Restaurants and Cafés
Located in the border town of Elvas, the restaurant Marisqueira Lusitânia attracts clients from both sides of the border, with a clear predominance of Spaniards. The restaurant itself is very pleasant with windows surrounding the dining facilities, a counter with an aquarium of seafood and a display of fresh fish, typical table of seafood restaurants with white paper tablecloths protecting the also white cotton tablecloths, discreet décor, natural light and the kitchen that is visible to the diners. The space is calm and relaxed. It is on the ground floor of one of the three large blocks of the Garden City and benefits from easy access and parking facilities.
There is a varied menu that pleases both Spaniards, who prefer bacalhau and seafood, and the Portuguese, who would rather eat the regional dishes on offer. There are two delicacies offered as starters: bacalhau dourado that has become one of the most typical delicacies of Elvas since the Pousada opened in the 1940s, and the clams known as ameijôas à Bulhão Pato. There are also of course favourite starters: seafood açorda, seafood rice and monk fish rice, grilled fish – grouper sea bass, gilthead sea beam, robalo sea bass, monk fish on a skewer, cuttlefish and others - , roast bacalhau, bacalhau and cream, oven-roasted lamb, carne de porco à alentejana, grilled pork queixadas (a specific cut), a rather unusual but very tasty delicacy and very popular among us. Tiger prawns are always a favourite for a seafood meal. Sericaia with Elvas Plums PDO and the house cake made of biscuits and cream. A selection of affordable wines! Service is friendly and professional.
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12.00 noon-4.00pm; 6.00pm-10.00pm
Closing Day(s): Open every day
Tastes and preferences differ between bacalhau dourado and seafood, both being among the most sought after dishes at Marisqueira Lusitânia, especially by the Spaniards who represent close to 70 percent of the clientele.
Despite the fact it is in the hinterland of the country, or perhaps because of it, Elvas cuisine is distinguished for the place of honour it gives to seafood. Boiled prawns, grilled tiger prawns, purple dye murex, shrimps, lobster, crayfish, velvet crab, oysters, goose barnacles, edible crab, spider crab …. nothing is missing!