After years of being in a deep economic recession, the coastal city of Lisbon has experienced rapid revitalization. New businesses and a healthier economy have created a new wave of Lisbon life. Tourists now flock to the Portuguese capital to experience the picturesque buildings and vibrant culture.
Despite the influx of tourism, Lisbon has managed to keep its charm. With so much that makes this beautiful city unique, there’s also something oddly familiar about it. It’s an easy city to fall in love with, and most people do.
The streets can be hilly, but the views are stunning. Between the intricately tiled sidewalks, colorful trams, and street art, there’s beauty everywhere in Lisbon.
Not only is it beautiful, there’s also a booming food scene. With tons of great options for eating and drinking, we’ve created the ultimate Glutton Guide for Lisbon!
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Places to Eat
A Cevicheria is Peruvian with a Portuguese twist, and it’s the hot-spot for fresh fish. It’s very trendy and always busy, so expect a wait.
2A Muralha Tapas e Vinhos
Little wine bar with attentive staff. Plus they have great cheese and charcuterie.
For fine dining in Lisbon, head to Alma. Elegant food served in a beautiful 17th century building, worthy of its 2 Michelin stars.
4Ao 26 – Vegan food project
Popular spot for unique and flavorful vegan dishes. Gets really busy, so booking ahead is recommended.
5As Bifanas Do Afonso
A little hole in the wall making the best bifanas. It’s popular with locals for an afternoon snack and worth a visit to try the traditional sandwich.
The place to try a little bit of everything with their unlimited tapas option. It’s affordable, easy for groups, and has really friendly staff.
A fun wine bar with cool decor. The meat and cheese board is impressive and the entrecôte is delicious.
8Café de São Bento
An old-school Portuguese steakhouse with a specialty of grilled filet mignon topped with a thin cream sauce and an egg. It comes served with fries and has rightfully been voted “Best Steak in Lisbon”.
Popularized by Anthony Bourdain’s visit, this is a Lisbon staple for seafood. It’s usually packed, so prepare to wait for a table.
Founded in 1829, Confeitaria Nacional has a long history of making Portuguese sweets. The baked goods and pastel de nata are delicious!
11da Prata 52
A popular petiscos restaurant with great food. The chorizo is a specialty, and we loved the foie gras, cod, and duck.
12Enoteca De Belém
If you’ve made it to Belem, this is the place to eat. Expect refined Portuguese food with an emphasis on seafood and meat. Make a reservation so you’re not turned away.
A traditional Portuguese restaurant with good food and cheap prices. It’s always packed with locals, so expect a wait.
Classic Neopolitan pizza with traditional and Portuguese toppings made in a high-end pizza oven. Heads up: they don’t take foreign credit cards.
15Lisboa Tu e Eu
Cute little restaurant serving traditional petiscos. Specialties include sardines, prawns, octopus salad, and pica pau.
16Mini Bar Theater José Avillez
Avillez is considered one of Portugal’s most famous chefs and restauranteurs. Expect fun and creative food with great drinks. There are also DJs on Friday & Saturday evenings.
17Miss Can – Petiscaria
This little shop and restaurant is a great place to try the canned seafood that Portugal is famous for. Enjoy some wine and traditional petiscos, then take some canned goods home with you.
For some of the best gelato in Lisbon, head to Nannarella. Tasty flavors of both gelato and sorbet.
A nice spot for lunch tucked in a neighborhood square with outdoor seating. Great salads, breakfast, and focaccia sandwiches.
A popular lunch spot for bifanas. Try one here and at As Bifanas Do Afonso to see which one you prefer. Don’t forget to add mustard and chili oil to get the full experience!
21Pasteis de Belém
Famous egg custard tarts from a top-secret recipe that dates back to 1837. The pastel de nata throughout Lisbon are said to be copycats of the OG Pasteis de Belem. For the history alone, it’s worth a visit.
Typical Portuguese cuisine and wine near Castelo S. Jorge. The restaurant is cute and little with friendly service.
23Pistola y Corazon Taqueria
For the best Mexican food in Lisbon, head to Pistola y Corazon. Authentic tacos and great flavors. It can get busy, but you can order drinks while you wait.
24Restaurante Zé dos Cornos
A local’s spot that always has people waiting outside. Menu consists of simple grilled meats and fish served with fries.
25Taberna da Rua das Flores
A tiny Portuguese restaurant serving traditional dishes with fresh ingredients. It’s super popular, so expect a wait.
A modern take on Portuguese dishes served in a trendy space. And if you’re a gin drinker, they have over 80 gin cocktails.
27Taberna Sal Grosso
A small restaurant with a great reputation. Traditional Portuguese ingredients executed really well. Try and book ahead for a table.
A popular spot for tapas. Good food, wine, and friendly staff. There’s usually a wait, but you can have a glass of wine outside while you’re waiting.
29The Corkscrew Wine Bar
A wine bar that plays jazz with a large selection of wines and a small food menu (mainly cheese and charcuterie with a couple bigger items like steak).
Places to Drink
This walk-up counter is a popular spot for ginjinha, a Portuguese sour cherry liqueur. Ask for one with a cherry in it for the full experience.
2BA Wine Bar do Bairro Alto
Small wine bar with knowledgeable staff. A great place to sample Portuguese wines with local cheese and charcuterie. It gets busy, so reservations are a good idea.
A great beer bar with knowledgeable and friendly staff. Good selection of beer, chill vibe, and they serve free tremoscos.
A chill little beer bar with a great selection of draft and bottled beers.
They focus on small Portuguese wine producers and local food products like cheese, olive oil, canned goods, and meats. They also host a wine and food tasting that requires reservations.
Rooftop bar on top of a parking garage. Great views of the city with outdoor and indoor seating.
An eccentric bar with pool tables that’s open late. There are multiple rooms and it’s decorated with old toys and memorabilia.
A small local pub with friendly staff and a cool vibe. They offer a simple and tasty food menu too. Try the montaditos (similar to a crostini) – Roast beef was our favorite!
9Quimera Brewpub – Craft Beer – Cervejaria Artesanal
Craft beer bar located in an 18th-century royal tunnel. Good selection of craft beers, organic wines, and sandwiches.
10RED FROG SPEAKEASY
Cool speakeasy with interesting and creative drinks. Good spot for your traditional cocktails or something unique off their menu.
11The Beer Station
Located on a square with outdoor seating. Good place for craft beer and people watching.
12Winebar do Castelo
A little wine bar with knowledgeable staff. A great place to try some Portuguese wine paired with some cheese and charcuterie.
Places to Visit
1Campo de Ourique Market
To get a feel for a local market, check out Campo de Ourique. It’s a popular place to shop for produce and products, plus it has restaurants and bars too.
A converted industrial complex with a creative vibe that now houses artsy shops and restaurants. Check out Ler Devagar (a beautiful bookstore) and Rio Maravilha (rooftop bar – perfect for sunset).
3Time Out Market Lisbon
Housing food stalls from some of Lisbon’s most popular chefs, visiting the market is a must-do. There’s lots of seating inside and some of the restaurants on the outside have table service as well.
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