1 de Maio

Price guide: Mid-range

Rua da Atalaia 8, Bairro Alto, Lisbon

Price guide: Mid-range

1 de Maio

By Guyan Mitra, your Lisbon expert

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#30 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Lisbon
Expert overall rating:3.8 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.7
3.7
Ambience:
4
4.0
Service:
4.1
4.1
Location:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Culture vultures, First-time travellers, Nightlife, No fuss

Expert review of 1 de Maio

A hole-in-the-wall joint serving simple and honest local fare.

This is the place to come for typically no-nonsense Portuguese dining. You’ll find it by a lit-up window full of fresh fish at the foot of a Bairro Alto cobbled hill. Diners are crammed into elbow-to-elbow tables, where all-white tiles and the ever-bright lighting are a bit unflattering and harsh – but it’s all part of this very local experience.

Food and drink: 

This place serves simple and honest Portuguese food such as hearty soups, fresh fish dishes and sweet and sticky puddings.

Ambience: 

Everything about this place is unfussy and informal, however it has erred on the side of being a bit touristy of late.

Service: 

The waiters are always efficient, informative and speak good English.

Location: 

In Bairro Alto. At the bottom of the Rua Da Atalaia hill. The entrance is very inconspicuous, so keep your eyes open.

Price advice: 

It’s very affordable. It’d be very hard to spend more than 30 euros pp on three-courses, including wine.

More information on 1 de Maio:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Portuguese, Traditional
Address:
Rua da Atalaia 8, Bairro Alto, Lisbon
Telephone:
21 342 6840
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily noon–3pm, 7pm–10.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not possible

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