CASA DO ALENTEJO
Rossio / 10 €
migas fried with pork meat, mixed eggs with asparagus
Bank card, Cash
In need of a new hangout spot for you and your crew for getting the night started after a long work day? I’ve got you covered. “Taberna da Casa do Alentejo” is a significant step up from a “tasca” in the food department while maintaining the price range extremely accessible.
So, let me walk you through. First off, if you don’t already know, Casa do Alentejo is a regionalist association that’s also a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and support the Alentejo region and whose origins date back to 1912. They’re housed at the Alverca Palace, which is a gorgeous building minutes away from Rossio.
Walking in, you’ll find a beautiful hall complete with a mosaic fountain, letting you know you’re somewhere very special. On the ground floor, you’ll find the Tavern, a place made up of a patio (great for a warm night) and an interior room. The patio has colorful murals allusive of Alentejo, a land so full of tradition and history.
Getting to the best part of this place, let’s talk about the food! On the menu you’ll find several types of regional cheeses and “enchidos”, very good ones to get you started. After these, you can move on to the tomato soup with poached egg or the “açorda”, grilled “farinheira” or the gizzards. Delight yourself with the eggs with “farinheira” or esparragos, the chorizo, black pudding, “migas” with fried pig's meat or pig's meat barred with pepper and garlic.
At “Taberna da Casa do Alentejo”, the options may not be endless but the taste is as genuine as they come and the house wine will keep on pouring as long as you keep on ordering. It really is the perfect place for the start of a memorable night.