Alentejo beachside restaurant among “world’s best”

The Alentejo’s Restaurante Sal has featured on a list of the “world’s best beachside cafés” published online by the American edition of the Condé Nast Traveler magazine.

Located on the dunes of Praia do Pego, the restaurant is part of the prime Alentejo estate Herdade da Comporta, previously owned by the Espírito Santo empire and nearly sold this year in what was being considered Portugal’s “property sale of the century” (see story:

The restaurant is the first Portuguese eatery to feature on the list, which is put together using recommendations from magazine readers.

Reader Eliza Brooks described it as a “paradise in the Alentejo,” where “fresh fish, Portuguese picanha and fruity sangria abound”.

On its website, Restaurante Sal describes itself as a “simple and laid-back” place which offers “the best fresh fish and other typically local and national dishes”.