When driving down the Marginal towards Costa do Sol, you could easily miss Janela Aberta as it is at the end of the row of baraccas, opposite the place where the fishing boats are moored.
But do give it a try as Anibal Silva and Virgilio Henriques have gone to a bit of effort and expense to make the restaurant attractive inside.
The walls are painted in orange and there are napkins to match.
Decent crockery and cutlery was really appreciated, as was the service, as some training has obviously been given to the staff, who brought me a finger bowl after I had finished my clams. (They even used a serviette to handle the cork on my bottle of wine) There are a couple of tables outside on the pavement with umbrellas, which are great for enjoying a casual drink or snack.
Best of all are the prices. They have also given some thought to their target market, and have kept their prices low, and offer great value for money. 4 Samoosas or Rissois are 100Mt, half a grilled Chicken and Chips is 160Mt and T Bone Steak is 360Mt, and you don’t mind paying 40Mt for bread, butter and a small bowl of olives.
Roast Pig is available on the take away menu for 720Mt a kilo. Wine prices are also very reasonable, with a bottle of Adega do Monte red or white at 300mt, and a fair selection of KWV and Portuguese wines available.
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