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Restaurant ‘Cantinho da Fabi’ Mouraria Lisbon: original Angolan cuisine, from € 5 great (also vegetarian) dishes & fluent Dutch speaking owner Steve Geronimo

Tweet A taste of Africa: new restaurant ‘Cantinho da Fabi‘ in the historical Mouraria neighborhood in Lisbon serves superb Angolan food. Steve Geronimo, owner of restaurant ‘Cantinho da Fabi’ Lisbon & Pedro Rita Our lunch: Cachupa, 2 glassses of white wine, small bottle of water and coffee: € 14 in total for 2 persons Jindungo pepper: the red devil […]

Wallet-friendly restaurant ‘O Cantinho do Custódio’ Mouraria Lisbon: tasty Portuguese food, local dining place & park ‘Jardim da Cerca da Graça': great old town city views

Tweet 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 […]

Former Palace Chiado Lisbon: gastronomic delights, history, aristocratic party’s, elegant 18th-century rooms, frescoed ceilings & tea bags

Tweet The atmosphere is great in this former palace in the heart of Lisbon. Once the recidence of a nobleman who loved to party, now everyone is welcome to admire the beautifully restored rooms, while enjoying fine food and drinks. Welcome! Palace (Palácio) Chiado Lisbon & very nice waiter Aélio, April 2016 History: Barão (Baron) Joaquim Pedro Quintela, 1st […]

Gastrobar ‘Rio Maravilha’ Lisbon: disappointing experience, breathtaking views Tagus river, LX old factory buildings: creative, dynamic area & weekly Sunday LX market

Tweet New gastrobar Rio Maravilha (Wonderwul River) is situated on the fourth floor of one of the old ‘LXfactory’ buildings in the Alcântara (‘bridge’ in Arabic) district in Lisbon, surrounded by huge windows overlooking the Tagus river, the 25 April bridge and the Cristo Rei statue . Gastrobar Rio Maravilha Lisbon & wonderful view 25 April bridge from a […]

Bakery/cafe Lisbon ‘Fábrica Lisboa': tasty handmade croissants, old fashioned quality, funny vintage decoration & traditional erotic Portuguese pottery

Tweet Bakery/cafe ‘Fábrica Lisboa’ is responsible for the delicious smell wafting through the street Rua da Madelena in Lisbon.. Bakery (padaria)/cafe ‘Fábrica Lisboa’ : delicious handmade rustic bread and croissants ‘Fábrica Lisboa’  has its own production, which means that the croissants, bread, pies or cakes are constantly coming out of the oven in front of the customers. Traditional […]

Lovely Portuguese ceramics at Lisbon’s fleamarket: ‘Armazém das Caldas’ & symbols of Portugal, ‘good luck’ rooster, ‘saint’ sardine, ‘friend’ codfish & ‘love’ swallow

Tweet There’s a store where you step into Lisbon’s famous fleamarket, ‘Armazém das Caldas’. The traditional Portuguese ceramics and the warm service of the owner makes me feel like buying a lot..  I love it! Portuguese ceramics: ‘Armazém das Caldas’, Campo de Santa Clara 112, fleamarket Lisbon Armazém (litt. warehouse) das Caldas opened his doors in November 2014, selling […]

Restaurant ‘Casa de Pasto’ Lisbon: tasty Portuguese culinary traditions, remarkable vintage decoration, funny bathrooms, Mick Jagger & cool Cais do Sodré area

Tweet Inspired by the late 19th-century traditional Lisbon eating houses favored by the bourgeoisie, restaurant Casa de Pasto serves very tasty Portuguese dishes. Worth a visit! Restaurant Casa de Pasto Lisbon: wonderdul vintage decoration Cool Cais do Sodré riverside area & a former brothel Restaurant Casa do Pasto opened in December 2013 by the hand […]

Ginja liqueur in Mouraria Lisbon : tiny tavern ‘Os amigos da Severa’ (‘Friends of Severa’, first fado singer), owner sr. António & spontaneous fado performance

Tweet Planning a trip to Lisbon? A must-try is to taste a delicious liqueur: Ginja. Very popular, also affectionally known as Ginjinha. Tavern ‘Os Amigos da Severa’ Mouraria Lisbon & owner sr. António Pais serving Ginja liqueur In the partly renewed and nowadays trendy area Mouraria (a very old Moorish quarter in Lisbon), there’s a tiny tavern called ‘Os Amigos da […]

Lisbon recommended wine tasting & specialized tours: ‘Venha Vinho’ in historic area Bairro Alto, free tasting, wine with natural cork & Francisco, the charismatic ‘wine dreamer’

Tweet Wine lovers! If you are visiting Lisbon: the Portuguese wines are delicious and besides they are affordable. We enjoyed an evening of wine tasting in the shop of Francisco, ‘wine dreamer’, as he describes himself Lisbon wine shop Venha Vinho (‘litt. come wine’) & owner Francisco Franco Afonso Free wine tasting evenings & shop ‘Venha Vinho’ in […]

Restaurant ‘ Cantinho do Aziz’ Lisbon: visit former Portuguese colony Mozambique without leaving Lisbon: tasty African food, a naughty little secret, Laurentina & Camilla Watson

Tweet Lisbon is the place for fantastic food! Apart from traditional Portuguese cuisine, restaurants from former Portuguese colonies have become more and more popular in recent years, like African and Goan (India) cuisines Restaurant ‘Cantinho do Aziz’ Mouraria Lisbon: you feel like being in Mozambique! Portuguese-speaking African countries (former colonies)  in which the Portuguese language is still […]