Restaurante Satelite – Lisbon

Restaurante Satelite

Satelite Restaurant specializes in seafood. We took a free walking tour, and our guide recommended this place since he thought it was good and was in the vicinity where the walk ended.

The restaurant is simply decorated, and has a few tables outside. The restaurant is not very big, and seats are crammed close together to fit in as many people as possible.

Garlic Shrimp

The Garlic Shrimp (€9.50) came in a bowl full of butter. One could have easily mistaken it for soup, given all the liquid filling the bowl. The shrimp were of medium size, but slightly overcooked. They were meaty, but just past the point of remaining tender. The sauce was good, and there was loads of garlic included. I would have appreciated the dish more if the shrimp would have been de-veined.

Grilled Sardines

The Grilled Sardines came five to an order, and was served with potatoes. The sardines were nicely cooked, but fishy as you would expect. The myriad of tiny little bones drove me nuts. I am not to eat them, so this wasn’t my favorite dish.

Grilled Swordfish

The Grilled Swordfish (€8.50) was a generous portion that was still tender, but very meaty. It came with some potatoes and grated carrots.

The food here is simple, and portions tend to be on the larger side. I wasn’t totally impressed with this place. In fact, two employees got into a screaming match with each other while we were there. They were speaking Chinese so I don’t know what the problem was. It is my understanding that the restaurant has come under new management, and since that time the restaurant has gone downhill and now usually sits mostly empty.

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