Chiado Bars & Nightlife
1200-026 R. António Maria Cardoso 58, Chiado
From the same man behind the Michelin-starred Belcanto, Portuguese chef José Avillez, Mini Bar is an unsurprisingly inventive and hip tapas restaurant, where your meal progresses in five stages of small plates in a lively, retro dining room. Presentation-heavy bites range from green apple margaritas—which are solid enough to be considered bites to be eaten, not sipped—to Algarve prawns in ceviche, served on a slice of lime topped with with beetroot and fried corn. While the menu isn't exactly cheap (and you can always stop by for just a drink or a snack), it's a more affordable way to experience Chef Avillez's award-winning gastronomical fare, while tasting as many of his creations as possible.
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