10 Lisbon Food Favorites You Will Love

Wondering what to eat in Lisbon during your first visit to Portugal? Whether you want to try a Pastel de Nata or a Bifana Sandwich, read on to find ten Lisbon food favorites that you need to eat during your food trip.

Lisbon, Portugal’s capital, is a great city to sample a range of food from all corners of the coastal nation.

Must-try food in Lisbon includes local specialties that originated on its cobblestone streets as well as Portuguese dishes from other regions and cities such as the Douro, Alentejo and the Algarve.

Pastéis de Nata


Popular around the world, Pastéis de Nata are eggy custard tarts notable for their bright yellow color and creamy texture.

Bifana Sandwiches

One of the best sandwiches in the world, this iconic Portuguese sandwich is comprised of sautéed, marinated pork packed inside a crispy roll.



Bacalhau is more than your mother’s cod. This salted fish is both a popular food staple and part of Portugal’s culinary heritage.


Sardinhas (Sardines)

Once the Sardinhas are grilled and doused with a splash of Portuguese olive oil, your only concern will be when you’ll be eating grilled Sardinhas again.


Caldo Verde

Most cooks add a slice or two of Chouriço to each bowl. Though not Vegetarian-friendly, this addition adds a smoky flavor and satisfying bite.


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