- Cuisines: Portuguese, Local Traditional
NileGuide Expert Says:
Family style cooking at its very best.
NileGuide Expert tip:
Book a table in advance during the summer months.
- Although famed for its seafood – the dourada (John Dory) is grilled to perfection – this restaurant is also highly regarded for its carne do porco à alentejana, an unusual marriage of pork and clams cooked in olive oil, paprika, coriander and garlic and garnished with sliced lemon. This is traditional Portuguese fare at its near best. The family-owned restaurant prides itself on a menu of home cooked meat and fish dishes that attracts an appreciative local clientele. The wine list is good and inexpensive. Rustic in appearance, with an interior bedecked with white tiles and starched gingham tablecloths, the atmosphere here is always jovial, with self-effacing waiting staff often joining in the humorous banter. Evenings are busy, and its limited floorspace means the restaurant can on occasion feel rather cramped. This is a very popular venue during the summer months and advance booking is advisable. Nearby parking is very limited. © NileGuide2011
Restaurante 1º de Maio offers exquisite fish preparations for a core clientele, which includes politicians, journalists, artists and intellectuals. Traditional Portuguese food like fried rabbit with clams and chips, John Dory with Açorda (bread soup) and several types of grilled fish feature on the menu. The best part is that they come at rather affordable prices. It's quite a popular joint, so reserving a table is mandatory.
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- tel: +351 (0)21 342 6840
- Rua da Atalaia 8
- Lisbon 1200-041
Bairro Alto/Principe Real
- Noon-3pm, 7pm-10.30pm Mon-Fri; 7pm-10.30pm Sat. Closed Sun
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