Breathtaking views old town Lisbon & 25 April Bridge: Tagus riverfront Restaurant ‘Ponto Final’ Cacilhas, great Portuguese food, easy to reach by ferry & winter season
Planning a short trip to Lisbon? Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Cacilhas, (Almada, part of Lisbon area), the south bank of the river Tagus (Tejo). Very easy to reach by ferry. The views on downtown Lisbon and the 25 April Bridge are amazing! Take the ferry from Lisbons’ Cais do Sodré (every 10 minutes, weekend every 20 min.) to Cacilhas at the other side of the river Tagus, a very pleasant 10 min trip. (Return ticket ca. 2 euro).
Riverfront terrace restaurant ‘Ponto Final’, Cacilhas, amazing view downtown Lisbon
As you get off the ferry, it takes about 15 minutes to walk along the river to Restaurant ‘Ponto Final’, after passing lots of ruinous warehouses.
Abandoned and ruinous warehouses, Cacilhas (Almada), Lisbon
Cacilhas used to be a bustling area for a long long time when shipping and fishing were still major economic activities in Portugal.
Restaurant Ponto Final’s terrace at lunchtime in June
You will love the typical Portuguese menu. Fish, meat and great Portuguese wine. €20/25 a person incl. wine. Quite reasonable prices if you consider the view! If you’re not in the mood for food, just relax, order a coffee or a bottle of wine (from € 7.50) and enjoy the scenery.
Very good Portuguese cuisine. Especialidade da Casa (specialty of the house): arroz de Tamboril (rice with monkfish), Entrecosto Assado no Forno (roasted ribs) and Peixe Fresco Grelhado (grilled fresh fish). The wine list has a quality assortment of Portuguese wines. Seats: 60.
View 25 April Bridge
It can be rather windy along the river Tagus, so don’t forget a sweater in case you like to have dinner here. Or, order a bottle of wine and a starter, enjoy it outside for at least a glass, then move inside for the main dish.
A warm summer evening while the sun is fading….whow!
Restaurant ‘Ponto Final’ is a perfect romantic location for a great dinner overlooking Lisbon by night. Make sure that you book a table outside in advance.
The nearby restaurant ‘Atira-te ao Rio’, (Portuguese, Brasilian and international cuisine), is also a great place to enjoy your lunch or dinner! Closed: Monday.
Cacilhas and the famous Cristo Rei statue
Both restaurants are nearby the elevator to reach the Cristo Rei monument.
from Cacilhas to downtown Lisbon
During winter season in Lisbon this place is also worth a visit! But it can be rather cold and windy. (sunset video)