chef, and the son is the owner of Don Peixe – both very friendly and welcoming.
Fresh fish (yeah, 'peixe') is the specialty of the restaurant, and you choose your fish from the ice counter and it will be cooked just the way you want it. I had a grilled fish dish, and it tasted great. Will visit again anytime.
This is we were we had our VT Meet with A2lopes, and the couple jorgec25 and lustraveller in Alcochete, Portugal. Antonio (A2lopes) actually picked us up from our hotel (Corinthia) in Lisboa and then he did cross the wonderful new bridge connection going to Alcochete – and this restaurant rocks!
The fish was fresh and you just pick which seafood you want and they grill or cook it for you – I think we chose the robalo, garoupa, dourada, choco s/tinta (squid?) --- and all of them were so good. The restaurant employess were also very nice.
They have a wonderful website which can give you directions easily to go to Alcochete at www.donpeixe.com. Also, I am now "friends" with this restaurant on Facebook! Haha :) The friendly owner is Daniel (who I hear drives a Vespa) and the chef is his mom! A family restaurant indeed :)
Favorite Dish: all the seafood!
Restaurante Pé de Salsa em Alcochete, na zona ribeirinha.
Profissionais, com vasta experiência na área da restauração.
Ambiente familiar, acolhedor e com música ambiente, sempre a pensar no bem-estar.
Cozinha tradicional portuguesa.
Grande variedade de pratos de carne, peixe, legumes e produtos regionais sempre frescos. Doçaria com base em receitas conventuais.
Favorite Dish: Todos!!! :)
- Pataniscas de bacalhau
- Morcela tradicional assada com puré de maçã
- Misto de enchidos nacionais
- Queijo amanteigado de ovelha com tostas
- Queijo curado de ovelha com tostas
- Merendinhas de ovelha e cabra, gratinadas em azeite aromático
- Peixinhos da horta
- Gambas ao alhinho
- Amêijoas à Bolhão Pato
- Variedade de salgadinhos
- Salada tropical com gambas e molho de iogurte
- Tomate e queijo mozzarela com manjericão
- Salada de queijo de cabra com ervas aromáticas
Pratos de Carne
- Cozido à Portuguesa
- Feijoada à Transmontana
- Galinha de Cabidela
- Bife à Pé de Salsa
- Bife da vazia grelhado com cremoso molho de Queijo da Serra
- Secretos de porco Ibérico, na companhia de migas de grelos e citrinos
- Bife da vazia grelhado com legumes
- Lombinhos de porco à bolhão pato
- Alheira com ovo e grelos salteados
- Bife da vazia à Pé de Salsa
- Bife de Touro Bravo
- Posta de Vitela Maronêsa
Pratos de Peixe
- Bacalhau à lagareiro com batata a murro
- Pataniscas c/ arroz de tomate ou feijão
- Arroz de polvo
- Polvo à lagareiro
- Bacalhau com natas à Pé de Salsa
- Pastelinhos de bacalhau com arroz malandrinho de tomate ou feijão
- Choco frito à Setubalensa
- Caril de gambas com arroz branco
- Arroz Doce com canela
- Leite-Creme queimado
- Mousse de chocolate com nozes
- Encharcada do convento
- Sericaia co ameixa de Elvas
- Requeijão com doce de abóbora
- Pudim de ovos
Our friends Gloria and Carlos invited us to dinner in their small town of Alcochete, just across the bridge from Lisbon and they decided on the Don Peixe for their great seafood. What is best about small towns, their restaurants and their local customers is that you feel "at home".
We spent an enjoyable evening with our friends and also got to meet ALL the family who run the restaurant, including the mother who is their star chef.
Thanks Gloria and Carlos for taking us there.
Favorite Dish: We tried several seafood dishes, Carlos and I opted to share a local fish that the restaurant recommended. If you don't have a preference that you can see, then just ask them to suggest.
You can just tell by our smiling faces that the food was good.
Even the locals in Alcochete consider Restaurant Don Peixe as the best in town. A fact that even I as a first time visitor to this town and too with this restaurant would be foolish to disagree. It was truly fantastic their selection of seafood and how wonderfully simple they'd prepare the very many of them - grilled - and coming out extraordinarily delicious. Of course, seafood grilling is a masterwork the Portuguese have honed in skill a cut above all others. And, when in Portugal, it would be foolhardy to not try their endless array of seafood dishes and preparations.
My VT friend Carlos had recommended me this restaurant when it was time for a group of us to meet and have dinner in Alcochete. He could not have made a better selection.
In Don Peixe, you get to choose and pick the preparation and then experience your fish not in portions or chunks of seafood meat but rather a plateful of an entire fish - head to tail. And some of these creatures are brought to your table in sizes you've never ever seen before. I ordered a dourada which was of a size longer than two of my hands put together and fatter than my own neck. Served to me grilled to perfection, I right away know nothing of it would be wasted.
Being a seafood restaurant, naturally Don Peixe does not serve any meats.
Alcaxete is a very trendy restaurant in Alcochete, with a really nice dinning room, that is for itself worth a visit.
If you like football, it's the place to go as the owner is a Sporting fanatic, and some football players like to go there.
Favorite Dish: The shrimp "açorda" is a must.
Taberna D. Manuel is a small local tavern, with very nice Service, as most restaurants in Alcochete, and some specialties like the Pork chop with cheese and ham.
Favorite Dish: What I like best are the grilled small squids and the black iberic pork grilled to perfection.
Don Peixe offers a good variety of fresh fish, as well as some meat dishes and seafood.
The grill is it specialty, and the atmosphere is very cozy, since it’s a small place, but located right in the center of Alcochete.
When the weather is good, and in Alcochete that happens a lot :), you can also eat outside, facing a small square.
Favorite Dish: The grilled fish, all types of it.
English Version -
The Don Peixe Restaurant grill is located on Alcochete in the south bank of the River Tagus, near the Tagus Estuary Nature Reserve.
Restaurant where the fish is king and the wood has strong presence, between the ceiling and the floor.
In Don Peixe Restaurant Grill we find an nice environment, with marine decoration, Bossa Nova Music very pleasant combination.
Versão Portuguesa -
O Restaurante Don Peixe está localizado em Alcochete na margem sul do rio Tejo perto da reserva natural do estuário do Tejo.
Restaurante onde o peixe é rei e as madeiras têm presença forte, pelo travamento do tecto e soalho
No Restaurante Don Peixe encontra um ambiente acolhedor, decorado com motivos marinhos , e agradável
Favorite Dish: English Version -
My favorite Dish are Cuttlefish Grilled with ink... Mham Mham
If you go there please taste them ;)
Versão Portuguesa -
O meu preto favorito é choco assado com Tinta... Mham Mham
SE passar por lá Prove-o ;)