AQUELE LUGAR EM ALCÂNTARA
Alcântara / 15 €
Suggested during the weekends
At first glance, it might look more like an antique shop than a restaurant. "Aquele Lugar em Alcântara" is located in an area known for its antiques so, when they opened, they decided to embrace it and decorate the place precisely with that spirit in mind. Spread out across 3 different rooms (and an outside area), the kitsch/random decor makes you look twice and I’m here to tell you should also go in.
The concept is called “blind date menu”. All you have to do is choose how many courses you want (3 entrees plus a main course costs 9.5€; 4 entrees plus 2 main courses costs 12.5€), let the friendly waiter know what you really don’t want to or can’t eat and then comes the fun part: sit back and prepare to be delighted!
I recommend the bigger menu since it’ll give you a better sense of the spirit of the place and more opportunities to see what they come up with. For drinks, if you also don’t wanna choose, the house wine (which they chance weekly) is a good option and a wonderful complement to your culinary journey.