This place is authentic as it gets, replicating an old-style Lisbon tavern, in both food and decor. During the day, it serves the most Portuguese of dishes made to very traditional recipes, such as iscas com elas (marinated liver) and meia-desfeita de bacalhau (salt cod, cooked with chickpeas and served with a boiled egg). At night, it serves a range of Portuguese, inspired from the north and the south of the country with a very simple contemporary twist, and foreign snacks. Every detail about the restaurant is an ode to Portugal’s traditional cuisine, down to the beverages. The house wine is served in low glasses and the lemonade according to Portuguese tradition.
There are also always good cheeses, olive oils, wines and tinned delicacies which you can buy and take away. The highlights are the clams, the fresh tuna in sesame, and the chocolate mousse with cherry and liquor dessert. Another great thing about this restaurant is its ever-changing menu. The dishes are made with whatever is fresh that day and are generally guided by the chef’s taste and inspiration. The chef has access to excellent food products, respect for the origins and producers of food, and distinctive regional characteristics, which contributes to Portugal’s vibrant culinary scene.
Address: Rua das Flores 103, Lisbon, Portugal
Hours: Monday to Friday from noon to midnight and Saturday from 6pm to midnight