Since I am not Portuguese, I usually would not care about visiting a foreign country association in Lisbon, other than my own (Brazilian). But out of the blue my friends invited me to have lunch in this Cape Verdean restaurant and I accepted, and thank God I did, because only now I found out this treasure in the heart of Lisbon!
The place is located on the top of a commercial building, so if you think you are in the wrong place, that’s exactly where it is. Once leaving the elevator, on the 8th floor, you enter in a wide room, with really nice views over the city.
The place is rather simple, but, believe me, quite packed. So it’s better to make a reservation beforehand, at least on music days. The food is gorgeous and very tasty. The staff is very kind and efficient. Try the famous “Cachupa” (low cooked stew of corn, beans, and meat), or a tempting chicken creole or, like I did, a wonderful onion tuna steak, along with rice and beans.
If you dare, go there on a Tuesday or Thursday, and you will witness good live Cape Verdean music, the famous “Morna“, and a lot of people dancing happily while you have your delicious lunch. I know, sounds very strange, but it’s a perfect unique experience!