Forget about Cervejaria Ramiro, its messy crowds and nightmare 2h queues. The new seafood hotspot in Lisbon in Marisqueira Nunes. A place where the tablecloth is not discardable and orders can be made at regular voice decibels. Smack in the middle of Belém, Lisbon’s cultural hub, this Marisqueira it ticks all the boxes.
The seafood and fish are as fresh as it gets, the chef is committed into cooking high quality traditional Portuguese cuisine, tap beer is ice-cold and there are no crowds at the door. Also it is one of the few places in Lisbon to sell lapas (limpet muscles) normally found in Madeira island) and bruxas (slipper lobster) a particular species of slipper lobster only found off the coast of the Azores. Garlic jumbo prawns are a must with the lobster rice being also a sensible option.
Rumours have it that the President of the Republic, who is their next door neighbour, something sneaks in for a piri piri carabineiero and a cold one before a major decision.