Formerly O Brites: "Great Guinean Food" O Brites _ CLOSED Tip by mikey_e

O Brites _ CLOSED, Lisbon: 1 reviews and 3 photos

  The Restaurant (notice the blacked out name)
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  • The Restaurant (notice the blacked out name) - Lisbon
      The Restaurant (notice the blacked out name)
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  • R. do Arco de Graça - Lisbon
      R. do Arco de Graça
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  • More of the street - Lisbon
      More of the street
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I probably would have never come to this Guinean restaurant had I not found myself in Lisbon on Camões Day, with few plans and few places open for business. It?s located in the neighbourhoods just east of Rossio and north-west of Alfama, which are heavily immigrant and not exactly the best sections of the city. There is a large Guinean community here, noticeable for the fact that the majority are Muslims, unlike migrants from other former Portuguese colonies in Africa. The restaurant features a set menu, although the fact is that in a place this small, you shouldn?t expect more than two or three particular dishes to be served on any given day. The family that runs it is surly but helpful, while the décor is a mix of religious paraphernalia and political ads for Guinean strongmen. In all, this is a fun experience, and the food is delicious.

Favorite Dish: I had the lamb in an almond butter sauce. The dish was incredibly delicious (you don?t taste the lamb fat at all) and is served over rice. It also comes with a spicy sauce that really sets your mouth on fire.

Address: Rua do Arco da Graça
Price Comparison: least expensive
Directions: In the area just north-east of Rossio, near the entrance to the São José Hospital
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 4
Theme: African

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  • Written Aug 25, 2010
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