Being a foodie in Lisbon

If you’re in Lisbon and you are not anxious to try every restaurant you see, you haven’t done your research!

But you don’t have to. Just leave it to us!

Here you go, 7 of the best restaurants for being a foodie in Lisbon. We promise you, your belly will be full after you read this…


Time Out Mercado da Ribeira, Cais do Sodré

One of the largest fresh food market in Lisbon, it’s the first permanent venture for Time Out.

The market hosts a total of 35 stands, all with the same branded image and selling a wide variety of regional specialities, including wines from Garrafeira Nacional, chocolates from Arcádia, plates of ham or Azeitão cheese.

Grab a seat in this 19th century building and taste some of Portugal’s culinary highlights. All in the same place.



Cervejaria Ramiro, Intendente

If seafood is what you expect, this is the place to be. Ramiro is a historic Lisbon institution, offering the country’s fantastic seafood. From crab to oysters, clams, barnacles or shrimp, you just got to pick and be amazed. Beside the food, the service is really good – the meals are served very fast and the waiters, who zip around with holding giant platters of food, have still time for a joke with costumers, providing a really happy environment.



Cantinho do Avillez, Chiado

José Avillez is one of Portugal’s most famous chefs and Cantinho do Avillez is one of his babys.

The decour is simple and small with industrial chic features, like factory lights or concrete floor. From starters to deserts, you’re in for a treat. From international cuisines picks like lamb tangine or steak tartar with New York Potatoes to more traditional courses like fish, you should go to Chiado and taste this Gourmet experience.



Kiosks, city-wide

We highlighted this type of venue because in Lisbon Kiosks are not a last resort for a meal at late hours. In Lisbon their civilized rest spots in bright parks where you have a funny mix between the frenetic city environment and a resting esplanade.

Enjoy some great snacks, with fresh juices and a good coffee. In the evening, enjoy a great custom cocktail.


SeaMe, Chiado

This gourmet venue has a modern take on one of the traditional Portuguese dishes: seafood.

With a very tasteful decour and a well thought service, SeaMe offers an Asian-inspired menu that makes an interesting change from the classics seen in most other restaurants. Alongside sushi and sashimi there’s pan fried Azores parrot fish; seared tuna comes with wasabi ice-cream; and other fish listed include John Dory, grouper, turbot, cod, red mullet and Dover sole.



À Margem, Belém

Housed in a white former shipping container with a magical view of the river on its open side, À Margem is a cool, trendy spot that attracts both locals and some tourists. There’s a selection of sandwiches, salads or just take in the view over a glass of wine as sailing boats glide past.




Eleven, Parque Eduardo VII

Started by eleven friends who wanted to open a truly worldclass restaurant, Eleven in the number one spot if you want to have a gourmet meal.

With the philosophy of using only the freshest ingredients, the menu changes seasonally to ensure that the dishes are carefully and tastefully served.

If you want to taste a sophisticated meal with Lisbon with front of your eyes you should really consider Eleven.



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Lisbon Experience

Next trip to Lisbon you must Experience Café Luso, the most renowned Fado and Folklore Restaurant in Portugal. Founded in 1927, its history is the history of Fado music itself, since all major singers and musicians performed here.

Lisbon ExperienceLocated in the Bairro Alto district, one of the most typical and historically rich in Lisbon, and also the birthplace of the 1980’s nightlife boom that was to transform behaviours and mentalities;

Café Luso occupies the charming former wine cellars of a 17th century Palace which survived the devastating 1755 earthquake.




FADO NIGHTS: Everynight

ARTISTS: Experience the unique voice of Elsa Laboreiro, Iola Dinis, Isabel Noronha, Filipe Acácio, Marco Rodrigues Pedro Moutinho


WHERE: Travessa da Queimada 10 (Bairro Alto) – See it on Google Maps

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TARTINE | Restaurants


It might have a French name, and a French chef, but its food couldn’t be more Portuguese. Both Restaurant and a Pastry, Tartine has a great location, really close to  Rua Garret (Chiado’s main street).

Great to start your day, or after a long day shopping in Lisbon, relax and Experience the variety of breads and cakes offered by Tartine.

They also serve great meals for lunch, and brunch on weekends.

If you’re spending your birthday in Lisbon, ask Tartine to bake your birthday cake! They make the some of the best in town.


OPEN: Monday to Friday, from 08:00 to 20:00. Saturdays and Holidays from 10:00 to 20:00. Closes at Sundays.



RESTAURANT TYPE: Portuguese Pastry

WHERE:  Rua Serpa Pinto 15 A – See it on Google Maps

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KAFFEEHAUS | Restaurants


Two friends founded the Austrian Kaffeehaus, a Viennese café in Chiado, near the Teatro São Carlos, with relaxed atmosphere and an eclectic and welcoming decor. The trademark of this place is a huge box with posters of operas, films and plays from Austrian theaters. The Kaffeehaus serves typical Austrian meals and also some German specialties to taste (like Frankfurt sausages) while having a typical German Beer.

OPEN: Tuesdays to Thursdays, from 11:00 to 24:00; Fridays to Saturdays, from 11:00 to 24:00; Sundays from 11:00 to 20:00.

RESERVATIONS: Accepts everyday except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays – 210 956 828



WHERE:  Rua Anchieta, 3 – See it on Google Maps


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PHARMACIA | Restaurants


Inside the same building as the National Association of Pharmacies, Pharmacia restaurant opened in May 2011. Given the location, it is intended to recreate the imaginary and a former pharmacy environment. The restaurant privileges the Portuguese cuisine and has a great variety of what Portuguese like to call “Petiscos” (several small plates of different foods).

It has spirit of conviviality and informality, same as if we were at a friend’s house, sharing platters and conversations. 

The space also includes a cocktail bar, designed from Portuguese drinks like Port Wine, Moscatel, Medronho or Brandymel, which is the specialty of the Chef. 

OPEN: Every day except Mondays, from 1:00 pm until 1:00 am

RESERVATIONS: Advised – 213462146



WHERE:  Rua Marechal Saldanha, 1 – See it on Google Maps


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A SEVERA (Fado House) | Restaurants


A Severa” is a great restaurant where you can have a nice dinner while experiencing a concert of Fado, the Portuguese most typical form of music (declared World Heritage by UNESCO).

This Lisbon´s restaurant is its oldest fado house (open since 1955), and it’s still owned by the original family (3rd generation). All of the best “fadistas” (fado singers) choose this house for most of their performances.

OPEN: Every day except Wednesdays, until 3:00 am

RESERVATIONS: Mandatory – 213 428 314 | 213 461 204


RESTAURANT TYPE: Portuguese – Fado House

WHERE: Rua Das Gáveas, 51 a 61 – See it on Google Maps


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SACRAMENTO | Restaurants


Located in a noble and historic area of ​​the city between the Chiado and Largo do Carmo, in the former Palace Valadares between vaulted arches and “Muralha Fernandina”‘s walls, came an amazing space with refined spirit in which the weight of history gives it distinction, warmth and romanticism. The Sacramento consists of three distinct spaces for different occasions: a nice bakery for lunches and quick meals at affordable prices, a restaurant full of charm and romance for lunch or a quiet candlelight  dinner, with music, and Bar / Lounge where you can enjoy a long menu of delicious cocktails and famous mojitos.

At lunch , the restaurant works mainly with an executive buffet 12€ all inclusive and in the evening Chef Hugo Landeiro offers its traditional Portuguese cuisine with a touch of innovation and careful presentation, delighting customers with its entrances, their dishes of cod, octopus and other delicacies of our cuisine as well as delicious desserts like the amazing strawberries stuffed and dipped in chocolate.

OPEN: Monday to Friday, 12:00 – 15:00 | Monday to Sunday, 19:30 – 24:00

RESERVATIONS: Advised – 213 420 572



WHERE: Calçada do Sacramento 40 – 46 – See it on Google Maps

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