Sophia La Loca

Cuisine: European, Portuguese

Price: $$

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Tapas: With its selective but scrumptious menu of petiscos – Portuguese style tapas – and discerning regional wine list, "Crazy Sophia" is a favourite haunt of locals who applaud their country's rich...  Read More
Bairro Alto/Principe Real's Best Restaurants: The name of this restaurant translates to English as "Crazy Sophia", and a Sophia does indeed work in the kitchen. But rather than display any bizarre or outlandish behaviour, she's calm and collected...  Read More

  • Tapas: "Look out for the fantastic framed pen and ink illustration of Sophia la Loca in all her eccentric, inebriated glory by graphic artist Carlos Barcia, hung on the wall near the entrance."
  • Bairro Alto/Principe Real's Best Restaurants: "Order their signature dish, bacalhau à braz. It's a well-known Portuguese staple but here it's twice as light and flavoursome!"
  • Best for Tapas Because: Sophia La Loca is based around a gourmet style pesticos concept, where the emphasis is on quality rather than quantity.
  • Best for Bairro Alto/Principe Real's Best Restaurants Because: The menu and wine list is selective, but Sophia La Loca manages to reinvent the tapas dining experience by just keeping it simple.

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