25 Best Restaurants in Lisbon [by District]

Lisbon is a city for foodies! With the waves of the Atlantic lapping at her shores, it's no wonder Lisbon is home to some of the best seafood restaurants you’re bound to encounter. 

While sitting down for a big plate of grilled fish, crustacean delicacies or roasted octopus is definitely recommended, the city also hosts a wide assortment of culinary options. 

The multicultural population features integration from past colonies as well as flocks of immigrants from around the world moving to Lisbon for the easy-going lifestyle and welcoming culture. These two factors have resulted in a vibrant food scene which represents the East to the West, with traditional eateries and fusion hotspots sitting side by side on mosaiced cobblestone streets.

Discover below our list of the 25 best restaurants in Lisbon. Whether you’re here for the cured cheeses, fresh produce, large array of daily caught seafood, unique flavors arising from a history of trade, trendy ethic eateries popping up around the city or a really good glass of wine, our list of the 25 best restaurants in Lisbon has something for you. We have organized our list of dining experiences by district to help you plan your trip in Lisbon.

Alfama, Dining in Lisbon’s historic district

1. Augusto Lisboa

With thousands of reviews on travelers’ sites resulting in an almost perfect rating, Augusto Lisboa has earned a reputation for its healthy and unbelievably appetizing breakfast, brunch and lunch menu. While there is an assortment of options, the instagram-worthy restaurant is known to be a suitable choice for vegetarians and vegans as they have an impressive list of vegetable based dishes that source local and seasonal produce. Their menu includes colorful smoothie bowls, loaded toast sandwiches and overflowing plates of greens and protein.

  • Address:  R. de Santa M.nha 26, 1100-491 Lisboa
  • Hours: Weekdays 9-4pm / Weekends 8:30-4:30pm
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After you have breakfast at Augusto Lisboa check out what else is happening in the historic neighborhood with our One Day Guide to Alfama

2. Miss Can

One of the important basics of food culture in Portugal has been canned seafood.  For many canned seafood might sound unappetizing but Portugal has mastered the art of it. At Miss Can you can sample small dishes of sardines, shellfish, squid or other delicacies that have been marinated in different oils and spices until reaching perfection. Located in the historic neighborhood of Alfama, this small restaurant is a great stop for a snack before dinner paired with a glass of local wine. They sell all of their products packaged and ready to go, making them a perfect souvenir for friends and family. 

Looking for more ideas for souvenirs? Look no farther than out Guide to the Best Shopping in Lisbon

  • Address: Largo do Contador Mor 17, 1100-160 Lisboa 
  • Hours: 11am-7pm
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3. O Velho Eurico

O Velho Eurico may be located in Lisbon's oldest neighborhood, but the chef who runs the establishment is one of the youngest stars in Portugal's culinary scene. A modern twist on traditional favorites is what you can expect to find here, with fried rice and duck sharing a menu with lamb croquettes and grilled squid swimming in zesty gravy. The menu is forever changing and incorporating new dishes, so expect tastes which play to the season! The staff is helpful with making suggestions and often the chef is there to introduce dishes. Tables are limited so call ahead for a reservation. 

If you're curious in learning more about the traditional favorite dishes of Portugal, why not join a self-guided audio walking food tour? YourMobileGuide offers a Taste of Alfama which takes a bite into the food and history of the Alfama district

  • Address: Largo São Cristóvão nº3, 1100-179 Lisboa
  • Hours: 12:30-3pm & 8-10:30pm / Closed Mon.
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4. Prado

Prado makes it onto our list as a suggested dining spot for those looking for a Michelin star restaurant. It’s newly opened, less than five years old, and features creative recipes which only use organic ingredients. You can expect a micro-seasonal menu that is constantly changing to remain sustainable. However, there is one constant at this restaurant and that's the Minhota beef tartare tacos. Everything here is fantastic, including the wine selection. An in-house sommelier is available to help you choose the perfect bottle. 

  • Address: Tv. Pedras Negras 2, 1100-404 Lisboa
  • Hours: Wed & Thur. 7-10:30pm / Fri- Sun. 12-3:30pm & 7-10:30pm  /  Closed Mon & Tues.
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5. Sála de João Sá

Despite having what appears to be an informal atmosphere, the food here is anything but. The Michelin star restaurant impresses guests with a menu which is globally creative, incorporating flavors and recipes of cultures in contact with Portugal. Traditional dishes are given a contemporary twist by chef João Sá and recommended items to order include the local favorite soup of potatoes, sausage and greens- caldo verde, or the mixed seafood dish heavy in garlic, cilantro and butter- bulhão pato. The restaurant offers a five course meal option where guests have the opportunity to enjoy a full tasting of the chef's specialities.

  • Address:  R. dos Bacalhoeiros 103, 1100-068 Lisboa
  • Hours: Tues. 7-10:30pm / Wed-Sat. 12:30-3pm & 7-10:30pm / Closed Sun-Mon.
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Taking your loved one to Portugal for a romantic holiday and with unforgettable dining experiences? Make sure to read our list of the top romantic hotels in Lisbon when planning your getaway. 

Almada, Treat Yourself to a Meal Looking Back at Lisbon

6. Ponto Final

The incredible location of Ponto Final makes it a special find. Located across the river, looking back at Lisbon from Almada, Ponto Final occupies a small space on a concrete pier. Making its way onto various food shows, the restaurant is not only known for its one-of-a-kind location, but also its food, which features fresh seafood, dishes of spiced rice and heavy stews. A top choice from all those that visit? The full flavored and buttery textured monkfish. 

  • Address: R. do Ginjal 72, Almada
  • Hours: Wed-Mon 12:30-4pm & 7-11pm / Closed Tuesday 
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Anjos, The Central Neighborhood Experiencing an Urban Rebirth

7. Cervejaria Ramiro

Debatably Lisbon’s most popular seafood restaurant visited by tourists from around the world, Cervejaria Ramiro is a must when in Portugal. The foodie hotspot has been attracting customers for the last six decades, all in search of the seafood and beer which the restaurant is known for. Ramiros prepares seafood every which way imaginable and has a long list of delicacies that you probably haven't tried before. There is almost always a wait to enter, but not to worry, they have a coin operated beer tap located at the entrance so guests can enjoy a nice cold local brew before sitting down for a large meal.

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  • Address: Av. Alm. Reis nº1 – H, 1150-007 Lisboa
  • Hours: Tue-Sun.12pm-12:30am / Closed Monday 
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8. Rose Stupa Restaurant

The award-winning Rose Stupa invites diners to enjoy some of the best Indian and Asian food in Portugal. Known for their fantastic service and surprisingly low prices, guests can enjoy aeromatic curries, savory dumplings, grilled meats, roasted vegetables and so many different spiced rice and saucy noodle dishes it will be difficult to decide on what to eat. Rose Stupa is an ideal choice for ordering a-la-carte or for large groups that want to share a full order and taste a bit of everything. 

  • Hours: Mon- Fri. 8am-11:50pm / Sat. 9am-11pm / Closed Sunday
  • Address: Rua de Ponta Delgada 80B, 1000-244 

Avenida da Liberdade, Life Along Lisbon’s Luxury Boulevard

9. Praia no Parque

For sushi lovers, there is no better place to sample a selection of Lisbon’s best sushi than at Praia no Parque. Enjoy a stunning view of Parque Eduardo VII while you sink your teeth into an ultra fresh piece of nigiri or a colorful mixed roll of hand picked ingredients. But sushi isn't all they serve. The name translates to Beach at the Park, and here you can find a diverse menu including more seafood as well as vegetable dishes, sweet and sour duck, different cuts of grilled steak and pork and fried rice and grain dishes. 

  • Address: Alameda Cardeal Cerejeira, 1070-044 Lisboa
  • Hours: 12pm-midnight during the week, with weekend nights open later 
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Parque Eduardo VII is the last sight on the audio-guide tour of Lisbon's central highlights. Spend an hour on a walking tour and finish up with a fantastic dinner, reflecting on everything you've learned about the city. 

10. Solar dos Presuntos

If you're in the mood for generous servings of juicy meat and succulent fish, you’ve come to the right place. Solar dos Presuntos features a menu that pays tribute to traditional Northern Portuguese dishes, all which can be paired with fantastic wines, just ask the servers for recommendations. Other must-orders on the menu are risotto, bread stew, prosciutto, roasted goat and their selection of blended milk cheeses. Be sure to book a table ahead of time, this is one of Lisbon's busiest spots

→ Solar dos Presuntos is a few minutes walk from Avenida de Liberdade, one of the best streets in Lisbon for shopping. Enjoy a bit of retail therapy or window shopping before stopping in for an unforgettable dinner. 

  • Address: R. das Portas de Santo Antão 150, 1150-269 Lisboa
  • Hours: 12-3pm & 6:30-11pm / Closed Sunday
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11. Casa da India

Don’t be misled by the name, Casa da India, translated as House of India, actually doesn't serve Indian cuisine. One of the city’s most sought out restaurants, this venue is kept true to tradition and feels like you’ve stepped into an old-fashioned family diner. Everything on the menu is good, and the chef sticks more or less to traditional dishes, which are commonly large plates of meat, pan fried shrimp or grilled fish paired with a simple salad and a heaping side of fries. A crowd favorite is the stew, acorda alentejana, which includes egg, large chunks of bread and an herb broth that will leave you satisfied for hours. 

  • Address: Rua do Loreto 45, 1200-086 Lisboa
  • Hours: Mon- Sat. 12pm-12am / Closed Sunday
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If you're traveling with your family and looking for things to do with kids in Lisbon, read on in the related article. 

12. Leve Leve Tapas Bar

As implied in the name, Leve Leve is a tapas bar, located in the popular neighborhood of Bairro Alto. Like the area it finds itself in, Leve Leve is full of energy and attracts a vibrant and diverse crowd, all looking to sink their teeth into some of their best tapas, such as the spicy flame grilled sausage or savory sardines paired with fried tomato and crunchy bread. 

After having a bite here, head out to one of the best bars or cocktail spots in Lisbon, many of which are located in the neighborhood. 

  • Address: Tv. da Boa Hora 39, 1200-011 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Hours: Mon-Sat 4-12am / Closed Sunday 
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13. M'arrecreo Pizzeria

Pizza is a food that can be found in cities around the world, and for good reason- who doesn't like pizza? While Lisbon has multiple pizzerias, none are as fantastic as M’arracreo. A diverse menu of pizzas is accompanied by other traditional Italian dishes and a large selection of beers and cocktails. With a family friendly atmosphere, the freshest ingredients and a traditional pizzeria feeling, M’arracreo’s is said to be not just the best in Lisbon but in all of Portugal!

  • Address: R. de São Pedro de Alcântara 35, 1200-270 Lisboa
  • Hours: Weekdays 6-11:30pm / Weekends 12:30-11:30pm    
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Baixa, The Cuisine of City Center

14. Floresta Das Escadinhas    

Award-winning Floresta das Escadinhas has made a name for itself for their delicious menu of barbecued meats and seafood which also features popular Mediterranean and Portuguese dishes. With a friendly and welcoming staff, the restaurant in the city center has become a hotspot for those looking for a bit of Portuguese hospitality. Floresta das Escadinhas offers a dining experience that won’t be forgotten.

  • Address: R. de Santa Justa 3, 1100-483 Lisboa
  • Hours: 12-3:30pm
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15. STO Mercearia

Serving fresh food and featuring contemporary Portuguese and Mediterranean favorites, this restaurant may appear small but it’s packed full of flavor. Meals are decently priced with pretty much everything under €20. Enjoy the inviting atmosphere, a cross between a deli-style cafe and a wine bar, and let the host guide you into choosing the perfect bottle to accompany your meal. If you're looking for an affordable and filling brunch, STO Mercearia is known for theirs. They have a grocery store located within the cafe which sells 100% Portuguese products, which are great to take home as souvenirs. 

  • Address: R. dos Fanqueiros 85, 1100-227 Lisboa
  • Hours: Tues-Sat.  9am- 9pm / Closed Sun-Mon.
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Belém- A Taste of the Cultural and Historical  Riverside District 

16. Pastéis de Belém

No trip to Portugal is complete without tasting the country’s prized and historic dessert, pastel de nata. Pick up a bag to go or stay for a coffee and nata and enjoy the old world charming décor of Pastéis de Belém.  Opened in 1837, the family owned Pastéis de Belém, has held the original recipe for the crispy and delicate flaky pastry cups filled with a cinnamon egg custard.  The bakery is the most famous of all the pastelarias in Portugal, selling about 20,000 pastéis de nata a day.

  • Address: R. de Belém 84 92, 1300-085 Lisboa
  • Hours: 8am-11pm  
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Visit the bakery when you embark on the self-guided audio Tour of  Belém. The bakery is the last location on a fantastic route of top sights you can't miss when you visit the riverside neighborhood. 

Campo de Ourique, Get to Know the Family-Friendly Neighborhood at the Top of the Hill

17. Pigmeu

Pork is one of the most common foods you'll find on menus across the country and there's no better place to introduce yourself to the long list of ways it can be prepared than at Pigmeu. Calling the residential neighborhood of Campo de Ourique home, Pigmeu has made it a point to include pork products in practically every dish they serve, with an impressive list of juicy burgers, savory sandwiches and crispy croquettes.

Campo de Ourique is a great neighborhood to visit when traveling with kids. There are parks, flat streets and endless options for shopping. Check out our guide for What to do on Rainy Days in Lisbon as well as Activities for Children in Lisbon and see what our suggestions are for when in the neighborhood. 

  • Address: Rua 4 de Infantaria 68, Campo de Ourique  
  • Hours: 12-3pm & 6:30-10pm
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18. Tasca Da Esquina

Tasca da Esquina is celebrated for its impressive list of petiscos. Petiscos are Portugal's take on tapas; small dishes of salty and flavorful snacks which come before a meal, as a meal or with wine as something to nibble on. The chef prepares a tasty menu of seafood options mixed with vegetables and herbs, garlicky sauces and oils, roasted tomatoes and eggs, regional cheeses and larger main courses of meat and seafood. 

  • Address: R. Domingos Sequeira 41C, 1350-119 Lisboa
  • Hours: 12:30-3:30pm & 7:30-11pm / Closed Tues-Wed.
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Cais do Sodré, The Trendy Hotspot Neighborhood of Lisbon

19. Time Out Market

Time Out Market makes our list as one of the top places to dine as the renovated warehouse turned trendy food hall offers a unique experience. Take your time and walk around, checking out all that it has to offer, before deciding on what to eat.  With more than 30 stalls selling a variety of cuisines both local, foriegn and fusion, there is something for everyone. Time Out Market is a main attraction in Lisbon, drawing in crowds for its atmosphere, food and cocktail options as well as events, food tours and cooking classes.

  • Address: Av. 24 de Julho 49, 1200-479 Lisboa 
  • Hours: 10am- 12-am   
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Time Out Market calls the fun-loving district of Cais do Sodré home. Here you can find some of Lisbon's most unique boutique hotels and accommodations. Consult our guest service team for a booking before making your reservation. 

Chiado, An Upscale District Hosting the Finest Establishments

20. Belcanto

At the Michelin star restaurant Belcanto, the chef aims to tell a story through food. Serving dishes which are full of flavor, history and personality, the diner will enjoy an adventure through Portugal’s cuisine which has been creatively presented. The three tasting menus, Chef’s Table, Evolution and Belcanto,  introduce guests to dishes they may have never tried before and encourage emotional responses to tastes and presentation. They are described as an adventure of flavors, which are sure to impress but are also quite pricey. A-la-carte options at Belcanto are also available and everything can be parried with a recommended wine.

  • Address: R. Serpa Pinto 10A, 1200-026 Lisboa
  • Hours: Tue-Sat. 12:30- 3pm & 7pm-12am /  Closed Sun-Mon.  
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21. Taberna da Rua das Flores

Chiado is the city’s center for fine dining and high end shopping in Lisbon and Taberna da Rua das Flores fits right in. In the homey, quaint and cozy space you will discover decently priced dishes that are great for sharing. Many of the items on the menu are inspired by the cuisines of past colonies and their recipes and spices. Some of the highlights include mushrooms in a creamy butter, beef tartare, spider crabs and ribs with kimchi. 

  • Address: Rua das Flores 103, 1200-015 Lisboa
  • Hours:  12-4pm & 6-11:30pm / Closed Sunday
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Campolide, Explore the True Flavors of an Up-and-Coming Neighborhood

22. A Valenciana

A must-try food when visiting Portugal is piri-piri chicken, a dish so good they named it twice. The spice they use which lends its name to the char-roasted chicken pays tribute to Portugal’s trading history which brought the country into contact with many African countries. Valenciana's piri-piri chicken is marinated, thrown on the grill and when it's nice and crispy smothered in a chili oil sauce before being served in the traditional diner style establishment. Best enjoyed with a side of fries or an ice cold local beer.

  • Address: Rua Marquês de Fronteira 157, 1070-294 Lisboa
  • Hours: 11:30am -11:00pm daily

Graça, Hosting the Spice and Character of Lisbon’s Diverse Population

23. Plano Restaurante

Calling the charming residential neighborhood of Graça home, Plano is located in a small boutique hotel. The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor dining experiences, with tables set up poolside during warm weather months. Dinner is charcoal grilled by the chef in the garden. A well-planned five to nine course menu is available which showcases a full range of the chef’s talent. The menu is constantly changing depending on the season, but we suggest anything off the grill, especially the shrimp.  

  • Address: Rua da Bela Vista à Graça 126, 1170-055 Lisboa
  • Hours: Mon-Thur. 7pm-12am/  Fri-Sun. 12:30-3:30pm & 7pm-12am
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Santos- The Arts and Bohemian District

24. Comida Independente

At Comida Independente you will discover food which reflects the artisanal products of the country from North to South. The dream of the owner was to be sure that they offered, “great products from small producers,” and this they have achieved.  The grocery store and small eatery offers Portuguese products from local providers which include picked fish, cured cheeses, organic vegetables, fine cuts of meat and smoked sardines. Stop in for a quick and easy bite and grab a natural wine or craft beer.

  • Address: R. Cais do Tojo 28, 1200-649 Lisboa
  • Hours: 3-8pm  / Closed Monday
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São Bento- The Bridge Between Old and New Neighborhoods

25. Café de São Bento

Traditional Portuguese food is popular because despite its simplicity, it's flavorful and mouth-wateringly good. The charmingly decorated Café de São Bento feels as if you've stepped back in time in the wood paneled restaurant with vintage red sofas. They specialize in the classic plate of steak and fries with gravy and spinach puree. Take your pick of whether you'd like your steak prepared fried or grilled. They do this dish so well that not much else needs to be on the menu.

  • Address: R. de São Bento 212, 1200-821 Lisboa
  • Hours: Weekdays 12:30 -2:30 pm & 7pm-2am / Weekends 7pm-2am

We hope you found this article with the 25 Best Restaurants in Lisbon helpful. Be sure to leave a comment below where you dined and what you ordered! If you have more recommendations on where to eat, we’d love to hear your feedback.

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