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.

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.

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

Regional dishes are served on the patio, which has views of the Aquapura hotel’s vineyards.Lunch for two $125.

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.

Lisbon’s hippest restaurant—located at the docks and partly owned by actor John Malkovich—serves contemporary twists on Portuguese classics, such as codfish salad with chickpea ice cream. The retro-modern space is well suited to the forward-thinking food.

Don’t head back to Lisbon without stocking up on the local queijada pastry (made with goat cheese).