A tiny, hole-in-the-wall restaurant with barely 20 seats available, Cantinho Lusitano is owned by a husband-and-wife duo dedicated to using traditional Portuguese products and crafting a beautiful, inviting menu. Vegetarians will find a surprising variety of tasty dishes, including the famous warm-baked goat cheese drizzled with honey and rosemary sauce. Other dishes include grilled black pork “farinheira,” a dish of smoky, spiced Portuguese sausages; fresh fava bean salad; pataniscas de bacalhau, flaky-fried cod cakes traditionally served with rice and beans; and homemade lemon pie. At Cantinoho Lusitano, meals are arranged tapas-style to suit the changing seasonal products and tastes of fickle gourmands. The restaurant is located in the colorful neighborhood of St. Benedict, just around the corner from another popular establishment, the swinging 1920’s-themed Bar Foxtrot.
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