Food and drink
Steak is the main order of the day but there are also delicious veggie options such as endive and pear salad and tartines.
I always plump for the Argentine fillet steak with a side of chimichurri (garlic and parsley sauce).
There’s a really fun buzz in this ramshackle café. As the evening wears on and the Malbec flows things can get quite boisterous.
Run by two local sisters, the service is friendly and personal.
At the top of the Calçada Escadinhas do Duque stone staircase.
Last time I ate there, two of us ran up a bill of around 70 euros, including a couple of bottles of wine.
Tables to book
The view over the city-centre from the wobbly seats and tables outside is lovely in the summer.
- Culture vultures
- Families with teenagers
- Mature travellers
- Great views / scenery