Tasca do Manel
The owner Manel is a charismatic figure of Bairro Alto. Actually, people travel from all over the country to try the “Feijoada de Javali” (wild boar stew) in this typical local restaurant. Here, unlike the majority of the restaurants in Lisbon where the best option is grilled fish, they specialize…
home style restaurant. dishes out hearty and tasty fare from Portugal's northern Minho region, and the Alentejo, in the south of the country.
“For the most adventurous guests, this small typical restaurant has all the ingredients of bohemian, informal, traditional Lisbon. The owner, Zé, has been here for more than 20 years and has almost exclusively local clients. Wonderful, home-made food done by Angolan cook Ana. Open only at lunch-time. ”
“There are not many places left like this in Lisbon anymore. Gávea do Mar is a remnant from Lisbon´s past: an old style “Cervejaria” (Portuguese Beer House), with large stone arches inside and a high ceiling. The food, the owner and the waiters have been the same for decades, almost exactly with the same menu and special atmosphere. A memory of old Lisbon: traditional, warm, unpretentious.”
“The Liverpool bar is blatant proof of the past of the “cais do sodré ” area until about 8 years ago: various strip clubs for sailors, old-school bohemians and traditional restaurants. There are no strip clubs anymore, and the crowd has become younger and hip. But the owners and decoration remain the same, with the mirrors, laser lights and intimate corners. The music remains 80's pop and Glam rock as always. Definitely a local charm.”
“Nightlife: Nice wines and sparkling wines in a busy nightlife street, so called Pink Street (Rua cor de rosa). Check out this street any night of the week.”