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O Velho Eurico

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"Walking into O Velho Eurico almost feels like you’ve stumbled upon a local secret—until you see the line forming. What was once a quiet local tasca hidden in a corner on the way to São Jorge Castle is now filled to the brim every night with locals and tourists keen to enjoy a twist on classic Portuguese dishes. The menu has some mainstays, such as bacalhau (salted cod) and polvo (octopus), but dishes are updated or changed every so often. On my most recent visit, I was particularly taken with the pastel de leitão (suckling pig pastry) and Borrego e castanhas (lamb and chestnuts). Best enjoyed with a group of friends so you can order at least one of everything, settle in for the evening and soak up the fun, relaxed atmosphere alongside the young chefs and owners."
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"O Velho Eurico calls itself “old” (that’s what velho literally means) but we’d like to think that it’s young in spirit. This self proclaimed tavern was owned by a man named Eurico until back in 2018, serving traditional Portuguese food. When Eurico retired, a group of young cooks took over this eatery and turned things around. Now the focus is still in typical Portuguese food, but with a younger imaginative flair. A printed menu has been replaced by a board where the special’s keep changing based on availability of ingredients and the chefs’ ​​creative streak. Try: bacalhau à Brás or a perfectly creamy and crusty leite creme (Portugal’s version of crème brûlée)."
"A quintessential 'tasca' tucked away in the heart of Mouraria serves up classic regional dishes like bacalhau à Brás and Iscas de Cebolada. An utterly charming setting, both indoors and outdoors!"

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