Cha com Agua Salgada was advertised to me as “modern” Portuguese cuisine, in addition to being near the beach. That’s an understatement. When we arrived, I was delighted to see a cool modern building with an open dining area just behind the dunes—a study in cool. It pays to know the owners, Sandra and Paolo, who treated us to items not on that day’s menu, like Rupert and Andrew’s favorite, the Octopus Carpaccio. This dish, and each one thereafter, arrived as works of art (see photos below) and were light and flavorful, perfect for dining on the beach. The loveliest part of the experience was that we were situated in a non-touristy area, making it even more of a treasure. This trip was loaded with nice surprises, as you will see in the following posts. See all the photos from the trip on my Facebook page at this link.