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Quite a typical tourist trap: Restaurant Esplanada do Cantinho (22. June 2019)

| July 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

We ended up in the “Esplanada do Cantinho” because we needed to drink something and a bio break. Given the weather was nice and we were able to sit outside while sipping our “jar of Sangria” (EUR 16.80), we eventually got hungry and went for the “little fried sardines” (EUR 7.90). While I had asked for a small portion, I think 5 sardines are a bit at the very lower limit of a small portion. Else, they were – well, fried sardines.

The “Chorizo asado con pickles” (EUR 8.90) was in thus far interesting as the pickles were actually more pickled cauliflower. Also okay but not really what I would call pickles.

The “gambas al ajillo” (EUR 12.50) on the other hand weren’t really that great – too dry, not enough garlic sauce. So, not really recommendable. Especially considering how many prawns were in the pot and checking the price. Well, I guess, it’s your own fault if you go to a tourist place.

All of that translated throughout – the place isn’t really that atmospheric as it is located at a street, the service is pretty much non-existent, respectively, you have to be super patient until they finally realize that you want to order something. And even then it takes ages – among other things, to realize that cutlery is missing and I probably won’t be able to eat the gambas by hand. So, all in all, yeah, works but not worth visiting.


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Restaurant Esplanada do Cantinho

Rua da Sao Tome 86

1100-564 Lisbon (PT)

Tel.: +351 21 88 77 213

E-Mail: restaurantesnascente@gmail.com>/a>

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.
EUR 95.00 (incl. tip) Filed in: Lisbon (PT), Restaurants

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