Fried Cuttlefish from Setúbal
A typical dish from the Lisbon region. Try fried cuttlefish on a trip to Setúbal, where this speciality was first invented and tastes best. It’s well worth the trip.
The remains of a Neolithic settlement in Setúbal provide no clues as to whether the region’s most famous delicacy was enjoyed at the time. Discover the traditional fried cuttlefish, served with chips and salad, to add even more flavour to days spent on the beach in Arrábida or in trips on the River Sado. The truth, however, in this land of survivors of occupation and conflict is that the cuttlefish is often imported. The local variety is too small and too scarce to satisfy the thousands of people who order this unique dish every day. Fried in a thin batter, lemon juice should be squeezed onto the cuttlefish when it arrives at the table. This is a regional speciality that must be tried when you visit this unique fishing town in Arrábida.