August 9, 2018 by Ellis Dixon
Hua Ta Li
Go for the view, stay for the dumplings
Just one flight down from Topo of this unassuming Centro Comércial building in Martim Moniz is a very large Chinese restaurant — with a large terrace and an equally large menu. Avoid the crowd upstairs by opting for a bottle of decently-priced wine with a little elbow room on this terrace. Compliment your good decision-making with a plate of algae (I’m not kidding — it’s awesome), a round of dumplings, a helping of pork rice with veggies, and a smattering of Peking duck with good friends. The service is snappy and polite, and the food is deliciously made and well-priced. It’s great for groups or an intimate dinner with a view of the square below and the castle in the distance.