1 de Maio

Address: Rua da Atalaia 8, Bairro Alto, Lisbon, Portugal
Telephone: 21 342 6840

- Mid-range

3.8

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
3.7
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Service
4.1
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Food and drink
3.7
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Value for money
4.4
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Ambience
4
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Location
4.4
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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.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • First-time travellers
  • Nightlife
  • No fuss

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