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This family-run restaurant prides itself on a menu of home cooked meat and fish dishes based on regional Portuguese cuisine, and this cosy little eatery looks the part with its the tiled walls and... Read More
This family-run restaurant prides itself on a menu of home cooked meat and fish dishes based on regional Portuguese cuisine, and this cosy little eatery looks the part with its the tiled walls and original stone-arched ceiling. The menu reflects the country kitchen appearance with dishes like carne do porco alentejana, an intriguing combination of pork and clams bathed in olive oil garnished with coriander, garlic, paprika and sliced lemon. There's an excellent fish and seafood choice – try the grilled dourada (bream) – and the wine list is impressive for such a modest taverna – check out the bottles standing to attention along the top shelf that runs along the edge of the salon. The atmosphere is relaxed and familiar, with waiting staff often joining in with the friendly banter.
Rua da Atalaia 8
+351 21 342 6840
- Mon-Sat Noon-3pm, 7pm-10:30pm
- Best for Homestyle Because: Consistently good service and quality of cooking has kept Antiga 1 de Maio well ahead of the game in the area's competitive restaurant scene.
- Best for Bairro Alto/Principe Real's Best Restaurants Because: A fixture on the Bairro Alto restuarant scene and discovered by locals long before tourists, the food served here is as authentic as it gets.