A truly phenomenal restaurant! You rock Babara!
This is my favorite place in Lisboa and I found it by chance thanks to yelp! I was looking for seafood, looked it up. And came across this little gem.
Came here around 4:30 pm. It's in between late lunch and dinner. In between the lines out the door-oh so crazy time. So in between, there was no one in the place when I first arrived. But within twenty minutes, this place filled up. And was packed for the day! Ahh.
Staffs - everyone is oh so nice, friendly and speak perfect english! Not that english speaking should be your prirority when exploring a foreign land but it helps immensely. And they are all so nice with amazing recommendations.
Menu- each waiter bright this giant chalk board with the menu of the day. Each waiter know what's in each dishes. They will explain it all. The chalk board isn't that tiny either. It's as big as me if not bigger. They have about 15-20 items on there. I think I tried at least 90% of the menu. And I still didn't get enough!
Drinks - wine wine and more wine. I love homemade wine. I often ask for house wine to get a taste of local wine. We had a good 2-3 bottles of their house red. It was nice, spicy and rich. Perfect to pair with all of their food. And also perfect for winter. yummmm!
Now lets talk food. This is Portugal. They are more diverse than most places. No really! Think of all your favorite dishes from around the world, and add little tasty magical touches on it. And viola!
They had about 20 items on the menu on my first visit here. I had 18!! They are tapas style and most are small portion. Except the steak! That was big!
Best - they have a poke/sashimi style dish with amazing fish, seaweeds and dried shrimps on it. It tasted wayyyyyyy better than it sounds. So refreshing, tasty and amazing.
Steak frites - this was super rich and super taste. Steak is so lean and prepared right.
Pho ca- this was my favorite. So good, I had it twice in one night. Think your regular pho but small. Add seafood, tomates and few portugese spices. Wow! It is amazing. So fresh, to tasty. So beyond great. Just a perfect amount of noodles and seafood.
I also had a few meat, chicken piri piri, seafood dishes I can't recall. But all were so wonderfully amazing. Paired it all with their homemade red wine! Ahhhh it was magic. So magical, I even had a dessert to prolong this amazing dining experience. Such a beautiful setting, beautiful food and great service! Ahhhh!
It's a must!!! A total must. Perfect combination of cute and deliciousness combined in a small and unassuming place. Definitely my favorite place in Lisboa!!! Definitely! Now all I need is another perfect meal here.