Hours: Wed-Mon 12:30-3pm and 6:30-11pm
Tel: 853/2831 3193
289 Rua do Almirante Sérgio,
Just a stone's throw from the Maritime Museum and A-Ma Temple, this is the best place to eat if you find yourself hungering for Portuguese food in this area. Look for its whitewashed walls, an architectural feature repeated in the interior with an arched, low ceiling. Casual yet often filled with businesspeople, it offers feijoada, codfish in a cream sauce, chargrilled king prawns, clams prepared in garlic and olive oil, grilled pork chops, baked minced beef potato pie, and other traditional dishes that are consistently good. Its name, by the way, refers to a type of Portuguese boat, which is appropriate for a colony founded by seafaring explorers.
Reservations: Reservations recommended
Transportation: Bus: 1, 1A, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 10A, 11, 18, 21, 21A, 26, 28B, or 34