Andre Magalhães opened A Taberna da Rua das Flores’ doors in 2012 right in the heart of Chiado. In a quieter street, the place is no longer unknown among locals and some better-informed tourists.

By the door its written “Mercearia” (the Portuguese word for grocery) and it is not a mistake. This contemporary old-fashioned tavern with tiled floors and marble-topped tables also has available for sale some directly sourced Portuguese products that are served with meals (preferably bioproducts).

Taberna da Rua das Flores shows how Lisbon’s dining scene has been changing. Proud of the Portuguese culinary heritage and its products, the place sets the ambience and recalls Portuguese villages’ taverns, were local traditional “petiscos” (small plates) could be tasted throughout the day.

Try (if available on the menu) their specialities: garnished “iscas” and “meia desfeita” cod.

Open for lunch and dinner, this intimate bohemian tavern in Chiado does not take reservations… however the dishes worth the wait.

Taberna da Rua das Flores, Rua das Flores, Lisbon, Portugal

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