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Mar a Vista

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Rua de Santo Antonio 16 | Ericeira, Ericeira 2655-360, Portugal
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good. Great octopus and the shell fish stew was great. Wine recommendation was not great. But well worth the visit.

Thank Tobin H
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best shellfish restaurant that I've been to in a long time. Full of Portuguese which in my book is always a good sign. The barnacles which we had never had before were fantastic as was the spider crab that we shared. Service was excellent. Our only problem was the restaurant had been closed for holidays until tonight and this was... More 

Thank Chipsholme
New York, NY
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

The seafood here was so delicious! We found this spot on the edge of the water and really really enjoyed the gooseneck barnacles, the spider crab (the dip is incredible), Portugese peel-and-eat white shrimp and fresh oysters. The staff is so nice and we could not get enough. We probably would have gone back again had they not closed for... More 

Thank JT11201
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

The best ever. It's quite a unique place, if you like seafood. Do not go there if you do not like seafood because this small restaurant is only for those that loveeeee seafood! Staff: 100 stars Seafood quality: 500 stars! Price: be prepared, great things always a great price. Space: small but cosy Suggestion: go there, buy what you want... More 

Thank Suzyfour
London, Kentucky
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Very nice place. They specialize in shellfish, whereas their friends around the corner a block or two away, Mar d'Areia, specialize in fresh fish. Not super cheap, but also pretty inexpensive for good, fresh shellfish. We had oysters (about 12= about a kilo) and some barnacles (percebes, tastes like sort of a sweet firm crab), sapateira crab (700 grams=one big... More 

Milan, Italy
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Very good fresh shellfish! We went 2 times in 3 days! Staff very nice! Restaurant simple but clean, Position great (but no sea view)

Thank strafocchione
Saint-Genis-Pouilly, France
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is OK. Food seems Fresh but nothing extraordinary. Service could improve but it is not bad. Price is a bit high but the all city is more expensive given the amount of tourists there. The place is very small and the queue for eating if very long. It is advised to go there around 8

Thank Sere_mella
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Mar a Vista serves only fresh seafood caught daily. The staff is very friendly and fun. We had the seafood cataplana which was delicious.The restaurant does not feel like a tourist trap. It's authentic! If you like seafood you have to go there!

Thank willyfortin
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in Ericeira for a spot of lunch and opted to eat at Mar a Vista. Lovely fresh shellfish, cooked beautifully with great flavours. We chose the crab (Sapateira) along with the clams (Amêijoas) and both were lovely. A couple of small beers accompanied our meal and for two we paid approximately €50. You may think that's a bit pricey... More 

Thank Genk91
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We just want to say thank you to one of the most honest places for seafood ever visited: Mar a Vista stands in the the same row as the Grand Central Oyster Bar in New York or Alfredo's Beach Bar in Cozumel (unfortunately closed). Don't miss this spot in the lovely old town of Ericeira and go for the lobster,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua de Santo Antonio 16 | Ericeira, Ericeira 2655-360, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Ericeira
  • Phone Number: 261862928

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?