by Melissa "Work those glutes" Boyd

As we ventured into the sun-soaked streets of Portugal, it quickly became apparent that our taste buds were in for an unforgettable adventure. Our pursuit of all things delicious led us to the Cascais marina, where the seductive aromas of fresh seafood and fragrant Sangria gently coaxed us ashore. With high spirits and insatiable hunger, we dove into a world of culinary wonders, from the coastal delights of Valério to the urban offerings of Lisbon’s bustling heart.

Nestled among the picturesque harbor, Valério stood as a beacon of culinary indulgence. This remarkable establishment, which could easily become your home away from home, seduces its patrons with impeccably hospitable staff and a dedication to a fine dining experience. We found ourselves reveling in their smorgasbord of aquatic treasures, from the briny tenderness of clams to the melt-in-your-mouth perfection of sea bass. And what better way to wash it all down than with their fantastic Sangria, a liquid symphony that begged for an encore.

The next chapter of our journey took us to the historic Praça do Comércio, accompanied by a knowledgeable crew of newfound friends. Our mutual passion for the sweeter side of life led us to the unassuming Ginginha do Carmo Kiosk. This humble haven of liquid pleasure introduced us to the art of Ginjinha, a sublime cherry liqueur that put our senses into overdrive. Our advice? Skip the fruit and ask for it to be served in a chocolate cup. Trust us. It’s a match made in heaven. Plus, they’ll keep topping you off as long as you resist the temptation to devour your delicious vessel.

Our next destination was the vibrant Pink Street, a strip adorned with colorful sights, sounds, and scents. Among its many attractions, we found ourselves drawn to Sol e Pesca, an unpretentious eatery that once lived its life as a quaint fishing shop. Embracing its roots, the restaurant maintains an undeniable charm, complete with menus attached to fishing poles. With a veritable treasure trove of canned seafood on display, making a choice may feel overwhelming, but fear not: every morsel is a delight for the senses. Sol e Pesca truly embodies the essence of Lisbon’s love for the sea and its bounty.

So, fellow gastronomes, let us raise a toast to the latest episode of Tourabunga’s It’s Delish as we continue our relentless pursuit of extraordinary culinary experiences. Thank you for joining us on this incredible adventure, and may our shared love for food unite us all, no matter where the winds of fortune take us. Cheers!

*Disclosure: Hey there! Just a heads-up: some links on this page are affiliate links for products and services I genuinely love and recommend. If you decide to make a purchase or subscribe through them, I’ll earn a small commission for my coffee fund . Don’t worry, I’ll be using that energy to create even more awesome content for you. Thank’s a million for your support! – Melissa

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Hi! We’re Melissa, Michael, and Samantha. We’re a nomadic family from the United States, currently living and building our new lives in Lisbon, Portugal. Follow us on our adventures as we explore this beautiful city and all it has to offer.