We wanted something close by our B&B for dinner after an exciting but exhausting day touring Lisbon. Trip Adviser came through with this gem just one block away. Tapas style with smoked food a specialty made Fumiero de Santa Catarina perfect for our 17 yo foodie and our 13 yo 'only the basics' eater. I recommend the smoked salmon, grilled octopus, and cheese and sausage platter--among all the other excellent things we ate. Just FYI, like many small restaurants in Portugal, Fumeiro is cash only.
I went to Fumeiro just this week, with a friend, and we both loved this place. Is small but cozy and the waitress (Sara) could not have been more friendly, efficient and kind. We loved the food! In this restaraunt, the idea is to order some dishes and share them. Sara advise us that for 2 people, 4 would be more than enough. We had the octopus that was juicy and tender, the duck with apple and celery, the fries seasoned with salt, pepper and oregano and the sandwich Costeleta de Boi...eaten together with fries, it was amazing! We ended with the chocolate mousse that, to our taste is a bit too sweet. For sure we want to come back to this place!
Food is delicious, highly fresh, prepared with care and even if it is fully based on traditional ingredients it has that "something more" which makes it unique. I had octopus (so tender it melted on my mouth!) and a delicious dessert (bacon "sweat dreams" with cardamome: sort of fried and flavoured dough with whipped cream). The whole place is very well in line with the "fumeiros" concept, full of tools and details reminding you of the smokers' life. Location: it is very close to a great belvedere square but hidden enough to be out of the typical tourists tracks.