Solar dos Nunes

Price guide: Mid-range

Rua 205 Lusiadas 68–72, Lisbon

Price guide: Mid-range

Solar dos Nunes

By Guyan Mitra, your Lisbon expert

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#7 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Lisbon
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.8
4.8
Ambience:
4.6
4.6
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
4.2
4.2
Value for money:
4.7
4.7
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Foodies, Escaping the crowds, No fuss

Expert review of Solar dos Nunes

A true taste of rural Portugal’s earthy and wholesome food.

The Alentejo is known to many as Portugal's Provence, where the sunkissed land and coast provide the finest fare in the country. Lisboetas come here to escape for a meal into this rural promised land of plenty, where copper pots and cauldrons hang from walls as earthy aromas waft from the clattering kitchen. I come for the genuine Portuguese food at its finest.

Food and drink: 

Honest hearty country fare, so expect meaty stews, fresh fish, sold by the kilo, and mounds of vegetables cooked in plenty of garlic and herbs. Also, Alentejo wine is gaining a good reputation these days and you can find some excellent examples of the regional tipple here.

Recommended dishes: 

My favourite dish here (or anywhere in Portugal for that matter) is the ameijoas alentejano (clams cooked in a wine, chili, coriander and garlic sauce with pork) – it boasts all that's great about this region's food, mixing delicious inland and coastal produce.

Ambience: 

This place is about food and food alone, where cheery meals linger on for hours to the chortle and hum of full-bellied locals.

Service: 

The waiters are typically relaxed and laid-back, meaning you'll get served with a smile but not in much of hurry.

Location: 

A little out the way in Alcantara, this place is worth the hike.

Price advice: 

It's easy to lose a few hours and fatten up your tab by getting stuck into the long port and wine list. But if you're sensible you can get out for around 35 euros pp.

More information on Solar dos Nunes:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Portuguese
Address:
Rua 205 Lusiadas 68–72, Lisbon
Telephone:
21 364 7359
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
noon–4pm, 7pm–midnight. Closed Sunday.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary
Free tags / Keywords:
Alentejo

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