The Portuguese love to eat! Ericeira is known for its fabulous fish and seafood, but also offers a variety of different cuisines. Remember that it’s always easiest to make a reservation, especially in July and August. Keep reading to discover the best restaurants in Ericeira if you’ve got kids in your group.
The Best Restaurants in Ericeira: The Ultimate Guide
Read on to find out where to go before noon in Ericeira.
1. Green Is Good (GIG)
Breakfast food is usually had at a bakery in the square in Ericeira, but Green Is Good, also called GIG’s, is a great option first thing in the morning. They serve excellent breakfast or brunch fare and have toys for kids to boot. Here you can count on vegetarian and vegan options and can eat out in the sun if a table is available. Brunch goes for about 15 Euros per head.
Reservations: +351 261 145 324
2. Brunch Me
Another great option isBrunch Me, a hidden spot located across the street from praça dos navegantes. It has a cool modern design, a small garden courtyard, and excellent breakfast food. Kids are welcome! Brunch here will set you back about 15 Euros per head.
Reservations: +351 919 608 120
The newest option for breakfast food is found in the Praça dos Navegantes, and is called Nico’s. They serve a fabulous brunch platter with a wide variety of breakfast foods to choose from. Since it’s in the square there’s lots of room here for kids to play and pets are welcome too! Brunch goes for a little under 15 per head.
No need for reservations
4. Dear Rose Cafe
This is an excellent option with great coffee which has recently opened its doors for breakfast. It offers vegan and vegetarian options in much smaller amounts than GIG, but just as delicious. This place is cozy, but tiny, so make sure to arrive when they open at 10 am sharp if you want a table!
Reservations are not taken here
Best Sushi Restaurants in Ericeira
We all love sushi in our house, so read on to find out where to go.
5. Onegai Sushi Bar
Ericeira truly has some of the best sushi restaurants around! Our favorite is Onegai, due to the excellent quality of the fish and beautiful presentation. The owner is the sushi man, and you’ll usually find him behind the bar. Kids are always welcome here, although a reservation is almost always necessary due to the tiny size of the place. This place is not to be missed. If you can not get a reservation, order in, you won’t regret it! Lunch or dinner here will set you back about 25-40 Euros per head.
If you didn’t make a reservation and Onegai is fully booked, Unisushi is an excellent second choice where you can often get a table. They have a large outdoor seating area, which is great to let kids play on the cobblestones while they wait for food. Dinner here goes for 25- 35 Euros per head.
Reservations: +351 915 366 519
7. NaOnda Restaurante
If you’re going for lunch, Na Onda on Foz do Lizandro beach is a fabulous option. Here you can laze in the sun at your table while the kids dig around in the sand, or scoot up and down the boardwalk on bikes, or scooters. The sushi here is very good and the view is divine. They also serve other types of food if not everyone in your group likes sushi. Sushi costs about 20 Euros per head, while the rest of the menu goes for slightly less.
Reservations: +351 261 866 981
Best Traditional Portuguese food in town
Portuguese food always goes over well! Read on to see which places will make your mouth water.
One of our favourite restaurants to eat traditional food in Ericeira is Prim. Their plates are very tasty, and always include vegetables. The grilled octopus and deserts are really worth it here, and the fact that the restaurant is on a square allows kids to run around while the adults enjoy their food on the terrace. Lunch or dinner will put you back about 20 Euros per head.
Reservations:+351 261 865 230
Sul is one of the best restaurants in Ericeira to go to for lunch or dinner. This place is a real treat since it has such a fabulous view and such a wide variety of Portuguese dishes. It’s also located in the village park Santa Marta, which allows the kids to burn off some energy before or after the meal. Lunch or dinner goes for about 30 Euros per head.
10. Restaurante do Avo
The restaurant Avo is located on a beautiful square where one of the famous village fountains is located. Try the pork cheeks in this simple but classy place- absolutely delicious! The great food and its child-friendly location both make it a perfect option for a family meal. Dinner goes for about 25 Euros per head.
Reservations: +351 968 025 223
Riviera is one of the oldest restaurants in Ericeira. It was recently renovated and even though it now has a very sleek design, the delicious food is still the same quality. Ana still makes her own deserts and the familiar feel of this restaurant makes it a great choice for families. Try the fried octopus dish- it’s a definite must! Lunch or dinner goes for about 20 Euros per head.
Most kid-friendly Seafood restaurants in Ericeira
Since seafood is king in Ericeira, you’ll want to try the best seafood restaurants in Ericeira at least once! Kids are welcome in the list below, but the food is just as good without kids! Read on to find out where to go.
Cesar is one of the most known seafood restaurants in town. Slightly out of town, it will require that you drive there but will reward you with excellent seafood platters and a beautiful timeless view. Here you’ll find a park set up for the kids, as well as kids meals. Lunch or dinner will set you back about 35 Euros per head.
Reservations: +351 261 860 950
13. Golfinho Azul
One of the places we bring guests for lunch is the Golfinho Azul at Sao Loreçco beach. Both the view of the beach below, and the food will leave you breathless. This place is open for lunch and dinner and offers excellent traditional food as well as fish and seafood. You can choose to eat on the sprawling terrace outside which gives kids more space, or the smaller indoor seating area. Don’t miss the arroz de marisco, which has excellent quality fish and seafood. Lunch or dinner will set you back about 30 Euros per head.
Most Delicious Pizza
Who doesn’t love delicious pizza for a change! Luckily the best pizza restaurants in Ericeira are near by. Read on to to find out where to go.
14. Pizza Mobile
The best place for delicious thin-crust pizza is Pizza mobile Sao Lourenco. We love the view and the prices! Here they have kid portions, large booths to fit the whole family, and a huge range of choices. The tables are covered with paper and crayons areprovided for the little ones to keep them busy while waiting. You can sit inside or outside, but be sure to call before you go since they are not open all year round. Lunch or dinner goes for about 15 Euros per head.
Reservations: +351 910 672 284
15. Pedra Dura
Pedra Dura is one of our recurring pizza joints since it’s right in town, the excellent pizza is made in a wood oven and Luca loves it there! They have a toy box for kids as well as a kids menu and are located on a pedestrian street, which means you can sit out on the terrace and let kids play. Dinner goes for about 20 Euros per head.
Reservations: +351 261 861 541
We also love going to Jangada because it’s a stone’s throw away from our house, and we love the atmosphere. They have a terrace which is great for watching the sunset, as well as an outdoor space with lounge chairs where you can have a drink and take in the never-ending view. The inside seating area is full of plants and surrounds the glassed-in pool, which makes for a very cool few hours. Here, besides offering a variety of different types of food, a selection of delicious gourmet pizzas is on the menu. Lunch or dinner goes for about 20 Euros per head.
Reservations: +351 261 243 375
We only have one good burger joint, so the list isn’t extensive, but I have to say it’s definitely worth your while! Read on to find out where.
17. Ribeira D’Ilhas Restant and Bar
Ribeira d’Ilhas Restaurant and Bar offers quite simply an amazing afternoon. Don’t just go because of the interesting variety of vegan, veggie and meat burgers they have on offer, also go to let the kids run around barefoot on the huge deck while you relax on a beanbag in the afternoon sun watching the surfers. This hip joint is right on Ribeira d’Ilhas beach– it’s really difficult to keep your toes out of the sand here. Lunch goes for about 15 Euros per head.
Reservations: +351 261 865 009
Best restaurants in Ericeira without kids!
Got a moment to yourself? No time like the present to try out some of the best restaurants in Ericeira among adults! While you’re at it you may want to check out the best of Ericeira nightlife too.
18. Mar das Latas
Mar das Latas is a beautifully decorated space with the most fabulous view and food in town. Come early and have a glass of wine in the wine bar at sunset- you won’t regret it! Then move over to the restaurant next door for dinner.
Here you will find gourmet versions of traditional Portuguese dishes at a very reasonable price, and the chef’s innovation of the day, which is always worth trying. Vegetarian options are available and dinner goes for about 30 Euros per head, not including wine. They also have the best selection of wine in the area. Not to be missed.
Reservations: +351 916 802 221
Indigo is the new restaurant that opened this year with fabulous results. The view is tremendous, being right on the beach in Foz do Lizandro, and the newly decorated space offers high-level Portuguese dishes which are truly mouth-watering. Sunset here is a must and can be accompanied by oysters, champagne or a cocktail.
20. Mar de Areia
We love to go to Mar de Areia for their delicious grilled fish. You can even watch the man grilling in the entrance. Here the food is simple and delicious and the atmosphere as traditional as it comes. This is one of the oldest establishments in the village and leads you by the nose! Lunch here goes for about 25 Euros per head.
Reservations: They do not take reservations- first come first served.
21. Tik Tapas
The locals and Portuguese from Lisbon really love TiK Tapas for its simple traditional fare. The bitoque is excellent and their homemade fries are delicious. They have a nice terrace you can eat out on, but they are usually full, so make sure to reserve ahead of time. Dinner goes for 25 Euros per head.
Reservations: +351 261 869 235
22. Marisqueira de Ribamar
Seafood is divine in Ericeira, and our favorite and cheapest place to eat at is Marisqueira de Ribamar. Although we do eat here as a family, space is restricted and can be an issue. Here the seafood is piled high on your plate and the service is stellar. Don’t miss the crab dip served in a crab shell.
Reservations: +351 261 862 441
This seafood restaurant was newly renovated a few years back and the new design around a beautiful blue aquarium is spectacular. Ribas combines fabulous atmosphere with incredible food to create an incredibly sophisticated restaurant. Not to be missed. Make sure to reserve since they are usually full up.
What Are the Best Restaurants in Ericeira That Deliver?
Ericeira has recently added a new feature to its dining industry: The Ericeira Eats app. The best restaurants in Ericeira are on this app which allows you to order and pay upon delivery. It is fast and efficient and used by most residents. If you rent an Airbnb in the area this is the perfect option when going out isn’t in the cards.
The Best Restaurants in Ericeira: The Wrap-up
Whether you choose to eat something traditional or mix it up a little, the amazing quality and atmosphere created around food in Ericeira truly make dining an experience not to be missed. Definitely prepare to be wined and dined by the best restaurants in Ericeira: you won’t be disappointed and will definitely come back for seconds.