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“The best of Portuguese food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ponto Verde

Ponto Verde
Ranked #117 of 525 Restaurants in Cascais
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
London
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“The best of Portuguese food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

Absolutely loved the food at Ponto Verde in Alcabideche, we had 3 dinners there this week. My mother lives in Estoril and always knows the best local restaurants and this is her best discovery yet, we started going 3 years ago and the level of food is always excellent. We ate fresh fish (robalo) grilled on the barbecue, a dressed crab, black pork steaks and very small fried fish (carapauzinhos) all to die for. The house white wine is great value, nice indoor area (simple but very portuguese and authentic) and outside they have a large child friendly garden and terrace to eat outside. Staff are friendly and very good at suggestions. Its not a touristy place so not for the Macdonalds crowd, but waiters are friendly with foreigners and its actually where a loyal crowd of expat golfers living in Cascais go to all the time for lunch and dinner.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Give this restaurant a miss.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2011

Seeing a restaurant filled with locals is usually a good sign, so we thought we would give it a try. The first thing we noticed after being seated was that a bottle of wine had already been chosen for us and was already on the table. We didn't want it as my husband was driving and this didn't go down too well with the waiter who grabbed the bottle and left us waiting for a considerable length of time before taking our order.The kitchen is in full view of the customer and I saw our dishes being plated five minutes before they were lifted by the waiter. Our food unsurprisingly was stone cold and the salmon which I ordered was grossly overdone, in that the top and edges were crusty.
This is a restaurant which apparently specializes in fish dishes. If this is the case then don't even consider anything else. I hate to think what they would do to meat.
Furthermore the restaurant itself was really cold and I found myself shivering. We left as quickly as possible foregoing dessert and coffee. We strongly got the impression that because we were visitors we were not welcome. If in the area I would definately recommend giving this restaurant a wide berth.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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4 Thank mrspeem
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