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“Good food with a great view”
Review of Monte Mar

Monte Mar
Ranked #41 of 587 Restaurants in Cascais
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$47 - US$157
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We had lunch at this restaurant the first week of our holiday and it was so good, we decided to come back for more.

On our first visit, the sun was shining and the sea was calm. We had reserved a table outside, which was a good move as all the other tables outside were taken. We ordered the garlic prawns to start and the seabass as a main. As well as a basket of fresh bread and olives, we were also given some wamly toasted bread to soak up the rich garlic sauce that adorned the perfectly cooked prawns that we shared as a starter. It was delicious, especially washed down with the SB that we ordered. Next up was the freshly cooked seabass for 2. All 1.2kg of it. This was served with potatoes and a mixed salad. It was exactly what I enjoy the most in food. Fesh, good quality produce, simply cooked. We struggled to finish it all but it was devine. The best we had experienced in Cascais and Lisbon during the two weeks we were there. The meal was finished off with a delightful crème brûlée.

On our 2nd lunchtime visit, the sun was shining again but the wind was up. We still sat outside but this time were seated in a sheltered position. There was a lot less people in the restaurant this time around and it didn't seem to have the same ambience as the first time we visited. We had the same starter but opted for the seafood with rice dish for 2 people. Once again there was a lot to eat with the main and it was very tasty. However, there was far too much rice and not enough seafood for my liking. The wine and G&Ts that we had were first class though. I finished off with a crème brûlée and an expresso which were just perfect.

I will definitely return to this restuarant but will try it for dinner next time instead of lunch.

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Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We dropped in accidentally one late lunchtime after our son begged for food as we cycled around the Cascais / Praia da Guincha route and back. Without a reservation, a table on their beautiful terrace was dressed and it was perfect thereafter. Great views, simple yet deliciously prepared seafood and very friendly staff. We liked it so much we returned for dinner the evening after. Which was equally good! Watching the sun set with a delicious white wine recommended by our waiter, followed by squid, swordfish and tiger prawns. All again so beautifully prepared. We tried other places along the coastline but this was the best. Highly recommended!

Thank xilofono
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Not a great place but it did good seafood. Felt very generic - that said, there did appear to be quite a few local people eating. An expensive meal for what it was, though am happy to pay for seafood.

Worth booking ahead if you want to sit outside - if you don't get a terrace table the whole experience is a bit pointless.

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Thank Lexakit
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

This restaurant is mostly locals and everything we had was superb. Wait staff was very helpful. We went on a Sunday for lunch. Crowded but a great experience. Seafood was very fresh. Wine selection was good. Highly recommended.

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Thank Tom B
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

great seafront location. unless it's windy, ask for the terrace! reservations recommended! excellent food, nice and friendly service

Thank dominique v
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