“Simple restaurant ... delicious meal.”
In the heart of Lisbon, late noon, we jumped into a small local restaurant at the upper level stop of the funicular of the Rua Bica.
We weren't expecting much and were just looking for a quick meal before continuing our visit of Lisbon. The interior of the restaurant was indeed just so and so. Small, a bit dark and very simple furnished. The tram personnel jumped in for a quick coffee. One table was occupied with Portuguese people.
The lady of the restaurant was very friendly. She was not immediately loading the table with petiscos/entradas as so often done in Portugal, leading to an expensive bill at the end much to the surprise of tourists.
We asked for bread and azeitonas (olives) waiting for our meal to be prepared.
We both (my wife and me) took coelho caçador which means rabbit prepared the hunters' way.
Much to our surprise the meal was delicious. Rich, special taste. Starting to discuss with the owner, she revealed the secret. The coelho was prepared with red wine.
The wine we choose to accompany the meal was recommended by the house. A red Douro wine by the name of Dona Matilde. Just 9 euros for a bottle. And again surprise: really delicious wine. No way you can get for this price similar quality in any other european restaurant. Would even be difficult to find in Portugal certainly in a touristic area like the center of Lisbon.
I ended the meal with a chocolate mousse of good quality and a coffee, my wife finished the bottle of wine instead (she didn't have to drive-:).
The total bill was an incredible low 27 euros.
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