Doca Peixe Seafood Restaurant - Lisbon, Portugal: Located on the water front of Santo Amaro Dock, Doca Peixe Seafood Restaurant is just one of a sleuth of restaurants, bars and eateries to choose from in the area. Standing under the Ponte do 25 de Abril, it has some of the best views of the Tagus, especially if you’re seated upstairs. Doc peixe is Portuguese for “fish dock,” and as its name implies, this restaurant’s specialty is fish and seashells.
For dinner we started with the Traditional Clams, Bulhao Pato - seasoned with coriander, cilantro, garlic, white wine, olive oil, ground pepper and sea salt. The dish was perfectly fresh and seasoned beyond belief, my mouth waters just thinking about them. Phenomenal!
My dining partner and I also split an order of Lobster Tagliatelle, and like the clams, it was perfectly seasoned, scrumptious and oh-so-fresh. Although it was reminiscent of dishes I’ve had in Italy, it had its own Portuguese flare. Simply sensational!
For our main course, we went with one of their specialties - Cod baked in salt. Once again, without fail, they outdid themselves with an amazing presentation of cod. Dinner was complimented with a beautiful bottle of Portuguese white wine—Morgado de Sta. Catherina Reserva 2007.
Even though we were so full, we just couldn’t pass up the chance to try dessert so we ordered the Wild Fruit Cheesecake. As you might have guessed it was the ultimate ending to a splendid evening.
Service throughout our dinner was perfect, except that towards the end of the evening, the service began to slip as the restaurant became packed. Regardless, if you love seafood and you are in Lisbon, this is a definite must. Bombastic!
What I liked: Everything, the food, the atmosphere, the service
What I didn’t like: That the evening came to an end.