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Restaurants in Portugal

Lisbon boasts some of the best restaurants in Portugal. Although quiet during the week, reservations are a must at the Alcantara Cafe in Lisbon on the weekend. Serving both International and Portuguese cuisine the menu has something for foodies and fussy travelers alike. The codfish is a local favorite.

Fans of Portugal's traditional music should pull up chairs at Os Ferreiras, one of the city's Fado mainstays. Who knows, you might even witness a 'singing dual' where artists battle through difficult melodies and songs. Open since 1921, Cafe Majestic known for its mini French toasts or rabanadas used to be the center of political meetings in Porto. Beachfront Praia De Luz makes a mean steak in the northern town.

For traditional fare in Evora try the bean stew or pulsane soup at Fialho. Botequim da Mouraria wins the critics and locals choice award for authentic cuisine in the area, while Luar de Janeiro excels for its casual excellence and locally sourced produce. Other great restaurants in Portugal include Chef Sergi Arola's namesake in Sintra.

In the Algarve, Casa Velha set in a beautiful Portuguese farmhouse serves refined classics like rack of lamb and seafood casserole. If you visit one only of Portugal's restaurants make it Dos Pasos, a beachfront shack near Quinta De Lago. Make sure to get a side of African rice – a delicious staple on many of the areas beach menus.

  • 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
  • Café Majestic, Porto

    Stop by this 88-year-old spot for traditional rabanadas (mini French toast). More
  • Café Snackbar Atlântida

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    This venue is closed. More
  • Cafeina

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Casa S. Martinho

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Churrasqueira do Sacramento

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • D.O.C., Folgosa

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    An extensive wine list accompanies chef Rui Paula’s modern Portuguese menu. Order the smoked duck breast with requeijão cheese and a glass of tinto... More
  • Douro In

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A popular restaurant that specializes in regional cuisine and wines from boutique vineyards. Lunch for two $70. More
  • 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
  • Fialho

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar

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