Grapes & Bites-Hostel & Wines
Cuisine: European, Mediterranean, Portuguese, Spanish
Price Range: $$
A wine bar with a hostel sited above it, this lively Bairro Alto restaurant is also highly regarded for its choice of pesticos, Portugal's version of the Spanish tapas. Indeed, the menu lists a... Read More
A wine bar with a hostel sited above it, this lively Bairro Alto restaurant is also highly regarded for its choice of pesticos, Portugal's version of the Spanish tapas. Indeed, the menu lists a discerning selection of gourmet nibbles, regional tidbits prepared to the highest order and wonderfully presented. Hot and cold cuts are available, but it's the combination of cured hams, presunto and spicy sausage together with cheeses from across Portugal that are particularly appealing. The food complements an amazing variety of wines, in fact nearly 100 different labels that represent just about every wine-growing region in Portugal. As evening falls, live guitar music helps to mellow an already conducive atmosphere.
Rua do Norte 81-85
- Tapas: "Order the petisco platter, a sort of regional tasting menu that's served on a split-level tray."
- Best for Tapas Because: Popular with groups and therefore often busy to the point of being overcrowded, Grapes & Bites is nonetheless one of the city's most attractive tapas bars.