Taberna dos Mercadores

Portuguese in Ribeira

The chefs run a tight ship in the open kitchen at this curvaceous, softly lit, bottle-lined tavern, sizzling, stirring and delivering superb Portuguese grub with a smile from noon to night. On the menu are spot-on dishes as simple as polvo com arroz no forno (octopus rice baked in the oven), feijoada (black bean one-pot), grilled fish and meats.

The place is tiny so make sure you book ahead.