Fish is the main element in Sesimbra’s cuisine. There are many different ways to prepare fish, which varies according to the species.

The favourite dishes derive from ancient fishing customs. Examples include the famous stew, pasta dishes, bread soups or fish soups. However, the most genuine and popular way to prepare fish is grilled. In addition to giving it a unique flavour, grilling spreads unmistakable aromas into the air, highly characteristic of the town of Sesimbra.

Today, inspired by traditional recipes, many restaurants present dishes based on new approaches, always emphasising the importance of the flavour and freshness of the fish.