But when the crisis swallowed the economy whole, business slowed and staff moved to countries with greener pastures. Our couple then moved to Barcelona for a complete change, but, seeing as Luisa isn’t capable of staying out of the kitchen for long, Lisboa was born shortly thereafter. Forget about decor. Completely. They would much prefer to cook for you and chat with you than to redecorate. Come here for a lesson in authentic Portuguese cuisine (or to enjoy a taste of home if you are, in fact, that breed of Iberian). The shellfish and ham cataplana was outstanding (first-time cataplan-er!), as were the empanadas de cochinillo, the bacalhau espiritual and the lamb (a New Zealand breed raised in Portugal and prepared Alentejo style).