El Clandestino was the biggest surprise of January 2016! We were losing hope because it took forever for them to pick up the phone and confirm availability (on a Saturday night) and since it has a great location just between Bairro Alto and Príncipe Real it is a challenge to get a reservation, so book it in advance.
It opened last November and its concept goes around Mexican and Peruvian cuisines meaning Tacos and Ceviches.
The dishes are meant to share and my recommendations would go to the Crunchy tuna tostada with sweet cucumber spaghetti, purple onion and chipotle mayo, for starter.
Having lived in Asia and due to my family roots, I am a huge fan of bold and authentic flavors!
This restaurant opened in July, in Nations Park area (15 minutes driving from Lisbon downtown) and immediately was included in my have-to-try restaurant list. It was actually during my Mom’s birthday that I had the chance to get to know this place for the first time.
The cuisine is from the Chinese region of Sichuan and please be prepared to get your mouth heated!I would say that even with different levels of chili (chosen by you), you have to be into spices somehow, otherwise you will not fancy this restaurant.
This restaurant was what I called a remarkable admirable surprise. I went for an early and quick dinner and ended up loving every moment and wishing to come back again! It is centrally located in the downtown, more specifically in Cais do Sodré.
It is definitely for meat lovers and the menu is easy to read and choose from: pick your meat cut, type of sauce and side dishes.