TAMBARINA: A beautiful, Cape Verdean mess

If you’re not a regular reader, you might sometimes get the idea that we are sophisticated people in search of nicely dressed up food in stylish restaurants and get very angry when it is not. Thing is: the price has to match the quality, so when we pay a lot, we have high expectations. “Tambarina”…

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PACHAMAMA: A real biohazard

As regular followers of our blog will know, we have had a hard time in finding restaurants with good vegetarian food. Or even decent. So we are always excited and happy whenever we find a place like “Pachamama” that cooks mostly vegetarian food, always includes a vegan and/or raw food option and every day has…

BUENOS AIRES CAFÉ NA FÁBRICA: Misteaks not to be repeated

Situated in the heart of Chiado, one of Lisbon’s most beautiful and therefore also most touristic neighbourhoods is Buenos Aires Café na Fábrica, an Argentinian inspired restaurant. Nearby, there’s the Buenos Aires Café, a smaller version with a very similar interior design and more or less the same, expansive menu. Buenos Aires Café is a…

ZAAFRAN: A good curry cannot be hurried!

I’m sure we have all been in this situation at one point or another in our lives: you are two food critics coming back from a daytrip to the comatose half village half old folks home Santarém* and are ravenous for some good, spicy food. Then you remember that you’re in Lisbon. Upon googling “restaurante indiano lisboa”, you stumble upon a restaurant named “Zafraan” and try your luck. Once inside, the very personal, warm welcome by the owner and the smells of cumin and curry emanating from the kitchen start to look like smoke signals for an amazing restaurant.