Along with the Pizzaria Lisboa, this is the city's most low-key José Avillez restaurant. That could be due to its location, inside the São Carlos National Theater (and outside too – they have nice outdoors tables); or maybe it is due to its simple, relaxed cuisine. Despite that, don't ignore the tender dough pastries, the cod nuggets, the “caldo verde” soup and the risottos, all of them by Avillez. This is a place for good, solid Portuguese food, with crisp flavours and a tasteful presentation. Tourists love it and so should Lisboners.
Time Out tips:
– The chef produces his own “nata” custard pie. Does it taste good? Yes it does.
– Like in a good eatery, there is a little bit of everything: vegetable cream soup, “bitoque” steak, cod à la Brás.
– Come rain or shine, the outdoors tables are covered during wintertime.
|Venue name:||Café Lisboa||Contact:|
Largo de São Carlos, 23
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sun noon-midnight|
|Price:||Up to €40|