Another well-known Portuguese chef creates a presence at the wildly-popular Mercado da Ribera gourmet market in Lisbon. Chef Vitor Sobral, who has delighted foodies at his Tasca da Esquina, Peixaria da Esquina and Taberna da Esquina establishments, opens Balcão da Esquina (Counter on the Corner) dedicated to fish and seafood, especially the beloved bacalhau (codfish).



The new Balcão concept complements Sobral’s growing family of restaurants, where products from the sea are given the attention and care made famous by the chef.

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(Above) A favorite dish from Sobral’s Peixaria da Esquina, Bacalhau Confitado with Potato, Onion and Lingueirão

“Our aim has always been to value Portuguese products and our country, in a creative and innovative way, with technique and quality and very own,” suggests Sobral. “Balcão da Esquina is born to offer the public the tastes of what characterizes gastronomic Portugal. It is the perfect space for those who want to ‘sit at the table’ with Portugal.”

Balcão da Esquina
Mercado da Ribeira
Cais do Sodré

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday – 19:00 to 23:00

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