Dining in Lisbon can be a downright heavenly experience. Appropriate for any budget, there are innumerable cafes, tascas, and restaurants offering simple traditional fare at shockingly low prices. Sweet pastries, succulent steaks, fresh seafood, and amazing combinations abound. Of course, the possibilities are endless, so explore some of these suggestions, ranging from the bottom-line local favourites to the high-end cuisine and chic bistros praised by international foodies and the Portuguese culinary aristocracy.
Portuguese food varies from delighfully unhealthy steak and eggs and pork sandwiches to saussages, seafood stapls, fresh produce, and rice-anything - all brightened by a distinct Portuguese flair and a long-time appreciation for creative-based cooking that, lately, has garnished international attention for it's innovation, while still borrowing heavily from traditional roots.
Good vegetarian options may seem limited in a city where the culinary scene is very much a fish and wine culture with tendancies toward bold, succulant, and heavy meats and saussages. Nonetheless, it's still nice every once in a while to get a light meal rich with veggies. If you're looking for an alternative to bifanas, steaks, and choriço, try one of these vegetable-loving establishments.
Portgual, and Lisbon in particular, has a culture of fish and wine. Do not miss out on some amazing traditional seafood dishes while visiting the Portuguese capital. And bare in mind that young talented chefs are taking the old classics and putting their own twist on them, creating dishes that have captured the imaginations of Lisbon foodies and hungry travellers alike.
Take a bite out of Portugal's colonial past and try some of the exotic dishes that have become as popular to visitors as they are to locals in the immigrant districts. With Lisbon's diversity comes an array of wonderful African, Indian, and Asian restaurants. These are our favourites.
The most important meal of the day. At least to us. Of course Oasis breakfast is waiting for you until 11h, but perhaps you slept a little late. Or maybe you just need something more to help youreslf recover from a long night. Lisbon has tons of cakes and pastries and they can be found in small cafes anywhere - but if you want a true and proper brunch, these are the best places in Lisbon to find it.