Since 1930, the Ferreira family has been selling seafood preserved in vintage-style tins. Browse original wooden shelves stacked with colorful boxes of fish products, including Prata do Mar’s tuna fillets packed in olive oil and salt.
Rua dos Bacalhoeiros 34, 351/21-886-4009. This appeared in the May 2013 issue.
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Fish in a Can
Located downtown, this shop was opened in the 1930s and still sells the same product, canned fish. And it maintains the original cobblestone interior with wooden furniture, including a wooden cash register.
Three brands contain fresh Portuguese fish: Tricana, Prata do Mar, and Minor. You can find the classics like sardines and tuna, or else try anchovies, codfish, squid, and mussels.
But the contents of the can are not the only attraction. People love the retro packaging. The cans come naked from the suppliers and then are wrapped at the store. If you need any help, just ask someone at the balcony. They will help you and give some explanations.