: Don't be surprised if you end up waiting to be seated lunchtimes at this lively little restaurant: Floresta do Salitre is a favourite with lisboetas seeking midday sustenance, and local office workers... Read More
: Don't be surprised if you end up waiting to be seated lunchtimes at this lively little restaurant: Floresta do Salitre is a favourite with lisboetas seeking midday sustenance, and local office workers – secretaries, admin bods and probably even their managing directors – snap up many of the tables. The food is typical Portuguese fare, homemade and served promptly with minimum fuss. They're big on seafood here, with a delicious array of grilled fish options embellishing a menu that also lists food from the countryside – lamb, chicken and pork dishes variously prepared and representing different regions of Portugal. Complementing the gastronomy are wines sold by the glass or available by the bottle.
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: A lively local clientele adds flavor to this popular family-owned eatery. The menu of traditional Portuguese cuisine includes hearty salmon and tuna steaks, with the fresh fish and seafood choice complemented by meat options such as melt-in-your mouth veal cutlets and a piping hot lamb stew, always served with wafer-thin homemade fries. They're good at desserts too, and the almond tart is a treat. The wine list is selective but well matched for this kind of mid-range food. The lunchtime daily specials draw hungry city workers in their droves, and it's sometimes difficult to get a table. Likewise, evenings can get pretty busy especially towards the weekends.