Gastronomy Comporta & Melides

Gastronomy Comporta & Melides

Let’s dive deeper into the Gastronomy in Comporta & Melides and decipher which restaurants are worth checking out. You might think since you are visiting or moving to Comporta or Melides, you will have to eat traditional Portuguese food. I highly recommend trying a few local dishes, such as:

  • Portuguese Cod Fish
  • Caldo Verde
  • Portuguese Sardines
  • Chicken Piri-Piri
  • Portuguese Cured Ham (Porco Preto)
  • Bifanas
  • Pastel de Nata (dessert)

These dishes will allow your taste buds to experience what local Portuguese families eat quite regularly. It’s always fun and exciting to dive into the culture that you are visiting or moving to eat and drink the local dishes that the authentic Portuguese families are serving. It might look a little different than the way you prepare your food at home but be a little adventurous.

Portuguese codfish can be prepared over 365 different ways, which is a different way for every day of the year if you fancy it that much. Many people eat it salted and if you are looking for it at the supermarket it might be called Bacalhau.

Caldo Verde is one of the most popular dishes in Portugal and comes from the north. It is a soup that is mainly eaten in the winter months; however, you can enjoy it year-round. This soup includes a dark green cabbage that cannot be found easily outside of Portugal. Therefore, you will notice that the color of the soup is a dark green. You will enjoy flavors of potato, sausage, and olive oil amongst the green cabbage. This is a must-try!

Portuguese sardines are a summer favorite for the majority of the Portuguese people here in Portugal. It is a very popular dish at many of the festivals across Portugal.

You have probably heard of chicken piri-piri, which came from Portuguese voyagers who traveled through Africa and discovered a spicy chili pepper, which was known as the Piri-Piri pepper. Now you can find chicken piri-piri throughout all of Portugal and it is mainly served with fries or chips.

Porco Preto is a cured ham that is a favorite here in Portugal. You will find Porco Preto in tapas and other authentic dishes throughout the different areas of Portugal.

Bifanas is a glorified sandwich, which is the national sandwich of Portugal. These sandwiches are pork-based and are served on crispy bread. The pork is marinated in white wine, garlic, and paprika to produce the delicious taste.

You have to try the local dessert, I don’t care what diet you are following. Pastel de Nata is made differently depending on the pastry soup that you go to. However, it is an egg tart that is creamy, sweet and can be a little tart. You will likely be addicted after the first bite. Many Portuguese people enjoy this tart with a cup of strong Portuguese coffee to start their day. All of these lovely food options can be found in Comporta & Melides and I highly recommend enjoying each one of them at some point.

Restaurants in Comporta to try:

  • Cavalariça Comporta
  • Museu do Arroz
  • São João
  • Piadinas Zanotta
  • Comporta Café

Restaurants in Melides to try:

  • Tia Rosa
  • O Fadista
  • Flor do Sal

Now go out and indulge in some great Portuguese favorites based on the opinions of people who are born here and opinions from other travelers.

Please check out my Comporta real estate listings and/or do not hesitate to contact me by phone or email at your earliest convenience! J

Brejos da Carregueira Plot

Brejos da Carregueira Plot
Brejos da Carregueira Plot
Brejos da Carregueira de Baixo, 7580, Comporta

Plot 9,000 sq.m.
Build Area 500 sq.m.

One of the last available plots for sale in the much sought after area of Brejos da Carregueira de Baixo.

A huge plot enabling the new owner to create something really special with great access and plenty of space.

Probably the most sought-after area within Comporta with private access to the beach through the rice fields and dunes.

Must see!!

Brejos da Carregueira Plot

17 Hectares Tourism Project

17 Hectares Tourism Project
17 Hectares Tourism Project
Melides, 7570

Project Approved and ready to build

Total allowable construction 7,000 sq.m.

An excellent opportunity to build a dream tourism project at less than to the beautiful beaches in Melides.

The land is relatively flat, easy to build and has two existing ruins.

A great opportunity to be open for business in early 2021.

17 Hectares Tourism Project


Comporta, 7570, Grandola

Under Construction

Plot with 10 hectares of land, surrounded by cork and pines trees

Maximum construction approved: 4.000 sq.m
Project construction approved: 1.500 sq.m

Main building with reception, restaurant, living room, library, patio and terrace
House of 170 sq.m with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 open space of 90 sq.m for the kitchen, dining room and living room
5 Suites of 30 sq.m with one bedroom and bathroom
10 Suites (2 per unit) with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, of 30 sq.m each
1 Concierge house with 2 bedrooms, living room with American kitchen, garage and professional laundry

Heated swimming pool
Pool house
Storage building

Due to a unexpected change in the owners circumstances, this partially built hotel is up for sale. Construction works will take a further year to complete at an additional cost of approximately €1.3m.

This opportunity enables the new owner to save approximately 2 years in planning and construction and could be the next boutique hotel in Comporta to be finished and open for service.

This is an excellent opportunity to save time and be open-for-business in 2020.

Well worth a visit!!


Pego Beach Project Approved

Pego Beach Project Approved
Pego Beach Project Approved
Casas da Encosta, Comporta, 7570

Plot 2,500 sq.m.
Build Area 500 sq.m.

The best available plot near Pego Beach with project approved.

This means you can start building immediately saving approximately one year of approval time.

The project may be altered to suit your requirements.

Beautiful corner plot with amazing views to the Atlantic Ocean over the dunes.

Must see!!

Pego Beach Project Approved

High-End Tourism Comporta

Comporta, Portugal

Comporta is the Hamptons of Portugal and is known as a posh travel destination. It is a quaint village surrounding the beach. The benefit of being in Portugal is that everything is reasonably priced no matter where you are. Comporta, Portugal is a place you will want to discover NOW!

Have you ever wanted to explore a place but have put it off so many years and now it is overrun with tourists? I can see Comporta, Portugal heading in that direction. This place can only be kept a secret for so long and then you hear of Madonna and other celebrities frequenting the area. Many people amongst a fair share of celebrities come to Comporta to stay anonymous.

If you are looking for high-end tourism in Portugal, Comporta is the place to go. Comporta is often compared to places like St. Tropez in the south of France or Ibiza in Spain. Many people flock to Comporta because of the relaxed vibes. This is the place to go if you want to lay low. Small villages encompass this particular region in Portugal and it is often referred to as an undiscovered haven. There is more wildlife than people here, which makes it a sanctuary for nature lovers.

Why Visit Comporta?

Comporta is praised for the Pristine Beaches. Whether you are looking for a laidback experience under the sun or a livelier day at a beach bar, there is fun for everyone. Why not check out the coloured flamingos and go bird watching as Comporta is home to a diverse crowd of birds and other wildlife.

Comporta, Portugal is a high-end tourism destination for many apparent reasons. You have many delightful 5* restaurants, including fresh seafood brought in daily. I’d highly recommend dining at Museu do Arroz, which is a restaurant that is situated inside a former rice silo. If you want a view of the ocean while dining, check out Comporta Café on Praia de Comporta. This place serves lunch and supper on a deck overseeing the ocean.

It wouldn’t be high-end tourism if you didn’t have a variety of luxury places to stay. Of course, there are budget options, but if money is not an issue then pamper yourself and choose a contemporary beach house. Fishing huts are a neat option too for a more budget-friendly stay.

Adventure Time

Comporta is not well established as the place to go for adventure; however, you can still find some adventure if you go looking. One adventure you can do is horseback riding along the beach. This is not just your average horseback riding adventure as you start at a rice field and end on the beach. The main adventure in Comporta is definitely just exploring the area and indulging in the incredible gastronomy here. Take in and appreciate the atmosphere and spend your time relaxing and wandering through the boutique shops at Casa da Cultura.

If Comporta is a place you would like to invest in one day, don’t hesitate to contact me and I would be happy to share some information with you. Why not spend some time looking at real estate when you are visiting? Whether you are dreaming or seriously looking, you can’t go wrong with learning more about the area and the real estate market in Comporta, Portugal.

Article written by Brittany McNabb

Renovation near Grandola

Renovation near Grandola
Renovation near Grandola
Santa Margarida da Serra

Land Area 7,200 sq.m.
House 131 sq.m.

An affordable renovation project and ideal for a small budget home near to Grandola within a countryside environment.

The property has water, electricity, a few olive trees and vegetable garden.

Suitable for a small family home.

30 Minutes from some of the best beaches in Europe.

Renovation near Grandola

17 Hectares with Planning

17 Hectares with Planning
17 Hectares with Planning
Santa Margarida da Serra, Grandola

Land area 17 Hectares
Build Area up to 500 sq.m.

Stunning project approved for contemporary villa within countryside settings at thirty minutes to the beach.

Project approved and ready to build (No need to wait).

Land with mature and newly planted cork trees and pasture.

Private environment yet only ten minutes to Grandola.

17 Hectares with Planning