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O Trigueirinho – The food and the sisters

This is a post addressed particularly to those of you eager to explore new places as well as the local cultural habits. I mean food. You can’t say you know a culture without knowing what they eat. And knowing is not the same thing as having read about it in a book or website. Yes, you have to experience it and yes, you have to taste it.

There might be other restaurants similar to Trigueirinho in Lisbon but this is my favorite. Everyone has an opinion and this is my choice when taking someone to ‘taste’ Portugal. The food is made as if at home, all the ladies attending are adorable and the two sisters in charge are lovely; and don’t be mistaken when I say in charge because one of them will cook for you and the other will serve you. And it’s all delightful.

Like other spots I enjoy going to, this is a place for both visitors and residents; and that creates a nice feeling of healthy informality.

Fado is back in this spot on some Friday evenings; a project by Fatinha and Miguel, recently joined by João and Tiago (Somos Fado), to promote fado and celebrate the joy of performing it; and this deserves a dedicated post.

Trigueirinho doesn’t have a site or FB page; it doesn’t need it as their visitors are their best advertisers. Because it’s so good it gets full early; don’t come too late to get a place. Opens at 20:00 on evenings.

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Details about this spot



Largo dos Trigueiros, Lisbon

Opening Times

Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00


Full Meal: € 11

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)