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Mar a Vista

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Santo Antonio 16 | Ericeira, Ericeira 2655, Portugal
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

Thank swissID
Burnaby, Canada
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Wow! If you are looking for a fresh seafood feast you won't be disappointed by the food prepared in this smallish sized restaurant frequented by locals. Fortunately we had Sunday lunch reservations as the restaurant lived up to it's reviews and our lodging owner's recommendation. Ordered the Cataplana Marisco for 2 as we were not familiar with the array of... More 

Thank vanvoyageur
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place with the best seafood that you can get in Portugal. Tiny place so always good to try to book. Expensive but you will be paying a fair price for the sheer quality of the food.

Thank foodloverBournemouth
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

I Spent 2 nights there. Got a cheap deal. This hotel is old fashion, well located not far from centre and beach. A room with view on service courtyard. Friendly staff. Unfortunately no sound insulation at all: people up and down the stairs, from rooms above and on the side. If lucky sleeping is an option between midnight and 8am.

Thank Florence B
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We were a large group. We ate inside because nights were chilly in March but the staff refused to close the door because of two diners on the balcony. Those of us close to the door ate with their coats on and truthfully we should have just walked out but being British we don't like to complain! They brought the... More 

Thank Jean S
Pasadena, California
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

I've been at this restaurant last February and tried a fish dish for 2 persons. Despite the price the food was just average. The restaurant itself is not really charming. Easy to reach from Ericeira centre.

Thank Rick O
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118 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

The Mar a Vista [Seaview] is small, simple, unpretentious, and right at the top of the fishermens' landing ramp. They come in straight off the boats, put the best of their catch on the scales, and get a chit for the value. Then you choose what fish you want. Then they cook it for you. All you can get is... More 

Thank spanner48
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Amazing meal... the best sea food restaurant in Ericeira. Small but really cozy. Just for small groups.

Thank Joao L
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This seafood restaurant seems much smaller from outside than it really is. Even it was in low season, it was packed with locals and the food was lovely. I had prawns as a (huge) starter and a portion of clams cooked withs garlic and oil. Both was delicious, wine was good, the service was nice but the bill was rather... More 

Thank Anna M
Lisbon, Portugal
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

You want to taste the fresher seafood in Portugal? Then you need to come to Ericeira and have a go at this small restaurant. They are specialists in shellfish and there is no where were you will find fresher or tastier shellfish than here. A must

Thank Francisco N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, Portuguese, Mediterranean, European, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
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: Santo Antonio 16 | Ericeira, Ericeira 2655, 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?