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Monte Mar

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Estrada do Guincho, Cascais 2750-642, Portugal
+351 21 486 9270
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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want the highest quality of local seafood - Monte Mar in Cascais is your place to go. Whilst it is a 35 min drive from Lisbon, it is worth it! As a tourist, such statement is well supported by looking at the big carpark where the locals from Lisbon park their cars, after having traveled that distance themselves,... More 

Thank ArneHFrandsen
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Indeed one of the best places to go in cascais... expensive but very good and makes sense to go there and enjoy whatever you want as the quality is very high

Thank Ignacio A
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was there this year again, very good service, very good food and wine! A little too expensive this time since we let the waiter set the menu, but very fine...

Thank RunarN
Warsaw, Poland
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious fresh fish cooked by a great chef, flavorful and filled with the smell of spices Portuguese. Excellent desserts and wine. Expressive service and a breath of breeze from the ocean. Definitely recommend!

Thank coolka_zu
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

High-end place but with nice and friendly staff. Brought children that really enjoyed it. Got to play with the lobsters and had a great first and last evening in Portugal at this place. It is worth the spend.

Thank Robert T
Nuremberg, Germany
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Spent an afternoon with a really great view, but after we got the Arroz de Marisco, the value for money ratio broke! We missed the shrimps, shell ... everything. Make your own experience, but be aware that you really get what you've ordered. The service did not find a proper solution on that - unfortunately!

Thank dermarco1
Gloucester, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stumbled upon Monte Mar on a whim while driving up the coast back to our home base, Sintra. The view was absolutely stunning, with the waves crashing on the rocks just below the restaurant. I felt that our lunches were reasonably priced, considering the view and the professionalism of the wait staff.

1 Thank SHARON J
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great location, very close to time out market, and since it is so close I could taste fresh lobster and delicious freshly baked bread. It is an adult friendly place, great service, nice table layout. I had dinner there and had the most delicious lobster I have ever had in my life. Waiters really went out and beyond to suggest... More 

Thank Annnnna
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food: my wife took a sirloin steak with pepper sauce since she doesn't like fish that much so I could chose my favorite fish dish and prawns on a garlic sauce as appetizers (sorry it was too tasty, so the picture just shows the empty plate 😋): both of us couldn't be more happy ... very delicious food and... More 

Thank Bernhard B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This is about the only restaurant one can walk to, from the hotel oitavos. Beautifully situated over the sea, it is a typical portuguese restaurant frequented more by locals than tourists. We had a mixed seafood platter which was excellent and the service and attention were equally so. Reasonably priced.

Thank Chunkyunky

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$47 - US$157
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada do Guincho, Cascais 2750-642, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Cascais
  • Phone Number: +351 21 486 9270

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?