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Restaurants in Lisbon

While most restaurants in Lisbon still serve traditional fare, a number of eateries have opened in recent years to cater to the capital’s international foodie clientele. Some of the best restaurants in Lisbon for the discerning food connoisseur include Alcantara Café, Kais and Restaurante Eleven.

When looking for an authentic Portuguese restaurant in Lisbon be sure to check for a handwritten description on a board as opposed to plastic menus with pictures of the dishes – which usually indicate a tourist trap. Most traditional restaurants charge for a small amount for bread, olives and cured meats or couvert placed on the table at the beginning of the meal. Ask the waiters to remove them if you do not wish to be charged.

Looking to rub shoulders with Lisbon’s hippest residents? Choose a restaurant in the Bica, Chiado and Santos neighborhoods. The Bairro Alto and Rua Nova do Carvalho are also good areas for great Lisbon restaurants.

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  • A Baiuca

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A Baiuca is tucked down the cobblestone Rua de Sao Miquel in Alfama. Bottles line the shelves, portraits of singers and vibrant, ceramic fish cover... More
  • A Travessa

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Locals converge on this Belgian-influenced restaurant in a former 17th-century convent for lambic, abbey, and Trappist ales, and for the bull-steak... More
  • Alcantara Cafe

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    A place to see-and-be-seen, the Alcantara Cafe, in the neighborhood of the same name, is housed in a 600-year-old timber warehouse that was formerl... More
  • Arola

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This 2009-opened restaurant is the brainchild of Spanish chef Sergi Arola, and the menu highlights posh tapas (sea bass with Kaffir lime sabayon; b... More
  • Bica do Sapato

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Lisbon’s hippest restaurant—located at the docks and partly owned by actor John Malkovich—serves contemporary twists on Portuguese classics, such a... More
  • Bocca

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Chef Alexandre Silva polishes up rustic Portuguese classics; a fresh risotto layered with crayfish ceviche is a standout. More
  • Churrasqueira do Sacramento

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Estado Líquido Fusion Sushi

    Join the art students and furniture designers who gather here for exquisitely fresh sashimi at tables set on an under-lit glass floor. More
  • Ibo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This restaurant on the water with views across the Tagus River, makes a nod to Mozambique—a former Portuguese colony—with piri-piri prawns and smok... More
  • Kais

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Housed in a brick, 19th-century cable car depot overlooking the Tagus River, the Kais restaurant has retained much of its warehouse style, with hig... More
  • Luca

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    In the mostly commercial Uptown district of Lisbon is Luca, a contemporary, whitewashed dining space that uses Portuguese ingredients like black po... More
  • Maritaca

    Hobnob with impeccably turned-out locals over thin-crust pizzas. The space manages to feel intimate despite its warehouse-like dimensions. More
  • Os Ferreiras

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Os Ferreiras, in the city's center, is a fado mainstay, owned by singers Antonio and Maria Helena Ferreira (fado is a genre of Portuguese music). A... More
  • Pap’açorda

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Its name refers to a traditional cilantro-rich bread-and-shellfish stew, just one example of the Portuguese soul food this minimalist restaurant se... More
  • Pastéis de Belém

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Since 1837, customers have been lining up outside the pastelaria next to the Heironymite monastery in Belem waiting for their pastel de Belem — a c... More

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