At the crossroad of cultures, Crispy Mafya set up home amid Lisbon's Principe Real, one of the trendiest neighbourhoods of the capital with its designer, fashion and home decoration boutiques. It is also famous for its nightlife.
Initiated by two French brothers who drew from New Orleans street food, it makes fried chicken the main and recurring ingredient of all dishes on the menu. Farm raised in the Alentejo region south of Lisbon, it is then fried and served in a range of different recipes: wings, burgers, in a cone (the Chiken'N Kone is already a classic) and even with homemade waffles.
Just like the chicken, the rest of the ingredients used at Crispy Mafya is local, and most everything is made on the spot, including sauces. Denizens of the area usually order their tenders as takeaway, best enjoyed under the cedar trees of the Principe Real garden located a few metres away from the restaurant. Alternately, they take a seat at one of the tables after work and share a few chicken wings and a cocktail in an atmosphere suffused with hip hop.
Rua Cecílio de Sousa 85
+351 21 400 3108
Menu: around 18 EUR