Although it is one of the best places in Lisbon for aficionados of the best Port wines and fine table wines, the Manuel Tavares shop also stocks many other delicacies, such as cheeses, hams and sausages. The assortment of sweets and dried fruits also make it well worth a visit. Indeed, the “Manuel Tavares” brand is as much a sign of quality for dried fruit as it is for hams.
This delicatessen shop, founded in 1860, happens to be located in Rua de Betesga, which immediately calls to mind the Portuguese colloquial expression “to put Rossio into Betesga” – which means to something that is normally considered an impossible feat. But here the impossible has been achieved, as it offers so much variety in a relatively small space. In addition to this, the store also offers personalised service, with a focus on advice and tips. They organise tastings and small events for specific products, so that customers can inform themselves and find out what the best option for them is, or how to use a certain product in their day-to-day life. The constant coming and going of customers is a living quality stamp for both service and assortment.
Wines and fine groceries and foodstuffs