It is difficult add new positive remarks to a place that has received almost 500 reviews and most them with high rating, but this is indeed a great place!
Despite having to stand in a line for almost an hour before getting a table (reservations cannot be made) and going through an initial confusion about how things worked here, I realised that funny enough this is part of the charm of Ramiro. For the unitiated the queue system does work although it does not appear so. Lots of people seem to jump the queue but they tend to come out again after a while with a beer og two in their hands and resume their positions in the line. Once inside you are met with an unusually high noise level (animated talk only - no music) and an army of mostly older waiters running around and shouting. There is a logistics guy in the door who will direct you to the table and you are then left on your own for a while. The next thing that happens is a hurried waiter turning up with a plate of toasted bread and quickly leaving again before you get a chance to ask anything. When starting to wondering whether to go up to the counter and start pointing at the crustacians a menue appears with only Portuguese names and kilo prices. The waiter does take time to ask what you want to drink (you should say beer which is the speciality of the house) and when he comes back with the drinks he takes time to answer any questions you may have about the seafood. When he realises that you are a complete greenhorn, he will disappear again but reappearing shortly afterwards with an iPad showing pictures of the species named in the menue and you are OK.
I shall not repeat all the superlatives regarding the food alrady mentioned in these reviews but it is great although not cheap. If you are a crowd, try to order many different things sharing them as tapas. The atmosphere is beyond description but great fun.
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