Industrial-chic meets boho at this delightfully laid-back haunt, with its walls of polished concrete, mismatched crockery, verdant plants, and vintage knick-knacks ranging from a bicycle to an old typewriter. The menu is just as informal – petiscos such as pica-pau steak (bite-sized pieces of steak in a garlic-white-wine sauce), quail egg croquettes, and cheesecake served in a flower pot reveal a pinch of creativity.”

Mediterranean in Ribeira, by Lonely Planet

The Rua das Flores has long become the city’s best street for opening a new business. If it’s a cool, well decorated, lively restaurant, then success is practically guaranteed. That is the case of chef Luís Americo’s Cantina 32, where the long communal table does remind a school canteen – but don’t worry, this is not cafeteria food. Everything is good here: appetizers such as smoked salmon and quail eggs, and larger dishes (to share, if you can’t handle them on your own) such as the Lafões veal – one of the highlights behind door number 32 in the city’s busiest street.”

Restaurants, by TimeOut