Type: Bar, Local Picks, Nightlife District, Wine Bar
Though not strictly a wine bar per se, connoisseurs of fine wine will be suitably impressed with the selection at this smart and stylish eatery. The list numbers around 180 different labels from... Read More
Though not strictly a wine bar per se, connoisseurs of fine wine will be suitably impressed with the selection at this smart and stylish eatery. The list numbers around 180 different labels from across Portugal and includes respected names like Esporão, Quinta do Carmo, Conde de Vimioso and Mouchão. In fact, you wonder how they cram so much quality into such a small space. Fidalgo opened in 1971 and has remained in the same family ever since. It's a small restaurant, but there's additional room downstairs and outside, where tables are set on warmer days. The menu reads like a traditional recipe book, with dishes like bacalhau à lagareiro (grilled cod with baked potatoes drizzled with hot olive oil and garlic) and arroz de frango de cabidela (rice with country chicken) among the daily recommendations. Special fish and seafood combinations for two persons are also available.
- Wine Bars: "Look out for the rare collection of Monte do Pintor wine bottles with their original hand-drawn labels signed by the artists."
- Best for Wine Bars Because: After more than 40 years' worth of cooking, Fidalgo has achieved a cult following with diners as far away as Brazil.