NileGuide Expert Says:
The history and reputation of this company stretches back to 1921.
Rua da Cintura do Porto de Lisboa
1200-109 Lisbon, Portugal
+351 (0)21 342 2138
NileGuide Expert tip:
Adequate parking, but arrive early to find a place. Weekends are always busy.
The Portugália chain of restaurants are a national institution and are in fact beer halls, or cervejarias, that also serve steak and seafood as an accompaniment to the vast range of ale and lager on offer. Lisbon boasts two such restaurants; one located in Avenida Almirante Reis, the other on the riverfront at Cais do Sodré. The esplanade setting and river view works wonders for the appetite. Renowned for the freshness of its seafood, Portugália's seafood menu numbers a wealth of ocean delights such as "Espinho" shrimp from Portugal's northern shores, grilled tiger shrimp and mantis shrimp, together with crab, king crab, lobster and spiny lobster. The kitchen is noted for its seafood platters that provide diners with an opportunity of sampling a choice of the very best seafood in one sitting. The roasted cod with jacket potato exemplifies the healthy fish dish options. A selection of steak dishes complement the seafood choice and a children's menu is at hand for youngsters.