Restaurants page will show where to find one!
As you probably know, the portuguese gastronomy is highly appreciate by
people all over the world.
This happens because for us cooking is indeed a form of art.
We like to
take time with our food. No rush, great meals!
If you like fast-food, you better go to a Shopping Center where it will
be easier to find lots of fast-food resturants.
Of course, you can always find some McDonald's throughout the city.
But if are in the mood to experience great gastronomy then stay out of
food and enter a world of possibilities.
I can honestly say that you can have a decent meal in
restaurants in our city.
Maybe, you should avoid the smaller ones because some are good and some
You have to know them very well, because even when they're ok, I would
probably only advise some dishes.
Know what I mean? Lots of oil with the fried potatoes and stuff like
But, at the same time, some of these smaller places, called tascas are an
amazing experience of good food served with simplicity.
No fancy stuff to tourists but great taste.
And if you want to really get to know the lisbon people where they are
more genuine, you got to try a tasca
at least once.
is one of our specialities!
In fact, considering all Europe this must be the best capital to taste
fresh sea food!
Another speciality,greatly appreciate by the portuguese people and our
visitors is the Cod (Bacalhau).
They say that are more than a thousand ways to cook Cod. It is so
tradicional that everybody here eats cod in the Christmas Eve.
The Caldeiradais another thing to try. The caldeirada
contains a great variety of
When it was originaly created by the fragateiros that
sailed the fragatas
up and down the Tagus (Rio
Tejo), it contain wathever fish they could catch.
Some days you would have some kind of fish mixture and the other day
another one. Always a surprise!
fish on Monday. You see, on Sunday the fleets that catch
stay in land so Monday is not a good day for fresh fish. But it's a
great day for everything else.
Besides these options, there are a variety of food options you should
consider. Find out more Lisbon
You can also find a food
dictionary to help understand what's on the Menu when you go
to a restaurant.
There are many options
for you and a wide range
of prices to choose
But first, some notes:
As you can easily imagine I
haven't tried all the Lisbon
restaurants. At least not yet.
I present here are some of the restaurants
that I have tried, some
by my friends and finally others that have some fame
of being particulary good in some thing (service, food, or other).
is not my intention to give you an exaustive list of the Lisbon
because you won't have time to try them all and would be a waste of
time for us both.
For now, I'm expending my time in more important stuff. When I have
time and if I think it's appopriate I'll include more options.
Going back to where to eat, you
have a lot of options.
For your convenience, I'm
dividing the Lisbon restaurants by location, so you
easily find a restaurant near you, your hotel or your tour destination.
When available (I'm working on it), click on the links bellow to know
VII, Avenida da Liberdade & Restauradores
Baixa, Rossio & Chiado
Bairro Alto, Príncipe Real & Rato
Cais do Sodré & Santos
Alcantâra & Docas
Campo de Ourique
Parque das Nações
South of Rio Tejo
Cascais & Estoril
Because this list is huge I'm also preparing a Top Ten list of the Lisbon