Nazare Portugal Restaurants


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**The complete list, guide, bible, etc … of Nazare Portugal Restaurants


You may not expect much from Nazare restaurants, but the incredible food scene is rich in fresh seafood, local ingredients, sweet desserts, and a never-ending abundance of sangria, beers, and wines to wash it all down with.

The town offers more than 150 eateries and serves up everything from famous Portuguese cuisine to Indian, Italian, Sushi, and more.

And with no shortage of cheap and cheerful eateries, family-friendly restaurants, and fine-dining options to choose from, every person’s palate can be satisfied in this one glorious seaside village. 

A Tasquinha regularly boasts long line-ups, while beloved Gelotamania, is an ice cream hot spot regardless of the time of year.

Head to O Sitio for fan favorites like Sitiado or Casa Pires, an institution for residents.

Or, for a luxurious meal, look no further than Pangeia in the neighborhood of Pederneira. 

Looking for something quick and light? 

Check out the food stalls at the beach’s south end or head to the Praia do Norte food truck lane.

Quenching your thirst has also never been easier in Nazare. 

Cafes galore and local cervejarias like Berlim, Cervajaeria Gale, and Taberna Do Inacio, are ideal venues for grabbing an imperial, a local draft beer served in a small glass for optimal freshness.

Don’t leave without a visit to Mercado Municipal da Nazare, the town’s historic farmer’s market featuring fish, meats and cheeses, local organic produce, flowers, unique desserts, and even cookware.

Scroll down to droll over Nazare’s must-try restaurants, and more!

A wee little disclaimer before you read:

This is not a sponsored blog post. The information included below has not been paid for. 

Our mission is to provide our readers with sound advice based on public reviews, personal experience, and of course, positive word of mouth.

Sincerely, Tourism Nazare



Rua Amadeu Gaudencio, No2, Nazare, Sitio
Average cost per person: $$
Groups: Maximum 10 guests
Visit: The Sitiado Facebook page for more details
Phone: +351 262 087 512

This cozy top spot is bursting with both character and flavor.

Vinyl records hang from the walls alongside guitars and other typical Nazare nicknacks, creating a unique dining experience not replicated by any restaurant in the area.  

The menu, a modern take on Portuguese petiscos, is paired with an equally impressive wine list featuring boutique vineyards from around the region.


The Salted Caramel Cheesecake, amongst other things, of course.


R. Mouzinho de Albuquerque No4, 2450-255
Average cost per person: $$-$$$
Groups: call for more information
Visit: Tosca Gastropub online
Phone: +351 262 562 261

Featured in Rick Steves Guide to Portugal, Tosca Gastrobar, inspired by the Italian Opera of the same name, has been in operation since 2012.

The restaurant’s design pays homage to Portugal’s favorite tree – cork and showcases its versatility in many forms.

Alongside the cork theme, is a wine selection from every corner of Portugal that will have you contemplating where to begin.

Or perhaps, where to end?


For the Goat Cheese lovers out there, try the Bolinhas de Queijo de Cabra.

Pistachio crusted goat cheese balls served with a cinnamon-spiced pumpkin marmalade. 


Rua Adriao Batalha 29, 2450-162 Nazare, Portugal
Average cost per person: $-$$
Groups: can be accommodated, inquire within
Visit: The Little India page for more details
Phone: +351 262 408 081

Need a break from grilled fish?

Or are you a vegetarian looking for a menu chock-full of veggie options?

Then perhaps it’s time to venture off the Portuguese cuisine path.

Hailing from India, via Scotland, the owners decided to set up shop after a personal holiday in Nazare. And the rest they say, is history.


Paneer Tikka Masala. Grilled Indian cheese, with spices, yogurt, in a cream sauce.


R. Mouzinho de Albuquerque, 2450-256 Nazare, Portugal
Average cost per person: $
Groups: limited dine-in seating
Visit: Mr. Pizza in person
Phone: +351 262 560 999

This cheap and cheerful pizzeria is anything but delicious.

A crispy edge on a sizeable floppy triangle, similar to a New York slice, but with less cheese.

Quick and easy for those vacation nights when cooking or going out is just not in the cards.

Pick up and take-out. Delivery options limited.


The Rustica pizza with fresh tomato, arugula, parmesan, oregano, and mozzarella.


Rua Azevedo e Sousa, Nazare 2450-065 Portugal
Average cost per person: $$
Groups: call for availability
Visit: The Trip Advisor page for more details
Phone: +351 967 688 818

A recent addition to the Sitio and just around the corner from the funicular is Adega Marruca.

Chalkboards announce the daily menu and feature continental meat and fish dishes.


The Octopus salad. This fresh-tasting salad is seasoned with cilantro, olive oil, and onions, and is a popular choice as an appetizer.


Largo de Nossa Sra. da Nazare 44, 2450-065 Nazare, Portugal
Average cost per person: $$
Groups: call for availability
Visit: The online review for Casa Pires at Lonely Planet
Phone: +351 262 553 391

Nazare’s local institution with young, old, and visitors alike is easy to miss.

There is no sign — no logo or name on the windows.

And no sandwich board outside on the sidewalk announcing the restaurant’s presence at all.

All you will find is a stark white building with a blue trim awning and a side entrance that leads you to a most delicious meal.


The Arroz de Tamboril. Portuguese Monkfish with rice stew.


Avenida Manuel Remígio, Edifico Atlantico, Loja 8, 2450-106 Nazare, Portugal
Average cost per person: $$-$$$
Groups: call for more information
Visit: The 8 o 80 Facebook page.
Phone: +351 262 560 490

Located at the south end of the Nazare Beach promenade, Tavern 8 to 80 started out as a tapas bar but now offers a full menu.

Desserts are created in single-serve snack sizes and prepared at the table by your server.


The Chilli Chocolate Mouse. Perhaps order two just in case.


Address: R. das Traineiras 12, 2450-172 Nazare, Portugal
Average cost per person: $$
Groups: reservations required
Visit: The Taberna D Adelia Facebook page.
Phone: +351 262 552 134

As the logo suggestions, Taberna D’Adelia has been serving up exceptional dishes to its guests since 1987.

A multi-award-winning restaurant, the menu is deeply rooted in regional flavors and specialties like the town’s historic dried fish.


Try the famous caldeirada – a Portuguese fish stew of potatoes and vegetables.


Address: R. Adriao Batalha 54, 2450-162 Nazare, Portugal
Average cost per person: $$-$$$
Groups: reservations highly recommended
Phone: +351 262 551 945

One of Tripadvisor’s top-rated restaurants and a must eat at with visitors to Nazare, A Tasquinha requires reservations and is often found fully booked during the peak travel season.

Long lines have not been a deterrent for those diners looking for a family-friendly establishment with over 50 years of experience.


The Cataplana, a seafood dish originating from Portugal’s Algarve region, is cooked in a traditional copper pot and meant to feed two hungry mouths.


Address: R. Dona Elvina Machado 65, 2460-521 Maiorga, Alcobaca, Portugal
Average cost per person: $$
Groups: able to accommodate large groups and special events
Visit: O Cabeco website (Portuguese language only)
Phone: +351 914 500 202

Willing to drive for a great meal?

Then pack the car and head 15 minutes outside of town towards Alcobaca to O Cabeco.

More than just a restaurant, O Cabeco is an immersive venue located in nature where the outdoor surroundings not only influence the flavors but the overall dining experience as well.

Roaming horses, goats, and ponies on the estate only adds to the overall charm of this unique locale.


The steak with secret house sauce, Bife com Molho a Cabeco.


Address: Rua Franca Borges, 38, 2450-215 Nazare
Average cost per person: $$
Groups: limited seating
Phone: +351 927 467 219

Italian Kitchen Bonta Bistro is the perfect setting for an intimate and romantic evening away from the crowds.

Off the main tourist drag and on a quiet residential street with ample parking, Bonta specializes in fresh Italian pasta dishes and serves only Italian wines. A true rarity for the region.


Try the Rigatoni alla Carbonara.


Address: R. de Santo Antonio 2, 2450-262 Nazare, Portugal
Average cost per person: $
Groups: limited seating, on a first come first serve basis

The Portuguese have perfected the meal of ‘lanchar’ – to snack, or the small meal you eat in between your lunch and dinner.

Sitting in a privileged location just underneath the promontory, Taberna Ti Ezelino is a hot spot for sunsets and seafood petiscos.  


Berbigao a Bulhao Pato – saltwater clams in an earthy broth seasoned with cilantro and perfect for dipping bread in.


Tv. do Elevador 3, 2450-065 Nazare, Portugal
Average cost per person: $
Groups: outdoor picnic bench seating area

It may seem odd, but Nazare has a growing food truck and street food scene. 

From desserts and donuts to kebabs, each year brings new treats offered in mainly beachfront locales.

Local hot spot Street Burger of Nazare is a fan favorite for pro suffers and offers vegetarian options.


The veggie burrito – grilled vegetables, gooey cheese, what more can you ask for?


Address: Rua Francisco Teixeira Freire, Lt 100, 2450-286 Nazare, Portugal
Average cost per person: $
Groups: no seating area, strictly takeaway
Visit: See their full menu here.
Phone: +351 961 543 110

‘Grandma’s home cooking on your table every day’ – reads the tagline for Esmeralda’s Facebook home page.

And there’s genuinely no better description for this remarkable Nazare takeaway spot.

The menu is set weekly and features daily specials that make it easy to plan ahead for your delicious Portuguese dinner at ‘home’.

Started by two brothers in 2011, Esmeralda is where locals go for when they want fast food, Portuguese style.


The Portuguese BBQ Chicken hot off the grill any day of the week.


Address: Rua Abel Da Silva No 50, 2450-060 Nazare, Portugal
Average cost per person: $$$
Groups: accepted with reservations
Visit: Pangeia online
Phone: +351 917 934 726

One of the areas rare luxury dining experiences, Pangeia, is less traditional and more innovative with international delicacies from around the world.

If the menu isn’t enough to entice you, then perhaps the view will?

High above Nazare in the neighborhood of Pederneira, Pangeia has an unprecedented view of the beach below and the food to match.


The house specialty, Octopus. Try one dish or try them all and share if you must.


Address: R. Guilhim No 13, 2450-223 Nazare, Portugal
Average cost per person: $$
Groups: call ahead
Visit: Maria do Mar Facebook page
Phone: +351 919 444 711

This all-female kitchen, the only one of its kind in Nazare, is a place worth looking for.

A traditional menu dedicated to fresh fish, guests come here for the quality, and for the company of the vibrant owner who will not hesitate to sing Fado during the middle of service.


The mixed grilled fish platter for two. Every day brings a new combination fresh from the sea.


Address: Rua das Flores 10, 2450-256 Nazare, Portugal
Average cost per person: $$
Groups: private room available for bookings
Visit: The Oficina Do Inacio Facebook page.
Phone: +351 962 881 228

When it comes to cervejarias, it doesn’t get any more local than Oficina Do Inacio.

This tavern serves up some of the most traditional snacks and dishes that Nazare and Portugal have to offer.


For an authentic foodie experience, try the deep-fried cod faces. Rivals to Newfoundland’s Cod Tongues.


Address: Av. Manuel Remigio 3, 2450-106 Nazare, Portugal
Average cost per person: $
Groups: perfect for large groups    
Visit: Gelatomania
Phone: +351 910 280 400

Nazare’s favorite dessert spot is none other than Gelatomania. A beachfront gelato shop in the heart of town with an impressive outdoor seating area.

Indulge in crepes, waffles, and ice cream bowls that are large enough to share with the whole family.

You can also find Gelatomania in neighboring Sao Martinho do Porto as well.


The Oreo Cup. Gelato, chantilly cream, chocolate shavings, and Oreo cookies.


Address: 2450 172, Av. Manuel Remigio 129, Nazare, Portugal
Average cost per person: $$-$$$
Groups: call ahead and reserve
Visit: Check out the latest reviews for Aki Del Mar Marisqueira on Tripadvisor
Phone: +351 262 551 028

When the craving for a seafood spectacle hits, head over to Aki Del Mar Marisqueira.

This restaurant’s specialty is shellfish. So much so that it doesn’t offer any desserts.


The grilled prawns and generously pour the melted butter sauce all over.


Address: Rua dos Tanques 7, 2450-065 Nazare, Portugal
Average cost per person: $$-$$$
Groups: group space available
Phone: +351 262 551 826

Another staple in the Nazare food scene is restaurant O Luis.

Located in the Sitio neighborhood and just steps from the Praca dos Touros, O Luis is a constant delight for locals and visitors.

Besides fish and seafood, the menu offers meat dishes and is an excellent choice for the diner who’s looking to change up their protein option. 


Bring a group large enough to try out the Seafood Boat.Do you have any favorite Nazare restaurants not listed here?

Or are you curious about another spot and want our opinion?

Let us know. We’d love to hear from you!

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