Get away from the tourist spots and sample a real simple and honest local experience!
Food snobs and arrogant demanding tourists stay away, its simple food with no pretentions on service. This is not fine dining - it’s basically cafe food,
Portions are huge and there is the option to order full or half portions, its rustic cooking at its best and they use quality fresh ingredients.
This is a restaurant caters for the Portuguese but we were more than welcomed by the extremely friendly and effervescent waiter who spoke not a word of English but was capable of having a lengthy conversation with us using smiles and shrugs and signing- absolutely brilliant!
The wines abundant and post dinner port is supplied virtually on tap!
I again emphasize that this is an authentic local cafe/ restaurant serving honest well cooked food at low prices and long may it continue to do so!
There were many locals dining, it must seat 150 and there were probably 100+ there when we got there- the atmosphere was great but I can imagine it would feel very empty with just a few diners,
Cost for 4 for as much as you could want to drink and eat including octopus. Veal, steak, pork, ribs salads, etc etc was less than £15 a person – and the entertainment by the happy staff free of charge!
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