Portuguese food with a modern approach, excellent wine selection, knowledgeable staff, awesome ambiance
With glowing pigs suspended on the front of the building as well as in the inside stairwell/smoking area, this traditional-with-a-twist Portuguese restaurant shows its penchant for the abnormal from the beginning. Served on a mix-mash of grandma’s chipped china in two glorious rooms each with its own unique ceiling, the elegantly-prepared fare doesn’t disappoint, until it’s over too quickly. Atlas recommends sharing an assortment of dishes with a group of three or more so you can try as many things as possible, like their trotters (pigs feet‚ oh yes!), bochechas (pork cheeks), and espada preta (black swordfish). Save room for a port wine and a dessert. Some of the best-made cocktails in Cais do Sodré as well.