“Taberna Tosca” – A New Café-Restaurant in Lisbon for Portuguese Wines and Flavors

Taberna Tosca, Lisbon

There is a new place to try Portuguese “petiscos” (“tapas”) and wines in Lisbon. Open from noon to midnight (2AM on Fridays and Saturdays), Taberna Tosca tries to revive the “taberna” (tavern) concept and update it for modern times. It’s a restaurant for lunch and dinner, but throughout the afternoon and after-dinner hours, it’s also a relaxed space (much more like a café or bar) to enjoy a glass of Portuguese wine accompanied by a special “petiscos” menu.
The décor is very contemporary but the menus are of traditional Portuguese specialties. There is a meat, fish and vegetarian option for lunch, although the “petiscos” menu doesn’t seem very veggie-friendly. If you enjoy a good wine accompanied by cheese, however, this is a great spot for you.
It’s found in a long-forgotten but currently-reawakening location in the city, a square by the Cais do Sodré station, not far from Chiado and Baixa.
The prices are reasonable, making even more of an inviting spot to discover in the city.

Address: Praça de São Paulo, 21
Closed on Sundays
Website: www.tabernatosca.com