What’s in common between Ericeira and Nazaré is the sport of surfing. Ericeira is home to Portugal’s first and largest surfing club, while Nazaré is known for its high breaking waves due to the underwater canyon.
But…that’s not why we stopped at Ericeira on our May Day road trip to Nazaré.
We were here because there’s a California Tacos place my friend’s been wanting to try.
Yes, you heard that right. Even though Lisbon is a big city and tacos are not rare on the menu, good tacos are hard to come by in the Portuguese capital. So with a certain Californian in company, we grabbed a table at this restaurant.
How were the tacos?
Well, let me start by saying that the owner has never set foot in California nor Mexico, the only other location of this franchise is in Middletown, Delaware – wherever that is. But this doesn’t mean that the food is not good. The tortillas, despite being a bit thick and chewy (as shown in the pictures above), are indeed handmade. The fish is fresh, lightly battered and the meat (carne asada and pork) are well seasoned. Overall, not bad tacos, even though we’ve had better ones in Lisbon. Ah, the quest continues…
After food, we checked out fresh seafood at the local Municipal Market.
Had bica and pastry at a local bakery shop.
Stepped into the Church of São Pedro to admire its beautiful ceiling and blue tiles
Had ice cream
wandered about the village where blue, orange and white seem to be the dominant colours
and of course the sea
I was told that there’s a big expat community in Ericeira. Quaint little village, only 45-minute drive from Lisbon – it’s not difficult to see why.
Coming up next: Nazaré