Despite all the constraints, life has been slowly returning to normal. The shops have reopened just like the restaurants, which means that gastronomic reviews are also back, although less often for safety reasons as you can imagine.
One of the restaurants I decided to visit was Matateu, a snack bar in Estádio do Restelo in Lisbon. I hadn't been there for a long time and was looking for a space where I could eat typical Portuguese snacks.
For starters, we ordered some peixinhos da horta that was ok, simple, without great taste. We also tried some salmon ceviche which again, was simply ok although the pieces of salmon were too big for what is expected in ceviche and still ovos rotos which was the dish that had the most impact on me because of the quality of transmontano ham.
Conversely, the potato chips were soft, not crispy, and not very tasty. For someone who appreciates French fries as much as I did, it was a disappointment.
As the main course, we opted for the braised tuna tataki with guacamole sauce. It's an interesting dish, with spirit and distinction from the previous ones, and able to match others in sushi restaurants.
The service continues to be ideal with the helpful employees, double care with the customer, and with the will to keep him smiling.
Perhaps that's why it's a restaurant that's more geared to the conviviality of the customers than a gastronomic experience.