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O Alcatruz

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Rua Vasco da Gama | Praia do Forte, Sao Joao do Estoril, Estoril, Cascais 2765-512, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I was there for a late afternoon drink and was mesmerised by the view. It is not super easy to find but it has one of the best views to seaside and it was really quite and friendly. Ideal to read a book, appreciate the sea and drink a G&T in a good company.

Thank SilviaC_10
Lisbon District, Portugal
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing view with fantastic tapas and ice cold beer. We give 5 stars for the overall experience. The music is carefully chosen and let your mind dream away

Thank MNfrequent-flyer
Lisbon, Portugal
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Not the best it used to be.. concept changed not the best spot anymore.. Such a shame with such a view

Thank InesSantos82
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Not a place you would stumble upon but easy to find if you check on a map. Great vibe with sea views and tasty menu (more lunch and snacks than dinner). It's small and no shade outside so not great with kids. But perfect spot for a chilled sunset drink.

Thank Lindsay S
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Absolutely my favorite spot! Great brunches, lunches or snacks. Good value for money. Breath taking view. Absolutely re-energizing. Bring a book.

Thank pauloapalmeida
Estoril, Portugal
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Lovelly place to be with 3 things: book, drink and sun :) or with company of course. It is over looking the sea, great spot to be at. Usually only local young people hangs there.

Thank APV_1961
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

Alcatruz is a hidden pearl! Great location - right in front of the ocean. Thankfully it’s difficult to get to (only by car) otherwise the place would be packed. I go sometimes for lunch during the week. They serve sandwiches, breakfast, salads and these plates with chorizos and cheese which are great for sharing and, have a light lunch! Great... More 

Thank Manon F
London, England, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2014

we went for lunch and ate a Med. platter to share with very good homemade houmous and a jug of white Sangria full of raspberries. Presented well and tasty - they didn't have any soup but it is more a bar than an eating place. The staff were friendly. It is away from the main drag situated next to a... More 

Thank Debra F
Boliden, Sweden
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1,005 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014

This is a terrific bar with an outstanding view over Estoril coast! You can relax on puffs and reclining chairs, because it's a small place, so it has few people. I have been consumer for a while, and the only problem I seem to find is to know the correct schedule of the café! Very cosy even in Winter because... More 

Thank Ana L
Lisbon, Portugal
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2014 via mobile

Quiet spot right by the sea (about 20m above sea level) with a nice view towards the sea and Cascais, perfect for see the sunset. Food option is limited (mainly sandwiches and salads), but enough for a snack. Nice place for a relaxed chat with friends or just taking in the view.

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Restaurant Details

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    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Cafe, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
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  • Address: Rua Vasco da Gama | Praia do Forte, Sao Joao do Estoril, Estoril, Cascais 2765-512, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Cascais  >  Estoril
  • Phone Number: 910455447

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?