10 Things to Eat in Cascais

A day trip to Cascais is one of the best things one can do during their vacation in Lisbon. Firstly because it holds the closest beaches to the city center, and secondly the actual town of Cascais is a vibrant hub for retail and hospitality.

If you’re spending the day baking in the Portuguese sun, you’re going to have to refresh eventually. Here are ten things you can find to eat around Cascais.

1. Healthy: Cafe Galeria House of Wonders in Cascais

I would make the 40 minute train ride from Lisbon and back just to eat at the House of Wonders in Cascais.

This is a vegan and vegetarian eatery that operates out of the most fabulous buffet you’ve ever seen in your life. There are four plate options that you can choose from that will then be plated for you by the staff. In addition there are fresh pressed juices, desserts and tons of goodies to purchase.

Oh, and you dine on an island-style rooftop while the blues play in the background.

Cafe Galeria House of Wonders in Cascais – by Cafe Galeria House of Wonders – Sourced from their Facebook

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Sunday – 10am to 10pm
ADDRESS: 436, R. da Misericórdia 53, Cascais, Portugal
Train STATION: Cascais

2. Buffet: Fogo de Chãoin in Cascais

Back in Lisbon’s city center, Chiado has all the restaurants and cuisines seemingly imaginable . One thing it’s missing, however, is a Brazilian meat and salad buffet.

You’ll find this one in Cascais near the main train station. The meats are carved fresh for you table side, and then you’ll enjoy the buffet of accompanying sides.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Sunday – 12pm to 3pm // 7pm to 12pm
ADDRESS: R. Carlos Ribeiro 50, 2750-642 Cascais, Portugal
Train STATION: Cascais

3. Vegan: Dona Flor Cafe Bistro in Cascais

Dona Flor is a wonderful cafe in the hub of Cascais’ restaurant streets. Everything on the menu is plant based.

I recommend any of their granola bowls or variety toast plates, though their curries and stews are highly impressive too!

Dona Flor Cafe Bistro in Cascais – by Dona Flor Cafe Bistro – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Tuesday to Saturday – 12pm to 5pm
ADDRESS: Rua do Poço Novo 180, 2750-642 Cascais, Portugal
Train STATION: Cascais

4. Italian: Gastronomia Italiana in Cascais

I know what you’re thinking: who craves Italian food while at the beach? You’d be surprised how well Italian eateries do in Cascais.

This particular one does deliciously saucy pizzas and pastas in a traditional setting. Also a great spot for a cold Italian beer after a day in the heat!

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Wednesday to Monday – 11:30am to 11pm
ADDRESS: R. Frederico Arouca 360, 2750-355 Cascais, Portugal
Train STATION: Cascais

5. Seafood: Restaurant Mar do Inferno in Cascais

A free guided walking tour through Lisbon’s city center will expose you to more seafood restaurants than you probably knew existed. Where better to eat sea creatures, however, than at the beach itself.

Mar do Inferno is situated right on the water in Cascais, slightly further west than the rest of the restaurants in the village. It’s intimate, secluded and breathtaking at sunset. I recommend dining with friends and ordering one of the platters so you can get a taste of everything.

Restaurant Mar do Inferno in Cascais – by Restaurant Mar do Inferno – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Thursday to Tuesday – 12:30pm to 10:30pm
ADDRESS: R. Carlos Ribeiro 50, 2750-642 Cascais, Portugal
Train STATION: Cascais

6. Açaí: Açaí Concept in Cascais

Even Cascais has fallen victim to the açaí bowl trend. This is a takeaway spot in the main village with authentic açaí and a range of toppings to go with your bowl.

The store is close to the main beach, so taking a stroll here mid-tanning to grab some beach snacks would be a great way to cool down.

Açaí Concept in Cascais – by Açaí Concept – Sourced from their Facebook

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Sunday – 12pm to 7:30pm
ADDRESS: RBaia Center, Passeio Carlos Andrade Teixeira 45 Loja 07, 2750-474 Cascais, Portugal
Train STATION: Cascais

7. Indian: Masala in Cascais

Most visitors are surprised when they see the many Indian restaurants that take up the main Cascais restaurant strip. This is a popular cuisine in this neighborhood, believe it or not.

Eating at Masala is highly satisfying. Their curries with the accompaniment of the fresh naan breads and sambals is worth all the sweating you’ll do if you eat here in the heat of summer.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Sunday – 12pm to 3pm // 5:30pm to 12am
ADDRESS: R. Frederico Arouca 288, 2750-355 Cascais, Portugal
Train STATION: Cascais

8. Cafe: Greenwish in Cascais

Cafe dining by the beach is something I find incredibly enjoyable. Cafe dishes are usually light and better to digest, especially if you tend to spend a lot of time in the water and don’t need that heavy feeling.

They have options for all dietary requirements, including a ton of vegan and gluten free options. Their vegan, gluten free cheesecake sells out on the daily.

Greenwish in Cascais – by Greenwish – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Saturday – 11am to 6pm
ADDRESS: R. Visc. da Luz 12A, 2750-414 Lisboa, Portugal
Train STATION: Cascais

9. Sea View: Porto Santa Maria in Cascais

The Porto Santa Maria is a traditional Portuguese restaurant with arguably the best view in Cascais. It is further out from the Cascais center, on the far west coast. One can reach it easily with a taxi.

It sits on the top of a cliff and overlooks the ocean. A magical dining experience with the native cuisine for your day out in Cascais.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Sunday – 12pm to 11pm
ADDRESS: Estrada do Guincho S/N, 2750-640 Cascais, Portugal
Train STATION: Cascais

10. Tapas: The Tasting Room in Cascais

The Tasting Room is back in the Cascais center and is tapas dining in an ambient setting. A great spot to enjoy a bottle of wine over multiple plates of the chef’s best.

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Sunday – 11:30am to 1am
ADDRESS: R. Frederico Arouca 293, 2750-427 Cascais, Portugal
Train STATION: Cascais