One of the things that makes me the happiest is eating. If somebody invites me over for a meal, it’s almost a guarantee that I’m going to say yes. I also love to try new things, I’m one of those people that always tries something traditional and local when I’m traveling, even when it sounds weird.
Saying this, I can tell you that I love the Portuguese cuisine, it has a big range of options and flavors. At Zapata I’ve tried some of the best “açorda” in my life, açorda is a traditional dish made with bread, garlic, coriander and eggs, and it was something to die for in Zapata. But it wasn’t only the açorda that made me go back there time and time again, the octopus, the codfish (always the codfish in Portugal) everything I’ve tried so far was amazing.
Zapata is one of those places that you won’t find unless you know what you’re looking for, just around 700m from Bairro da Bica but on the lower end of the incredibly steep Calçada do Combro. From the outside it seems like an old pub, and really small, but if and when you enter it, it shows a bigger place, but very normal looking. Their best feature is without a doubt their food.
Zapata | Restaurants (Portuguese) | Main meal € 15
Rua Poço dos Negros 47 | +351213908942
11:00 – 02:00 daily