Rua Costa do Castelo 7, Lisbon
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Art, Great views / scenery, Live entertainment, Romance
Expert review of Chapitô
Part of the local circus community, this arty cafe and restaurant takes on the bohemian and colourful spirit of the carnival with live shows, a boho crowd and tasty treats.
Nothing fancy, just simple tapas, steaks and grilled fish dishes. They have good and affordable Portuguese wines too. There's a cafe section as well with coffee and cakes.
I usually come for just a coffee and a pastel de nata (custard tart) but the tapas is pretty good too. I like the pimientos de Padrón (roasted chilli peppers) and the boquerones (raw anchovies).
The candle-lit fairy-tale views over the city are what bring most, so you get the odd romantic couple. But the alternative circus vibe keeps this place jovial and frivolous.
Can be a bit lax, but circus performers-cum-waiters weren't ever going to be super efficient. There's always a smile, though.
High up in the historic Alfama district, near the castle.
Depends on whether you're snacking or dining. Dinner for two and some drinks won't come to much more than 60 euros.
By the window for some of the best views in the city.
More information on Chapitô:
- Price guide:
- Café, Restaurant
- International, Mediterranean, Spanish, Steak
- Rua Costa do Castelo 7, Lisbon
- 021 886 7334
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Daily 12.30pm–midnight.
- Accepts Credit Cards: