Always dreamed of a true typical Portuguese restaurant? Well this week we bring you one of the most reputed in Cascais, Portugal, where we discovered a whole new cuisine in an original backdrop.
Ideally situated in the centre of Cascais, the restaurant Dom Pedro offers both varied and balanced dishes. You may not be surprised to learn that the speciality here is 'bacalhau', or cod as we know it. It is cooked in several different ways so that every aspect and element of it can be appreciated. Also on the menu however is rump steak and grilled pork, although the dish that everyone comes here for, tourists and Portuguese alike, is the chef's cooked rice. Available with octopus, seafood or regular fish in a highly aromatic sauce, this one is sure to get the taste buds tingling. All dishes are served in reasonable portions and at prices which are very much affordable.
The restaurant's owners, João da Silva Coelho and his wife Maria de Jesus Coelho are very close to their clients and will do everything they can to make your experience a memorable one. The one downside in our humble opinion is the desserts which are a little mainstream for our liking, such as chocolate mousse and crème caramel.
If you happen to be in the area of Cascais, you must drop by and try this little restaurant for a culinary voyage round the best of Portuguese cuisine.
Smoking area: no
Details: Beco dos Inválidos 32 2750 Cascais, Portugal
Tel: 214833734 / 214820274