A Tasquinha - a Little Bit of Heaven in the Alfama
This restaurant worker takes a little break while listening to local singers sing several Fado songs. The entertainment is only part of what makes " A Tasquinha" a lovely respite in a sightseeing trek up an Alfama hill to Sao Jorge Castle.
Under cooling umbrellas, locals and tourist alike dine on authentic Portuguese fare and lovely local wines. The mournful strains of the Fado, accompanied by guitars, completes the local neighborhood atmosphere. The uncomplicated food, olives, cheeses, shrimp and cod, is all delicious and priced very reasonably at under 10 euros.