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35 of the Best Lisbon Restaurants and Bars

We’re eating our way through Lisbon one restaurant at a time. If you’re wondering where to eat in Lisbon, read on to discover our picks for the best Lisbon restaurants and bars.

Seafood and Rice at Uma in Lisbon

Living in Portugal has given us a unique opportunity to eat at the best restaurants all over Portugal but especially in Lisbon where we’re residents. Our favorite Lisbon restaurants include cheap eats stands selling bifana sandwiches all the way to Michelin starred restaurants.

Knowing where to eat poses a challenge since Portugal’s capital city has thousands upon thousands of restaurants. Though many of these restaurants are good, our goal is to find the truly special restaurants worth recommending to food travelers who flock to Lisbon each month.

Needless to say, we’re up for the challenge. You could say that we were born for it.

Carabinerios at Ramiro in Lisbon
Lisbon is a great seafood city. We ate these firey red carabineros at Cervejaria Ramiro.

Our ambitious goal involves discovering the best places to eat in Lisbon at all price points and eating at all of them. The pressure has been real as we ascend Lisbon’s many steep hills in a never-ending quest that’s been both fun and exhausting.

Pro Tip
Check back often for new Lisbon content. Not only will we continue to update this guide, but we also plan to publish articles and mini-guides about the best eats in Lisbon, one of the top Portugal food cities.

Our History in Lisbon

Lisbon Street Scene
Trams are a great way to ascend Lisbon’s steep, colorful hills. We ride them frequently.

We first visited Lisbon during our honeymoon in 2007. Though we loved the city enough to eventually make it our home base, we didn’t have an easy time finding restaurants more than a decade ago. But now that we live in Lisbon, time is on our side.

Since moving to Lisbon in 2019, we’ve lived in three vibrant neighborhoods. We currently live in Baixa, a location that’s both centrally located and near numerous transportation hubs. Not only do we love our apartment, but we also dine out. A lot.

Though we love to shop at local markets and cook at home, we eat the best food in Lisbon all over the city. Sometimes we dine in upscale neighborhoods like Chiado and Príncipe Real, but we also break bread or scoop rice in local neighborhoods like Arroios and Graça.

Pro Tip
Don’t hesitate to eat in different Lisbon neighborhoods. The metro and Uber are cost-effective options that can quickly transport you to neighborhoods where a majority of locals live, work and eat.

Lisbon Food Scene

Time Out Market in Lisbon
Tourists love Lisbon’s Time Out Market. The popular destination provides a convenient venue for eating a variety of Portuguese food favorites.

We’d be remiss not to mention Lisbon’s lean years when its citizens survived the Inquisition, a major earthquake and totalitarian rule. As is the case around the world when resources are strained, these tough times resulted in creative cookery that evolved into a modern-day Portuguese food set that includes fresh seafood, tasty pork and thousands of uses of eggs.

The city is littered with tascas (taverns) serving petiscos (snacks) at all hours of the day and night. In fact, we have several tascas in our neighborhood that we frequent when we crave Portuguese food. But these humble eateries are just one part of the local food scene. For us, one of the biggest surprises about food in Lisbon has been its global diversity.

Discover our top tips for dining in Lisbon and other Portuguese cities.

Hot Pot at Chongqing Hotpot in Lisbon
Lisbon is a melting pot of global cuisine. Pictured here is a Sichuan hot pot filled with mild garlic oil and spicy pepper oil.

Much of the city’s food culture can be traced to the past when Portugal played a role in global exploration and imperialism. Portuguese explorers brought back exotic spices like pepper and cinnamon from their travels and introduced new vegetables and grains to the local cuisine.

Fast forward to the present and people from former colonies like Brazil and Cape Verde now live, cook and eat in Lisbon. Then there are ex-pats who have moved to Lisbon for quality of life reasons. Who knows? Maybe even Americans like us can help shape the Lisbon culinary scene in the future.

Nannarella in Lisbon
Locals queue for the best food in the city. The key is knowing where to find it.

Adventurous eaters can find all kinds of food in Lisbon. If we crave a certain cuisine, we can usually find it by crossing the city by metro or Uber.

If you look for numbing Sichuan food from China, ramen from Japan or curries from Nepal – it’s all here. We can even find solid Mexican food, albeit at a premium price compared to North America.

Don’t worry if you’d rather drink than eat. Our Lisbon guide has tips on Lisbon bars in addition to restaurants and cafes.

Discover the best things to eat and drink in Portugal.

Lisbon Food Guide | Where to Eat in Lisbon

Vegetarian Tapas at Senhor Uva in Lisbon
The best Lisbon restaurants source local products for their dishes. Pictured here is wine bar Senhor Uva’s artisanal burrata plated with seasonal tomato, pickled red onion, amaranth, quinoa and honey.

We have you covered whether you’re in Lisbon for a day or two during a whirlwind Europe adventure or if you’re a digital nomad in town for an extended visit. This city has food to satisfy a variety of palettes and budgets.

Our Lisbon restaurant guide is a living document that we’re updating as we continue to eat our way around the city. We’ve included Lisbon restaurants where locals eat as well as Lisbon restaurants worthy of a special occasion meal.

Tacos at Queimado in LIsbon
Expect to eat a variety of cuisine in Lisbon. We ate these tapas-style BBQ oyster mushroom tacos at Queimado.

Pro Tip
Check online restaurant schedules to avoid potential disappointment. Many Lisbon restaurants close on random days, often Sunday, and during the entire month of August.

Read on to find out where to eat in Lisbon.

Top Lisbon Restaurants

Mullet and Trout Eggs at Belcanto at Lisbon Restaurants
The top Lisbon restaurants create gastronomic masterpieces like this smoked and cured red mullet we ate at Belcanto. Note the generous amount of trout eggs.

Empire-building chefs have made their mark on Lisbon, elevating the city’s dining options for both locals and food travelers looking to eat more than bacalhau (salt cod) or a bifana during every meal. These chefs take advantage of the best products from all of Portugal along with locally sourced farm products.

The proof is in the pudding or, in this case, the egg tart. Lisbon has 13 Michelin-starred restaurants including two establishments with two stars. Considering the city’s size, this is an impressive feat that illustrates the city’s thriving high-end dining scene.

Lobster with Caviar at Belcanto at Lisbon Restaurants
Food doesn’t get more luxurious than specially sourced blue lobster topped with caviar. This spoon at Belcanto offered us the best of Lisbon in a bite.

We get that many visitors will want to eat one or two special meals in Lisbon, perhaps to celebrate a special occasion or experience unique destination dining. We do the same when we visit a new city.

With this in mind, we recommend that you make a reservation at one or more of the following top restaurants in Lisbon Portugal:


Razor Clams at Belcanto at Lisbon Restaurants
Not only is Belcanto one of the best restaurants in Lisbon, it’s also one of the best restaurants in the world. This acclaimed Lisbon restaurant locally sources ingredients like these razor clams.

If you have the budget for one splurge meal in Lisbon, that meal should be at Michelin two star Belcanto. Helmed by restaurant mogul Chef José Avillez, Lisbon’s most famous restaurant currently holds the 46th spot on the respected World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.

Pro Tip
Avoid disappointment by making your Belcanto reservation as far in advance as possible.

After moving to a bigger space in 2019, Belcanto now has a dining room as epic as its nine-course evolutions tasting menu. Featuring the top chef’s signaturre dishes, this menu flows like an opera but without a tragic ending.

Read our full Belcanto review.

Bel Canto is located at Rua Serpa Pinto 10A, 1200-026 Lisboa, Portugal.


Cod Bacalhau at Alma at Lisbon Restaurants
A signature dish at Alma, this ‘cobblestreet’ salted cod is the restaurant’s modern take on bacalhau à brás.

We were excited to dine at Chef Henrique Sá Pessoa’s Alma. After hearing good things about Lisbon’s second two-star restaurant from respected friends and colleagues, we booked a lunch reservation with plenty of advance notice.

Upon our arrival, the restaurant staff automatically gave us menus translated into English, Spanish, French, German and Chinese. The translated menus included two five-course tasting menus priced at €110 and €120 (prices subject to change) as well as individual dishes available on an a la carte basis.

Amuse Bouche at Alma at Lisbon Restaurants
Diced cod with coriander cream and red bell pepper tempura over red pepper mousse completed the ‘snack’ phase of our Alma meal.

Our meal followed the Michelin playbook starting with fun snacks like tapioca crackers with dollops of oyster mayo and jars filled with cockles ‘swimming’ in a salty brine. It ended with a cigar box filled with flavorful petit fours served over coffee beans.

Ironically, our meal highlight wasn’t a main course. Glazed carrots plated with goat cheese and dried fruit bulghur exemplified a synthesis of the kind of international sweet yet spicy flavors Lisbon does well. Another standout was bread service featuring fermented sourdough and smoked butter.

Glazed Carrot Starter at Alma at Lisbon Restaurants
Served with goat cheese, dried fruit bulghur and cumin oil, these glazed baby carrots were the highlight of our Alma lunch.

We wanted to love the meal but were surprised to leave Alma with a somewhat hollow feeling despite sharing five plates that ranged from very good to excellent. In retrospect, the missing link was related to service.

We were disappointed that the sommelier recommended the most expensive glass of wine on the menu, double the cost of other wine options on the Alma menu. Shame on us for not confirming the price before he poured us wine from the bottom of the bottle. Also disappointing, our Alentejo pork was practically impossible to cut with the provided butter knife and not much easier when the server correctly brought us a sharper steak knife.

That being said, we still recommend Alma to food travelers wanting to experience one of the top Lisbon restaurants during their visit. Alma provides good value for a two-star Michelin experience in Europe.

Pro Tip
Budget travelers can sample Chef Henrique Sá Pessoa’s food at his more casual eatery in the Time Out Market.

Alma is located at Rua Anchieta 15, 1200-224 Lisboa, Portugal.

Additional Upscale Restaurants

Belcanto and Alma aren’t the only Lisbon restaurants with Michelin stars. Consider dining at the additional Michelin star Lisbon restaurants if you have the budget and desire:

Hip Lisbon Restaurants

Queimado in Lisbon
A new breed of restaurants is bridging the gap between cheap eats and fine dining in Lisbon.

Let’s face it, as much as we adore traditional Portuguese tasca food, we don’t want to eat it all the time. Sometimes we prefer elevated cuisine, ideally prepared with local, seasonal products, served in a sophisticated yet casual space.

Unlike Paris and Amsterdam, Lisbon doesn’t have a cadre of restaurants that serve modern cuisine at moderate prices appropriate for a date night or night out with the parents.

Razor Clams at Prado in Lisbon
Prada sourced these razor clams from the Algarve and topped them with seaweed butter.

However, as more young people move into the city, Lisbon’s casual and hip restaurant scene, like the city’s new coffee scene, appears ready to hit a growth spurt. It can’t happen soon enough for us. There’s nothing we love more than a Friday night out in a casual space enjoying food that’s as fresh as a restaurant’s surroundings.

The following restaurants are our favorites when we want to spend this type of night out together or with friends:

Tasca Baldracca

Dining Room at Tasca Baldracca in Lisbon
Tasca Baldracca is our favorite restaurant when we want to enjoy great food and wine in a simple, convivial atmosphere.

Not every great restaurant is defined by high prices or haute cuisine. Such is the case with Tasca Baldracca, one of the most exciting new restaurants in Lisbon. To us, this Mouraria tasca (tavern) epitomizes a restaurant that gets the concept of serving great food in a comfortable environment. As a bonus, it accomplishes this feat just five minutes from our Baixa apartment.

Pro Tip
Don’t be deceived by Tasca Baldracca’s casual appearances. Reservations are an absolute must at this small, popular spot.

A trio of culinary pros led by Pedro Monteiro run a tight ship at Tasca Baldracca where dishes like Arroz de Pato (duck rice) and Polvo (octopus) somehow taste better than they do at other Lisbon restaurants. Since wine also flows all night every night, this restaurant delivers a good time as well as good food.

Read our full Tasca Baldracca review.

Tasca Baldracca is located at R. das Farinhas 1, 1100-177 Lisboa, Portugal.


Prado in Lisbon
Prado is a green oasis in urban Lisbon.

Prado, which means meadow in Portuguese, hit our radar soon after we moved to Lisbon. Open since 2017 and located at the foot of Alfama, the restaurant has a buzzy vibe and chic decor. With its vaulted, modern space and open kitchen, Prado’s dining room buzzes at night and glows with sunlight during lunch.

Expect to share small farm to table plates when you dine at Prado. Chef António Galapito has crafted an eclectic menu filled with products sourced throughout Portugal. But this is not typical tasca food.

Octopus at Prado in Lisbon
Topped with pig’s head and served with spinach purée, this grilled octopus was a flavorful addition to our mid-day meal.

Galapito has reworked and rethought classics like Portuguese octopus – daring to top the cooked cephalopod with a thin layer of fatty sliced pigs head. In all honesty, the dish looks like something out of an interstellar horror movie. However, the extra layer of fat somehow works here, enriching and propelling every bite of the already tender octo to a level of luxury.

Prado offers a diverse wine menu filled with local bottles from all over Portugal with an extra focus on wines produced near Lisbon. The restaurant also serves non-alcoholic beverages including hot coffee drinks crafted with beans from local Fábrica Coffee Roasters.

Pro Tip
Check out Prado’s market and wine bar, Prado Mercearia, for a casual lunch, aperitivo or coffee break. Prado Mercearia also offers special dinners cooked by guest chefs from across Europe. Check the website for details.

Prado is located at Tv. Pedras Negras 2, 1100-404 Lisboa, Portugal.

Taberna da Rua das Flores

Scallop in Miso Butter at Taberna Rua das Flores
We ate this scallop with Miso Butter at Taberna Rua das Flores. The itimate restaurant offers n romantic dining experience in bustling Chiado.

Taberna da Rua das Flores is NOT a tasca. We repeat. Taberna da Rua das Flores is NOT a tasca.

Some may disagree but, to us, a Portuguese “tasca” is best defined as a cheap, everyday restaurant serving homestyle dishes in a simple, unadorned space. Petisco Saloio is a tasca. Ze dos Cornos is a tasca. A Merendinha do Arco Bandeira and Electricos do Chile? Yes, both tascas.

That being said, we classify Taberna da Rua das Flores as more of a casual Portuguese bistro. And, in a city with a dearth of mid-priced, casual yet romantic dining rooms, this Chiado classic serves some of the best chef driven food we’ve eaten in Lisbon.

Seared Tuna at Taberna Rua das Flores
Served over sliced green apple, our seared tuna at Rua das Flores at was both sophisticated and satisfying.

While there’s a distant chance that you might see scallops on the menu at a Lisbon tasca, you certainly won’t enjoy them topped with umami rich miso butter, which is how we ate ours at Taberna da Rua das Flores.

The cooked scallops, served whole, as is common in Europe, were a fitting start to a meal that included a sharable hunk of seared tuna. Thankfully, the kitchen at Taberna da Rua das Flores didn’t cook the gorgeous, ruby tuna tasca style until it resembled shoe leather. Instead, the tuna’s center was gloriously rare as it should be.

Bread Pudding with Toffee Topping at Taberna da Rua das Flores
Bread Pudding with a Crisp Toffee Topping provided a fitting, sweet and tasty end to our meal at Taberna Rua das Flores.

Everything we ate at Taberna da Rua das Flores surprised and delighted us. Judging by dishes like crispy pork belly served over artichoke purée and a wonderful sweet ending of toffee-topped bread pudding, the bistro’s kitchen has mad skills. 

Pro Tip
Arrive at Taberna da Rua das Flores early. The restaurant doesn’t take reservations.

Taberna da Rua das Flores is located at Rua das Flores 103, 1200-194 Lisbon.

Zunzum Gastrobar

Exterior of Zunzum Gastrobar in Lisbon Portugal
The outdoor seating area at Zunzum Gastrobar makes the restaurant come alive.

Although we had enjoyed Chef Marlene Vieira’s food at Time Out Market, we didn’t make the connection that Zunzum, that place we had walked by a million times next to the cruise ship terminal, was her restaurant. And we’re not the only ones. During our dinner at Vieira’s ‘gastrobar’, we overheard the table next to us saying that they passed the restaurant “about 70 times” without knowing what it was.

Now that we’ve made the connection and gave Zunzum a shot, we can confirm that Vieira’s food is worth checking out. Plus, despite its generic building, the bistro’s outdoor seating area, hidden behind a hedgerow, buzzes with energy and harmonizes wonderfully with the park next door. 

Fun Fact
Zunzum translates to buzz.

Swordfish Ceviche at Zunzum in Lisbon
Chef Marlene Vieira didn’t disappoint us with creative dishes like this swordfish ceviche.

Vieira, a chef with Northern Portuguese roots, has worked in New York kitchens as well as all over Portugal. She’s adept at building flavors while keeping Portuguese concepts fresh. Zunzum is a great spot to experience her culinary art.

During our dinner, Vieira’s swordfish ceviche mingled tender fish with a touch of passion fruit acidity. Another standout was her comforting yet sleek version of Arroz Bivalves –  a shell-less mollusk-fest filled with chewy clams, tender razor clams and plump mussels – that was a cut above typical Portuguese rice stews featuring octopus, shrimp or duck.

Arroz de Bivalves at Zunzum in Lisbon Portugal
Made with clams, mussels and razor clams, Zunzum’s Arroz de Bivalves provides a fresh spin on traditional Portuguese food.

Not all the dishes of our six course tasting menu landed splendidly. The black pork “presa” was served a little tepid but was redeemed by an excellent side of fried, herbed polenta. Also, service wasn’t without the usual post pandemic quirks.

However, an inspired bread service featuring super airy brioche with smokey chouriço pate and divine passionfruit meringue tarts provided excellent compensation for those guffaws. And then some.

Pro Tip
Make a pit stop during a walk along the Tejo and order take-away desserts at Zunzum’s indoor pastry counter.

Zunzum Gastrobar is located at Avenida Infante D. Henrique Doca, R. Jardim do Tabaco do, 1100-651 Lisboa


Damas in Lisbon
Crowds hover as they read Damas’ daily menu written on a wall next to the bar.

With a menu handwritten on the wall, Damas is a great spot to meet friends in Graça for an early dinner. Later in the evening, the restaurant morphs into a concert venue. For those who enjoy live music, it’s a great alternative to Lisbon fado restaurants.

Reading the wall quickly reveals various snacks and bigger plates. Vegans and vegetarians will find options like hummus and salad. As for us, we typically eat seafood at Damas.

Shrimp at Damas at Lisbon Restaurants
Damas’ shrimp comes loaded with spicy flavors. Lemon adds an extra zing.

Expect to share plates, tapas style, loaded with the likes of tuna poke, shrimp and mussels. You can start slow and add extra plates as the meal progresses. A bottle of wine completes the equation.

Damas doesn’t take reservations on the weekend, so arriving early is a smart choice. Though Damas has a reputation as a hipster hangout, we feel comfortable joining friends here for an early dinner of tapas-style seafood in a relaxed, yet modern space.

Pro Tip
Take an Uber or tram unless you’re up for a hike. The walk to Graça is particularly hilly. Better yet, take the 28 tram.

Damas is located at Rua da Voz do Operário 60, Lisboa, Portugal.

Portuguese Food in Lisbon

Cachaco de Porco Preto Close Up at Faz Frio at Lisbon Restaurants
Portuguese cuisine features ample amounts of seafood and pork. We ate this plate of Chouriço Assado at Fax Frio.

Lisbon is a great city to experience Portuguese food for the first or fortieth time.

Portugal’s capital city has thousands of restaurants serving classic dishes like bacalhau (salt cod), porco (pork), arroz de pato (duck rice) and camarão (shrimp). If you’re wondering what to eat in Lisbon, we suggest starting with these dishes.

That’s the easy part. The hard part is knowing where to eat Portuguese in Lisbon. As in any city, some Lisbon restaurants are better than others. The worst ones cater to tourists and serve mediocre food at high prices.

Our best suggestion, if you really want to eat the best Portuguese food at the best prices, is to use the metro and explore Lisbon away from the center of town in neighborhoods like Arroios and Alvalade. Take a chance and eat off the map a little. If it looks good, it probably is.

Assuming you want to eat well in Lisbon, start at the following spots:

Cervejaria Ramiro

Sapateira and Dishes at Ramiro in Lisbon
Meals at Cervegaria Ramiro are nothing short of epic thanks to dishes like this one topped with Sapateira.

Cervejaria Ramiro has been a Lisbon seafood institution since it opened in 1956. Anthony Bourdain ate here as did Phil Rosenthal. It’s likely that you’ll follow the crowds and eat here too.

Iconic seafood dishes include Gambas Aguillo (garlic shrimp), Amêijoas à Bulhão Pato (clams in garlic broth) and Carabineiros (scarlet prawns). However, in-the-know diners know to order a meaty Prego sandwich for dessert. It sounds like an odd combination but it works.

Read our full Cervejaria Ramiro review.

Cervejaria Ramiro is located at Avenida Alm. Reis 1, 1150-038 Lisboa, Portugal.

Ponto Final

Wine and Sunset at Ponto Final in Lisbon
Enjoying sundowners at Ponto Final is nothing short of epic.

Ponto Final isn’t technically in Lisbon but it still qualifies as a Lisbon restaurant in our book. First, the necessary Cachilhas ferry ride just takes ten minutes. More important, Almada is part of the Lisbon metropolitan region.

We could argue about Ponto Final’s location all day; however, it’s a better use of that time to send an email to Ponto Final to request a reservation. No longer a hidden gem thanks to it starring role in Phil Rosenthal’s Lisbon episode in the Somebody Feel Phil Netflix series, Ponto Final is one of the toughest reservations to score in Lisbon thanks to its epic views that don’t stop after the sun sets.

Expect a fish-forward menu after you score a reservation and take the short ferry ride. We’re partial to the restaurant’s popular Arroz Tamboril (Monkfish Rice) served in a portion designed for two, though we’ve not been disappointed yet by other dishes we’ve ordered.

Read our full Ponto Final review.

Ponto Final is located at Rua do Ginjal 72, 2800-285 Almada, Portugal.

Café de São Bento

Cafe de Sao Bento - First Floor Dining Room
We’re older than Café de São Bento’s classic first floor dining room. How is this possible?

If you’re looking for a typical Lisbon restaurant featuring an outdoor terrace with a beautiful view, enclosed and clubby Café de São Bento isn’t that restaurant. But this restaurant,filled with good food and excellent old school service, is a worthy destination that provides a quirky window into Portuguese culture.

Unless you know the address for Café de São Bento, it’s easy to walk past the classic restaurant that’s practically across the street from the Assembleia da República, Portugal’s Parliament. Those who walk inside the intimate restaurant find a space decorated with wood trimmed walls, plaid banquettes, red carpet and brass fixtures that resemble a hoity-toity private club open since 1924. More about the restaurant’s real age later…

Bife de Cafe de Sao Bento at Sao Bento in Lisbon
We recommend ordering the Bifé de Café de São Bento at Café de São Bento. We also recommend requesting Cavalo à Ovo (Egg on Horsteback) when you order your steak.

Steak is the main event at Café de São Bento. Upon request, the restaurant tops its juicy bife with a bright orange fried egg called ovo a cavalo (i.e. on horseback). But the kitchen doesn’t stop there. Chefs also smother the steak with a generous amount of its signature tan cream sauce that’s reminiscent of au poivre without the poivre.

Rumor has it that Café de São Bento’s creamy sauce derives its tan complexion from the addition of a small amount of coffee. However, there’s no doubt that leftover sauce repurposes excellently as a dipping medium for the large bowl of crispy fries that accompany the melt-in-your-mouth ‘Bife’.

Prego Sandwich at Cafe de Sao Bento in Lisbon
The Prego Sandwich at Café de São Bento may be our favorite Prego Sandwich in Lisbon.

We get that not everybody loves to eat steak smothered in sauce. If you fit into this category, you’ll want to order Cafe de São Bento’s Prego, a sandwich that stuffs tender slices of mid-rare cooked beef inside two slices of toasted bread. The affordable menu has options for vegetarians as well as pleasant surprises for both wine drinkers and dessert eaters.

The most interesting feature of Cafe de São Bento? It’s age. Though the restaurant appears to be 100 years old, it actually opened in 1982. Equally interesting, it’s not the only Lisbon restaurant that serves Portuguese steak in this type of space. Yes, there are copycat steakhouses, like Café do Paço, in Lisbon but none quite live up to this original.

Pro Tip
Order the Tarte Tatin for dessert. You’re welcome.

Petisco Saloio

Quejo Graninado at Petisco Saloio at Lisbon Restaurants
This plate of Quejo Graniado provided a comforting start to our meal at Petisco Saloio.

Located in Campo Pequeno near the city’s bullring (yes, Lisbon has a bullring and apparently the bull lives), Petisco Saloio is a typical neighborhood snack bar that serves food worthy of a special trip. Since the location is central, it’s easy to access by metro or Uber from most Lisbon hotels and neighborhoods.

Owners Carlos Pinheiro and Diogo Meneses not only cook the food, but they also provide menu guidance and serve their dishes. The resulting vibe is casual and comfortable, with an atmosphere reminiscent of eating with friends at their home. The tasca has just four tables inside with more located on the sidewalk.

Chourico Assado at Petisco Saloio at Lisbon Restaurants
This plate of Chouriço Assado came to the table flambé-style during our dinner at Petisco Saloio.

We first dined at Petisco Saloio with friends visiting from New York soon after the restaurant was featured in the New York Times. Though this tasca was more casual than the other restaurants they visited, they trusted us to order a selection of dishes. Starting with a bag filled with bread and littles snacks, we ordered a selection of dishes and enjoyed them all.

Our return visit proved equally enjoyable. Based on both meals, we recommend the Queijo Gratinado (baked cheese) and Chouriço Assado (grilled chorizo) as starters. Considering the quality of the food and reasonable prices, you can choose a selection of additional dishes without much risk of disappointment.

Pro Tip
Check out Lisbon’s nearby, architecturally unique bullring, Campo Pequeno. Built in the 1890s, the Madrid inspired building was remodeled in 2006 with an underground movie theatre and shopping complex.

Petisco Saloio is located at Avenida Barbosa Du Bocage 38, 1000-072 Lisbon Portugal.

Fábrica Imperial

Bacalhaus a Bras at Fabrica Imperial at Lisbon Restaurants
Most Lisbon restaurants serve bacalhau a bras. Fábrica Imperial’s version is particularly satisfying.

Proving that cheap food in Lisbon doesn’t have to be fast food, Fábrica Imperial serves traditional Portuguese food for reasonable prices. Closed on weekends, the cozy restaurant serves lunch every weekday and dinner on Friday nights. Not only is the food tasty, but the friendly service is on point.

Dessert at Fabrica Imperial at Lisbon Restaurants
Dessert is reason enough to dine at Fábrica Imperial. Co-owner Barbara Ribeiro bakes the restaurant’s sweet treats from scratch.

Daytime visitors at Fábrica Imperial choose between two or three courses. We typically go crazy and order three courses (soup, main dish and dessert) plus wine. At under €20 for two people, can you blame us?

Pro Tip
Although you can typically walk in for lunch, be sure to make an advance dinner reservation. Since Fábrica Imperial only serves dinner on Fridays, the restaurant gets booked up.

Fábrica Imperial is located at Rua Marquês de Fronteira 113A, 1070-292 Lisboa, Portugal.

Restarante Primavera

Chickent Roasters at Restaurante Primavera at Lisbon Restaurants
Smile! It’s frango time at Restaurante Primavera.

Located just a few blocks from Parreirinha do Chile in the Arroios neighborhood, Restaurante Primavera serves a reasonably priced menu filled with traditional Portuguese food favorites. However, locals know to order the restaurant’s signature dish – frango assado (piri-piri chicken).

Cooks prepare grill chicken at the front of Restaurante Primavera, serving it to customers who dine in the restaurant as well as to a non-stop queue of people ordering takeaway. Plan to spend about €20 for dinner for two in the restaurant or half that to take away a whole chicken with rice.

Pro Tip
You can choose between chicken spatchcocked over charcoal or rotisserie chicken cooked on a spit over charcoal. We prefer the spatchcocked option.

Restaurante Primavera is located at Rua Morais Soares 101, 1170-293 Lisbon, Portugal.

Zé dos Cornos

Tasca Ze dos Cornos in Lisbon
Ze dos Cornos offers a tasca experience in the heart of Lisbon.

Located at the bottom of Alfama, Zé dos Cornos feels local despite its prime location near both Castelo and Mouraria. The tasca’s space is compact with communal seating at long tables with basic, rustic tasca decor. But the space’s simplicity doesn’t matter one iota – eating at Zé dos Cornos is all about the food and experience.

Zé dos Cornos serves a selection of Portuguese food favorites to crowds who arrive early for lunch to avoid waiting for a table. The wait, which isn’t exceedingly long, is worth it.

Ribs at Tasca Ze dos Cornos at Lisbon Restaurants
The spare ribs at Ze dos Cornos are big enough to share. The restaurant also serves a half-rack option.

Although Zé dos Cornos serves a range of Portuguese food favorites including bacalhau and pork sercretos, plates with spare ribs and fried potatoes fly out of the kitchen and for good reason – the tasty ribs are generously sized and tender. We also like egg-topped alheira, grilled non-pork sausage with a history that dates back to the 16th century when Jews invented the farci during the days of the Inquisition.

Zé dos Cornos attracts a mostly local crowd but welcomed us warmly both before and after we moved to Lisbon. Expect efficient service, solid food and fair prices.

Pro Tip
Save room for dessert. You can walk up the hill to nearby Pasteleria Santo Antonio for an excellent pastel de nata after your lunch.

Zé dos Cornos is located at Beco dos Surradores 5, 1100-591 Lisboa, Portugal.

Faz Frio

Cachaco de Porco Preto at Faz Frio at Lisbon Restaurants
With polenta and clams, this plate of Cachaço de Porco Preto is modern Portuguese comfort food.

Although open for over a century, Faz Frio has a modern vibe thanks to a major renovation and recent infusion of young talent. The compact Príncipe Real restaurant is aesthetically pleasing with blue and white tiles and a sleek marble bar. Two private rooms are available for families or groups of six.

Starters include light bites like pastel de bacalhau (cod fritters) and alheira croquettes as well as shareable meat and cheese platters. The menu’s main dishes offer multiple bacalhau options as well as dishes geared to both carnivores and vegetarians.

Pro Tip
Don’t skip reasonably priced couvert options like homemade bread and queijo amanteigado (buttery cheese).

Faz Frio is located at Rua Dom Pedro V 96, 1250-092 Lisbon, Portugal.

Invicta Madrigoa

Seafood at Invicta Madragoa at Lisbon Restaurants
Octopus stew is our go-to dish at Invicta Madragoa.

We’re not sure why travelers stick euros into textured walls when they dine at Invicta Madragoa. We’re more certain, however, as to why they fill the tiny restaurant to capacity every night. This highly-rated restaurant is a gem that serves great food at reasonable prices.

Invicta Madrigoa’s menu is filled with seafood options though fish haters will find alternatives like steak and francesinha sandwiches. We love bringing visiting friends to this charming restaurant since everybody always leaves happy.

As for us, we’re never sad to share a pot of super affordable octopus stew for two (ridiculously affordable at €21 during our most recent visit) when we eat here.

Pro Tip
Take a walk around quiet Madragoa before or after your dinner. Hiding in plain sight, just a short walk from Cais do Sodré, it’s one of the city’s most romantic neighborhoods.

Invicta Madragoa is located at 140, Rua da Esperança Madragoa, 1200-659 Lisboa, Portugal.

Can the Can

Can the Can at Lisbon Restaurants
Living up to its name, Can the Can celebrates canned fish in all of its incarnations.

Eating canned fish is far from a new concept in Lisbon. The Portuguese people have been preserving fish for centuries. Though it was originally a survival technique, canned fish has become trendy with Lisbon shops now selling decorated tins throughout the city.

Tuna at Can the Can at Lisbon Restaurants
Don’t expect mushy sardines and tunafish sandwiches at Can the Can. The innovative Lisbon restaurant has a diverse fish-forward menu.

Open since 2012 on Terreiro do Paço, Can the Can takes the canning concept to the next level by serving the preserved protein as cuisine. Curious about the concept, we stopped by for mid-afternoon snacks and drinks during a day of touring the city.

Though we enjoyed the experience, we haven’t felt a need to return for a second meal. However, we recommend Can the Can for food travelers looking to fully explore the full range of food that defines Lisbon cuisine.

Pro Tip
Buy a tin or two as edible souvenirs.

Can the Can is located at Praça do Comércio 82,83, 1100-148 Lisboa, Portugal.

Tasca do Mercado

Tuna at Tasca do Mercado at Lisbon Restaurants
Tasca do Mercado takes advantage of its Lisbon food market location in the preparation of dishes like this tuna ceviche.

Located at the Mercado de Arroios, Tasca do Mercado is an airy tasca with big windows and fun menu. We originally discovered the modern Lisbon eatery while shopping for produce and later returned to share petiscos (snacks).

Menu highlights include a trio of croquettes filled with meat, alheira and cuttlefish as well as tangy tuna ceviche and tomato rice. For those not into sharing, Tasca do Mercado’s menu has more than a dozen dishes featuring fish, meat and veggies. Beyond food, the tasca serves Portuguese wine that transcends typical house varietals.

Pro Tip
Bring a canvas bag so you can shop for produce, cheese and other local products before your lunch.

Tasca do Mercado is located at Arroios Market, Rua Ângela Pinto, 1900-048 Lisbon, Portugal.


Bifana at Parreirinha do Chile at Lisbon Restaurants
A bifana sandwich is the ultimate cheap eats meal in Lisbon. We ate this beauty at Parreirinha do Chile next to the Arroios metro stop.

One of the best sandwiches in the world, bifanas are savory sandwiches loaded with sauteed, white wine marinated pork. You can find the iconic Lisbon cheap eats sandwich all over Lisbon.

Our favorite spot to eat bifanas in Lisbon is:

Parreirinha do Chile

King of Bifana at Parreirinha do Chile at Lisbon Restaurants
Lisbon’s ‘King of Bifanas’ slow cooks pork in the newly trendy Arroios neighborhood.

The day that we discovered Parreirinha do Chile in our neighborhood was a good one. Just a five-minute walk from our Lisbon apartment, at the foot of the eternally under construction Arroios metro station, the tiny restaurant serves some of the city’s best bifanas to a constant stream of customers hungry for cheap, tasty Lisbon street food.

This version at Parreirinha do Chile is better than a typical Lisbon bifana stuffed with a slab of meat. Here, you can observe stewing pork bubbling in a pan through the location’s window and you can smell the garlicky aroma a block away.

Savvy locals skip overhyped O Trevo and instead go to barebones joints like Parreirinha do Chile for the chance to eat amazing sandwiches currently priced at just €2 each. If they’re really hungry, they can add a bowl of soup and a beer and still spend under €5. As for us, we typically order one bifana each.

Pro Tip
Order two bifanas like a pro at Parreirinha do Chile by saying “Dois Bifanas” (pronounced dooish beefaanash). Even though the owners don’t speak English, you’ll receive exactly what you need and what you want.

Parreirinha do Chile is located at Praça do Chile 14A, 1000-098 Lisboa, Portugal.

Global Cuisine in Lisbon

Momos at Lumbini at Lisbon Restaurants
We rarely say ‘nono’ to momos in Lisbon. We ate these Nepalese dumplings at Lumbini.

Lovers of global food will not go hungry in Lisbon.

As we expected, the city has a multitude of Brazilian and Nepalese restaurants serving dishes popular in Portugal’s former colonies. And, as is the case around the world, Lisbon has a number of quality pizzerias. But these are only part of the international food scene.

A variety of international restaurants are opening to cater to the wave of people moving to the city. Some serve Asian and African specialties while others cook up dishes more commonly eaten in European and North American countries.

After eating around the world in Lisbon, these are our favorite spots:


Tonkotsu Hakata Ramen at Ajitama - Ramen Bistro at Lisbon Restaurants
Ajitama’s Tonkotsu Hakata ramen reminds of ramen we’ve eaten in Japan.

Located in Picoas near Marquês de Pombal, Ajitama is the best restaurant in Lisbon to experience the global phenomenon known as ramen. Crowds flock to Aitama, making advance reservations necessary for those who want to slurp down bowls of Japanese soup while in Portugal.

Ramen options include Shoyu, Shio, Veggie, Miso and Hakata Tonkotsu, with prices currently ranging from €12 to €14.50 per bowl. We’ve eaten at Ajitama three times and love the ramen starting with the imported noodles and ending with the hot broth. We’d probably eat at Ajitama weekly if it weren’t relatively expensive for Lisbon. It’s that good.

Pro Tip
You can make an online reservation via Ajitama’s website.

Ajitama is located at Avenida Duque de Loulé 36, 1050-091 Lisboa, Portugal.

Chong Qing

Sichuan Feast at Chongqing Hotpot at Lisbon Restaurants
Eating hot pot at Chong Qing is a fun, filling affair. Diners fill plates with as much as they can handle and then cook it at their tables.

Although Chong Qing has a menu filled with Chinese food favorites, hot pot is the main event at this Arriois restaurant. Groups of Chinese and Portuguese friends fill the spacious restaurant so they can cook tasty food at their tables and scarf it down with chopsticks.

For a set price of €14.95 (subject to change and exclusive of drinks), diners have unlimited access to a smorgasbord of meats, seafood, tofu, vegetables and noodles. Refrigerator cases offer enough options to satisfy both carnivores and vegans, with an entire section dedicated to condiments and sauces.

Be sure to specify that you want to do hot pot so the staff can set up a cauldron of garlic and/or pepper broth. We opt for both, alternating between the mild garlic side and the hellishly hot pepper side. Then start filling plates with as many mushrooms and rice noodles as you can handle.

Pro Tip
Head across the street to Lazy Bar for another local Chinese experience. This oddly-named spot is our go-to for takeaway Chinese comfort food and is always filled with young Chinese diners.

Chong Qing is located at Rua António Pereira Carrilho, 18A, Arroios, Lisboa, Portugal.


Sushi Chefs at Yakuza at Lisbon Restaurants
It takes a team of sushi chefs to meet the needs of Yakuza’s sushi-loving customers.

Entering Yakuza lends an element of surprise – guests must ring a bell on an unmarked door after climbing a flight of stairs. However, all is revealed upon entering the Japanese mafia-inspired Lisbon restaurant that opened in 2011.

Yakuza literally translates to Japanese gangster or racketeer. It’s similar to naming an Italian restaurant Mafia. We assume there’s something cool about the title that escapes today’s cultural radar.

Split into different sections, Yakuza has ample tables, many offering a garden view. However, the best seats in the restaurant are arguably located at an expansive sushi bar where diners get a front-row view of chefs slicing fish and assembling unique sushi creations.

Sashimi at Yakuza at Lisbon Restaurants
Garnished with flowers and adorned with dry ice, our Yakuza sashimi platter was a showstopper.

Sushi is the main event at Yakuza and the primary reason most walk upstairs to dine at the Lisbon restaurant. We were no exception and ordered a Yakuza sushi combination to share. Priced at €85 at the time of our visit, the dish was a stunner, arriving on a plume of dramatic dry ice.

As the plume faded, the dish’s true bounty was revealed – thick slabs of fresh, top-grade sashimi including tuna, yellowtail and salmon. We reveled in each buttery piece that practically melted in our mouths.

Sushi Rolls at Yakuza at Lisbon Restaurants
Our Yakuza combination dinner included a selection of gunkans – creative sushi rolls with ingredients like wagyu, foie gras and roe.

Yakuza, part of Olivier da Costa’s restaurant empire, features more than just sushi. Fans of cooked food can order tempura and a variety of meats and vegetables cooked robata-style. Interestingly, one of the restaurant’s signature dishes is taco sakana, a fish taco served with guacamole.

Beyond food, Yakuza offers an inspired cocktail menu and a DJ spinning tunes. Clearly, Japanese gangsters eat and live well.

Pro Tip
If you miss Yakuza in Lisbon, you can eat at other Yakuza locations in Cascais and the Algarve.

Yakuza is located has relocated to Hotel Avani, Rua Júlio César Machado 7, 1250-135 Lisbon, Portugal.


Indian Food at Lumbini at Lisbon Restaurants
Lumbini’s vast menu features a range of Indian dishes with meat, seafood and vegetable options. Pictured here is lunch for two.

One of the best Indian restaurants in Lisbon, Lumbini is a great spot in Madragoa to enjoy Nepalese momos (meat-filled dumplings), Indian dishes and Portuguese wine. Though the small neighborhood restaurant is typically quiet, it often fills in the evening with savvy diners looking for inexpensive food filled with big flavors.

Each meal at Lumbini starts with crispy papadum and chutneys. We typically add an order of garlic nan before choosing from dishes like saag paneer and lamb pokhara. Most dishes at Lumbini are served with a mountain of basmati rice.

Pro Tip
Let the server know if you want your food cooked spicy or mild.

Lumbini is located at Rua da Esperança 42, 1200-658 Lisboa, Portugal.

Flor da Laranja

Lamb Tagine at Flor da Laranja at Lisbon Restaurants
Nuts and prunes add a complexity of flavor and texture to lamb tagine at Lisbon’s Flor de Laranja.

Flor da Laranja features cuisine from Portugal’s former conquerer, Morroco, but without a 1,000 kilometer journey. Unlike the Moors who decorated Lisbon with azulejo tiles Lisbon centuries ago, Rabea Esserghini is making her mark with homestyle couscous and tagines.

The female chef cooks a range of North African specialties in a tiny Bairro Alto kitchen and serves them in the restaurant’s cozy dining room. Dining options include starters like dolma (stuffed grape leaves) and main dishes like lamb tagine with prunes and chicken with preserved lemon. Add wine and dessert to complete your culinary immersion.

Pro Tip
Plan to spend a leisurely evening at Flor da Laranja. The restaurant’s small staff provides excellent but relaxed service.

Flor da Laranja is located at Rua da Rosa 206, 1200-348 Lisboa, Portugal.

Coyo Taco

Tacos at Coyo Taco at Lisbon Restaurants
Like ebony and ivory, these Al Pastor and Carne Asada tacos lived in perfect harmony… until we ate them

Mexican food is easy to find in Europe. Good Mexican food is another story. We say this after being disappointed in cities like Zagreb and London.

Based on recommendations from trusted sources, we checked out Lisbon’s Coyo Taco and were pleasantly surprised by the taqueria’s menu and genuine Mexican flavors. Coyo’s owners originated the restaurant’s concept in Miami before opening their Lisbon outpost in Príncipe Real in 2018.

Esquites Corn at Coyo Taco at Lisbon Restaurants
Esquites, one of our favorite Mexico City street foods, is worth ordering during a visit to Coyo Taco in Lisbon. The dish features chipotle aioli, cheese, japapeño pepper, chili and coriander as well as corn.

Coyo Taco’s menu features a range of Mexican food favorites including tacos, burritos and quesadillas, all constructed with house-made corn tortillas. We especially like the restaurant’s guacamole and esquites, two dishes popular on the streets of Mexico City. And we always add a healthy splash of Valentina hot sauce for an extra dose of Mexican flavor.

As a bonus, Coyo Taco has several options for Vegetarians. On the downside, prices skew high for Lisbon. In other words, eating good Mexican food on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean comes at a premium.

Pro Tip
Grab a quick taco and margarita on the fly via the restaurant’s window.

Coyo Taco is located at Rua Dom Pedro V nº 65, 1250-093 Lisboa, Portugal.

Ground Burger

Cheeseburger at Ground Burger at Lisbon Restaurants
Double cheeseburger? Yes, please.

Eating American-style hamburgers is a bit of a novelty in Lisbon. When we get the craving for a juicy burger, we scratch that itch at Ground Burger.

Ground Burger has been slinging burgers near the Gulbenkian Museum since 2015. Chefs grill the burgers in an open kitchen, making each version with 150 grams of black Angus beef and freshly baked buns. The joint has a second location in the trendy Time Out Market.

Milkshake at Ground Burger at Lisbon Restaurants
This chocolate peanut butter milkshake was a decadent delight with vanilla ice cream, peanut butter, chocolate syrup and homemade whipped cream.

Diners choose from ten burgers including ground turkey and veggie options at Ground Burger. We personally like their cheeseburger smothered with cheddar as well as the signature ground burger that adds lettuce and special sauce to the mix. To wash it all down, we typically order beer from the restaurant’s extensive craft beer menu.

Pro Tip
Forget your diet and splurge on a doughnut for dessert. The brioche-based beauties come in flavors like key lime pie, tiramisu and Nutella.

Ground Burger is located at Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar 148 A R/C, 1050-021 Lisboa, Portugal as well as at the Time Out Market.

Lisbon Desserts

Ice Cream Cone at Nannarella in Libon
We took this gelato photo in front of Azulejo tiles before we devoured the cone on the sidewalk in front of Nannarella.

Lisbon is a city with no lack of sweet treats. Bakeries called pastelarias fill the blocks, fueling locals and tourists with endless cups of coffee and Portuguese desserts galore.

Discover the best Portuguese desserts and pastries.

Popular desserts include traditional pastries like queijadas, travesseiros and ovos moles. However, a visit to Lisbon doesn’t truly commence until the first pastel de nata is eaten.

Pasteis de Nata

Pasteis de Nata on Sidewalk at Manteigaria in Lisbon
Be sure to sprinkle cinnamon or sugar over your pastel de nata in Lisbon. We added both to these pasteis de nata at Manteigaria.

Three centuries later, pasteis de nata are Lisbon’s most popular dessert. Bakers around the city create enough tasty tarts to satisfy sweet teeth one ‘nata’ at a time.

Read our Lisbon Pastel de Nata guide.

Ice Cream

Gelato Cone with Wafer at Unico in Lisbon
Unico raises the bar when it comes to ice cream in Lisbon.

Ice cream lovers will not be disappointed when visiting Lisbon. The city has a slew of gelaterias scooping cones to crowds all year long, with queues longest during warm summer months. Most gelaterias are good with a handful achieving great status.

Discover the best places to eat ice cream in Lisbon and nearby Sintra.

Pro Tip
Don’t stress about eating too much ice cream in Lisbon. You’ll burn plenty of calories walking up the city’s many hills.

Lisbon Bars and Coffee Shops

Cocktail at Yakuza at Lisbon Restaurants
Felicidades to drinking in Lisbon!

If you take a Lisbon food tour, you’ll likely drink ginjinha, a Portuguese sour cherry liqueur made with sour sugar and cinnamon, out of little chocolate cups. But what about the rest of your trip?

We suggest you drink the following beverages in Lisbon:

Lisbon Coffee Shops

Cappuccino at Buna in Lisbon
Specialty coffee shops serve modern coffee drinks in Lisbon. We drank this cappuccino at Buna.

Coffee flows from dawn to dusk at pastelarias and brunch spots throughout the city. However, fans of third wave coffee won’t be disappointed by the Lisbon coffee scene. Yes, you won’t have to skip your daily cappuccino or flat white as you tour the city of seven hills.

Read our Lisbon cafe guide with the city’s best specialty coffee shops.

Lisbon Wine Bars

Wine at Senhor Uva in Lisbon
It’s always wine time at Lisbon wine bars like Senhor Uva.

Portuguese wine flows through the city at tascas, restaurants, wine bars and even grocery stores where the selection transcends young Vinho Verde and fortified Port. And the best part? Prices are typically ultra-reasonable compared to drinking in other European capital cities.

We recommend starting your Lisbon wine exploration at dedicated wine bars like Black Sheep, Prado Mercearia and Senhor Uva where you can taste a range of Vinho Tinto (red wine) and Vinho Branco (white wine) varietals.

Be sure to sample wines from different regions like the Douro Valley and Alentejo in your quest to discover your favorite Portuguese sip. Then take your Lisbon wine journey to the next level with a Porto Tonico cocktail made with white port and tonic.

Pro Tip
Buy a couple bottles of natural Portuguese wine from Real Portuguese Wine as drinkable souvenirs of your time in Lisbon.

Black Sheep is located at Praça das Flores 62, 1200-192 Lisboa, Portugal.
Prado Mercearia is located at R. Pedras Negras 35, 1100-404 Lisbon, Portugal.
Senhor Uva is located at Rua de Santo Amaro 66A, 1200-804 Lisbon, Portugal.

Craft Beer in Lisbon

Bartender at Cerveteca in Lisbon
Diana Silva pours a selection of local craft beer at Cerveteca Lisboa.

As much as an imperial (small draught beer) from Sagres or Super Bock can hit the spot on a hot summer day, there’s nothing better than drinking a pint of locally brewed craft beer. In Lisbon, beer drinkers will find a number of quality breweries and bars where they can whet their whistles.

Bar at Cerveteca in Lisbon
Ask for a taste if you’re not sure what to order at Cerveteca Lisboa. The craft beer bar serves a rotating menu of tempting brews.

Cerveteca Lisboa is probably the most convenient place to drink craft beer in Lisbon. Not only is the craft beer bar centrally located in Príncipe Real, but it also serves an eclectic selection of local and international brews both on tap and in bottles. Regulars hang out at Cerveteca for its quality beer and chill vibe.

Pro Tip
If you want to drink craft beer at the source, you can easily visit top Lisbon breweries in different neighborhoods. As you eat your way around Lisbon, strategize stops at A.M.O in Arroios, Musa in Marvila and Quimera in Alcântara.

A.M.O. Brewery is located at Rua Bernardim Ribeiro 53, 1150-069 Lisboa, Portugal.
Cerveteca Lisboa is located at Praça das Flores 63, 1200-192 Lisboa, Portugal.
Fábrica Musa is located at Rua do Açúcar 83, 1950-006 Lisboa, Portugal.
Quimera Brewpub is located at Rua Prior do Crato 6, 1350-261 Lisboa, Portugal.

Lisbon Cocktails

Mixologist at Cafe Klandestino in Lisbon
João Resende mixes a Carraho cocktail at Café Klandestino in Lisbon. Served in a miniature car, the spicy/fruity cocktail includes Bacardi 8 Rum, Falernum Picante Caseiro, mango chutney and smoked pineapple.

Travelers who crave a proper drink won’t be disappointed in Lisbon. The city has a burgeoning cocktail scene with a plethora of cool clubs and luxe lounges. These Lisbon bars kick into gear once the sun goes down each night.

Chick Cocktail at Toca da Raposa in Lisbon
The Chick cocktail at Toca da Raposa features tequila, honey and mustard. Yes, mustard.

Cocktail connoisseurs can drink at a different bar every night of the week without getting bored. Some bars like Lost In offer rooftop views while classic establishments like Café Klandestino, Onda Cocktail Room and Toca da Raposa provide more intimate drinking experiences.

Pro Tip
Stop by Café Klandestino after eating at Cervejaria Ramiro. It’s just a block away.

Café Klandestino is located at Rua do Benformoso n256, 1100-087 Lisboa, Portugal.
Lost In is located at Rua Dom Pedro V Nº56-D, 1250-094 Lisbon, Portugal.
Onda Cocktail Room is located at Rua Damasceno Monteiro 45, 1170-253 Lisboa, Portugal.
Toca da Raposa is located at Rua da Condessa 45, 1200-302 Lisbon, Portugal.

Things To Do in Lisbon

Daryl at Cerveteca in Lisbon
Beer tastes especially good after exploring Lisbon.

Eating and drinking are just two things to do in Lisbon. Consider the following activities and tours between your meals:

Lisbon Planning Checklist

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About the Authors

About the Authors

Daryl & Mindi Hirsch

Saveur Magazine’s BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences and recipes on the 2foodtrippers website and YouTube. The married Food and Travel content creators live in Lisbon, Portugal.


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Original Publication Date: November 18, 2019

Rob Huizar

Monday 28th of November 2022

Long time follower of your blog. We just spent the last week in Portugal (Lisbon, Sintra, and Porto). Your guide was awesome and spot-on. We ate at several places you recommended.

Lisbon: Cotidano, Nicolau, Coyo Taco, Invicta Madragoa, Pasteis de Belem, Dear Breakfast, Mercado Oriental (specifically the Korean place)

Sintra: Tascantiga (favorite meal), A Raposa, Cafe Saudade (we stayed at the hotel and had breakfast there), Romaria da Baco

Porto: Nicolau, Mito, Mercado Beira Rio (specifically the beer flight and the Brazilian food stall), Cafe Santiago (francesinha sandwich)

We tried some other places that might be worth checking out:

Lisbon: As Bifanas do Afonso (cheap eats place by the Castelo de Sao Jorge for bifana sandwiches)

Porto: breakfast places - Lazy Breakfast Club and Floresta Café by Hungry Biker

Again, great recommendations on your site!

Daryl and Mindi Hirsch

Monday 28th of November 2022

Thanks Rob!