Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Tapadinha

With the popular rise of Eastern European cuisine A Tapadinha is the best of the Russian restaurants in Lisbon. The industrial and
austere location, under the all-iron, monolithic Ponte 25 de Abril bridge,
gives Lisbon’s first Russian restaurant a Soviet feel even before you’ve
entered. Decked out with Cyrillic-scripted constructivist posters and painted
wooden dolls, the restaurant bellows out classical Russian music in dark
candle-lit surrounds.

Obviously not the spot for Portuguese fare, but it’s
worth the trip to this obscure part of town for the sumptuous steak tartar
alone, which comes as a thick and rich stew of butter-tender raw minced beef
mixed with crunchy vegetables. Other dishes include sturgeon topped with roe,
meat and fish dumplings, and borsch, of course. Throughout the meal diners are
plied with vodka, of which there are hundreds to choose. By the end of most
nights raucous and drunk diners often crack out their guitars and an all-in
sing-along ensues. Out-of-the-way, and known to few, this is a real little find
for those looking for something different.

Calada da Tapada 41 A,
+213 640 482
Opening Times
daily, 12-3pm, 8pm-2am
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