The ocean, sunset, beautiful seafood and wine – a perfect evening. Monte Mar is right on the seafront, a few km from Cascais on the road to Guincho. We were staying in a hotel nearby (that owns this restaurant), so it was a must visit for us.
On arrival we were initially seated on the terrace, which is nice, but the evening was a little chilly so we asked to move inside, and took a table right at the kitchen pass area, with amazing view of the chefs at work to one side and with the doors to a smaller terrace open, views to the sea and the sunset also, perfect!
We sought advice on what to order and started with the most delicious crab and little toasted breads and garlic prawns. There was just 2 of us but to be fair the amount of food would have been a fine starter for 4 people – however, it was so good we ate it all! I’m still dreaming of that crab…
This was following by a whole seabass, grilled, served with boiled baby potatoes and broccoli. The broccoli was cooked with garlic and was possibly the best broccoli I have ever eaten! The seabass was equally beautiful. So simple yet so effective and a truly fabulous meal.
There is a lovely house wine by the glass that’s very reasonably priced. However overall Monte Mar is expensive, you are paying for the freshest, perfectly cooked seafood. Not to be missed if in Cascais or local area. When I go back I’ll certainly be revisiting Monte Mar.
Til then, obrigado Monte Mar, you were delicious!
Monte Mar Restaurante Av. Nossa Sra do Cabo No. 2845 2750-374 Cascais Phone: +351214869270 http://www.montemarrestaurante.com/