Located in Cascais, at Boca do Inferno, the Mar do Inferno Restaurant is a family business managed by Maria de Lourdes Tirano and her two sons for over 30 years now, together with a team of 25 employees.
MAR DO INFERNO
Located over the Sea, with a magnificent esplanade and a privileged location, where fresh fish and varied seafood are the most popular specialities, offering to you a grilled-based menu:
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Boca do Inferno is located on the West coast of the Town of Cascais.
The name "Boca do Inferno" (Hell's Mouth) was attributed to this place due to the morphological analogy and to the tremendous and frightening impact of the waves which can be felt there. The rock which constitutes the cliff is of carbonated nature. The erosion caused by rainwater which, containing dissolved carbon dioxide, cause the carbonate to dissolve. It is through this process that the cavities and caves inside the limestone are formed.
It is fairly possible that this location may have been an old cave. With the falling of the upper layers, the cave would have been destroyed, leaving an enormous cavity out in the open. With unique characteristics, it is a place for leisure, where it is possible to enjoy a divine landscape and magnificent sunset.
Nowadays, the sea with violent and ruthless shocks, is elevated in white and deadly foam over dozens of meters, wearing out the millenary rock, thus increasing the spectacularity and size of the Boca do Inferno.
Getting to know Cascais is like living in time and in all times. A magical place of Portuguese society, it keeps testimony of several periods of human occupation and its close connection to the Atlantic, as well as its proximity to the Portuguese capital. The palaces by the seashore, stories of spies and conspiracies, the coastal signalling and defense, the streets and the citadel create a unique mosaic in the coast of Lisbon. This is where we find the most important geological testimony of karst erosion, the Boca do Inferno, where sea and land fight a permanent and endless duel, almost granting this place the mystique of "being Portuguese" and the value of maritime conquests.