The Chafariz do Vinho is primarily a wine bar. The restaurant element of it is modest although what they serve is very good. Architecturally and historically it is a curious place. The restaurant is located in what once was the end (the pumping station?) of an aqueduct and one can still almost feel the damp from the water – which is very nice a hot Portuguese day.
They have a wide selection of wines from all over Portugal – as they say “wines are the reason why we are here”! You almost want to start in one end and go all through it. They also do have foreign wines but if you come from abroad obviously it is the Portuguese wines you should explore! They also serve quite a few wines by the glass.
As for the food it is almost like tapas: they have a variety of small dishes, prices from 3.50€ to 9€ and you would do well to order a selection of different things. Some examples: mussels in a herb sauce, smoked Portuguese charcuteries, fresh ravioli with cheese and spinach, carpaccio of duck breast, fresh oysters… It all depends on the season. The seating is basic and places are few so (a bit more when the terrasse is open). It is an excellent place to go and taste wine and quench the hunger. Absolutely an address for the wine lover. Chafariz do Vinho is located on a side street half way up the Avenida da Liberdade.
Chafariz do Vinho Enoteca, Chafariz da Mãe d’Água, Rua da Mãe d’Água à Praça da Alegria, 1250-000 Lisbon, ph 213 422 079
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