Normally I don’t like writing about places that have become too cool too fast, but Prego da Peixaria has got to be an exception.
Burgers have been very in vogue in Lisbon for some time now, and “Prego” is definitely the Portuguese version of a burger. It’s not made with minced meat, instead, it’s with a beef steak. Or in the case of Peixaria, a word which stands for Fish Shop, some burgers are also made with Cod, Tuna or shrimp and squid, all served in different types of bread, like carob or Madeira’s traditional flat bread “Bolo do Caco”. The latest addition is crab burger, really delicious!
The moment you are inside O Prego, eating one of their many curious and delicious burgers and pregos it’s impossible not to notice every detail of the restaurant. The wall of herb plants, the giant Lisbon graffiti in the back, the fancy light bulbs, the peculiar signal tabs are just some examples of the decoration, very vintage. But again, I think I love everything there, even the frenzy when I get there, the place is crowded and I have to wait almost half an hour to get a table. As I told you, it’s a complete exception! About that, a tip: getting there before 13:00 or before 20:00 is the best way to ensure not having to wait for a table. Really!
All in all, a trendy place that is worth the wait!