Football: most popular sport in Portugal & excellent restaurant/Cervejaria ‘Adega de São Roque’ Lisbon near Bairro Alto, decorated with European football team scarves
Football is the most popular sport in Portugal and also in Lisbon. There are a lot of very good seafood restaurants, many with very beautiful displays of lobsters, shrimp, oysters and crabs, but a big TV-screen is also very important….! The Portuguese even watch football (futebol) while enjoying a dinner at a restaurant!
Lisbon, December 7, 2010, Pastelaria Suíça, Rossio, a cafe/restaurant very popular with tourists
But this afternoon the city center was filled with blue skirts and blue jackets, just arrived in Lisbon, waiting for the match. The football supporters kill the time by drinking Cola . FC Schalke vs Benfica, Uefa Champions League.
The Lisbon football clubs ‘Benfica‘ and ‘Sporting Clube de Portugal’, have many sports teams in the highest Portuguese divisions and European competitions. Football fans from all over Europe visit Lisbon when their favorite football team play here. Football lovers in Lisbon WK 2010
Restaurant Cervejaria ’Adega de São Roque’ , Rua da Misericordia, 120, Lisbon
Football lovers: this your place to be! Near the heart of the Bairro Alto area, undoubtedly one of the landmarks of gastronomy in Lisbon’s historical city center, there’s an excellent (seafood) and unique decorated restaurant. The walls and the ceiling are covered with European football team scarves and with a mix of remarkable photos of public figures who are passing through there over time.
The ceiling in this restaurant is totally covered with European football scarves….
Here you will find not only an excellent restaurant but also a nice pub and the most diverse and traditional Portuguese snacks. The seafood cataplana and the grilled fish plate are delicious, but if you prefer pork or a steak, it’s also on the menu. To accompany your meal, they have an elaborate wine list, or if you prefer beer, there are several options available.
Restaurant/Cervejaria ’Adega (Cellar) de São Roque’ Lisbon in the afternoon. They are open every day from 12:00 – 24:00, so if you like to come in at 17:00 you’re welcome!
Cervejaria means ‘beerhouse’, where beer is produced (or used to be produced) and where you can eat as well. There are many Cervejaria’s in Lisbon. Most Cervejaria’s have restaurant and a bar where you can stand and drink beer and eat snacks like a ‘prego’ which is a steak sandwich. The steak is grilled on the plate and comes with garlic in a white roll. The Portuguese eat the prego’s (literally: nails, referring to the full stomach after eating one) with mustard or piri-piri. A popular snack as well is a small plate of cooked shrimps (camarão) served with sea salt and a part of lemon. You can ask for camarão grande (big ones), camarão medio (medium) or camarão pequeno (baby shrimps).
Carne de porco à Alentejana, 11,50 euro, glass of wine 1.50, bread 0,50
Pork stew with clams, potatoes, coriander and garlic is a traditional Portuguese dish, particularly near the Atlantic coast, where clams are easily found. It is called alentejana as being in the manner of the Alentejo, a province of Portugal. Delicious! Recipe YouTube
Senhor Albano Matos (l). Nice people, excellent food and good service.
Restaurant/Cervejaria ’Adega (Cellar) de São Roque’ Lisbon, Rua da Misericordia, 120, Lisbon, tel. (+351) 213 432 167
The toilet in the restaurant: Um de nós é gay (one of us is gay….)