My parents and I recently ate at Estoril for the first time. I work in the city and drive by often and have always been curious about how it was. I offered to bring my parents out to eat for dinner, for my father's birthday, and he wanted Portuguese food (we are Portuguese). We actually intended to go to Caldeira's, as we were torn between there and Sagres. Caldeira's was closed, due to being on vacation, so I suggested going up the street to Estoril. My parents said lets try it, so we arrived just after five on a Saturday, and were seated. I found it a bit odd there was no hostess station, you simply walk in, which was a bit awkward. Luckily we arrived early, and were seated, without a reservation. Soon after, flocks of guests arrived, and the restaurant quickly filled up!
Service was pretty good, but a bit slow with refills, but our server spoke Portuguese, and was super friendly. We also liked the decor inside and the restaurant had a great atmosphere. We found a parking spot when we arrived but the lot was full when we left.
We had the Mozambique Chicken Wings, which were so awesome, we all loved them, and couldn't stop talking about them! The bread was good too!
For entrees, I had the fisherman's pie (scallops, cod, and shrimp) covered in bread crumbs. I enjoyed my dish, but some butter on top (as it said on menu), would have been better, as it was a tiny bit dry. The seafood itself tasted great and there was so much of it! I did find several bones in the Cod though which was disappointing. I was served a large plate of fresh cut portuguese fries, as my side, and we all ate them, and thought they were delicious!
My father had the Paelha, which he enjoyed for the most part, and it was pretty big! He doesn't like mussels however and thought there were too many calamari rings compared to amount of other seafood. He put a large dent in it though and enjoyed himself!
My mother had the pork aletjana, and wished she had gotten one of our entrees, as he thought the pork wasn't tender. She liked the sauce, potatoes, and Littlenecks, but she makes better more tender pork in this dish at home. She said she wished she had tried the chicken or shrimp Mozambique instead!
Overall, we would likely come back some day, especially for the wings, which were amazingly good. We will likely try different entrees though.