Hours: Mon-Fri noon-2:30pm and 6-11pm; Sat-Sun 11am-11pm
Tel: 853/2899 9998
3 Rua dos Negociantes,
People in the know head to this small, traditionally styled restaurant in Taipa Village, done up with blue-and-white tiled walls, carved wooden chairs, and heavy wood beams. Be sure to make a reservation in order to sample the good food here, since it seats only 24 diners on the main floor and another dozen on the rooftop terrace. You might want to start with the roasted homemade Portuguese sausage, assorted Portuguese cheeses, Portuguese green cabbage soup, or the yummy stuffed crab meat, followed by African chicken, black pork imported from Portugal, or tenderloin steak Portuguese style, fried with garlic and white wine and served with Portuguese smoked ham, fried egg, potatoes, and pickles. You'll want to linger here, inspired, perhaps, by the Spumanti sparkling wine.
Reservations: Reservations required
Transportation: Bus: 11, 15, 22, 28A, 30, 33, or 34