Thursday, April 21, 2011

Restaurante Cabo da Roca

Portugal, Part VI: An eatery with a view of the Atlantic that seems to stretch forever.

Cabo da Roca is the cape that forms the westernmost tip of mainland Europe. It's a worthwhile stop, an hour's drive from Lisbon, with strong winds that threatened to blow us away.

The no-frills cafe here provides a wide range of Portuguese snacks, including "pastel de bacalhau," a cod fish-& potato croquette. Nicely battered comfort food.

The closest thing to a Portuguese cupcake. Sweet, moist and fresh-tasting.

Even the most humble outlet in Portugal serves wine. Gotta love it.

Restaurante Cabo da Roca,
Sintra, Portugal.
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  1. Wah so romantic! This looks like its out of an alfred Hitchcock movie! the one with grace kelly!

  2. *sighs* I remember this place - it was so beautiful... but yeah, can also be frightfully windy/ cold! :)
    (Thank goodness you had some sunshine to balance out the cold)

  3. michelle: u're right! this could be the setting for a 1960s murder mystery! i can imagine lots of running, chasing and hiding :D
    j: i didn't think of that! yaa, it must be bitterly cold during the winter, especially with the gusts of wind still blowing. would need to hold a mug of steaming-hot coffee to stay warm :D

  4. wow what a view. I wished we had those restaurants here with the same view!

  5. eiling: a view of the malacca straits or the south china sea! actually ya, i like seaside views too =)