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“One of the best!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fortaleza do Guincho

Fortaleza do Guincho
Ranked #4 of 524 Restaurants in Cascais
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $109 - $217
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Restaurant Fortaleza do Guincho was opened in 1998, as the Hotel. Acclaimed French Chef Antoine Westermann introduced a haute cuisine restaurant, which quickly became a reference in Portugal. In 2001 the restaurant received a Michelin star, held until today. Originally with a classic French base, Portuguese products and traditions have been gaining more and more prominence in Fortaleza do Guincho. The inspiration that comes from the Sea The philosophy is based and inspired by the Atlantic, the background setting of the Hotel. The best fish and seafood from the Portuguese coast as well as highest quality of national products are a constant on the Guincho table.
Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“One of the best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014

One of the best restaurant experiences I have had, this restuarant has amazing fusion of Portuguese and French gastronomy. There are over 850 wines to choose from in th cellar. Amazing views overlooking Guincho Beach. One of the great restaurant experiences I have had.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Amy H
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Guincho0, Diretor de vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Good afternoon from Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho,

It is with great pleasure we have learned that you have enjoyed your meal in our restaurant.

We would like as well to thank you for taking your time to share with the TripAdvisor community your experience in our restaurant.

We hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you again soon.

With best regards from Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho
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Hong Kong
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Simply the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014

I was there for dinner early March with a party of 6. The staff was super helpful and impeccable service making this one of the best and memorable meals of my 4 day trip to Lisboa. They are all set menus for dinner. However, the staff was very accommodating when we asked for switching certain dishes. The wine pairing recommendation was of top quality. The prices were very reasonable for the food quality, ambience and service. Definitely deserves more Michelin star(s).

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank emh724
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Guincho0, Diretor de vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Good afternoon from Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho,

It is with great pleasure we learned that you have enjoyed your meal. It is always a matter of happiness to know that our guest have spend a great time in your restaurant.

Just a quick word to thank you for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community.

We remain at your entire disposal for any further information.
Best regards from Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho.
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Michelin star - It needs another”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

Impeccable food for Easter Sunday meal.

Presentation was outrageously good

Wines were selected with great care and in line with menu of the day

Service and views were top quality

Always a great choice if you want a special meal!

Visited April 2014
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Thank Daniel R R
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Guincho0, Diretor de vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Good afternoon from Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share with the TripAdvisor community your feeling about our restaurant.

It is really important for us to have your feeling and opinion in order to improve our service, we really hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again.

We remain at your entire disposal for any further information.
Best regards,
Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho
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“Wonderful and Amazing Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2014

We are Brazilian Couple. We are writing in English because this restaurant should be visited for all! Words isn't enough to describe our experience. It is extraordinary and historic place with gorgeous view and, mainly, delicious dishes and drinks. It is the best restaurant we've ever eaten. Obviously which it will be a bit expensive if you to see only the price, but it will become cheaper if you to compare with others which has same offering. The staff is very helpful.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FredQueirozFilho
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Guincho0, Diretor de vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Google Translation
Saudações cordiais do Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho,

Antes de mais sinceros agradecimentos por se darem ao trabalho de escrever em Inglês permitindo desta forma que todos possam usufruir do vossa experiência.

É com grande alegria que lemos os seus comentários sobre o nosso restaurante, de facto o bem estar dos nossos clientes é a nossa maior motivação.

Esperamos sinceramente ter o prazer de vos receber de novo no nosso restaurante, e desta vez por favor não deixe de me dizer que cá está, pois teria o maior prazer em os cumprimentar.

Melhores cumprimentos do Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho.
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Excellent, if the style is to your liking.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

There are set menu options to choose form, I didn't ask if you could combine them, and wine packages to go with. The wines where very well matched with the food and since I don't presume to be a sommelier I would recommend to go with their choices. The wine list is, however, extensive and of high quality.
The food then. Definitely 1-star portuguese plates, but if you're used to very hard reductions and strong flavors, look elsewhere. Food in Portugal in general is quite bland (unless you eat piri piri chicken) and this place knows how to get the delicate flavours out from every ingredient. Very well cooked and presented, but don't expect any dynamite going off in your mouth. Prices are very reasonable, for this type of restaurant, with a bill per person of about 120 € (you can of course go amok in the wine list and that will change the end result considerably).
Views are excellent, situated on top of a cliff over looking the Atlantic. Of course, at night that means pitch black. Not a bad experience at all and I will go again.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank EBMalmoe
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Guincho0, Diretor de vendas at Fortaleza do Guincho, responded to this review, March 24, 2014
Goof afternoon from Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho,

Thank you very much for sharing with the TripAdvisor community your comments about Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho.

We are happy to know that you have enjoyed your dinner in our restaurant.

We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again to enjoy the view, the food, our wine list and the service.

We remain at your entire disposal for any further information.
Best regards from Restaurante Fortaleza do Guincho
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