Sunday, November 15, 2015

Cervejaria Ramiro, Lisbon

The restaurant , Cervejaria Ramiro,  is not the place for  first dates.  It's place when you have to be at ease while  sucking tasty innards of a shellfish out of their husk, get your hands dirty and probably licking it at the end of the meal, smashing your  dinner with a mini hammer , splattering foods all over you mascara or probably your neighbours' and be okay with it.

It no your typical fine dining place, but you will dine, really really fine, if you catch my drift.

The whole restaurant is already buzzing with activity when we arrive at 6:30 in the evening. The queue outside wasn't long...yet. FF and I were seated after 5 minutes. The air is tinge with gustatory excitement and anticipation, I could almost taste it. Diners patiently waiting to be seated or served, eyes roving over tables , silently ogling those who already are immensely enjoying themselves.  Men in uniform are seen carrying plates containing seafoods  cooked simply but perfectly.

There's a sense of orderly chaos in the air,  it's a loud and lively room filled with odd sounds of quick steps, dull hammering, loud conversations and even  louder laughter that's usually comes with abundant food and booze. There's no impressive interior, the light is bright , seating arrangement quite pack and cozy, allowing as much diners are the place could offer. Sea creatures adorned the entire place, swimming and still alive on one side, and well, dead and for the taking on the other .

Service is quick and almost brusque , somewhat hurried. They are however, quite attentive. Do not expect a warm and engaging conversation, they will hand you an iPad where you can simply point on the pictures ( if you don't speak Portuguese) and they will be back rather quickly to take your order. FF wants to have some white wine, our waiter whips up a bottle and pour him a glass  and putting the bottle beside him he could finish his sentence. I don't drink, so FF was unsettled at the thought of drinking the entire stuff alone and how much it would cost us.

Soon after that our foods came and his worries, gone.

The shrimps in garlic is served first. We've eaten a lot of shrimps while in Portugal, most of them cooked really , really well. This one however, was the best! It came sizzling and  smelling so divinely garlicky. We used the pillow-soft garlic  butter bread to scrape the tasty morsels at the bottom of that pan.

Next to follow were the tiger shrimps, so huge it overcrowd the plate.  No garnishing or extravagant plating, the shrimps were simply cooked in boiling water, and drizzles with butter and served with half a lemon.

Cervejaria Ramiro don't use too much herbs and spices in their foods. The seafoods were so fresh, it stand out on their own. A drop of lemon is all this shrimp needs! It's sweet  and juicy and so delicious !

 We had a blast hammering this gigantic hairy crab. My husband who hates touching his food with his bare hands, totally forget his aversion and was fishing out crab meat like a pro.

Just when I thought I had enough proteins, FF ordered a Prego, a steak sandwich cooked medium and very, very well. No dessert could be fitter than this!
Our first meal in Lisbon was fantastic, the best part is, all those fresh seafoods, huge streak sandwich, 2 servings of garlic bread ,  an entire bottle of relatively good white wine and my non alcoholic drink cost us less than 90 euro! Life is good at Cervejaria Ramiro!

We close at Mondays.
    Address: Av. Almirante Reis nº1 - H, 1150-007 Lisboa, Portugal
    Sunday12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
    Tuesday12:00 PM – 12:30 AM
    Wednesday12:00 PM – 12:30 AM
    Thursday12:00 PM – 12:30 AM
    Friday12:00 PM – 12:30 AM
    Saturday12:00 PM – 12:30 AM
Open:     12:00
Closed:   00:30

Located in Lisbon, one of the most beautiful European cities, it is a great pleasure that we will inform you where we are and how you can find us.

Find us at:

N38º 43.210’


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