Bairro da Avillez-Taberna & Mercearia
Cuisine: Continental, European, Latin, Mediterranean, Peruvian, Portuguese, Seafood
Price Range: $$
Michelin-starred chef José Avillez is one of Portugal's most celebrated restaurateurs. Already known for several city restaurants, Bairro is different for being a dining space and a mercearia, or... Read More
Michelin-starred chef José Avillez is one of Portugal's most celebrated restaurateurs. Already known for several city restaurants, Bairro is different for being a dining space and a mercearia, or grocery store, where you can purchase Portuguese delicacies such as hams and cheeses and other authentic gifts that make unusual souvenirs. The taberna offers a menu of regional dishes based on cherished recipes but interpreted in a fresh and contemporary way. Seafood choice is especially outstanding, and there are vegetarian options alongside classic meat presentations. A little pricy perhaps, but you're also paying for the concept and location. The wine list is modest considering the reputation of the chef but the whole idea here is to eat and relax in an informal, almost market-like ambiance. Bairro is also made up of other dining spaces at the rear of Taberna, Páteo and Beco, and a Peruvian restaurant space on the first floor.
- Baixa/Chiado's Best Restaurants: "Consider lunch over dinner as the experience is less crowded and the vibe more relaxing."
- Best for Baixa/Chiado's Best Restaurants Because: Bairro da Avillez is a novel Lisbon dining experience where you can eat and shop under the same roof. Epicureans will be suitably impressed.