Solar dos Presuntos

Portuguese in Baixa & Rossio

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Don’t be fooled by the smoked presunto (ham) hanging in the window, this iconic restaurant is renowned for its excellent seafood too. Start with the excellent pata negra (cured ham), paio smoked sausage and cheese couvert (stew), then dig into a fantastic lobster açorda, delectable seafood paella or crustacean curry. Go easy on their homespun piri-piri (hot sauce) – it bites back!

There’s a pleasant buzz to the folksy and welcoming space, with photos and caricatures of celebrity admirers lining the walls.