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Cuisine: European, Hungarian, Portuguese
Price Range: $$
The whacky décor in this snug, cheap 'n' cheerful eatery reflects the restaurant's name – Bota Alta means "High Boot" in English, and this particular style of footwear treads all over customers as... Read More
The whacky décor in this snug, cheap 'n' cheerful eatery reflects the restaurant's name – Bota Alta means "High Boot" in English, and this particular style of footwear treads all over customers as the subject of numerous prints, drawing and paintings that festoon the walls, and even as decorative bar ceramics styled as the hobnail variety. The food is good old-fashioned country-style cuisine, and the menu draws on traditional Portuguese recipes from across the country. They do a superb cod in port wine, and an equally appetising garlic-laced "Bota Alta Steak" complete with egg and chips. It doesn't get much more plain and simple than this, especially when it's all washed down with a glass or two of the house wine.
Travessa da Queimada, 35-37
+351 21 342 7959
- Mon-Fri: noon-2:30pm,; 7pm-10:30pm
- Sat: 7pm-10:30pm
- Homestyle: "The interior is tiny, and a little too familiar if you're looking for a romantic table for two."
- Best for Homestyle Because: A perennial Lisbon favourite, this place has been feeding them up for years and it's still difficult to get a table after 8pm!