CARINHO DO VINHO 2.0: Sparks still flying

Sometimes discovering restaurants or bars is a bit like falling in love: last year we went on a date with the wine shop/wine bar Carinho do Vinho, came to the conclusion that we were a perfect match and now more than a year later, sparks are still flying. Especially now that they have some seriously great food…

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CANTINA LX: A hooker in a mink coat

LX Factory has unfortunately become one of these places that initially started off with the best of intentions, but is now more like a shark’s lair, full of places, cafés, restaurants, art boutiques and the likes looking to make a quick buck from rich yuppies, hipsters and tourists. In some ways then the beautifully rustic decorated piece…

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.