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Located in a remarkable spot overlooking the sea a short distance from Vila Nova de Milfontes, you could say that the location is the essence of this restaurant, but that would be to devalue the service and above all the culinary offerings that can be found here. O Porto das Barcas manages to intertwine these three points in an admirable and original way, offering a place where hospitality and kindness go hand in hand with gastronomy full of imagination based on traditional cuisine which is almost sacred in these parts.
f course the fish and seafood- always fresh! -are king here, with the fishing just a few steps below and within sight. It all results from team work and a great relationship with the fishermen. The specialities are conceived by the owner and put into practice by the talented cook. Fresh local vegetables are also close by.
So just to whet the appetite, we have Gambas à Brás (prawns), Alentejo bread with goats cheese, local sausage with courgette and cheese or pasta and fish with the aroma of fresh mint. For dessert, the chocolate mousse with Fleur de Sal (sea salt) and Virgin olive oil is already a mark of the House. The sparkling sangria with red fruits and a rich wine cellar with good Portuguese wines with Alentejo wines leading the way are also a mark of this restaurant.
The white tables, the spectacular view over the harbour (das Barcas), the good taste that prevails and the serenity that is felt are all an immediate invitation to stay! The music is ever present, but at an almost imperceptible level, beach rhythms, as the view demands.
Typical Alentejo Tibornas (bread): 8,00€
Local sausage with fried-egg: 12,00€
Chocolate mousse with flor de sal (sea salt) and virgin olive oil: 4,50€
Sericaia with plum from Elvas: 4,50€
Gambas à Brás (prawns): 14,00€
Octopus from the Coast in the pan with sweet potatoes: 15,00€
Sparkling sangria: 5,00€
Herdade do Peso – Vidigueira (Red): on request
Sofia Cabecinha Owner
With a family established in the region for various decades, Sofia could not escape her destiny and, swapping the capital for the Alentejo Coast, she took over this restaurant and its amazing views with her husband in 2011. With Fatima in charge of the kitchen, the cuisine can be defined as “fantastic”.
BOOKING: 283 997 160
Porto das Barcas
Estrada do Canal, 76, Nº 45
7645 – 238 Vila Nova de Milfontes
(+351) 283 997 160, (+351) 961 855 348
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
75 inside and 25 cover esplanade
Lunch: 12h00 - 15h00
Dinner: 18h00 - 23h00
Holidays: 1st to 15th of Novembro e 1 and 30th of January. Open all day during July and August
Saturday open from 12am to 11pm. Sunday from 12am to 6pm. Easter week open everyday from 12am to 11pm. Reservations accepted. Average Price Between 18 € and 25 €