Half the fun of experiencing this quirky waterfront eatery is finding it in the first place. It's located on the south bank of the River Tagus, about a 20-minute stroll at the end of the long the... Read More
Half the fun of experiencing this quirky waterfront eatery is finding it in the first place. It's located on the south bank of the River Tagus, about a 20-minute stroll at the end of the long the esplanade that snakes out of Cacilhas, the destination of the passenger ferry that departs Cais do Sodre on the opposite side of the river. (Ponte Final means "Full Stop" in English.) Tables are set over a terrace and a disused jetty and on a clear, sunny day the views over to Lisbon are quite edifying. The restaurant is a favourite local haunt (pics of families and home-town footballers line the walls) and the familiar and unpretentious setting adds to the allure. The food is equally humble. This is a place to eat where the menu lists simple dishes like grilled sardines garnished with crunchy salad accompanied by wedges of bread and a house white. The gastronomy won't win prizes for presentation, but the locale is wholly appetising.
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- Waterfront Dining: "Even on a sunny day, the wind whipping off the river can be chilly. Bring a jumper! If visiting at night on foot, make a note of the return ferry times to Lisbon."
- Best for Waterfront Dining Because: This is how the other half wine and dine, and the local ambiance Ponte Final exudes complements the wonderful river and city views.