Restaurants in Portugal
For traditional Portuguese cuisine, this favorite on a wee street off the main drag, serves fresh grilled Portuguese river trout stuffed with bacon.
Its name refers to a traditional cilantro-rich bread-and-shellfish stew, just one example of the Portuguese soul food this minimalist restaurant serves. It’s also one of the best places to get an eyeful of the city’s fashion-world elite.
Senhor Vinho, in Lapa, is owned by well-known fadista Maria da Fe; as such, it is an ideal restaurant for hearing Lisbon's unique fado music. The "Portuguese blues", popular since the 1820's, consists of mournful ballads about loss, painful love, and life's difficulties.
Order a traditional Portuguese dinner of grilled fish with fresh vegetables.
Regional dishes are served on the patio, which has views of the Aquapura hotel’s vineyards.Lunch for two $125.
Hobnob with impeccably turned-out locals over thin-crust pizzas. The space manages to feel intimate despite its warehouse-like dimensions.
In the mostly commercial Uptown district of Lisbon is Luca, a contemporary, whitewashed dining space that uses Portuguese ingredients like black pork cheeks and prawns in traditional Italian pastas and risottos.
Stop by this 88-year-old spot for traditional rabanadas (mini French toast).
Head to this new spot for pan-Mediterranean fare, like linguine with local Serpa cheese and roasted walnuts.