Quiosque São Paulo

Lisbon, Portugal

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Quiosque São Paulo is a four square meters kiosk serving finger food that honours Lisbon's street food legacy.Lisbon is the city of kiosks, with hundreds of these historic structures around the city, but since a few years ago new ones were placed and the magic vibe that kiosks once had got lost. The kiosks used to be places where the working class, but also artists and the bohemian crowd gathered to refresh themselves with special drinks, to eat small plates, savoury pastries and yummy sandwiches. Fortunately, the one kiosk that survived the gentrification got André Magalhães from A Taberna da Rua das Flores on the wheel. Magalhães, just like Magellan, has travelled the world and his knowledge seasons the food he cooks. At Quiosque São Paulo he gathered some memories from the Cais do Sodré area, where dockers and prostitutes used to work, and created a nostalgic menu with prices that make all other Lisbon's new businesses blush. Go for everything if you are a tough guy or gal, but be sure not to miss the Fried Squid Sandwich, the Portuguese Meat Pies (Pastéis de Massa Tenra) and the Shrimp Portuguese Samosa. The drinks here are also very special and unique. You will find weird names at the slate board, such as Salsaparrilha (go for it, it is fermented at the restaurant), Genebra Tonic (the original European gin), and some mixed drinks with popular Portuguese alcohol such as Ginjinha.

Lisboan kiosk food tradition with reinvented flavors

Praça São Paulo, 1200-194 Lisboa, Portugal

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