From your first gulp of caipirinha to the last spoonful of papaya purée, a meal in the Comida de Santo is a tropical tastebud adventure. One of Lisbon's oldest Brazilian restaurants, this little family-run place, on a side street plunging down from the Príncipe Real shopping district, specializes in cuisine from the state of Bahia, famed for its use of coconut, lime, and delicately spices (especially on seafood). Typical dishes include the rich, creamy fish vatapá, made with palm oil, coconut milk, cashew nuts and dried shrimp; or stuffed pumpkin with shrimp and heart of palm. There are also specialities from other regions of Brazil—sun-dried beef from the north, São Paulo–style pork chops with fried banana, or the national dish feijoada, a banquet of black beans mixed with meats and sausages, served with rice and sliced oranges. Service is friendly and efficient, and the jungle murals and Bahia handicrafts means you can imagine the dunes and lagoons of the state's Coconut Coast are waiting outside.
Comida de Santo
Calçada Engenheiro Miguel Pais 39
Our Rating Neighborhood Príncipe Real Hours Wed–Mon 12:30–3:30pm, 7:30pm–1am Transportation Metro: Rato; bus: 758, 202, 730 Phone 21/396-3339 Prices Mains around 17€ Cuisine Type Brazilian Web site Comida de Santo
MapCalçada Engenheiro Miguel Pais 39 Lisbon
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