Can the Can, Praça do Comércio, Lisbon, Portugal

////Can the Can, Praça do Comércio, Lisbon, Portugal

Can the Can, Praça do Comércio, Lisbon, Portugal

On my way back from Time Out market, I stopped in one of the many restaurants lining Praça do Comércio for a happy hour nibble. My daughter-in-law mentioned that she had sampled many of them and preferred the food at Can the Can. That and the inviting chalk-written sign offered happy hour margaritas at 5 Euros (~$5.50) and free wifi! How could I resist?

The exceptionally friendly servers helped me decide which of their food offerings to sample with my margie. As an octopus fan, I leaned toward the salad — yet they suggested I try the croquettes.  “Octopus croquettes?” I queried. She highly recommended them, saying that they were made from fresh octopus — not something canned like many of the other dishes (hence their name!)

The four croquettes came on a slate plate with a swirl of mustard, squid ink mayo and Moura Encantada honey (~$12.50). Silly me, I dragged the croquette through the mustard, mayo, and honey and took a bite – which is when I realized the mustard was the hot, bring-tears-to-your-eyes kind!

Interesting dish, but I realized I prefer my cephalopod grilled.

– bonnie
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Can the Can
Praça do Comércio
Terreiro do Paço, Ala Nascente, 82/83
Baixa, Lisboa 1100
Can the Can Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

By | 2017-10-24T07:56:45+00:00 June 29th, 2017|World Restaurants|0 Comments

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