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Take a culinary journey through the melancholic melodies of Fado, the national song of Portugal, often called “Portuguese blues”. The food however, is far from being blue – from grilled squid to a creamy “bolo de bolacha” (biscuit cake), everyone is bound to enjoy both the food and company!
Alma – 7, rue de la Gare, L-6117 Junglinster: After opening Chiggeri, Emilona and Hyde, João Ramos is now working as a chef at Alma. From Alentejo pork meat from the south to Bacalhau à Braga in the north, the restaurant offers specialties from all over Portugal. Be sure to check out our article on Alma!
Beirão – 44, rue des Hauts Fourneaux, L-1719 Dommeldange: Let yourself be carried away by some divine clams à “bulhão pato”, a dish that is named after the poet Raimundo António de Bulhão Pato, who helped write one of Portugal’s first commercial cookbooks (1870). Don’t forget to also have a look at their grand wine selection!
Lisboa II – 33, av. John F. Kennedy, L-1855 Bonnevoie: This Portuguese haven in the heart of Luxembourg has been there since 1999. You do not want to miss out on their cod dishes! Indeed, We recommend going for the trio de bacalhau, which combines bacalhau à Brás, à Braga and à Lagareiro – basically cooked, fried and grilled cod all in one plate!
Madeira Stuff – 2-4, rue du Pont, L-2344 Luxembourg: This restaurant features mainly specialties form the island of Madeira. The deep-fried black scabbard fish fillet with banana and passion fruit sauce sounds refreshing. To top it all off, order some banana liquor, a typical Madeiran drink!
Odeon – 10, rue Munchen-Tesch, L-2173 Luxembourg: Odeon has just celebrated its 21st anniversary since opening in 2002. Their grilled cuttlefish with potatoes sounds just as tempting as their sweet “molotof caseiro”, the Portuguese version of the floating island. Watch out for their fado evenings, during which you can eat your dinner while listening to traditional Portuguese music!
Op der Gare – 5, rue de la Gare, L-7448 Lintgen: This restaurant offers Luxembourgish, French and Portuguese cuisine and is open every day of the week. As such, you can order a delicious bouchée à la reine as well as frog legs or grilled squid – three different cuisines to suit all tastes!
OpusMer – 68, rue du Canal, L-4051 Esch-sur-Alzette: Located in Esch/Alzette, OpusMer also has a twin restaurant in the capital, under the name of MAR by OpusMer. Both restaurants offer a wide range of seafood and fish dishes such as the roasted octopus (“polvo à lagareiro”), grilled lobster or rodízio, which is an all-you-can-eat grilled meats formula!
Piri Piri – 33, av. John F.-Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg: Piri Piri is ideal to share Portuguese tapas such as clams with cilantro and white wine, mini fried squid with ink mayo or poultry sausage with quail eggs and apple fruit puree. The restaurant also offers a wide range of seafood plates and meat-based dishes!
Batucada – 1, Plateau du Saint-Esprit, L-1475 Luxembourg: With Brazilian music in the background, Batucada will take you on a culinary journey. While all starters taste divine, try their homemade “pão de queijo”, a Brazilian-style cheese bun, which is simply delicious. In addition, the picanha (Brazil’s favourite cut of beef) on the grill is a national specialty worth trying as well!
Bossa Nova Grill – 31, rue du Parc, L-6684 Mertert: The Bossa Nova Grill welcomes its guests in a generous and convivial atmosphere where various Brazilian dishes are served. Brazilian artists frequently perform there as well, so you and your family or friends can fully enjoy your evening!
Maria Bonita – 7, rives de Clausen, L-2165 Luxembourg: This restaurant offers a Brazilian-style rodízio with different types of meat (such as chicken drumstick, aiguillette, veal chop, pork chop, flank steak, beef chop, chicken heart, pineapple, duck breast, etc.) as well as a large buffet – all paid by weight!
Rodízio Perroquet – 3, rue de l’Église, L-4994 Dippach: At Rodízio Perroquet, guests can either choose an all-you-can-eat formula or individual dishes from all over the South American country. Don’t miss out on their special dinner show, where samba dancers will deliver an amazing performance!