Cuisine: European, Mediterranean, Portuguese
Price Range: $
Designed as a typical countryside eatery, Taberna offers lunch and dinner opportunities to anyone seeking a meal in a relaxed, chic-rustic ambiance. But it's also an ideal place to enjoy... Read More
Designed as a typical countryside eatery, Taberna offers lunch and dinner opportunities to anyone seeking a meal in a relaxed, chic-rustic ambiance. But it's also an ideal place to enjoy patiscos–Portuguese-style tapas delicacies that represent the very best of the nation's traditional fare, with international flourishes to further tempt the palate. The concept is simple: combine and share. The menu works up an appetite with a delicious variety of finger-food options, dishes like lettuce wrap with crispy cod, octopus with garlic and kimchi sauce, veal with potato and mustard cream, and beef croquettes with mustard and pickles. There's also soups, salads, and a wicked selection of desserts, some infused with port wines, others with Portuguese brandy. And of course, there's a separate wine list that ably complements the food on offer.
- Tapas: "Incorporated into the restaurant space is a mercearia, a gourmet grocer's store selling cheeses, sausage and cold cuts, pickles, olive oil and lots of other typical goodies."
- Best for Tapas Because: Taberna is part of Bairro do Avillez, where a number of differently themed restaurants are clustered under one roof.