Monday, 15 September 2014

Restaurante Petiscos do Cardeal, a review

As you can imagine, it was very late when we set out of the apartment to look for something to eat. Just as well we were in the centre, so lots of places were still open and like I'd mentioned in previous posts, it was Saturday. The town was buzzing with people. There was a very pleasant atmosphere.

We walked through the pedestrianised streets, turning down an alleyway instinctively, and found ourselves on Rúa do Franco. There were lots of restaurants here; no doubt, it was very popular with tourists. Still, it was too late to risk going too far away, taking into the account the time.

The restaurant we found ourselves in was Petiscos do Cardeal. Yes, that's right and no, it's got nothing to do with cars. It was full; they had a small terrace, which was also full. We waited for a bit and were soon shown a table. The time was past 11pm and they were still serving.

You know, I searched and searched, through my hard disks, through my mobile phone, and I still can't believe I didn't take any photos here! Perhaps I was just too knackered.

I remember we decided to have tapas: "gambas al ajillo", "tortilla cachonda", "pulpo a la gallega", grilled baby squid, mushrooms, and the family weren't full so they ordered some more.

The service was good, the staff were friendly and efficient. But, to be honest, I can't remember if I liked the food much or not. I don't think it was bad, but probably not great either or I would have remembered. What I do remember, however, is that the bill came up to €40+, so it wasn't cheap.

Bold black cat
No, it's got nothing to do with the restaurant, but it belongs to our apartment host. It would have jumped into our apartment if we'd let it, but no way! Windows were closed whenever we left.

Look out for the next few restaurant reviews!