Our recommendations

These are our favorites restaurants, cafés and bars in Ericeira and surroundings. There’s much more to explore, but trust us, this is a good starting point!. You think there’s s a special place missing in this list? We’re happy to receive feedback!

Fish & Seafood

… “the fisherman”: Authentic seafood and people – as natural and down to earth as it gets! We love that little family restaurant and would’ve starved many times after surfing, if it wasn’t for Luisa and Maria whipping us up some fresh seafood rice or octopus salad. Carlos and his helpers make sure all comes to your table in no time! If you want calderada (a yummy fish and seafood stew) or a good size fresh fish from our area, please call and order at least a day ahead. Seafood is always available, they also have veggie and meat options. Try the seafood Rice or the grilled octopus!

Canastra

With first row ocean view and amazing traditional seafood plates, there is not really too much more to say: this is a must for food lovers! Not cheap, but worth every penny – and did wie mention the view?

Clube Naval

Hidden away, at the tiny fishermen’s harbor, in Assenta lies this special secret restaurant: fish and seafood that will probably make you cry 😉 The restaurant is part of the local fishing club and “fresh” is programmed here.

Marisqueira de Ribamar ‘Ribamariscos’

A family owned place with a terrace that offers glimpses of the sea. It’s a great spot for a delicious seafood lunch or dinner. Enjoy their grilled fish, traditional stews/ hot pots, with fish and seafood: Cataplana, Feijoada, Muqueca – mhhh!

Mar de Areia

Typical family restaurant with amazing grilled fish. The heart of the restaurant: its massive grill, where a typical “Jagoz” (= an Ericeira native) keeps control of all seafood. Noemia, her husband and their son will help you to choose your own special culinary object of desire which shortly after will be served on your plate. Trust us, you won’t forget this.

Ti Matilde

A magical place right on the waterfront, almost always busy! A variety of yummy starters will be served right away, which will, combined with the beautiful sea view, make the waiting for your main dish part of the experience. Definitely go for the gambas al Ajillo or the Robalo!

Cervejerias & Tascas

Reasonable priced, cool interiors, local owners and guests and a great variety of seafood, fish and meat. Also, desserts are fantastic! Our tip: the famous pregos (the Portuguese version of meat in a bread – our favorite worldwide version) or if you’re not in the mood for meat try octopus in corn crust. Yummy!

Gafanhoto

“Grasshopper” – the typical Portuguese restaurant with excellent value for the price. A must for every tourist who wants to experience Ericeira as a local.

Taberna Lebre

A culinary institution in Ericeira: For decades this tavern has been a meeting point for generations. Some say their “Prego no Pão” (meat in bread) is the best in entire Ericeira region…convince yourself!

Pedra Dura

Good meat for those of you that have been overwhelmed by us talking about seafood all the time! They also have decent pizza and pasta on the menu for those who don’t like to go too ‘exotic’. Of course, you can also find some traditional seafood here.

Prim

This steakhouse offers a fusion between Portuguese and Brazilian cuisine, with emphasis on the “partilhadas”. Take a seat on the terrace and enjoy the lively flair in the centre.

International Food

Need a break from Portuguese cuisine? This unique Middle Eastern inspired restaurant with vegan and gluten-free options located in the charming centre of Ericeira will open its next Restaurant at Praia da Baleia/ Praia do Sul. Great opportunity to go out with some friends and try all the small dishes on the menu…. of course you need to try their hummus!

Bowls Surf Café

Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring! Mix your own healthy bowl and create you new favourite dish, apart from Portuguese cuisine – of course 😉

El Chilito

Try the Mexican taqueria in the Salinas hostel and have a seat at its lovely terrace! This might not be the cheapest culinary experience in Ericeira but definitely one of the best Mexican options nearby.

Pizza mobile

Can you believe this place once was a famous club? Now you’ve got the chance to enjoy great sunset views of the beautiful beach of São Lourenço and eat their wonderful dough pizzas in a happy atmosphere – perfect place to visit with kids.

Onegai Sushi Bar

Might be the smallest sushi restaurant in town, but this doesn’t say anything about it’s outstanding quality! Located right next to the central market in Ericeira centre. Reserve your table and enjoy one of the best sushis in town.

Vegetarian & Vegan options

This lovely pizza truck on your way to São Julião beach is special: Find a combination of traditional Italian goods and Portuguese fresh products. Eat the best pizza of the area in this beautiful decorated garden. A project which supports family business, local producer and genuine organic food. All pizzas are vegetarian and the menu changes regularly with new creations of this lovely international crew. Highly recommended!

Amour

This Community Centre & Wellness Café, in the centre of Ericeira, offers special coffee deals and a big variety of food. Not a entirely vegetarian restaurant, but the special vegan menu might convince also meat eaters..

GiG

…which stands for “Green is Grood“. Juices and healthy food in a spacial ambient: The restaurant was built on the site of an old historic grocery store and many original fittings have been preserved.

Fancy dining

In the center for the pintoresque setting of this unique village, framed by majestic cliffs, you’ll find the restaurant of Azenhas do Mar. Enjoy the closest sea view with a natural pool just in front of the restaurant and experience one of the best gastronomy with fresh fish & seafood and many other local products.

Golfinho Azul

This location 10 min north of Ericeira will offer you Portuguese cuisine interpreted in a modern way & world fusion. Since 35 years its terrace is one of the best places for sunset, overlooking the ocean at São Lourenço beach.

Immerso hotel

This recently opened 5 star hotel north or Ericeria has set its own standards surrounded by nature.  With a model concept of sustainability the two on-site restaurants cherish traditional & regional recipies and create new interpretations, even with products of their own garden. Experience the new concept of “slow living”

Breakfast & Brunch

The place to be for healthy food directly at the beach. Situated at Foz do Lizandro our favorite beach bar offers the best pancakes and fresh juices for your breakfast. Be aware that you might spend the whole day there as theses vibes might not let you go…

Cafè do Joy 

Morning café with a 5 star view: Enjoy your breakfast at this establishment with the probably best view to Praia dos Pescadores. Try their crepes and sandwiches, or if you’re up for more, they also serve meals in the “Tasquinha do Joy” next door.

O Pãozinho das Marias

If you’re up for the best pastel de nata of in Lisbon area (not kidding!) go to the main square “Jogo da bola” and enjoy one or two of these most typical sweets. This bakery won several prices proving that these pasteis are special!

Pastelaria 7 Desejos

On the top of Ribeira d’ilhas this pastry shop offers daily fresh pastries and bakery products, all designed and produces by “Pasteleiro Rodrigo”. Try yourself through the hundreds of different pastries, one better than the other! 👉🏽 close to our Guesthouse

Puro

This small café will let you experience the local flair of Ribamar. Enjoy traditional breakfast as well as oatmeal bowls or Shakshuka, you will be surprised by its variety! Daily fresh dishes and a lot of vegan options for good prices.

Ribeira d’ilhas Surf Restaurant & Bar

Starving after your morning session in Ribeira d’ilhas? The family frinedly Surf Restaurant & Bar directly at the beach offers brunch with a view. In summer there are also some sunset events with Dj sets.

Sunset bamboo

If you need a break from traditional Portuguese breakfast: This café with healthy food in the centre of Ericeira will be your place to be. Order your smoothy, açaí bowl or pancakes in the morning, drink a detox juice and enjoy the international flair on the sunny terrace. Also a cosy location for your cocktail at night!

Sunset bars

Wine and Tapas Bar with some craft beers on offer, and (next door) fancy restaurant, both with amazing ocean views and a few cute outside tables! Enjoy a selection of Petiscos and exquisite Portuguese fusion cuisine. It is worth every penny!

Boardriders

This surfshop, skate park and gym is also a favourite local hangout with its cafe, bar and outdoor terrace offering first class views over the nearby Matadouro Beach. Enjoy a sundowner with friends or on your own, listening to music, the skaters rolling through the bowl, or the waves crashing into the shore.

Maika’i

The good food place translated the famous “good vibes” of surf & skate into yummy dishes and drinks. Enjoy their Thursday night live music on the terrace just behind 58 surf store. On weekends this sunset drink might end into a bigger party with DJ set 😉

Ouriço Terrace

The oldest night club in Portugal has made a virtue of necessity during the pandemic and opened this beautiful terrace. Facing the Fisherman’s beach you can enjoy Ericeiras most stunning sunsets with a cold drink in your hands. A must do during your visit!

Delivery

Too lazy to explore the city and its culinary traditional highlights? Some restaurants also deliver via Ericeira Eats or Glovo… but if it’s a clear GO for pizza you definitely need to try Pizza no Bairro: delicious & reasonable priced.

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