This convivial adega (tavern)—complete with wood beams, stone floors, and bunches of garlic suspended from the ceiling—may look a little faded. But it is now one of just two in Lisbon to boast gabinetes—paneled booths traditionally used for trysts but also handy for working lunches—and is a great place to sample rustic food on the cheap. There is a different bacalhau dish every day, and paella is always on the menu; other house specialties include grilled cuttlefish and secretos, lean meat from the belly of the porco preto pig.
Rua de Dom Pedro V 96–98, Lisbon, 1250-095, Portugal
Jan 28, 2008
Not as exceptional or welcoming as we'd hoped but very good value
Mar 29, 2007
First impressions aren't great - it could do with a refurb - but the locals obviously love it and it serves generous portions of home cooking. Bacalhau is excellent, as is any other fish dish, and service friendly.