AAA Inspector Rating Details (scale 1-5)
AAA Inspector Notes
Within a short drive to the beach in a downtown Long Branch location, this easy-going eatery specializes in seafood and a small taste of the authentic Portuguese good life. Homemade sangria is a party starter paired with appetizers like grilled baby octopus, shrimp in garlic or homemade crab cakes. Local monk fish, Scottish salmon, Chilean sea bass and lobster in paella are seafood standouts, while the steak Mar Belo pairs a new New York strip loin in a cream sauce with shrimp on top. Rack of lamb and skirt steak in chimichurri sauce are further menu stars from the kitchen's pleasingly diverse menu. The amiable relaxed service, impressive food and a walk-in, glass-enclosed wine cellar (featuring the great wines of the Iberian Peninsula) give the feeling of being in a contemporary seaside restaurant in one of Lisbon's beach communities.