If you visit Lisbon for a few days, a 10-minutes ferry trip to the other side of the Tagus river is really worth it. Restaurant Atira-te ao Rio is one of my favorites!
View Lisbon from Cacilhas (part of Lisbon). Picture: Svetlana Borodina
Restaurant Atira-te ao Rio
Right next to the elevator to the Cristo Rei Statue, restaurant Atira-te ao Rio (litt. ‘throw yourself into the river’) is a space blessed by fabolous views over old town Lisbon. Don’t forget to bring your camera! 🙂
Restaurant Atira-te ao Rio, Cais do Ginjal Lisbon & friend Josephine Lucassen
The menu is typically Portuguese: dishes with good presentation and tasty. We ordered my favorite dish in this restaurant: salada com polvo grelhado (octopus salad), cous-cous com legumes e iogurt (cous-cous with vegetables and yoghurt), and cool white wine (copo de vinho branco). Bill for 2 persons: 35 euro.
Restaurant Atira-te ao Rio, Cais do Ginjal Lisbon & view 25 April bridge
These pictures are made in September on a beautiful sunny day, but in wintertime there’s also the possibility to enjoy the views of old town Lisbon in the interior of the restaurant.
Restaurant Atira-te ao Rio, Cais do Ginjal Lisbon, September 2017
In wintertime the large windows allow the view to be equally (almost as) good as outside. The restaurant features an indoor room with a burning stove and a terrace with heaters and blankets.
Cous cous & cool white wine Restaurant Atira-te ao Rio, Lisbon
Short stay in Lisbon? Check the calendar of my 3-bedroom apartment with lovely patio in the historic city center (Dutch owner) 🙂
Although on Facebook there are some negative posts about this restaurant, my experience so far is very good !
View from restaurant Atira-te ao Rio
After passing some abandoned and ruinous very old warehouses (wonderful old buildings!) , a 10 minutes walk from the ferry, there’s restaurant Atira-te ao Rio
Wonderful very old abandoned warehouses
How to get there?
Take a (cheap) ferry trip from the Cais do Sodré ferry terminal to Cacilhas, (timetable vice verca) and after a 20 minutes walk along abadonded warehouses near the river Tagus there’s restaurant Atira-te ao Rio.