Solar dos Presuntos restaurant in Lisbon has been established since 1974. Located at the end of Rua das Portas de Santo Antao, at the Elevador da Livra funicular, it is something of an institution amongst restaurants in Lisbon – a destination that most of the city’s inhabitants have visited at least once.
Indeed, over the course of almost 40 years it has been visited by some of Portugal’s most illustrious writers, politicians, artists, actors, sports people, business people, engineers, and scientists.
Solar dos Presuntos restaurant is vast. Located on multiple floors, it accommodates a huge number of diners at every sitting, making for a bustling and rather frenetic atmosphere.
If this is what you are looking for, it all adds to the fun of your dining experience. If on the other hand you are in for a quiet and romantic meal for two, you might do well to look elsewhere for the occasion.
The menu at this delightful restaurant in Lisbon is as exciting as the bustling interior of the restaurant. With a focus on traditional favourites, there is a huge variety of dishes to choose from. Begin your meal with a serving of bread with butter and olives, followed by starters of codfish patties, pata negra ham, crab soup, clams or Galician octopus.
Main courses at Solar dos Presuntos restaurant run the full gamut of meat and fish dishes. For the tastiest offerings from the sea try the black rice with cuttlefish, scallops, prawns, mussels and mushrooms, the seafood feijoada, grilled grouper, curried lobster with prawns or a variety of cod specialities.
Meat dishes include grilled veal chops, pork medallions with bacon; tournedos with mushrooms, or good old Portuguese steak and chips.
Wines are available by the glass as well as by the bottle, so if you and your dining companions wish to indulge your individual tastes, it is easy to do so. There is a wide variety of wines from all over Portugal on offer at Solar dos Presuntos, and all at reasonable prices.Prices overall are in keeping with other restaurants in the city. It is possible to eat for less but this is an established restaurant offering food of a reliable quality.
Solar dos Presuntos restaurant is open from midday to 3.30pm for lunch and from 7pm to 11pm for dinner six days a week, from Monday to Saturday. Booking is advisable.
Solar dos Presuntos
Rua Portas de Santo Antao 150
Tel: +351 213 424 253
Fax: +351 213 468 468