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Stockholm to Lisboa

Lisboa time!

COVID tip for Portugal right now: They require full vaccination status or a RT-PCR 72h before arriving or a 24h Rapid antigen before arriving. It was unclear whether we still needed a negative COVID test but you apparently do not if you can prove your vaccination status. In addition, we were unsure about our multiple layovers, but SAS only checked and verified this when we left LAX and no where else along the journey. (Sweden and Denmark were no longer requiring masks but Portugal still does in public transportation and many more people in Portugal were still wearing masks)

We woke up and decided to have an easy morning. We walked a short distance to Cafe Tartan and got an avocado toast (yes I know...how Californian) and a banana and nutella waffle (vafflor). I also ordered an earl grey tea with some oat milk. We got to bring it outside at around 10a prior to all the locals arriving and secured a lovely patio spot to people watch. It was great to soak in the sun and the Swedish brunch scene. The avocado toast was delicious and came with a nice salad. The waffle was also super delicious and the rich creamy Nutella paired nicely with a swig of my earl grey tea.
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After that we headed to the hotel to grab our stuff and hopped on a train to Central station. There we explored the supermarket and tried to buy as many delicious looking Swedish candies as we could decide. Do NOT get the “Ferraris” as they are SUPER HARD unless you suck on them for awhile....we were tempted by the Formula 1 Ferrari team. We also picked up a delicious salami baguette and a pistachio kardemommeboller at Gateau’s. These made the perfect meal for a light and delicious lunch on our 4 hour flight to Lisbon.
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We finally landed in Lisboa and decided to try to Uber to our hotel....which we ended up not finding where the Ubers pick you up and took a taxi instead. The taxi seemed like a rip off as it was double the price of the Uber on the app so take that with a grain of salt. We checked into our hotel and washed up before heading out to A Cevicheria, which was recommended by one of my good friends.

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I love the streets at night here

Upon arriving at A Cevicheria on a Saturday night around 21:30, it was PACKED and there was a huge line. We placed our names on the waiting list and ended up waiting about 1.5 hours as the manager has told us. We started the wait with Pisco Sours made from A Cevicheria’s pisco and stood outside with everyone else. We got slightly tired of waiting and standing so we walked around and found a pear cider to-go (Somersby makes delicious ciders). By that point, we were getting hungry and found this cute little hole in the wall pizza place that sold pizza by the gram. We got 1.60 euros worth which was enough to hold us over until dinner.

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We finally got seated at around 10p and we could not wait to eat. We ordered a “puro” ceviche, a “portugués” ceviche, and a Quinoto Nero com Camarão Tigre e Vieira ( a black quinoa risotto with scallops, tiger prawn, and asparagus). (Pro tip: All the restaurants here start you with “complimentary” dishes like bread at the beginning. This is in fact NOT complimentary...)

They started us with this cornbread “complimentary dish” that actually was 3.45 euro/person. It came with a cuttlefish ink flat bread, cornbread, ají amarillo dip, and a nori butter. The nori butter was so delicious especially with the flat bread. The rest was just meh. Then came the main dishes.
Both ceviches were delicious but we definitely liked the puro better because it was more classic, refreshing, and limey. But the quinoto was UNBELIEVABLY delicious. The first bite with the scallops was this rich and creamy tasty umami filled bite. We loved every bit of that dish and licked the plate clean. We also got 2 glasses of white wine which were the house wines and were just ok. We tried to add a tuna tartar taco to our order but they had already started cleaning and will eventually have to return to try it. Full....we headed home to sleep happily.

Not complimentary...
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Portugues in front and Puro ceviche in the back
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The best Quinoa Risotto ever. Cheers to Chef Kiko!
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Posted by E.M.N 21:07 Archived in Portugal Tagged stockholm a lisbon lisboa baguette ceviche nutella vafflor cevicheria quinoto

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