Not trendy or chic, but very tasty and cheap: typical Portuguese food in Mouraria, historic area of Lisbon, close to a new park with wonderful old town city views. Easy to reach from square Praça Martim Moniz (tram 28)
Restaurant ‘O Cantinho do Custódio’ Mouraria Lisbon, owners & daughter Ilda
Away from tourist areas in Lisbon you can find good and cheap restaurants, like restaurant ‘O Cantinho do Custódio’ (Custódio ‘s Corner) in historic area Mouraria: tasty Portuguese food for a very good price: around 5-7 euro pp 😉
Restaurant ‘O Cantinho do Custódio’ Mouraria Lisbon: good and cheap Portuguese food
Our bill: bife da casa 7.00 € (Portuguese fried beef with an egg on top of the meat, rice, or fried potatoes and salad), polvo (octopus): 5.00 €, carafe of house wine 0.50 l (vinho da casa): 1.40 €, bottle of water (agua): 0.85 €, dessert (sobremesa): maçã assada (roasted apple) 1.50 €, 2 coffee: 1.20 €, licor Beirão (Portuguese liqueur) : 0,75 €
Restaurant ‘O Cantinho do Custódio’ Lisbon: polvo & batata cozida (octopus & potatoes) 5.00 €
Very popular: bitoque (Portuguese steak)
The Portuguese steak, bife, is a slice of fried beef served in a wine-based sauce with fried potatoes, rice, or salad.
Bitoque (toque means touch), comes from the idea that the meat only ‘touches’ the grill twice, meaning that it does not grill for too long before being served, resulting in a rare to medium-rare cut of meat. A fried egg is placed on top of the meat.
Restaurant ‘O Cantinho do Custódio’ area Mouraria Lisbon: tasty and cheap Portuguese food
Restaurant ‘O Cantinho’ do Custódio
Calçada Do Monte 3
Tel.: (00351) 218860826, no WiFi
About 10 minutes walk from starting point tram 28 square Martim Moniz
More about ‘eléctrico 28′. This legendary tram is a tourist attraction in itself. It goes all around town.
Restaurant ‘O Cantinho do Custódio’ area Mouraria Lisbon: very tasty and cheap Portuguese food
Eat & drink like a local
Although this restaurant is quite close to the touristy areas of Lisbon, this is a local place that serves typical Portuguese food. You are very welcome, but the owners do not speak English.
Restaurant ‘O Cantinho do Custódio’ area Mouraria Lisbon & roasted apple 1.50 €
Historical area Mouraria & history
Historical area Mouraria exists more than 900 years, together with Alfama Lisbon’s oldest neighborhoods of great historical value. The former Moorish quarter is a muddle of very narrow streets, stairs and small squares, which gives the visitor a glimpse of a forgotten age.
Garden Jardim da Cerca da Graça Lisbon, wonderful views & the Saint George castle
Nearby garden Jardim da Cerca da Graça & wonderful old town city views
The new garden, with an area of 1.7 hectares, was inaugurated on 17 June 2015. It is the largest green space for public access to historic districts of Lisbon, the connection between the neighborhoods of Graça and Mouraria, opened to the public.
Garden Jardim da Cerca da Graça Lisbon & wonderful city views
Kiosk & childeren’s playground
According to the Lisbon Municipality, the project implemented on site included the planting of about 180 trees and shrubs. It was closed to the public for centuries.
There are three viewpoints, a picnic park, an orchard, a playground for children and a kiosk with a terrace. They serve soups, sandwiches and homemade cakes.
Garden Jardim da Cerca da Graça Lisbon, kiosk & beer: 1 euro 🙂
Jardim da Cerca da Graça
Calçada do Monte 46,
Opening hours: 10:00 to 22:00 (also on Sundays)
near children’s play ground, Wifi available
Garden Jardim da Cerca da Graça Lisbon & journalist Pedro Rita