Their bread service (~$4 per person), not to be missed, of crisp olive bread, corn bread and the chewy-crusted Alentejo region bread comes with marinated Galician olives plus both Azorean and smoked butter. With that, we ordered a selection of three cheese that they picked for us (~$11.25), one cow, one goat and the other sheep.
Do not miss the giant coal-grilled tiger prawn with a Bairro’s special pepper-spiced butter sauce ($17.50). I also liked the chilled grilled veggies with smoked eggplant and cumin-spiked yogurt sauce ($7). Also served chilled is their octopus salad with a garlic and kimchi emulsion, cilantro sprouts and red onion ($10.50). What I liked better was their beef tenderloin pica pau (woodpecker style) in garlic with three sauces ($16.75), a smoked mayonnaise, kimchi mayonnaise and avocado cream.
Preferring apps in Spanish restaurants as they let me sample many flavors, we only split one entree — and we had to order a serving of the fries, as we were in front of the open kitchen noticing them go out. The delicate and moist cod loin wore a chorizo and bread crust and came with potatoes with an onion emulsion ($28). Those fries were worth every calorie!
If you find yourself in Lisbon, I highly recommend a visit to The Páteo.