Here you can find a small selection of some of my favourite restaurants in Lisbon.
Great grilled fish restaurant. It has been renovated recently, so it no longer has that “tavern” environment but it is still one of the best places to eat fish in Lisbon at affordable prices. Also going there is quite an interesting experience. The waiter is a very nice man, funny and with a big moustache. The place is decorated with soccer scarves in plastic sleeve… Mandatory: try the grilled “dorada” (gilt-head bream) or the grilled salmon fillet, and at the end… the chocolate mousse.
The place is not very big, so it’s best to book a table in advance.
The only not so good aspect about this restaurant is that it is in a quiet area, not many bars or other places to go after in the near area. But a taxi ride from there to Bairro Alto takes 10 minutes and costs less than 10 €. Worth it 😉
T: +351 213 968 633
Address: Rua do Sacramento a Alcantara, 74
Another typical Portuguese restaurant, very small, also in “tavern” style… but very good and cheap.
This one is placed in the very lively area of Principe Real, near Bairro Alto. Delicious cheese they usually serve as couvert, good selection of grilled fish, and also some delicious meat options. Very friendly service.
T: +351 213 427 578
Address: Rua do Século, 242
Typical Portuguese restaurant. Regional food, with good fish and good meat. Lively atmosphere, right in the heart of Bairro Alto. It has a small terrace, nice to have dinner outside on hot nights. I recommend the “Polvo à Lagareiro” (octopus baked with potatoes and a lot of olive oil) or “Porco à Alentejana” (fried pork meat in cubes, with chips, clams, pickles… all mixed and served together).
It is perhaps the most touristic of the several restaurants that I recommend on this page, but has a good balance between quality-value-location.
The price is approximately 40 € -50 € for 2 people.
T: +351 213 431 281
Address: Rua das Gaveas, 89
Café Buenos Aires
Great place for a romantic dinner or for small group of people. If you are many (8+) you probably won’t be able to get a table!
As the name suggests it has an Argentinean influence, and as so… they serve delicious meat dishes. But there are also many other options not from Argentina.
It is located in a small beautiful street stairs that come down from the Igreja de São Roque to Restauradores.
T: +351 213 420 739
Address: Calçada Escadinhas do Duque, 31b
(You can see a small video of my visit to this restaurant here!)
Argentinean grill restaurant. It is true that you are in Lisbon, and you should mostly go for the Portuguese places, but if you are in need for some good meat with the best view over Lisbon … this is the place 🙂
It is expensive (for Portugal) but very good. Good place for romantic dinner 🙂
T: +351 213 425 333
Address: Rua D. Pedro V, 18