Historic area Alfama in Lisbon can be described as the heart of tradition. It still remains characteristic, however in summertime it can be too crowdy…
Senhor Graciano Germano, owner of restaurant Grelhador de Alfama Lisbon in wintertime & friend Alexandra Tops
Delicious aroma in the streets
In Rua de Remedios in Lisbon there’re many restaurants to choose from. In the narrow streets you smell the delicious aroma curling up from the grills 🙂
Restaurant Grelhador (Grill) de Alfama in Lisbon
Area Alfama in Lisbon certainly is the most famous historic and oldest neighborhood, a narrowed maze of streets with many fado restaurants and pictoresque houses.
Restaurant Grelhador (Grill) de Alfama in Lisbon & lovely interior
Mainly visitors from all over the world walk around in area Alfama, nowadays it’s a very popular historic neighborhood. You hardly hear people speaking Portuguese..
Authentic Portuguese restaurants with local priced dishes are not easy to find.
Restaurant Grelhador (Grill) de Alfama in Lisbon: dish of the day: leitão Grelhado (grilled pig)
We were enticed by the 8 € for the dish of the day (leitão grelhado , grilled pig), but a glass of house wine is 3.50 € (home-produced, very good taste). Unrequested starter: 4.50 € for 5 slices of chouriço (spicy sausage) 🙁
The bill came to 40 € (2 people, incl. bread, water & dessert: mousse manga).
Restaurant Grelhador (Grill) de Alfama in Lisbon, November 2019
Unrequested starter dishes: typical Portuguese
You have to pay for starters like bread, butter, chouriço, cheese and often olives, tuna or sardine paste, or shrimps (camarão).
Restaurant Grelhador (Grill) de Alfama in Lisbon & friendly owner sr. Germano
Those starters are not free, feel free not to touch them and they will not be charged on your bill.
You won’t pay for starters if you don’t eat them, the waiter will take them away (não, obrigado): ‘No thank you’.
Restaurant Grelhador (Grill) de Alfama in Lisbon & home produced wine
Owner Graciano Germano and his wife are very friendly. The bill was not as painful as it could have been in this area. Restaurant owner Sr. Germano took the time to tell us the story about their home-produced wine.
Then we could buy 2 bottles of wine for a friendly price 🙂
Traditional Portuguese restaurant Grelhador de Alfama, Lisbon