Restaurant ‘Monte Mar’ Lisbon: great location, wonderful river views, decent too overpriced food, boring decor, noisy TV & terrible service
Due to the great Tagus riverviews and good affordable food, I used to visit this great location in Lisbon a lot. Lately former restaurant ‘Cariocas do Rio’ has been replaced by a new restaurant: ‘Monte Mar’.
Restaurant ‘Monte Mar’ Lisbon: near the Tagus river & great riverview
Good reputation: ‘Monte Mar’ restaurant in Guincho, 30 km from Lisbon
The location of the new ‘Monte Mar’ restaurant near the Tagus river in Lisbon could not be better, and besides the restaurant with the same name in Guincho, Cascais (30 km from Lisbon) has a very good reputation: it’s famous for its fresh fish and seafood dishes.
‘Monte Mar’ also has a ‘mini-restaurant’ spot in the trendy old market Mercado da Ribeira in Lisbon: the ‘Time Out’ Food Hall/Gastronomical area.
Restaurant ‘Monte Mar’ Lisbon near the Tagus river: good too overpriced food
Our bill (2 persons) 99.10 €: good food but too overpriced in Lisbon
1 copo Terras Alter Branco € 3.50 (glass of white wine); 2 água sem gás 0, 25 lt. € 5.00 (2 small bottles of water); 2 couvert € 5.00 (bread); 1 queijo Azeitao € 7.50 (Portuguese handcrafted, unpasteurised sheep’s milk cheese); 1 Sapateira (litt. shoe rack) Recheada € 32.00 (Stuffed Crab); 1 Gambas à guilho € 19.70 (garlic prawns): 1 bottle Muros Antigos Alvarinho Vinho Verde € 26.40 (Vinho Verde means ‘green’ wine).
Restaurant ‘Monte Mar’ Lisbon near the Tagus river: wonderful views
Bad service & big TV screens
The waiter was totally not interested to solve our complaints about the noise coming out of one of the big TV-screens (football), placed quite close to our table. Sometimes we were not able to talk to each other. He could suggest us to be moved to another table? The atmosphere in this place feels like ‘just making money’.
Decor & plastic chairs
My friend, wearing a skirt, has to put a cotton napkin on her chair. The ‘industrial-chic’ chairs are made of a plastic material being too sticky in warm temperatures
Restaurant ‘Monte Mar’ Lisbon near the Tagus river & TV screen near our table
Restaurant ‘Monte Mar’ asks an average of € 25 to 30 for a plate. You would expect great service for that price.
Planning a trip to Lisbon? There are lots of other restaurants situated near the river Tagus with delicious food where you pay half of the price…. and besides with super friendly waiters
BTW: that night also the ladies room was certainly not a place to recommend….
Restaurant ‘Monte Mar’ Lisbon near the Tagus river
Monte Mar Lisbon R. da Cintura, Arm. 65, Cais do Gás
Phone (00351) 213 220 160
Tuesday – Friday 12h00 – 23h00; Saturday – Sunday 12h00 – 23h00
Restaurant ‘Monte Mar’ Lisbon & decoration inside the former old warehouse
I long for the old days when restaurant Cariocas do Rio was still here: a wonderful place to relax near the river Tagus in Lisbon….a very pleasant atmosphere even though the service was a bit slow!