You Should Eat Here in Cascais

You Should Eat Here | Cascais, Portugal

[Cascais, Portugal] — There are a number of great restaurants in Cascais. And a lot of bad English-touristy ones. You just need to know how to find them. My favorite was Gulli, highly recommended by everyone, right off the main square. Cool patio, great people watching and really, really good Italian — perfect for a breezy summer night.

My friends that live in Cascais, Goncalo and Rita, also told I must eat at Don Manolo, a humble outdoor place right off the main square. As Goncalo quoted from an English travel show said “There are three things in Portugal: the sun, the sea and Chicken Peri Peri at Don Manolo.”  It was delish. And cheap. And still run by Don Manolo, a 90ish man who holds court over the seating arrangements.

I also had a really spectacular meal at a great seaside restaurant on the road to Guincho call Entraguas, just outside town.  Perfectly done seafood, they show it to you, then cook it simply.  My favorite kinda place. The three of us split a nice white fish (sorry, can’t remember the Portuguese name, but it was like Dorado).  Amazing.

I also ate at the tapas restaurant inside the fortress that surrounds Pousada Cascais. Taberna da Praca. Excellent food. Gets busy later. Sit outside. Get a Vino Verde.

Gulli restaurant Cascais

Gulli restaurant Cascais 2




Chicken Peri Peri DON MANOLO - 2


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“You Should Eat Here in Cascais”
  • To update your information on Gulli it is no longer in that beautiful location. It has moved to the market area. Still great Italian food but no view. The building which was a hotel and restaurant was sold and now is a very expensive restaurant and wine bar. I have not seen the patio being used which is a real shame.

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