Isco da Bica
R. do Almada 29, 1200-109 Lisboa, Portugal
| +351 21 346 1376
Photo courtesy of Isco da Bica
Launching the bait to the fish and seafoodAs the name says, Isco is located in the neighborhood of Bica, very close to Bica funicular. Isco means "bait." Isco is a perfect restaurant to go to with friends, since there are plenty of petiscos to share.
In this eatery, the menu consists mainly of fresh fish and seafood; and what is on the menu each day depends on what has been caught. Everything is always tasty. If available, I recommend the mussels with bread, because I love to dip the bread in the sauce. Try a few dishes but make sure to leave space for dessert (their names are quite peculiar).
When you enter, you might think you are at a fisherman’s house, since the colorful space is full of fishing buoys, rescue buoys, and fishing pots. Don’t worry if they are full, just take a ticket and perhaps ask for a cocktail while you wait...you really don't want to skip this place.