There is a fado song proclaiming that all artists and fado singers come to A Tendinha, here in one of the oldest areas in Lisbon, founded in 1840.
At Rossio, between the old cafes like Suiça and Nicola and on the other side of the D. Maria II National Theatre, next to Arco da Bandeira, you will find this little tasca. Here you can eat ham or fresh cheese sandwiches, bifana (pork sandwich) or some fried petiscos (snacks) like the Pastel de Bacalhau, a codfish cake, and shrimp croquettes. Ask for a beer or red wine from the house to accompany.
Founded in 1840, this typical Portuguese tasca is the stuff of legend: It appears in a fado song that proclaims that all artists and fado singers should come here. Tendinha is located downtown on the main Rossio square, next to Arco da Bandeira.
You can find Portuguese petiscos (snacks) like shrimp or codfish croquettes (called pastel de bacalhau). Accompanied by a beer or a glass of wine, this is the Portuguese version of tapas.