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  • Restaurant Cervejaria “A Palmeira”

    “A Palmeira” may not be a fanciest restaurant but there is indeed something very special about it.

    Just outside the Subway station “Baixa Chiado”, you can enjoy a refreshing beer in a typical environment and enjoy the natural flow of working people and students by the of the day. Try a pint of stout beer “caneca de cerveja preta” while having some free lupins or “tremoços” and potatoes chips.

    Name: Restaurante Cervejaria “A Palmeira”
    Address: R. do Crucifixo 69, 1100 Lisboa
    Telephone: 213 428 372

  • Listen to Fado in “Coraçāo de Alfama”

    Another place where you can have dinner while listening to Genuine fado, the “Coraçāo de Alfama”.
    In the very heart of Alfama and near the belvedere “Miradorouro das Portas do Sol”, don’t miss it!

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    “Super Mario”, Economic Restaurante in Lisbon

    Another option for a economical meal in Lisbon Dowtown is the “Super Mario”. The food is good and besides the normal French fries with steak you can find some Portuguese typical plates, don’t be afraid to ask and try them.

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    Where to eat cheap in Lisbon, Restaurant “Oh Caldas”

    Another low cost option eat in Lisbon is the restaurant “Oh Caldas”. Its has a menu for 12€ with all you can drink and eat, yes, the drinks are included. Even though is cheap to eat it does not mean poor quality.

    “Feijoada de Marisco” and “Bacalhau com natas”” are ones of the main courses available, you may try all of them, as for the drinks they go from water, refrigerants, beer to a good “sangria”, which is one of the top things to drink in your travel to Lisboa.

    This is one of the best locations for students, birthdays and companies group dinners and so you may expect it to be, sometimes, crowded and noisy, especially on Fridays and Saturdays night’s.

    They are in two distinct locations so, just find the one closest to you. Try to call in advance and check for reservations!

    So, to eat cheap in Lisbon, don’t forget:

    Name: Oh Caldas (1)
    Address: Rua de S.Mamede, Nº22C
    Telephone : 218 87 5711
    Schedule: 12.00/15.30 and 19.00/02.00 (Closed on Sundays)

    Name: Oh Caldas (2)
    Addredss: Fábrica – Santos – Calçada do Marquês de Abrantes, Nº22
    Telephone: 213 965 200
    Schedule: 12.00/15.30 and 19.00/02.00 (Closed on Sundays)

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    The Palace, Restaurant and Culture Center “Casa do Alentejo”

    Inner cloister of the Palace Casa do Alentejo

    Inner cloister of the Palace Casa do Alentejo

    Hidden behind normal doors lies the restaurant and culture center “Casa do Alentejo”, built around late XVII century as a Palace, with time changed its purpose for a school, a casino and finally bought as a place of gathering from people from Alentejo, who in those days came for Lisbon in search of work and better conditions.

    Dinner and Ballroom in the Restaurant "Casa do Alentejo"

    Dinner and Ballroom in the Restaurant "Casa do Alentejo"

    Today is more than just a beautiful and relaxing place, take your time and taste some of the much recommended regional “petiscos”, that what its called to the small portions you can eat in between meals, or desserts in the cafeteria. Besides this is a great restaurant for a lunch or dinner in Lisbon.

    Stage in the Dinning Room of the Casa do Alentejo

    Stage in the Dinning Room of the Casa do Alentejo

    While in there take notice that it is a place of theirs, you will find people playing cards, reading newspapers or just taking a nap so, pay attention and don’t disturb them.

    Art and sculptures exposed in the Culture center "Casa do Alentejo"center

    Art and sculptures exposed in the Culture center "Casa do Alentejo"center

    Specially on the weekends afternoons you will find some culture activities like “Canto Alentejano”, a Alentejo’s regional chantings.

    A last hint, Casa do Alentejo is one of the places where you can find and enjoy Lupins.

    See the Casa do Alentejo Menu and prices.

    Name: “Casa do Alentejo”
    Address: Rua das portas de Santo Antão 58, 1150-268 Lisboa
    Telephone: 00351 213 405 140

    Map of the Palace, restaurant and Culture Center “Casa do Alentejo”

    Follow to the official “Casa do Alentejo” web site for many more amazing pictures and further information.

  • Casa de Fados, Restaurant “A Baiuca” in Alfama, Lisbon

    Another place where you can listen to Fado is the Restaurant and Casa de Fados “A Baiuca” in Alfama. It is not that much of a tourist oriented place and so will share the enjoyment of listening to true “Fado Castiço”. Along with Fado you can taste and enjoy some typical cuisine, the prices are not expensive and the aura is very mystic and genuine as many of the attendance are locals.

    Alfama is an Lisbon’s neighborhood and a place you will not want to miss, it deserves a visit both day and night and specially to the belvedere “Portas do Sol”.

    Name: A Baiuca
    Address: Rua São Miguel 20 Lisboa Alfama, LISBOA, Lisboa 1100-544
    Phone: 218867284
    Entrance fee: Free entrance

    Click to find where to listen to Fado in A Baiuca, in Alfama

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    Low cost Lisbon restaurant. Eat cheap, Floresta da Estefania

    Depending on your budget one of the cheapest places where you can eat is McDonalds, depending on your palate that may not be a option or not even a option for more than 2 days.

    I leave you one very good place where you can eat, lunch and dinner, very cheap, it’s called “Floresta da Estefania”. The next example is a real case from the day 23/12/2010 :

    Price and menu for 2 People:

    • 1 x Small bread (0.30€)
    • 2 x Small sticks of butter (0.90€)
    • 2 x Plates with French fries, rice, salad and :
      • 1 x “Alheira”, a Portuguese kind of smoke sausage make primary of bread and meat, pork or chicken (4.10€)
      • 1 x “Iscas”, pork liver (3.80€)
    • 1 x Bottle of red wine “St. Isidoro” (2.80€)

    TOTAL : 11.60€

    Ok, it’s not he fanciest place but it’s is surely cheap. If you want to have a good meal, with some real Portuguese treats, don’t forget, go to:

    Name : Floresta da Estefania
    Address Rua Cidade da Horta 37-39, 1000 Lisboa
    Schedule: (Closes on Sundays)