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Águas Livres

Restaurants, Portuguese Avenida da Liberdade/Príncipe Real
4 out of 5 stars
Água Livres
Fotografia: Manuel Manso

A traditional, unpretentious restaurant. Set in a large room, not especially cosy, with checkered tablecloths and ceramic plates on the walls, its cuisine goes with the décor. It has one of the city's best “pataniscas”, weirdly thin and round but well stuffed with cod; the “picanha” rump steak with fries is very good; the pork cheeks delighted Time Out critics; even their steamed john dory fillets with coconut milk, ginger and bell peppers are great – here, everything is.

Time Out tips:

– When it's time for desserts, take the frozen lemon pie.

– A good place to settle a typical Portuguese dilemma: going out for dinner or watching the match on TV.

– Beware: not the city's nicest staff.


Venue name: Águas Livres
Address: Calçada Bento Rocha Cabral, 18
Opening hours: Mon-Sat noon-3pm & 7.30pm-11pm
Price: Up to €20
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