Lisbon offers a great variety of flavors that you can try while experiencing the city. Here are some dinner suggestions for all tastes and pockets, all around Lisbon's most beautiful sites.
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Pão Pão, Queijo Queijo
Facing the Belém garden, near Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, this restaurant is famous by the variety of baguettes it offers. Here you can taste several flavors, like strogonoff baguette, while surrounded by tiles filled with portuguese sayings. Pita falafel, also in a vegetarian version, is one of the specialties of this place.
address: Rua Belém, 126, 1300 Lisboa
contact: +351 213626369
Pastéis de Belém
As a dessert you can always try one of the famous Pastéis de Belém. Their unique flavour, whose recipe has been kept secret and unchanged since 1837, has been one of the landmarks of the city for generations.
address: Rua Belém, 84-92, 1300, Lisboa
contact: +351 21 363 7423
how to get there: take the Metro to Cais do Sodré followed by the electric 15E (13 stops) and you arrive at Belém or take the Metro to Cais do Sodré followed by the train to Belém
With huge glass windows facing the Tagus and Torre de Belém, this monument to one of the fathers of modern science is also one of the finest gastronomic experiences you can have in Lisbon. Sit in the terrace or stay inside, because one way or the other the landscape is appealing. There are three themed rooms, the sitting room, the restaurant/library and the restaurant/lab. The walls are covered with old encyclopedias, manuscript copies and objects depicting the animals that Darwin studied. There are also innumerous quotes and a timeline describing his greatest achievements. Undoubtedly, one of the greatest and more scientific restaurants you have experienced.
address: Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Av. Brasíla, ala B, 1400 Lisboa
contact: +351 21 048 02 22
how to get there: take the metro to Cais do Sodré followed by the train to Belém or Algés and walk to Champalimaud Centre
Nood is a restaurant that represents more than just good food. At nood you’ll find delicious dishes inspired by the best of asia served in a cool and dynamic atmosphere. Since they believe that a good meal is not just about good food, nood was created to be the place where you want to be!
address: Largo Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro 20, Lisboa
contact: +351 213 474 141
how to get there: take the metro to Baixa-Chiado and then walk to Largo Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro
Taste of Pakistan
Taste of Pakistan is a tasty surprise! With a decoration reminding a Portuguese “tasca”, it serves the most delicious Indian and Pakistani food, contrasting with its surroundings. Located on one of the most busy sites of Lisbon, this exotic place will take you on a culinary journey.
address: Rua São Pedro Mártir, 37B, 1100 Lisboa
contact: +351 21 016 4801
how to get there: take the Metro to Martim Moniz and walk to Rua São Pedro Mártir
Taste of Punjab
Taste of Punjab is an indian restaurant serving a variety of Indian food with a touch of Desi Masalas. The restaurant has managed to make a renowned name in the market and is, according to reviews, one of the greatest findings in Lisbon.
address: Beco dos Surradores,18, 2550 Lisboa
contact: +351 21 887 0995
how to get there: take the Metro to Martim Moniz and then walk to Beco dos Surradores
Jardim das Cerejas
This one is a vegetarian restaurant in the heart of Lisbon, with a variable buffet with hot and cold dishes. With a friendly environment and a relaxed decoration, this is the perfect place to enjoy a healthy alternative to meat with friends. Here you can also find vegan alternatives.
address: Calçada do Sacramento, 36, 1200 Lisboa
contact: +351 213 469 308
how to get there: take the Metro to Baixa-Chiado and then walk to Calçada do Sacramento
Terra restaurante has been considered by many the best vegetarian restaurant in Lisbon and has been awarded prizes in gastronomical contests. It is located on a lovely nineteenth century building and is near Príncipe Real Garden and Bairro Alto. Here you can experience the comfort of traditional portuguese furniture while appreciating a delicious meal. Besides the multiple vegetarian dishes they also serve totally vegan meals.
address: Rua da Palmeira, 15, Príncipe Real, 1200 Lisboa
contact: +351 213 421 407
how to get there: take the Metro to Rato and then walk to Rua da Palmeira (passing the Natural History and Science Museum)
This is a space dedicated to vegetarian food snd to the pleasure of sharing balanced meals in a unique, urban and cozy environment. Vegetables, pastas, spice, sushi and fruit combine to satisfy the more demanding palates.
address: Avenida José Malhoa, 14B, 1070 Lisboa
contact: +351 217 260 001
how to get there: take the 755 bus at Cidade Universitária, get off after six stops and then walk to Avenida José Malhoa
Taberna da Rua das Flores
A place where Portuguese tradition is vibrant! Taberna da rua das flores is both a grocery store selling butters, olive oils and canned food (that you can also consume there) and a model of an old Lisbon tavern with the menu varying according to the fresh products available on the market. For dessert you can have a “Romeu and Juliet” with goat cheese and homemade pumpkin sweet.
address: Rua das Flores, 103, 1200 Lisboa
contact: +351 213 479 418
how to get there: take the Metro to Baixa-Chiado and then walk to Rua das Flores
Bringing back old Portuguese recipes, always accompanied by a glass of wine, this little tavern offers mainly snacks and a cellaret with a wide range of prices for every wallet! We advise you to try the amazing “farinheira de porco preto à Brás” and red peppers with garlic on a frying pan and seasonal fruit for dessert.
address: Rua do Monte Olivete, 63, 1200 Lisboa
contact: +351 213 974 458
how to get there: take the Metro to Rato and then walk to Rua do Monte Olivete
Tapas do Além Tejo
This Tapas Bar is a relaxed and intimate place where you can appreciate fine artwork by Portuguese artists and taste several snacks (“petiscos”) or just enjoy a good wine. It is located on one of the oldest parts of Lisbon, providing a bohemian and cultured environment for your meals.
address: Rua da Achada, 2, 1100 Lisboa
contact: 917 310 344
how to get there: take the Metro to Martim Moniz or Baixa-Chiado and then walk to Rua da Achada
Petiscos no Bairro
This small restaurant in Bairro Alto privileges the typically Portuguese gastronomy with its “petiscos” (tapas). Localized in one of the centers of cultural entertainment of the capital and near downtown Lisbon, this eating place will surely remain in your memory as one of the most Portuguese experiences of all.
address: Rua da Atalaia, 133, 1200 Lisboa
contact: 919 574 498
how to get there: take the Metro to Rossio or Baixa-Chiado and then walk to Rua da Atalaia.
Tapas Bar 52
This tapas place is a mix between informal and exquisite, a sort of tasca “in”. It serves delicious Spanish tapas until late at night and is strategically located near several points of interest for Biodiversity and Natural history lovers and leisure (Natural History Museum, Botanical Garden and Bairro Alto).
address: Rua D. Pedro V, 52, Lisboa
contact: +351 213 432 389
how to get there: take the Metro to Rato and then walk to Rua D. Pedro V
At Taberna Tosca you can have a glass of wine, beer, ginginha or Port Wine sangria to accompany all kinds of “petiscos”. The inside with the artisanal lamps and the Portuguese food serving as proof of the love to traditional values. Situated on the bohemian, authentic and yet noble zone of the city that is Cais do Sodré.
address: Praça São Paulo, 21, 1200 Lisboa
contact: +351 218 034 563
how to get there: take the Metro to Cais do Sodré and then walk to Praça São Paulo
Café Luso, House of Fado founded in 1927, is located on Lisbon’s seventh hill, where Bairro Alto was constructed, approximately 500 years ago. Out of the old wineries and stables of the Brito Freire Palace were the show room and the restaurant constructed. The arched architecture confers an unique acoustic to all of the room. Fado singing fills the place usually at 22:30h.
address: Travessa da Queimada, 10-16A, Bairro Alto
contact: +351 213 422 281
how to get there: take the Metro to Baixa-Chiado and then walk to Travessa da Queimada
Known for serving ‘great food and better wines’ Alfaia Restaurant is a cozy place in the heart of Bairro Alto in Lisbon, where tradition and modernity meet at the same table. This is how they are recognized among the lovers of typical Portuguese food, that they have been serving since 1880. But Alfaia Restaurant is much more than a place to eat. Here, in addition to the kitchen, the wine-cellar is also unique and the wine list is irresistible. A wide range of Portuguese wines result in ‘happy pairings’ with the dishes that come to the table. The pleasure starts with the entrances and extends, without haste, to dessert being sublimated with many good options of ports and muscats. A Portuguese gourmet experience that you can’t miss!
address: Travessa da Queimada, 1200 Lisboa
contact: +351 213 461 232
how to get there: take the Metro do Baixa-Chiado and then walk to Travessa da Queimada
Café A Brasileira
The Café A Brasileira (The Brazilian Cafe) is one of the oldest and most famous cafés in the old quarter of Lisbon, in the civil parish of Sacramento. The A Brasileira was opened by Adriano Telles on 19 November 1905 at No.122 (an old shirt shop), to sell "genuine Brazilian coffee" from the State of Minas Gerais, a product generally unappreciated in homes of Lisboetas of that period. It was the first shop to sell the "bica", a small cup of strong coffee, similar to espresso. It was a favored haunt of intellectuals and academics, including Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, the writers Aquilino Ribeiro and Alfredo Pimenta.
address: Rua Garrett, 120, Lisboa
contact: +351 213 469 541
how to get there: take the Metro to Baixa-Chiado
Guilty - Olivier
Guilty stands out due to its versatility and capacity to transform an apparently innocent gastronomical place with its casual food with a twist into one of Lisbon’s most popular nightlife spots. Cosmopolitan and trendy, Guilty is the perfect place to have dinner in a lounge environment, either indoors or in the pleasant esplanade. After dinner, music and dancing take over, always to the rhythm of a well-known DJ.
address: Rua Barata Salgueiro, 28, Lisboa
contact: +351 211 913 590
how to get there: take the Metro to Rato and then walk to Rua Barata Salgueiro
The Royale reveals a mixed bag of influences: French in the name and welcoming awning: Scandinavian in the design; and Mediterranean in the verdant orange tree in the courtyard.The space is ample: Anyone entering to drink coffee stays in the first room; a huge wall mirror makes the connection to the second room, the space for having meals by excellence where the ambience is cosier. The wallpaper gives the tone, the homemade products standing in the lioz stone counter, “reminding the old taverns”, culminates in the sunny courtyard which invites to long chat afternoons.nd the orange tree peeking out from the exterior.
address: Largo Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro, 29 R/C Esq., Lisboa
contact: +351 213 469 125
how to get there: take the Metro to Baixa-Chiado and then walk to Largo Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro
Pizza a pezzi
At Pizza à Pezzi you can choose slices of crispy and hot pizza and take them with you while enjoying the Príncipe Real’s viewpoint over the city. You can chose from a great showcase of original flavors like different kinds of mushrooms, shrimp, fresh mozzarella… and the famous potato pizza which is a delicious surprise!
address: Rua D. Pedro V, 84, 1250 Lisboa
contact: +351 934 563 170
how to get there: take the Metro to Rato and then walk to Rua D. Pedro V
Hamburgueria do Bairro
Artesanal like no other, each of its 11 exclusive hamburgers wraps in a singular way 160 g of raw and delicious beef into two buns of rustic bread with all its other ingredients: chilli, watercress, caramelized onion, bacon, cheese, eggs or even tofu – yes, vegetarians are welcome. Without neglecting its artisanal roots, at Hamburgueria do Bairro also the fries aspire at being “the best in Lisbon” fried just right and homemade.
address: Travessa Monte do Carmo, 19, Lisboa
contact: +351 213 422 043
how to get there: take the Metro to Rato and then walk to Travessa Monte do Carmo
The Great American Disaster
With typical 50’s rock n’ roll environment, the great American disaster is open until 12p.m. You can dine delicious hamburger, steakes, chilli or salad or simply have an after hour’s milkshake, a fresh drink or dessert! With music and decoration according to the theme you can enjoy the view to Marquês de Pombal busy avenue and afterwards take a walk down Avenida da Liberdade to downtown.
address: Praça Marquês de Pombal, 1, 1250 Lisboa
contact: +351 213 161 266
how to get there: take the Metro to Marquês de Pombal
Hard Rock Café
Hard Rock Cafe Lisbon, located downtown at Av. da Liberdade just off "Praça dos Restauradores", completes the ultimate Discovery of the Modern Times and launches you into an atmosphere of electrifying and priceless rock n' roll memorabilia. Offering trendy merchandise, thirst quenching drinks and great food all enjoyed in an atmosphere of high energy music and completed by Hard Rock Cafe's famous service, the Hard Rock Cafe Lisbon is the place to be!
address: Avenida da Liberdade, 2, Lisboa
contact: +351 213 245 280
how to get there: take the Metro to Restauradores