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Local Cuisine

Try some fresh local dishes in one of the authentic nearby restaurants. 

Typical dishes

The region is rich in fish, but also in mussels and other shellfish and crustaceans. For example, one can find here, a delicacy in Portugal, the goose barnacle. These are handpicked at the bottom of the cliffs at low tide.

In this region fish is obviously king! Considering this it will come as no surprise that there are a couple of great options to eat fresh fish in Carrapateira and surroundings as well as dishes such as the Cataplana, filled with seafood, fish, octopus and often sweet potato.

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