Toma Lá Dá Cá
Dinner: 19h30 - 23h00
The Toma Lá Dá Cá restaurant offers a Portuguese cuisine, with homemade flavours and at very reasonable prices. This advantage makes it very sought after, requiring a few minutes waiting time to get a table. And as the dining room’s capacity is 40 places, at Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays dinners, the chairs barely have time to cool down. During the days of Lisbon’s festivals, in June, the entire surrounding area lights up with the typical festivals and then the patron’s rotation reaches a chaos apotheosis. The trick is to get there as soon as possible, especially for dinner, because this restaurant does not accept reservations.
Toma Lá Dá Cá is located in the Bica’s neighbourhood and it is settled on the ground floor of an ancient building, which was recently restored. The decor is simple and a cobblestone floor stands out. The atmosphere is very informal, being one of the restaurants chosen by young people who, after dinner, head for Bairro Alto’s nightlife. The kitchen is typically Portuguese and always has good fresh fish and succulent veal coming from the mountains of Marão (at the Northern part of Portugal), this being one of their specialties. Desserts also emanate from the traditional Portuguese cuisine. The service is friendly but sometimes it is temperamental, especially when customers bring their demands beyond the response abilities of this small, but friendly restaurant. Toma Lá Dá Cá is closed on Sundays.