A Licorista-O Bacalhoeiro
Cuisine: European, Portuguese, Seafood
Price Range: $$
Popular with locals drawn to the simple but wholesome Portuguese fare that highlights the menu at this historic downtown eatery. Oddly, this place is two restaurants in one. A Licorista was previously... Read More
Popular with locals drawn to the simple but wholesome Portuguese fare that highlights the menu at this historic downtown eatery. Oddly, this place is two restaurants in one. A Licorista was previously a bar known for its choice of liquors, and still offers a bewildering array of concoctions. Look out for the delightful tiled mural on the wall depicting a suited gentleman imbibing heartedly. O Bacalhoeiro is next door. Both places feature the same menu, with the signature dish being bacalhau à minhota – codfish with thinly sliced fried potatoes. Another favourite dish is the picanha grelhada, spicy grilled meat. Wines are refreshingly inexpensive (the house options arrive in a litre jar) and the whole ambiance is laid-back and friendly.
Rua dos Sapateiros 222-224
+351 21 343 1415
- Mon-Sat Noon-3pm, 7pm-11pm
- Baixa/Chiado's Best Restaurants: "To avoid the inevitable tourist throngs, opt to eat later, around 9pm. This way you'll enjoy the company of locals and a more authentic dining experience."
- Best for Baixa/Chiado's Best Restaurants Because: Lisbon's Baixa can be a restaurant tourist trap. A Licorista-O Bacalhoeiro, however, retains a semblance of originality and old-time charm.