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    Chimarrão: Going Down

    by solopes Updated Jan 7, 2014

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    My first time in Chimarrão was a good experience: I like barbecue, and Brazilian style and service is very special. A little bit pricey, as expected, but good.

    This second experience was a disappointment. The restaurant downgraded the service in all aspects: Noisy room (with the help of a musician playing uncharacteristic and disposable music), confuse service, and hard meat.

    We were twelve, I ordered "Rodizio" for all and, at the end, when Fernanda complained about the quality of the service, they told us that we were served "espeto longo" that only costs 13€ and not the 20€ of Rodizio. 7€ of consolation for a client that ordered... Rodízio.

    Chimarrão is entering water!

    Favorite Dish: Picanha, that passed along my table four times (at least) and only was served when I expressly called the waiter and demanded it (and served only for two or three of us).

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    3º Anel: Top secret

    by solopes Updated Dec 16, 2013

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    There´s a historic rivalry between the two great football teams of Lisbon - Benfica and Sporting. I defend Sporting and Tito does the same. What the hell made him take us to Benfica stadium for lunch? Claudia... of course!

    Not bad... but... Sporting, where I never ate anything must be much better. Of course! I still have some red spots in my eyes, but I'm getting better.

    3�� Anel - Lisbon
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    Passarinhos: Popular, out of the beaten path

    by solopes Updated Dec 16, 2013

    "Lost" in one of the residential quarters of Lisbon - Campo de Ourique - I needed a quick meal and entered this unknown restaurant. Well, I had a good quick meal, at a very popular price.

    The advantages of stepping out the touristy paths...

    Favorite Dish: Cozido à Portuguesa

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    República da Cerveja: Beer and more

    by solopes Updated Dec 16, 2013

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    Specialized in beer, selling a large variety, it is prepared to large groups, with a broad menu including Portuguese dishes but also Italian or German. I don't drink beer, that's why I always choose... its neighbours.

    Republica da Cerveja - Lisbon
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    Tamoyo: Tamoyo

    by solopes Updated Dec 16, 2013

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    "Out of the beaten path" this restaurant was a good surprise. If it happens that you're travelling in "2ª circular" by lunchtime, this may be a good small detour.

    Quick service, good home made food, popular prices.

    It was also the place of our first meal all together: us, the boys and their girlfriends. I hope that we may repeat the happy lunch for a long time.

    PS - Small noisy kids don't bother!

    Favorite Dish: "Açorda de Marisco"
    4 pepper stake
    Octopus with vegetables

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    Galo de Ouro: Regular Business place

    by solopes Updated Dec 16, 2013

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    Discreet behind a long corridor, a reasonable restaurant, with some quality intentions is mainly aimed to professional meals than touristy ones - its location, out of the touristy paths, recommends that orientation.

    I had a good lunch, paid a little more than 20 €, and came out pleased but with no particular reason to go there again - or to avoid it.

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    Destino: Bad Final

    by solopes Updated Dec 16, 2013

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    Decided to try another unusual restaurant in one of the the biggest restaurant's conglomerations in Lisbon, I choosed this place.

    Everything was positive until paying time - the chosen mixed grill was tasty and well served, the chips discreetly flavored with herbs, the waiters efficient and polite. A disillusion with the bill - the usual "couvert" trick, that I describe in my Portugal page -Couvert Tip.

    I protested and the not ordered nor consumed cheese and butter where immediately retired from the bill, but without any excuses.

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    Galo d'Oiro: Discreet but good

    by solopes Updated Dec 16, 2013

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    A narrow entrance, for my surprise, hides a large and busy restaurant. The service is quick as convenient for the working costumers, and the price moderated. Big menu and reasonable presentation and quality.

    Galo de Ouro - Lisboa
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    Senhor Peixe: Dedicated to Fish

    by solopes Updated Dec 16, 2013

    My son, who doesn´t like fish invited me to this "Mister fish" restaurant - strange!

    Well, they have a good stake (he knew) but the speciality is fresh fish. Good, restaurant, reasonably priced.

    Favorite Dish: Grilled fish

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    Tertulia do Tejo: To Check Again

    by solopes Updated Dec 16, 2013

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    Located in a food mall of Alcantara, in the recuperated side of the river, after walking up and down I sat in this esplanade. The menu was inviting and the service gentle. I chose "Tranche de cherne na brasa com molho de coentros" Expecting a grilled piece of fish with coriander. And I got it. But the fish was so high that it was badly cooked.

    If you like sushi that could be your fish, though the sauce was too discreet for a Japanese dish. It was tasty, well served, the list of wines was well balanced, the wine I asked was served "au point", nothing to complaint. But the almost 30 € I payed was excessive. So... maybe another visit, but I don't know when. The world is so big, and even the courtyard that is Lisbon has so many good places to eat, that... I don't know!

    PS Two years have passed and I didn't return there. Yet!

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    Restaurante Terreiro do Paço: Luxury and Service

    by solopes Updated Dec 16, 2013

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    A very ambitious project to promote Portuguese cuisine is the base of this modern restaurant, where luxury and good taste are used to sell some of the best Portuguese recipes, carefully prepared and supplied.

    Its location it's perfect for the tourists, the only drawback, as you may guess, is... the price. But not forbidden, having in mind the European standards.

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  • Flor de Duque, Rua de Carmo, Lisbon: Don't Miss the Bacalao in Lisbon

    by opalzebra3 Written Sep 29, 2013

    After a long wait at the bottom of the Santa Justa lift for the ride up, we savored the sights around the top of the lift then walked down Rua de Carmo. We were famished by then after touring Castelo So Jorge and crossing over to Cristo Rei on the other side of River Tagus. At the foot of Rua de Carmo we saw a simple restaurant which was empty of the lunch crowd by then. It was nothing fancy, I think the restaurant catered to the local crowd. It had a flat screen TV and I saw some elderly Portuguese already having their wine while watching TV or reading the newspapers.

    Favorite Dish: We ordered the bacalao set lunch, total of Euro 25 for the two of us including 2 sodas, olives and bread. The bacalao was delicious, not too salty, perfect for 2 very hungry tourists. The staff were quite helpful and efficient even if it was well past lunchtime by then. Don't leave Lisbon without trying the local bacalao. By the way, bacalao is dried salt cod that is rehydrated before cooking.

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    Café Martinho da Arcada: Traditional Portuguese Café - The oldest

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jul 18, 2013

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    Café Martinho da Arcada is great for a visit if you love tradional café's. This café and restaurant has been here since 1782. It's the oldest café of Lisbon.

    The indoor bar section is small but cosy.

    Going to the bathroom is like a trip into history.

    Business hours:
    Mo-Sa: 8AM - 10PM

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    Café A Brasileira: Great coffee at Chiado

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jul 15, 2013

    The Café A Brasileira opened on November 19, 1905. Ever since serving the best Brazilian coffee has kept the business alive. The walls are decorated with paintings from several local painters. In front at the terrace is a statue of a sitting Fernando Pessoa, writer and poet.

    Business hours:
    All day: 8AM - 2AM

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    Hollywood Grill Restaurant: A Rare Asian Cuisine in Lisbon

    by SOLODANCER Updated Jul 10, 2013

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    It is so true the saying that 'there's a first time for everything'. It is certainly true for an appealing city as Lisbon to discover that as a growing metropolis it constantly improves its offerings of not only its very own Portuguese cooking but of foreign cuisines as well. There is now in Lisbon a Philippine restaurant which is a great beginning and a cause for celebration especially among Southeast Asian residents which are few in numbers compared to other European capitals; but this very first entry of authentic Filipino cuisine into a doggedly nationalistic palate is also exciting news and a delight surely for the Portuguese, Lisboates in particular those who have been hankering for fresh, new adventurously foreign taste to venture into their highly nostalgic shores. In obvious way, Lisbon is far behind to other European cities in terms of the availability of international cuisines.

    The name of this Filipino restaurant is Hollywood Grill. It's rather a peculiar name for a restaurant in the midst of all Portuguese, but with the owner's history and how the family came about to resettle in Portugal from Los Angeles, it's all very understandble. I discovered it by happenstance just this summer (June 2013) while on my annual pilgrimage of sort to this beloved and uniquely outstanding city. I was ambling the Alfama one hot June afternoon up and down this beseeching neighborhood with her labyrinthian alleyways that seem to go on forever to high heavens when stopping for a cold bottle of water the store owner pointed me to the restaurant just around the corner owned by a lovely Filipino couple. I ran to it right away in order that I confirm his rumour but mostly because if nothing could fill my hunger at the present, it would have to be something beyond a seafood-based Portuguese plate! So there it was indeed - cute and tiny but offering large plateful of Filipino food that in no time has gained enormous popularity and then loyalty to Asian sailors from ships that regularly drop anchor at Lisbon's strategic maritime quarters. But I could see that the area residents around Alfama and Santa Apolonia love the restaurant as well as I did witness that afternoon with locals coming in to dine as well as to simply chat with Mario and his wife, the most amiable owners of the place. The next night, I had to come back to the restaurant to eat again, this time with a few Portuguese friends who in their excitement heard from me about the restaurant; and my friends were quite satisfied and happy. The word will spread for sure and Hollywood Grill Restaurant has a bright future in Lisbon no doubt, I said to myself.

    If you haven't had food from the Philippines, this clearly is the place for great introduction. It's an exotic cuisine no doubt, but an exoticism of sort that's derived from so many influences to the native culture: Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian and Indonesian, Spanish, African and in small part, American. Hollywood Grill Restaurant has a Filipino menu which generally encompass the diversity of its many islands. If you love meat dishes, you must try lechon kawali (a uniquely extra crisp chunks of pork cooked in a special pot), pork or fish sinigang (marinated meat or seafood in vinegar-based soup), adobong pusit (squid stew in vinegar, sugar and soya sauce - my favorite), adobong gulay (vegetable stew also in vinegar, sugar and soya sauce), chopsuey (a stir-fry of egg noodles with meat, seafood and veggie combo), tilapya fish cooked in heavenly coconut sauce and a whole lot more menu entries very well prepared and delicious. The restaurant offers typical Portuguese dishes at the same time, mindful of their place in this old city which they now call home among the Portuguese.

    Hollywood Grill Restaurant Mario, the owner (in yellow shirt) with family. Menu of Philippine dishes. A Filipino smile from the kitchen.
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