Our son, 10, loves seafood. To eat, to watch, to catch. As such, Solar dos Presuntos, our corner restaurant, has long held his fascination: today the window display contains an enormous seabass, suspended above a mass of lobsters, his mouth filled with a giant trout. So when a celebration was recently in order, Solar dos Presuntos was the obvious restaurant of choice for our mother/son date. The soup was smooth and rich. My award-winning pataniscas (bacalhau cakes) were tasty. But my son’s shrimp were spectacular. Yes, I snitched. At €50 for two people, including tip but no dessert and only one glass of the (excellent) house Vinho Verde, Solar dos Presuntos is a bit pricey. But worth it. We’ll be back. Solar dos Presuntos: located at the far end of Rua das Portas de Santo Antão, at the Elevador da Lavra funicular. Closed Sundays and holidays.
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