Barca Tranquitanas
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Near the entrance of Barca, near Zambujeira do Mar, the restaurant Barca Tranquitanas is a welcoming space where the sea is the protagonist. Situated near the fishing port, fish and seafood is always fresh and from the coast that serves as a backdrop.

Founded by the father for over 30 years to assist the fishermen who lived around there, the restaurant is now managed by son Arménio, who holds the wisdom of other times, giving the house a renewed soul without forgetting the knowledge of tradition.

At dusk, when the sun begins to faint on the horizon, it's worth sitting on the terrace and taste the snacks that are available to them. Start your meal with a plate of fried octopus, whelk salad or a fish soup, a special soup with a secret seasoning that will leave you delighted. The seafood is always fresh and with a cold beer, the challenge is choosing between the barnacle, the crabs, the crab and lobster not to mention the famous witches, a very popular seafood in the area.

As a main dish you can opt for cuttlefish to Barca, fish fillets or stew pompano fisherman, recalling one of the delicacies that are already serving in this house from the time it was a rendezvous for fishermen. The traditional mashed with pork tenderloin or the woodpecker fried in olive oil, offered irrefutable for those who are fond of meat. To finish this sea of delights count on a chocolate cake and nuts, served warm with a scoop of ice cream on top or the very special sweet vinegar, another of the secrets of the house. Of the various wines available will certainly find a white or red wine that will please him, but also the wine, the winery Pias, served the cask is a proposal that will surprise you.

In the vicinity of the restaurant to enjoy a leap to the fishing port and watch the boats that bring daily sustenance from the sea. The village Zambujeira do Mar deserves a ride and all around amazing beaches and coastline are plenty of reasons to leave for a magical Alentejo.


Capacity: 56 seats inside and 50 on the terrace


Time table: From 12h00 to 23h00


Closing day: Monday (low season - June to September 15)


Setting: Informal


Reservations required: Recommended


Groups accepted


Parking: Facilitated


Payment methods: All




Cozinha Tradicional Portuguesa


Preço médio entre 15€ e 25€ por pessoa


Entrada da Barca - 7630 Zambujeira do Mar

Phone: +351 283 961 186


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