Restaurants

The 148 best Lisbon restaurants to try right now

Take a look at our list of the best Lisbon restaurants, from the finest seafood restaurants to the city’s top tapas bars


By Time Out Lisbon editors

Posted: Wednesday October 3 2018


Welcome to the Time Out EAT List, our handpicked ‘best of’ Lisbon’s food scene. These are the tastiest places to eat in this city right now: the freshest, most inventive and most memorable, ranked by expert local editors.

Time Out’s local experts scour the city every day for great eats, great value and insider info (like a certain steak place’s secretive BYO Mondays). We value fun, flavour, freshness – and value at every price point. We update the EAT list monthly, plus whenever there’s a truly spectacular new opening. It could be a mega-hyped destination restaurant or a pop-up-turned-permanent in a shipping container: if it’s on the list we think it’s awesome and reckon you will too.

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Recommended: The best fish restaurants in Lisbon

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Restaurants

100 Maneiras

icon-location-pin Bairro Alto

This restaurant was born in 2009, with a unique tasting menu, where the irreverent chef Ljubomir Stanisic shows his most authorial side, in original creations. In this laboratory of his, each dish is a voyage through Portuguese flavors – working more and more closely with national suppliers - and, for now, there are only 30 seats available for you to get to know it. Soon, with no set date yet, the 100 Maneiras moves to another number on the same street and is likely to bring some novalties with it - if there is someone who likes to surprise, it's Ljubomir Stanisic.

Perfect for: an unpretencious and laid back author’s cuisine experience

Must try: the estendal do bairro, the sole fixed resident in the restaurant’s menu.  

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Restaurants, Portuguese

A Casa do Bacalhau

icon-location-pin Alfama

Time Out usually defines this restaurant as the right place to get a cod overdose. The joke is obvious as it’s name translates to “The House of Cod”, but we have not yet found a better way to describe this house - a real house, with stone arches, which once housed the stables of the Palace of the Duke of Lafões - where they are so loyal to this fish that it’s represented in 25 of their dishes. From cod the Brás to Gomes de Sá way, from the Margarida da Praça to the Zé do Pipo, you will find the usual suspects and even those less noble parts, such as the tongue or faces.

Perfect for: taking someone who’s never been there – and making yourself look good, of course.

Must try: the pataniscas de bacalhau - codfish fritters - winners of the first contest for the Best Patanisca in Lisbon.

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Restaurants, Global

A Cevicheria

icon-location-pin Princípe Real

Portuguese chef Kiko Martins traveled the world, explored the gastronomy from various continents and brought them to Lisbon with his own interpretation and style. He first gave the city O Talho, then A Cevicheria and, before he set up other projects, he entered a stardom phase that has not yet passed. Partly because this small-great Peruvian restaurant of his is one of the best tables in Lisbon. It honors the national dish of Peru with salmon, tuna and cod, but also has causas and quinotos in recipes that vary throughout time.

Perfect for: going with someone with whom you have a lot to talk about, because you will wait in line for a while.

Must try: the pure ceviche, with seasonal white fish, mashed sweet potatos, onions, seaweed and tiger's milk.

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Restaurants, Portuguese

A Floresta do Salitre

icon-location-pin Avenida da Liberdade

When the clock strikes at one o'clock, the Floresta do Salitre’s room is bursting at the seams - read: if you want a table for lunch, get there a few minutes early. As the minutes progress, Mr. Joaquim distributes the homemade soups, announcing the dishes of the day, cracking jokes, bringing fish on the grill, bitoques and opening good bottles of wine (here, there’s wine and knowledge on the subject). In the end, just go past Mrs. Rosa, pay the bill and hate yourself for not having gone to the counter to peek at the desserts earlier.

Perfect for: eating good ammounts of great food, at a cheap price, at Avenida da Liberdade.

Must try: the suckling pig entremeada (pork belly), accompanied by homemade potato chips (on Fridays).  

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Restaurants, Portuguese

A Taberna da Rua das Flores

icon-location-pin Chiado/Cais do Sodré

To general unhapiness, this small twenty-first century tavern stopped takingg reservations on it’s second day of operation, a few yearks back.. And since that day the queues line up at the door for both lunch and dinner. During the day,you can try traditional recipes like the meia-desfeita (cod salad with chickpeas); at night, go for a series of dishes and tapas that chef André Magalhães and his entourage invent every day with what the season, and the producers (many of them near Lisbon), bring him.

Perfect for: introducing a friend to great Portuguese food.

Must try: the iscas com elas – just go for it.

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Restaurants

A Travessa

icon-location-pin Estrela/Lapa/Santos

It celebrates 40 years of age this year and that is more than enough reason to go there and celebrate with the owners, Viviane Durieu and António Moita, the fact that they have held on for so long with such a special restaurant. Special because it combines several cuisines - from the partridge the Convento das Bernardas way to the ray au beurre noir, or from the lamejinhas to the venison medallions with truffles, there is a bit of everything -; special because a restaurant in a former convent, with tables in the cloister is something that seems straight out of a movie; and special because there is always someone famous sitting at the table.

Perfect for: a top dinner at a place where there aren’t many restaurants of this kind.

Must try: the flounder meuniere.

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Restaurants, Portuguese

Adega das Gravatas

icon-location-pin Carnide/Colégio Militar

Several Insta Stories can be made at the Adega das Gravatas. First, point your camera towards the the bizarre collection of ties that customers leave at the restaurant; then to the steak resting on the hot stone, with that slight cooking noise, to provoke severe envy amongst your followers; then to photograph your company, since this is a good restaurant to go with a group and/or family; and finally, at the end, to capture some old-fashioned desserts, such as the molotof, the flan or the abade priscos pudding. Be ready for the amount of likes you get to shoot through the roof.

Perfect for: leaving that tie that your mother-in-law gave you and you "loved, thank you", but ...

Must try: the polvo à lagareiro (traditional octupous dish), swimming in hot oil, with baked potatoes.

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Restaurants, Portuguese

Adega da Tia Matilde

icon-location-pin São Sebastião

It is difficult to choose the reason why Adega da Tia Matilde is best known for: whether for traditional food, or for being, for many years, one of Eusébio's (the famous football player) favourite places. But if you're not familiar with it yet, you can go there as much to see the homage to the Black Panther (we mean Eusébio, not the Marvel super-hero one) as to taste the pataniscas (fritters), the stews, the Coelho à caçador (stewed rabbit), the cod Isabel’s way, the feijoada à transmontana (beens and meat stew), the crème brûlée, and all things good and Portuguese, in very generous ammounts.

Perfect for: longing for old-fashioned restaurants with old-fashioned service.

Must try: the cozido à portuguesa (Portuguese stew), on Tuesdays.

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Restaurants, Portuguese

Adega do Saraiva

icon-location-pin Sintra

"Watch out for Adega do Saraiva, the restaurant where everything is so good that you need to have a bigger stomach than your eyes," Miguel Esteves Cardoso wrote in one of his Público chronicles, referring to the Portuguese saying “eyes bigger than your stomach” which is to stay you’re “biting more than you can chew”. A great truth when it comes to this traditional house in Nafarros, famous for its roasted kid goat, a decades-long recipe, which can also be ordered to go. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays have a great Portuguese stew and a well-known cod à Tia Emília.

Perfect for: dragging your group for a lunch in Sintra.

Must try: the roasted kid goat.

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Restaurants, Seafood

Adraga

icon-location-pin Sintra

Part of the charm of Adraga, a fish and seafood restaurant, lies in it’s simplicity and relaxation. The last few years have seen one or another decorative upgrade, but paper towels, aluminum trays and other traditional details have remained intact. After all, what matters here is the fresh fish and shellfish, some caught nearby, where the waters are cold and choppy, and grilled by those who understand of the matter. Save space for desserts, all, without exception, excellent.

Perfect for: a lunch in the winter sun, at one of the tables by the window.

Must try: the sea bass, caught nearby, and the barnacles, also local.

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Restaurants

Água pela Barba

icon-location-pin Chiado/Cais do Sodré

It's one of those infallible recommendations when someone asks, "where’s cool cheap place to go and have dinner?" Água pela Barba fits like a glove in this request and has a very fish and shellfish-oriented menu, with dishes to share. From the fried fish tacos to the fish ceviche, from the sea rice to the crab on the bread, here the exception to the ocean is seen in only two pork dishes and their beautiful desserts – be sellfish and ask for the shackles just for you.

Perfect for: a lively friends dinner, without suffering in the end.

Must try: the burrata with almond pesto and grilled shrimp.

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Restaurants

Alma

icon-location-pin Chiado

2017 was a happy year for chef Henrique Sá Pessoa. He consolidated his new Alma in Chiado, finally won the first Michelin star of his career - repeated the feat in 2018 - and opened a workshop where he experiments with new dishes. In four tasting menus (from 80 to 100 €) and à la carte, he presents a fine dining kitchen with reinterpretations of Portuguese classics, some Asian touches and other influences of his life and work abroad. Pay close attention to the stove, if you get a chance: a 750kg piece designed by the chef.

Perfect for: going to a soulful and relaxed Michelin star restaurant.

Must try: the calçada de bacalhau with onion and egg yolk puree.

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Restaurants, Portuguese

As Colunas

icon-location-pin Greater Lisbon

It is one of the most peculiar restaurants in Greater Lisbon, but it deserves your full attention. The cook comes from Minho and serves portions the northern way – that is, except a big plate of food; the menu has a series of traditional dishes, meat and fish on the coal and good hearty cuisine; and then there is a section dedicated to game meat, which could be the list of species at the Zoo, with rabbit, partridge, pheasant, woodcock, koala, zebra, camel, venison, and kangaroo; has great traditional desserts; and the wine cellar is luxurious.

Perfect for: eating exotic meats with Portuguese sides.

Must try: the rabbit, fried in olive oil – serves two.    

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Restaurants

Arola

icon-location-pin Sintra

The first adventure of chef Sergi Arola in Lisbon celebrates 10 years in 2018. It suffered some changes, true, saw half the room being cut out to become a top notch restaurant, but kept the line of hot and cold tapas and Iberian snacks, with other world influences with which he opened the doors to the place. All because at the head there’s Sergi Arola, the rockstar chef in love with motorcycles, who has already ventured into restaurants around the world, like a globetrotter, and brought the world to the idyllic Penha Longa.

Perfect for: lunch after training your swing on the golf course.

Must try: the Arola batatas bravas, with aioli and spicy tomatoes.

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Restaurants, Japanese

Aron Sushi

icon-location-pin São Sebastião

Aron Vargas, a disciple of Takashi Yoshitake (Aya), already had a beautiful restaurant near Gulbenkian, but decided to double the recipe at the January 31 Market, where he set up a Japanese tavern with two small rooms. The fish comes, of course, from the stalls right next to it - the famous fish vendor Açucena Veloso is one of the suppliers - and has everything from classic options to some other of the chef's creations. The menu is just the same as the first location, so this Aron Sushi is worth two of its kind.

Perfect for: trying good Japanese cuisine in a cool and semi-secret place.

Must try: Ika mentaiko, wich is to say, squid with cod roe.

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Restaurants

Atalho Real

icon-location-pin Princípe Real

Indecisive people, this restaurant will be a torment for you: there are several pieces of meat, from the matured entrecôte to Black Angus brisket, two ways to eat it, on bread or on the plate, and four possible side dishes. To complicate matters, the burgers are delicious (the cut of meat is also chosen by you), it is foolish to ignore the entrees - the provolone cheese and the grilled sausage are drool worthy - and there are even several rooms inside for you to decide where to steat. Not to mention the terrace, facing the Jardim Botânico (botanical garden).

Perfect for: Eeny, meeny, miny, moe on the menu - any choice is good.

Must try: the ribeye with potatoes wedges and coleslaw.

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Restaurants

Avenida SushiCafé

icon-location-pin Avenida da Liberdade/Príncipe Real

The venue changed its name in 2017, so as to distance it from what the rest of the Sushicafé group does in Lisbon. After all, this is the crown jewel of the company and the place where chef Daniel Rente puts all his creativity in full motion. With the change of name, some adventures that mix the Japanese gastronomy with international flavours and national raw material came to join the more traditional pieces already in place. Care for some sashimi in a stone made from Himalayan salt? Or a maki with crab on the inside and wagyu on the outside?

Perfect for: closing a deal at lunch in Avenida da Liberdade.

Must try: the mille-feuilles tuna tartar, with parchment leaves.

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Restaurants

Azenhas do Mar

icon-location-pin Sintra

The idyllic locality in which it is settled gave the name to this classic fish and seafood restaurant where meals are made in a glass room above the swimming pool and the Azenhas do Mar beach. And is this not what you fancy on either a radiant sunny day or one with rain and rough seas? Start with the amêijoas à Bulhão Pato (clams) and the octopus salad, go crazy with the fried shrimp (do not forget the toasts for you to dip in the sauce), move on to the barnacles and then split steak. Everything is great here.

Perfect for: a lunch with friends, with some Colares wine.

Must try: the barnacles, almost always from that area.  

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Restaurants, Portuguese

Bairro do Avillez

icon-location-pin Chiado

One space, four restaurants. This is the great house that chef José Avillez opened in the summer of 2016 in Chiado, where he joined four gastronomic concepts. There is the Taberna, with signature tapas; the Páteo, a mixture of shellfish and fish restaurant with other fish dishes; the Beco Cabaret Gourmet, a secret tasting room, where dinner comes with a burlesque show; and the Cantina Peruana, upstairs, a four-handed adventure of José Avillez with Peruvian chef Diego Muñoz. Ah! And there is also a grocery store.

Perfect for: having the José Avillez kitchen experience from one end to the other.

Must try: corvina with sausage crumbs.

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Restaurants, Contemporary Global

Bastardo

icon-location-pin Baixa Pombalina

It has been difficult to keep up with the changes of leadership in Bastard and, with them, the changes to the menu. The restaurant is now in the hands of Duarte Madeira, hitherto subchef, who continues the work of breaking with all the preconceived ideas of a hotel kitchen. Here, comfort dishes are made, ranging from pasta to risotto, as well as other traditional dishes such as corvina, shrimp and clams stew. The entrance bar has been renovated and is now more seriously dedicated to cocktails.

Perfect for: instagramming the popular paper trays with the phrase "on this magic place, calories don’t count".

Must try: the gnocchis with crab, tomato and salicornia.

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Restaurants, Portuguese

Belcanto

icon-location-pin Chiado

José Avillez has added great achievements to his resume in his (still short) career. He is the Portuguese chef with more restaurants to his own name in the country, was the first Portuguese to stamp two Michelin stars in his curriculum and the first to obtain that distinction for the Greater Lisbon. The Belcanto is his baby, the one where he takes his creativity to the fullest and where he explores traditional Portuguese cuisine in new and out of the box creations. Go without haste, with an open mind and ready for a unique voyage at the table – for several hours, be warned.

Perfect for: Going on special date and accompanying the occasion with a good bottle of wine.

Must try: the mergulho no mar (sea dive), which is to say, the sea bass with seaweed and bivalves.

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Bica do Sapato

icon-location-pin São Vicente 

It may not have the commotion of both portuguese and celebreties from the old days, but it is a fact that Bica do Sapato continues to be a good place to taste traditional Portuguese cuisine with foreign influences and some original touches. In charge, since 2013, is Manuel Bóia, responsible for having left in the menu some icons as the peixinhos da horta, but throwing himself into a consistent menu, based on good products and still very creative. It's also worth going up to the first floor and dining at the sushi-bar.

Perfect for: going to a restaurant that was hip 15, 10 and five years ago. And still is.

Must try: the crispy piglet with potato anna and esparregado (creamed spinach).

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Bistro 100 Maneiras

icon-location-pin Chiado

The irreverent chef Ljubomir Stanisic was already a city celebrity. And 2017 grew his status to the whole country. Whoever followed him beyond the small screen – he’s our very own Gordon Ramsay discovering kitchen nightmares across the country -, discovered a chef connected to nature, to the purity of the products, and consistently betting on, from his restaurants in the Douro to those in Lisbon, having seasonality at the table. In his increasingly popular Bistro, he mixes Portuguese influences with some of his origins and other European countries, in some always creative, tasty and good dishes. Want a cool restaurant in Lisbon? Look no further.

Perfect for: accompanying the meal with cocktails by of one of the best bartenders in Lisbon.

Must try: the entrecôte tataki with torricado, mushrooms and egg.

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Fotografia: Manuel Manso
Restaurants, Contemporary Asian

Boa Bao

icon-location-pin Chiado

It was all the rage this past year and a must-go spot for those who keep up with gastronomic trends and, judging by the queues at the door, it has everything to continue that way. From the kitchen, that mixes the best of the Far East and Southeast Asia, there are currys, Chinese rolls, dumplings, spring rolls, soups and broths from various countries and even mochis. The best thing is to go with a group and dive into sharing mode. It also has great cocktails and a nice terrace to lunch at on sunny days.

Perfect for: pre-evenning, with dinner and drinks in a lively place.

Must try: the tom yam kung, that is, the spicy shrimp soup from Thailand.

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Restaurants, Portuguese

Boi-Cavalo

icon-location-pin Alfama

The chef Hugo Brito has a taste for disruption. When all his peers were opening restaurants in all the fashionable neighborhoods, he trotted through Alfama on top of his Boi-Cavalo (which would translate to Ox-Horse); when everyone bet on tasting menus at high prices, he chose to make them for €35 and run them every week. Here there are no two equal weeks, there are no star dishes, there is, rather, a laboratory of experiences in a national-based cuisine, which appeals to the Portuguese memory, but can travel to other latitudes.

Perfect for: dining in Alfama without having to be quiet every 20 minutes.

Must try: the full menu that varies every week.

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Restaurants, Japanese

Bonsai

icon-location-pin Chiado/Cais do Sodré

Look at this little text as a list of reasons to go to Bonsai. Here they go: 1) it has been serving good Japanese food for 31 years and it does not stick with just sushi; 2) It has a very complete lunch menu at 10€ which is one of the best deals in this city; 3) in the cold months, on Saturdays, every two weeks, there is a serious ramen, which takes days to be prepared; 4) already met several sushimen, but now has Lucas Azevedo ahead of the kitchen who knew how to maintain the quality of the restaurant; 5) There is almost always toro, the part that comes from the belly of tuna. Convinced already?

Perfect for: a meal away from the paparazzi, in one of the private Bonsai cubicles.

Must try: the ramen (in the winter), the toro and the pudding (all year).

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Restaurants, Seafood

Bota Sal

icon-location-pin Estrela/Lapa/Santos

It opened in the middle of 2017 as an extension of Sal, in Praia do Pego (that same one where Madonna had lunch), where for years the Bota Velha tasca worked and brought to Lisbon dishes and tapas from the sea, some meats and, this is the only snag, the high prices. Still, it is worth going to this nice modern tidbit to taste the sirloin pica-pau, the lulinhas à algarvia (squid the Algarve way), fish soup with fried bread and the mythical nero cuttlefish rice with strips of bacon. Ah! There is a beer happy hour from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Perfect for: those who remember, and miss, the old Bota Velha.

Must try: the pastel de massa tenra (meat pastry).

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Restaurants

Butchers

icon-location-pin Parque das Nações

Fast, warm up your jaw, train the cuts with an imaginary knife and then sit at the table at this nice steakhouse in Parque das Nações. You will need all of the above to properly attack one of the specimens of matured meat in the restaurant or other more simple chunks, such as sirloin steaks or Black Angus breast. The pieces go to the raw grill, without salt and other seasonings, and arrive at the table with salads and sweet potato fries. Want something simpler? Ask for a prego (steack sandwich).

Perfect for: making a vegetarian fall into temptation.

Must try: the chuletón with 35 days of maturation.

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Restaurants, Argentinian

Café Buenos Aires

icon-location-pin Chiado

Last summer the Café Buenos Aires gave the people of Lisbon what they had been asking for for a long time: lunchtime with longer working hours. And it came to stay. In other words, one of the terraces with the best view of the city can now be enjoyed aaalll day - at lunch there is a menu from 12€. Luckily, nothing else has changed. The restaurant continues to serve good Argentine beef, the famous flower salad and the homemade fresh pasta; continues to stock up at Quinta do Poial and to sweeten the mouth thanks to the chocolate cake with dulce de leche.

Perfect for: eating a good steak overlooking the São George Castle.

Must try: the endives with pears and roquefort in hot sauce.

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Café de São Bento

icon-location-pin Chiado/Cais do Sodré

Already a lot has been written on the sirloin steak from Café de São Bento. About the tender meat, on the sauce inspired by the Marrare, but with its own recipe, with the cream, butter, salt, pepper and, importantly, the juices of the meat, on the fired sweet potatoes, gone soft after swimming in the pool of gravy, on the friendly way any client, from eight to eighty, are treated in the pub aura of this space. But did they tell you already about the apple tatin pie? What about the loin prego? What about the carpaccio? Oh yeah.

Perfect for: telling the world that you sank your teeth on the best steak in Lisbon.

Must try: the steak the Café de São Bento way (what else?).

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Restaurants, Portuguese

Café do Paço

icon-location-pin Lisbon

"Hello, how are you?" This is the way all customers who ring the bell at the Café do Paço are welcomed, whether they are newcomers or habitués. The first will gasp at this English-style pub house with red-capped sofas, and the menu where there are rare dishes like the prawn balchao. The second ones will immediately throw themselves at the croquette with mustard, the tenderloin steak swimming in cream sauce and ensuring that they have the dose of Caldas' trouxas de ovos (convent dessert rich in sugar and eggs) at the end. You know what to do.

Perfect for: going back to the 90's in service, food and smoking area.

Must try: the sirloin steak the Café do Paço way.

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Café Lisboa

icon-location-pin Chiado

It was another territorial achievement of José Avillez in Chiado, this time inside (and outside as well, with a good terrace) of the National São Carlos Theater, where one learns that a chef can shine on very simple dishes. We speak of croquettes, sweet pastries, a caldo verde, a roasted cod with onions and a series of very good rices, all well presented, with one or the other touch of the author cuisine, who sweeps the hearts of tourists and melts those of the Portuguese.

Perfect for: going to a restaurant with the Avillez brand without spending too much.

Must try: the cod nuggets with tomato rice.

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Nightlife

Café Príncipe Real

icon-location-pin Avenida da Liberdade/Príncipe Real

The opening of Memmo Príncipe Real brought to Lisbon another author's cuisine restaurant, in the hands of the talented Vasco Lello. The concept is a celebration of Lusofonia, in a journey that crosses the influences of the Portuguese in the Brazilian, African and Asian cuisines. Hence the menu presents dishes as different as the seasons’ vegetable tempur, the Asian duck or the cassava cheese cake. It has a splendid view over Lisbon and a terrace with a cocktail bar to enjoy before or after meals.

Perfect for: meeting one of the coolest boutique hotels in Lisbon.

Must try: the marinated partridge with thin toasted bread.

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Restaurants, Pan-African

Cantinho do Aziz

icon-location-pin Castelo de São Jorge

There is a wave of Portuguese tasca here, with dishes from the day at lunch, tables lined up together and quick employees walking around, but what leaves the kitchen are Mozambican specialties. More than just the samosas (good, by the way) flavors of crabmeat curry or chicken mulecas. Throw yourself at unknown dishes like ikala (prawns and crab with the shell in coconut and peanut sauce) or bakra piripiri (lamb chops in reddish sauce with vegetables, and spicy). It has a good esplanade.

Perfect for: scheduling a big dinner, with 30 people, without a fixed menu and astronomic prices.

Must try: the makoufe, a mixture of sprouts with prawns and crab leg.

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Cantinho do Avillez

icon-location-pin Chiado

In theory it was not the first restaurant of José Avillez, in practice it was. Or rather, it was the first of a succession of openings in Chiado and the one where José Avillez took a step back from the high cuisine (to later give others ahead) and presented a series of Portuguese roots and foreign influences – I’ll take a MX-LX prego, please. Seven years have passed since the opening, but his Cantinho is still current, good and recommendable. And it should be remembered that this was where the mythical Avelã3 was born – trust us, and just go for it.

Perfect for: remembering chef Avillez’s first-born.

Must try: cod slivers, loose crumbs, BT egg and explosive olives.

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Restaurants, Portuguese

Casa de Pasto

icon-location-pin Cais do Sodré

At the end of 2016, Diogo Noronha left the Casa de Pasto and passed the testimony to Hugo Dias de Castro, a vimaranense still unknown to the locals, who was inspired by a one pot cuisine and wanted to follow what was already the traditional but creative side of the restaurant. The cockle patties, the cooked meats in the Josper and some of the main dishes were kept, and were born other specialties with good combinations of flavors. All in all, Casa de Pasto continues to be one of the great ones in the city.

Perfect for: going to one of the most gorgeous dining rooms in Lisbon. No exaggeration.

Must try: the mussel grilled in the coal with pickled vegetables.

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Restaurants, Nepali

Casa Nepalesa

icon-location-pin Avenidas Novas

Tanka Sapkota has gained fame in Lisbon thanks to his Italian restaurants - Come Prima, Forno d'Oro and Il Mercato. Few know that this Nepalese is the owner of a space that respects its origins at Avenidas Novas. The Casa Nepalesa is based on fresh and seasonal products, many spices ground in the kitchen and one of those endless menus, but where any dish is good. From recipes with goat to the ones with prawns, from vegetarian to chicken, just choose. It's a good place for groups.

Perfect for: killing the hunger for Nepalese food in a place with European decor.

Must try: the samosas, with the pastry stretched by hand.

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Restaurants, Italian

Casanostra

icon-location-pin Bairro Alto

The same years that have passed (and have deteriorated) the Bairro Alto have left the Casanostra unharmed. It is true that the restaurant no longer has the clientele of artists, politicians and journalists of other times, that proper competition has been rising in Lisbon, but Maria Paola Porru knew what she was doing when it opened 31 years ago. The kitchen of Italian pastries and other dishes remains current, the room decorated grandmother's kitchen style remains charming and neither the service fails. Remember: burrata, trofie al pesto, ossobuco and zabaglione.

Perfect for: getting a last minute restaurant in Bairro Alto.

Must try: the spaghetti al pomodoro, with basil leaves.

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Fotografia: Ana Luzia
Restaurants

Casanova

icon-location-pin São Vicente 
The suggestion "let’s go to Lux’s pizzas?" bring out the same reaction in adults as the phrase "kids, wanna go to Disneyland?" does on three-year-old children: excitement. It doesn’t matter waiting in the queue, sitting next to a couple fighting, that the cruise docked takes the whole view of the river, because what matters here comes in round white dishes, burned at the tips, moist in the center and is called pizza. Ask for starters the Puglia burrata to accompany with some focaccia. Perfect for: take the afternoon and spend it on the terrace eating pizzas and drinking prosecco with cremolato.Must try: the pizza Diavola? The San Daniele? The Parmigiana? Alas ...
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Fotografia: Arlindo Camacho
Restaurants, Indian

Caxemira

icon-location-pin Santa Maria Maior

The spices aroma begins to feel still on the stairs leading to the first floor of this restaurant in Praça da Figueira. And if you get there after your clock strikes 13.00, you probably have to continue to feel it outside the door while waiting for a table. Because the Indian food of Caxemira, which does not pity stomachs sensitive to spicy food, is so famous that the place is always packed. The shrimp curry is excellent, the lamb duck as well and it must be accompanied by nan bread.

Perfect for: testing that friend who says he's super tolerant spicy food.

Must try: the meat samosas.

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Restaurants, Seafood

Cervejaria Boa Esperança

icon-location-pin Benfica/Monsanto

Our critic Alfredo Lacerda called it the most invisible shellfish restaurant in Lisbon and if not for GPSs in mobile phones and nobody would find it - this is only valid for those who do not live in the area, of course. Here pregos are had with garlic and thin meat, clams the Bulhão Pato way, prawns from Algarve, as well as cold salads (octopus and ear), gizzards and other such snacks. If you're already dreaming of a perfect post-beach, with cold beer and snails in front of you, here too you can do it.

Perfect for: a simple seafood platter late afternoon at pre-crisis prices.

Must try: the special prego, with meat from the flank, in simple carcass bread.

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Restaurants

Cervejaria Liberdade

icon-location-pin Avenida da Liberdade
The construction of the Tivoli Avenida da Liberdade have dictated the closure of Brasserie Flo (rest in peace) and the birth of the uber-chic shellfish restaurant with cloth towels and impeccable service - but be aware that the tartar steak remains in the menu, phew! Start with the prawns from the Algarve that arrive with the couvert, follow through with a dose of seafood, have some sashimi (why not?) and then advance to the roosterfish fillets or a black pork slices. The perfect finish is made with the cacao mousse, very bitter. Perfect for: a seafood platter out of the box, ie without stainless steel platters and cutlery noises.Must try: the santola shell.
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Fotografia: Francisco Santos
Restaurants, Indian

Chutnify

icon-location-pin Chiado/Cais do Sodré
The opening of a modern Indian restaurant in Príncipe Real was the talking point of the Lisbon community more attentive to the news. The fact that the owner was a Delhi native and settled in Berlin, where the Chutnify brand was born, fleeing from the usual dishes with mango and cream sauces and asking you to eat with your hands, were enough reasons to make it impossible to go there at Fridays and Saturdays without making a reservation. Try the pani puri for starters, the dosas (like the spicy duck one) and the bagare baingan, with eggplant, peanut, tamarind and coconut. Perfect for: an Indian cuisine experience in a sleek and modern restaurant.Must try: the lamb curry the Telangana way.
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Restaurants, Global

Cimas English Bar

icon-location-pin Cascais
Entering Cimas English Bar is like traveling to another reality. In the golden years of the Estoril Coast, the spies, the royal families in exile, the writers and the Portuguese and foreign politicians were regular clients of the Cima family. The menu is also a trip, this time to the French and Galician cuisine, and with great emphasis on some game dishes. Two notes: the wine cellar has more than 20 thousand references and there is lamprey in due season. Perfect for: wearing for a few hours the skin of an important aristocrat of the 20th century.Must try: the woodcock the English Bar way.
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Fotografia: Ana Luzia
Restaurants

Clube de Jornalistas

icon-location-pin Estrela/Lapa/Santos
The line of taxis and Ubers stopping outside the restaurant, where people are still dragging a "thank you" out of the car, attest to the truth of the facts: there are more tourists here than journalists. And sometimes, truth must be told, they know best what is good. This old restaurant, reinvented a few years ago by Brazilian Ivan Fernandes, is good. It has a world gastronomy in dishes like the moqueca shrimp risotto, the breaded scamorza with white turnip and pear or the lamb hamburger with wild rice. Perfect for: a romantic dinner in an old room of an old mansion from the eighteenth century.Must try: roasted aubergine, miso and pistachio caramel.
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Restaurants, Portuguese

Coelho da Rocha

icon-location-pin Campo de Ourique
If what you are looking for here is a restaurant with places at the counter to have lunch alone, check your place here; if you're an inveterate carnivore and you like beef and pork the same as long as they’re good, you might as well be happy here; if on the other hand what makes you happy is a meal based on tapas and the more Portuguese they are better, you can close close the window (just kidding, stick with us) and start looking for parking space in Campo de Ourique. In the "CR", as they call themselves, there is everything. Perfect for: enjoying the work that the d 'O Magano team did in the old restaurant.Must try: the fritters with sausage.
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Fotografia: Ana Luzia
Restaurants, Japanese

Confraria Lx

icon-location-pin Cais do Sodré
The brand Confraria is 10 years old this year (ohhh!) and therefore needs no introduction. That is, whoever follows Time Out has an obligation to know that we always recommend their hot philadelphia and niguiri skin, that after the restaurant in Cascais came the one in Cais do Sodré at the LX Boutique Hotel, which in addition to good sushi nearing fusion style (in a controlled way) there are excellent salads that make the meal and that the best way to end is with a tarte tatin. Perfect for: ordering a sushi combo like a champion.Must try: the hot philadelphia (there's no escaping them).
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Fotografia: Ana Luzia
Restaurants, Portuguese

Cova Funda

icon-location-pin Areeiro/Alameda
First of all, in view of the proliferation of Cova Funda throughout the city, the question you need to ask is: which Cova Funda? The one at Alameda, dear reader, the one where you’ll eat excellent fresh fish on the grill, a great stew (on Thursdays) and a prime-quality picanha, flanked by rice and fried potatoes. The name of the establishment, more popular than "Café Central", "Bijou" or "Cantinho dos Amigos" is related to the fact that it is in a basement, of course, although it is an airy and good restaurant to see some sports games. Perfect for: not to be bothered with phone calls - the basement room has no service.Must try: the picanha with french fries and rice.
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Fotografia: Arlindo Camacho
Restaurants

Delidelux

icon-location-pin São Vicente 
This delicatessen near Santa Apolónia rail station caters largely to diplomats and bourgeois locals. Beyond the serried ranks of olive oils, patés and fine wines is a small restaurant area with a riverside esplanade that is especially inviting in summer.
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Restaurants, Chinese

Dinastia Tang

icon-location-pin Marvila
Arrived in Marvila around the same time that Lisbon began to open their eyes to this part of the city and settled in a giant warehouse, well recovered by a Sino-Portuguese couple (him being a designer, with an eye for decorating). But if you go looking for chop suey and the like, turn around, because here fine Chinese dining is made, top quality products are used (such as silk tofu) and specialties such as chicken legs, rice dough cakes or chicken kung pao with peanuts are to be tried. Perfect for: showing your followers that you know the secrets of Marvila.Must try: the sautéed pork belly with Sichuan pepper.
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Fotografia: Ana Luzia
Restaurants, Portuguese

Dom Feijão

icon-location-pin Campo Grande/Entrecampos/Alvalade
It is one of those temples of good traditional food served with refinement, on the Roma-Alvalade axis, which was born as a dissident of the Os Courenses. Also created by people from Paredes de Coura, it is very strong at the grill level, where excellent examples of fresh fish and many meats pass throug, likes to work the dishes the lagareiro way (octopus, roe, squid and cod) and always has lamprey in due time. It's a good idea to book ahead, especially at the weekend, and you should remember it when you want a sunny terrace. Perfect for: a family lunch, with dishes that please from grandfather to grandchild.Must try: the grouper pasta.
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Restaurants, Portuguese

Ela Canela

icon-location-pin Campo de Ourique
It could be in a block of any Nordic city, but it is on a corner of Campo de Ourique. It could just promise healthy food, with organic and seasonal products, and just open some avocados, use some granola and it was done. But no: this Ela Canela takes trendy cuisine seriously. It has a short lunch menu, compensated by a long menu of snacks and brunch options, from poached eggs with spinach in a cream cheese toast, and the banana and quinoa pancake with yogurt, honey and granola. Perfect for: convincing your friend that granola can work well on a meal.Must try: the black pearl, the vegan cacao cake with pink pepper.
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Eleven

icon-location-pin São Sebastião
Another year, another renewal of the Michelin Star for Eleven. The restaurant, run by Joachim Koerper since day one, has managed to keep on top of its game, with menus that vary from season to season and feature a Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. Not all proteins change - the lobster, the rack of lamb and the piglet usually are still there - but the sides are always different. When booking, ask for the tables by the window, with a grand view of the whole of Lisbon. Perfect for: celebrating the first, fifth, 25th or 50th wedding anniversary.Must try: the lamb rack, cheese and grapes from Azeitão, and the beluga lentils.  
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Fotografia: Ana Luzia
Restaurants, Portuguese

Estórias na Casa da Comida

icon-location-pin Avenida da Liberdade/Príncipe Real
It lived golden times in the last decades of the twentieth century, when it reached a Michelin star, and sailes at cruising speed, with contemporary Portuguese cuisine, safe and without major inventions. At the helm is chef João Pereira, in the menu are still some dishes from other eras and the room keeps up with those touches of modern decoration, within the classic style of this restaurant. Try the pickled partridge, the crunchy crust piglet and drink one of the great wines from the wine cellar. Perfect for: dinner with the parents, in-laws or grandparents on a special date.Must try: the pastries from Chief Miguel’s childhood.
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Restaurants, Chinese

Estoril Mandarim

icon-location-pin Cascais
For many years it has been the only fine-dining Chinese restaurant in Greater Lisbon. And has always been able to do it with a lot of quality, in a luxury service, in exquisite dishes, on a Cantonese cuisine basis - despite the Beijing duck, that comes to the table in two moments (first skin, then meat) being one of the ex-libris. The menu has more than 100 specialties, is signed by chef Dong Wei, and for lunch there are the mythical and delicate dim sums, from which you must taste the há-kau (prawns and mushrooms). Perfect for: being able to say that you’ve been to the best Chinese place in Portugal.Must try: the supreme shark's fin soup.
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Fotografia: Manuel Manso
Restaurants, Nepali

Everest Montanha

icon-location-pin Alvalade
Does it make sense for a Nepalese restaurant to steal the name of the most famous mountain in your country? Yes. Does it make sense that it has a brother and gives it the same name? Of course. And that there are three more with the same nomenclature in the city? Maybe not. Do not get confused: the two Alvalade ones belong to the same group and are great places to sample food from Nepal. Either a chicken vindalu, a lamb tikka massala or a saag paneer, always using the paratha bread as cutlery. And do not forget to warn about the intensity of the spice you want in the order. Perfect for: discovering the happiest waiters in Lisbon.Must try: saag paneer, cheese cubes in a spinach sauce.
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Fotografia: Ana Luzia
Restaurants, Portuguese

Farol da Torre

icon-location-pin Oeiras
For more ethnic restaurants that appear in Lisbon, there is still a little bit of pride in each one of us, which comes to the top every time we talk about a Portuguese restaurant with traditional food. This Farol da Torre, a Minhota (meaning it’s typical from Minho, in the northern region of Portugal) house in Linda-a-Velha, is one of those that we would not want to see exchanged not even for a Japanese Michelin star. There are fish and meat in the coals, some oven dishes, good game dishes, lamprey in the season and even snails in the summer months. On Thursdays there is Portuguese stew with smoked meats. Perfect for: taking those friends who think they know all the secrets to the city.Must try: the boar woodpecker with homemade chips.
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Restaurants, Pan-Asian

Feitoria

icon-location-pin Belém
It was not yet this year that João Rodrigues won the (deserved) second star. Still, it is always worth going to the Feitoria when changing a season, to know the excellent work that the chef has done to bring the producers closer to the customers - for example, take the product to the table in raw. With the aim of extracting the best flavor from the products, each dish is a discovery and the meal a trip of textures and spectacular experiences with fumes, powders and the like, orchestrated by a great kitchen artist. Perfect for: a trip through the work of one of the most creative Portuguese minds.Must try: the carabineiro from the Algarve.
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Fotografia: Manuel Manso
Restaurants, Italian

Forneria

icon-location-pin Parque das Nações
Pizzas in a wood oven, pasta that ferments 48 hours and a pizzaiolo that worked 15 years in Casanova. The key to the success of this pizzeria-restaurant, which opened at Parque das Nações in late 2016, is found. The man in the know is Vítor Cunha, the pizzas are Roman, thin, and range from classic parmigiana, prosciutto and funghi to gourmet, such as the speck pizza or Joselito (yes, the Spanish ham). There are also pastas, burgers in the oven in pizza dough and, of course, burrata coming from Campania. Perfect for: dinner before a concert at Altice Arena.Must try: the pata negra pizza, with parmesan and arugula.
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Fortaleza do Guincho

icon-location-pin Cascais
Miguel Rocha Vieira came from Hungary directly to Guincho beach, changing the lines of a Michelin Star kitchen with German and French veins, an inheritance of the chefs who had been there. He turned it into a very sea-oriented menu, right next to it, based on seasonality, with frequent news. That is, if you no longer catch the mullet with cabbage, cuttlefish and potato or the snapper with cevadinha and fennel, it is not Time Out's fault. Now, if you ignore sommelier Ivo Peralta, the fault is all yours. Perfect for: experiencing the many dishes inspired in the sea right ahead of you.Must try: the angler roosterfish, with artichoke and squid.
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Fotografia: Ana Luzia
Restaurants, Portuguese

Fumeiro de Santa Catarina

icon-location-pin Chiado/Cais do Sodré
The laws of the smokestack apply to all dishes of this cool restaurant, neighbour to the Adamastor - perfect for dining after drinks with a view in the late afternoon. This means that from the starters to the desserts, all dishes have an element that passes through the smoker. It is recommended the smoked roast beef salad with radishes, the mushroom and asparagus fry, the ox rib sandwich and port wine and the bacon pastries with cardamom foam. Wednesdays are ribs baked in the oven day. Perfect for: group dinners with pre-set and varied menus.Must try: Grandpa's potatoes (don’t let yourself be fooled, ask some just for you).
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Restaurants, Seafood

Furnas do Guincho

icon-location-pin Cascais
There are restaurant habits to which the Portuguese should already be accustomed. The moment a fish in flames comes into the room (the recipe is fish on the salt) dazzles strangers but still does, and will continue to, turn heads even from those who do not eat fish. In Furnas do Guincho, it is customary to see a cart like this come out of the kitchen once a day, in a spectacular show. However, you can ask for the same fish the oven, you can choose lobster açorda (bread stew), the octopus cataplana or just shellfish. Indoor or on the magnificent terrace. Perfect for: a lunch above the sea, on those windless days in Cascais.Must try: cod the lagareiro way.
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Fotografia: Ana Luzia
Restaurants, Portuguese

Gambrinus

icon-location-pin Santa Maria Maior
Conduct manual for eating at Gambrinus bar: 1) Always eat a croquette with the house mustard; 2) ask the Gambrinus tulip, a very good mixed beer; 3) Do not skip the toasted almonds; 4) wait patiently for the toast of rye bread; 5) Try a prego or a roast beef sandwich with tartar; 6) watch the preparation of the balloon coffee - and drink it, of course. It is also advisable to memorize that on Mondays it’s partridge pie day, on Wednesdays lobster pot pie and on Thursdays eisbein with sauerkraut. Perfect for: having lunch alone. With so many employees, you're never really alone, you know?Must try: The croquettes? The prego? Or will it be the crêpes suzette?
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Restaurants

Gazpaxo

icon-location-pin Lisbon
It is a microspace that sits 10/12 people, self-titled Iberian eater and not restaurant. Originality #1. It has a menu that mixes South American influences and varies depending on what is on the market. Originality #2. Can serve both an avocado gazpacho as a ham burrito, a beet tartar or a salmon one. Originality #3. They have a pig hanging from the ceiling, very Instagram friendly. Originality #4. There are only two people working the room, Sérgio in the kitchen, Maria in the living room. Originality #4. Perfect for: escaping Saldanha's food courts during lunch hour.Must try: the pork chops tacos.
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Restaurants, Japanese

Go Juu

icon-location-pin Avenidas Novas
It opened its doors in 2015 by a team of former Aya disciples and has been making its way through traditional Japanese cuisine to reach the top 5 of the best Japanese restaurants in Greater Lisbon, where it secured a captive place. At least if they continue to serve a cuisine of fresh raw material, to respect the traditional dishes of Japan and to have a service without failures. It opens to the general public at lunch from Tuesday to Sunday and for dinner of Wednesday; and from Thursday to Saturday receives (not only, but almost) the customers of the Club Go Juu. Perfect for: those who like traditional Japanese cuisine.Must try: the toro, that is, part of the belly of the tuna
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Fotografia: Arlindo Camacho
Restaurants, Burgers

Ground Burger

icon-location-pin São Sebastião
When the locals thought that they’d seen it all as far as hamburgers in Lisbon go, Ground Burger appeared and taught everyone a lesson. What is happening in the restaurant's laboratory, in full view of the customers is pure magic: 150 grams of Black Angus meat, inside a brioche bread made right there, toasted inside, combined with quality ingredients and accompanied by onion rings. Anyothing on the menu is good, and goes well with both the XL (yes) milkshakes and the craft beers. Perfect for: going to the United States without leaving Lisbon.Must try: the Ground Burger, with cheddar, lettuce, tomato, purple onion and GB sauce.
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Restaurants, Japanese

Hikidashi

icon-location-pin Campo de Ourique
It is "the Japanese" of Campo de Ourique, a restaurant lined with wood, with only one long table that accompanies the work of the sushimen scattered throughout the long balcony. Headlining everything and everyone, with a headband, is Agnaldo Ferreira, a name for years associated with Olivier, who in good time threw himself into a solo project, with quality raw material and serious fusion is taking place. Fusion what? We’re talking about the grilled toro with spinach and sesame sauce, the wagyu bowl or the simple sushi and sashimi. Perfect for: anyone who prefers a shoulder-to-shoulder meal and not face to face.Must try: the salmon tartar, with kizami mustard and quail egg yolk.
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Fotografia: Ana Luzia
Restaurants, Pan-African

Ibo

icon-location-pin Cais do Sodré
The restaurants offer in the riverside area of Cais do Sodré has grown, but the original Ibo (not the shellfish, nor the coffee house) remains the best there is to eat in the area. The most romantic tables are the ones in the first floor, in front of the window, the terrace has a very privileged location and the Mozambican food, with some Portuguese dishes more important than everything else, remains excellent. Try the wild prawns the Laurentina way, shredded crab curry or kid's chacti. Perfect for: a leisurely lunch on sunny days (bring sunglasses).Must try: wild prawns the Laurentina way.
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Fotografia: Francisco Santos
Restaurants, Italian

Il Covo

icon-location-pin Estrela/Lapa/Santos
It is in a lost alley of Madragoa and is among the most hidden restaurants in Lisbon. It is, however, a treasure chest that deserves to be opened by all lovers of the vera cucina italiana. First, they make fresh pasta every day from 16.00 to 19.00 and invite anyone who wants to watch; secondly because Luca Salvadori, the cook, brings fresh fish every day from Costa da Caparica and has fun inventing dishes with them; third because it has a very good homemade tiramisù. And fourth ... you might as well switch the GPS on. Perfect for: taking your secret loverMust try: the carbonara with guanciale, egg and cheese
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Fotografia: Ana Luzia
Restaurants, Italian

Il Matriciano

icon-location-pin Chiado/Cais do Sodré
It is part of the wave of good Italian restaurants to have opened in Lisbon in recent years, where the raw material, much of it coming from Italy, is taken very seriously by Alessandro Lagana, the owner. Here the fresh pastas are made in the house, the spaghetti alla carbonara is authentic, brings the guanciale of Abruzzo and a mixture of pecorino and parmesan, the aubergine alla parmigiana has a regular presence on the menu and the risottos are all good. For dessert, split the fruttini gelato, several fruit peels with homemade ice cream inside. Perfect for: finding deputies and ministers of the neighboring Assembly.Must try: the ravioli fatti in casa with burrata  
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Restaurants

Il Mercato

icon-location-pin Avenida da Liberdade/Príncipe Real
Tanka Sapkota opened in 2017 an Italian restaurant of fresh pasta, with a component of grocery store where a charcuterie appreciator is able to leave much of his salary behind. The pastas are already made for consumption in loco, in recipes of the day (lunch menu at €11.95) or a la carte and there are for take-away, also with sauces from the restaurant. You can go trusting that any one is excellent, but just between us, the green tagliatelle with shrimp is our champion. Perfect for: filling the pantry with Italian delicacies - after eating, of course.Must try: the burrata di Andria, from the region of Puglia.
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Fotografia: Ana Luzia
Restaurants

In Bocca al Lupo

icon-location-pin Chiado/Cais do Sodré
It is hidden in a little corner of Príncipe Real, but it is one of the best pizzerias in Lisbon. It has a biological line of work, it only works with organic suppliers, both Portuguese and Italian, and the pizza dough, if ordered in advance, can come without gluten. The thin crust is the common denominator of all the pizzas - try the marinara or the parma - and there are other specialties like the peppers and artichokes salad or the organic burrata. Perfect for: trying pizzas with original ingredients and very fresh produce.Must try: the pesto pizza, with buffalo mozzarella.
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Fotografia: Arlindo Camacho
Restaurants

JNcQUOI

icon-location-pin Avenida da Liberdade
Anyone interested in gastronomy in Lisbon should have already heard the "sorry, but today we are full" when trying to get a table in JNcQUOI. The restaurant does not have honey, but rather a beautiful room, attentive service, solid cuisine with classics from Italy, France and Portugal, a chef who knows what he’s doing (António Bóia) and one of those cool environments that all restaurateurs dream about but only a few can achieve. Whether it's upstairs, where the menu is varied, or at the DeliBar, it's worth going there. With a reservation, of course. Perfect for: a friends program with a full menu and without looking at costs.Must try: the traditional cod loin with corn bread crust.
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Restaurants, Cafés

Kaffeehaus

icon-location-pin Chiado
It opened in Chiado when the modern cafes were still a mirage in Lisbon and was gradually gaining its place in the great restaurants of the city. Yes, restaurants. First with brunch, then with the steaks, cakes, hamburger, sausages until you get where you are today, with a menu full of Austrian dishes of unpronounceable names and guaranteed quality. Yes, it is good to go there to have breakfast in the morning and eat one of the croissants. But what about dinner? This is the Kaffeehaus golden hour, believe me. Perfect for: having lunch, having breakfast or a snack in the afternoon, reading the newspaper.Must try: Weinerschnitzel vom Huhn mit Erdäepfelsalat. Yes, the chicken fried steak.
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Fotografia: Ana Luzia
Restaurants, Japanese

Kampai

icon-location-pin Chiado/Cais do Sodré
Before the Azores entered the travel bucket list of many Portuguese (thank you Ryanair), their raw material had already entered this restaurant on the border between São Bento and Estrela, with doors open since 2010. Much of the fish served, whether in sashimi or chirashi, niguiri or temaki, come from the Azorean archipelago. Now this means crossing with lilies, tunas, porgys or white trevally that the sushimen work in the purest form possible. Note: there is a car park for guests. Perfect for: finding out there is more to sushi apart from salmon and tuna.Must try: the sashimi moriwase, a variety of raw sauteed fish.
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Restaurants

Kanazawa

icon-location-pin Belém
Tomoaki Kanazawa opened, at the end of 2015, the restaurant he always dreamed of: eight seats, Japanese tasting cuisine, seasonality and proximity to customers. In the middle of 2017, he had to return to Japan and left the kitchen in the hands of Paulo Morais, a well-known chef who maintains exactly the same philosophy in the restaurant, with ultra-creative menus that change every month. There are four, between € 60 and € 150, the reservation has to be made online in advance, and is a unique experience. Perfect for: having the true Kaiseki experience in Lisbon.Must try: all that chef Paulo Morais serves.
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Fotografia: Arlindo Camacho
Restaurants

LAB by Sergi Arola

icon-location-pin Sintra
At the head is Sergi Arola, the Catalan who is already a known figure of the hotel for several years. In the day-to-day work, Vladmir Veiga, who has just finished occupying the position left by Milton Anes, who had been working at the hotel for five years. Changes aside, everything stays beautiful (and what a beauty of a room, facing the green) and immaculate in the LAB. The cuisine bets on the Mediterranean influences with some inspirations from the world, either to taste à la carte or to try on the tasting menus, one with all the dishes of the menu (!). Perfect for: going to a lab where scientists are chefs with tongs and torches.Must try: the roasted veal with spices.
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Restaurants, Italian

La Finestra

icon-location-pin Avenidas Novas
No matter how many pizzas are born in Lisbon, with soft or thin crust, from Rome or Naples, with fat or burnt edges, no one can forget the ones that have been around for more years. La Finestra has been serving its pizzas thinly for many years - along with the half brothers, Lucca and Tavola Calda. Dozens of combinations, hand-picked raw material, great calzones and prices of yesteryear. Plus, it's a great place to take kids. Perfect for: picking two pizzas in one (yes, they let you do it).Must try: the Genoa pizza, with mozzarella, asiago and porcini.
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Fotografia: Arlindo Camacho
Restaurants, Pizza

Lambrettazzurra Pizzeria

icon-location-pin Cascais
It is a curious success story in Cascais - so much that they changed in mid-2017 to a larger restaurant - from a Neapolitan pizzeria, designed by a Brazilian couple living in Portugal for 25 years, famous for creating the Marhum bikini brand. The unusual happened and Humberto, the family man, decided to change his life, study Italy from one end to the other, find suppliers in Naples (the burrata comes from Campania, for example) and open a nice restaurant with pizzas with fat edges and moist center. Perfect for: dinner in the first serious pizzeria in Cascais.Must try: the vegetarian pizza with eggplant, courgette, tomato, oregano and olive oil.
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Fotografia: Manuel Manso
Restaurants, French

La Parisienne Bistrot Français

icon-location-pin Chiado
Replica of true Parisian bistros, La Parisienne is the restaurant of choice for those looking for consistent French cuisine, made by Xavier Charrier. The menu hits the classics, from the soupa à l'oigon to the salade de chèvre chaud, from the tartare de boeuf au couteau (cut to the knife) to the famous pot au feu (a French stew) in the cold months, asking that it be topped with fromages and watered with French wine. It has a great terrace for summer days and a good lunch menu. Perfect for: trying French homemade sausages, made right there.Must try: the soup à l'oigon gratin.
Time Out says
81
Fotografia: Ana Luzia
Restaurants, Global

Largo

icon-location-pin Chiado
After eight years it continues to be one of the most beautiful restaurants in Chiado (work by Miguel Câncio Martins) and had been in the hands of Miguel Castro e Silva for several years, now with chef Miguel Vaz leading the kitchen. There are some dishes that stand firm from the start, such as the Tartar steak from Largo, the mushroom risotto and the duck magret, and there are traditions that do not disappear, such as the stew buffet on Saturdays and Sundays and the lunch menus at 18€, but there are many novelties to try. Perfect for: a romantic dinner on the tables next to the jellyfish aquarium.Must try: the duck magret with the green asparagus and truffles risotto.
Time Out says
82
Fotografia: Arlindo Camacho
Restaurants

Less by Miguel Castro e Silva

icon-location-pin Princípe Real
A shopping mall like the Embaixada asked for a real restaurant and Miguel Castro e Silva knew, with Gin Lovers, that explores the space, to find the right formula for this imposing interior patio. You can use it for lunch alone with a plate of risotto of cepes with crunchy pancetta and sautéed shitaki; for a meal for two, and split a salmon tartar with mascarpone and green apple and some pork gyosas from Alentejo; or join all your friends and ask almost the whole menu (it's short). Perfect for: al fresco lunch on a 40-degree summer day.Must try: the pumpkin ravioli baked with almonds.
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Restaurants, Portuguese

Local

icon-location-pin Chiado/Cais do Sodré
It only has 18 square meters and a table for 10 people. André Lança Cordeiro, who inaugurated the restaurant in 2017 and left at the beginning of 2018 to devote himself to another project, left the legacy to Manuel Lino, who returns to the capital after the La Torre del Visco hotel in Spain. To complete the pair of cooks is João Mealha, who had already teamed with Manuel Lino in Tabik, on Avenida da Liberdade. Local continues to serve only 20 dinners per day, with two shifts, one at 8:00 PM, the other at 10:00 PM, and each pair or small group arriving must share a long table. You can count on an entrée of prawns served with vegetables such as peas, green peas or round green beans and a cream with shrimp broth and herb pesto. The fish dish may well be a red snapper with white asparagus served in various textures and fried or powdered capers. For dessert: chocolate ganache and English cream emulsified with olive oil. Playing this game between sweet and salty, Manuel Lino will also add fried bread and a string of olive oil. Perfect for: joining 10 friends at the table (not one more)Must try: trust in the hands of the chef without fears
Time Out says
84
Fotografia:Arlindo Camacho
Restaurants

Loco

icon-location-pin Estrela/Lapa/Santos
Alexandre Silva has made brilliant history in Lisbon and has shown that irreverence and risk are two important factors in the life of a chef. In his Loco there is a suspended olive tree attached to the ceiling, a kitchen open to the living room, and a host of other details, such as homemade fermented liquors and juices, which depict the disruptive project he wanted to create by opening a fine dining in his own name, with two tasting menus (80 and 90 €). Got the star in 2017, repeated the feat this year and will not stop here. Perfect for: having an original creative high cuisine experience from start to finish.Must try: all the dishes that the chef will think of sending to the table.
Time Out says
85
Fotografia: Arlindo Camacho
Restaurants, Chinese

Macau Dim Sum

icon-location-pin Oeiras
In the middle of 2016, Yum Cha Garden, responsible for bringing a lot of people to a hidden place in Oeiras to eat dim sum, announced that it was going to change its identity. The management and, most importantly, the food, kept themselves as they are in it. Macau Dim Sum was born (because after all it was to eat dim sums that we were there), with the kitchen in the hands of Liu Yun Zhi, expert in the matter, especially in the dumplings. Also try the Beijing Duck and the pasta. It's all good. Perfect for: nostalgia for old Chinese illustrated menus.Must try: the fried cuttlefish pastries.
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Fotografia: Ana Luzia
Restaurants, Seafood

Mar do Inferno

icon-location-pin Cascais
Few call it Mar do Inferno and prefer to treat it by the nickname "Lourdes" or "Dona Lourdes". And it is the matriarch of the family that everyone calls on summer days to get a table on the terrace (here among us, the inner room is even better, but shhh ...), and whom everyone thanks for on the way out, after filling their belly with specialties from the nearby sea. In case of great hunger, throw yourself to the sea plate, with sea bass, gilthead shrimp, mussels and sides. Or just go with the seafood platter. Perfect for: be able to say to the Cascaenses that you "went to Lourdes".Must prove: the Cascais locust lobster.
Time Out says
87
Fotografia: Manuel Manso
Restaurants, Portuguese

Maria Azeitona

icon-location-pin Greater Lisbon
Attention crew, your Commander Time Out informs that one of the most difficult tables to book in Lisbon is in the parish of Venteira, county of Amadora. You read it well. It's called Maria Azeitona. It's a nice and well decorated restaurant with light woods, very strong in the daily Portuguese dishes, and betting several chips in tapas, often reinventions of traditional classics – such is the case of mussels with Island cheese. Escape the city traffic and do not forget to book ahead. Perfect for: a break from the cool, trendy neighborhoods and hipsters of downtown Lisbon.Must try: ovos rotos with Barrancos sausage.
Time Out says
88
Fotografia: Ricardo Dias Felner
Restaurants, Chinese

Mi Dai

icon-location-pin Martim Moniz
It is at number 7 of Calçada da Mouraria, has no name at the door and is known among the locals as the "Chinese canteen". The modus operandi for making the application resembles, in fact, that of such a canteen. Go in, go to the counter, point to the ingredients you want and watch them be taken from there to the wok, from where they come scented with garlic, ginger and peppers - ask for the white rice to accompany. There are also noodles soups to sip (forget table etiquette). Perfect for: a DIY style meal, being that you only choose (CIY?) and enjoy the result.Must try: the noodles soup with meat.
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Restaurants, Japanese

Midori

icon-location-pin Sintra
And, behold, at the end of 25 years Midori has changed. Of the hundred and many places there are only 18, the gigantic room is reduced to just a small chuck, more intimate, with some windows to enjoy the gardens of Penha Longa. In front of the kitchen, however, chef Pedro Almeida, who opted for kaiseki meals, that is, small traditional Japanese dishes, both in tasting menus and a la carte, but with a lot of turnover, remains. The kitchen is, he said at the time of the change to the press, "Japanese, of Portuguese inspiration." Perfect for: a Japanese experience that may come to attract the eye of the Michelin Guide.Must try: the toro cubes, bean purée and native bean (fermented Japanese beans).
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90
Fotografia: Manuel Manso
Restaurants, Seafood

Monte Mar

icon-location-pin Cascais
The Monte Mar brand has been growing over the years, a miracle of multiplication (of breads and) of fish. But we continue to prefer the Estrada do Guincho one to all the others. Not only because the tides of the Tejo river do not generate waves nor as perfect as those that burst beside the tables of the restaurant in Cascais, but because that nice old fashion service is priceless. The menu remains long, as the suggestions of the day, but these are only valid reasons to always go back there and try new things. Perfect for: a short getaway to Cascais with good fish and sea views.Must try: hake fillets with cockle rice.
Time Out says
91
Restaurants, Chinese

Mr. Lu

icon-location-pin Lisbon
Zhiaming Lu had, for some years, a clandestine restaurant on Rua do Benformoso. In 2015 he moved to a serious restaurant in Arroios, with a window open to the street and a plake that reads "Chef awarded with 35 years of experience". The kitchen remains true to ancient times, highlighting a whole section of spices (here there are three levels: light, medium or super), with fried frog legs and an excellent fish with bittersweet sauce. There were also dishes made in the wok and lots of skewers. Perfect for: getting to know Sichuan and Shandong gastronomy.Must try: the spicy pork entree the Sichuan way.
Time Out says
92
Fotografia: Arlindo Camacho
Restaurants, Lebanese

Muito Bey

icon-location-pin Cais do Sodré
This was one of the first tenants of the increasingly busy 8 Building and brought to the fashion district an interesting (and little-known to the Portuguese) Lebanese cuisine. The dishes are meant to be shared and the idea is that at the table there begin to gather several bowls of: homemade bread, zaatar (a mixture of thyme and basil), lahmé (minced meat with parsley, tomato and pepper), jebné (fresh cheese) or kaftas (skewers). There are menus of the day for lunch (€ 9.50 to € 11.50) and there is also a tasting one for two people (€ 55). Perfect for: a round trip to Beirut, in a beautiful place.Must try: the mutabal, baked eggplant crushed with tahini.  
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Restaurants, Indian

Natraj

icon-location-pin Greater Lisbon
The locals most prone to Indian food know for sure the Natraj brand, with a popular restaurant on Rua do Sol in Rato. What they may not know is the existence of another Natraj, in Odivelas, even better than its brother in the center. The decor is the same, in good Bollywood style, the place usually fills at lunch and dinner, but it's worth booking the table for the chicken sausages, the paratha (thin, round bread) and Natraj vegetarian dish with broccoli, cashews, tofu and potato cubes in a sweet and sour sauce. Perfect for: lunch after a tourist visit to the Odivelas Monastery.Must try: prawns in green sauce with mint, fresh curry leaves, cashews and ginger.
Time Out says
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Fotografia: Ana Luzia
Restaurants, Fusion

Nómada

icon-location-pin Avenidas Novas
Idealized by former employees of the mythical Sushic in Almada, Nómada is a restaurant with Japanese fusion cuisine, with space for signature creations, gunkans, temakis, makis, ceviches and even carpaccios. Expect quality fish with great variety (some from the Azores), lots of technique, some interesting combinations, but also fried dishes, sauces and sugar. Recommendations? The tataki tuna, the sashimi dish and the fluffy green tea with melon and ginger ice cream. Perfect for: fusion sushi fanatics - but in good form.Must try: the aji tartar, seared horse mackerel, marinated and served with crispy sides.
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Restaurants, Chinese

Nova Ásia

icon-location-pin Alvalade
It’s a Chinese place from the 90s, installed in front of the Alvalade Shopping Center, where Portuguese is spoken more than Mandarin and the table is set with cutlery rather than chopsticks. That is, if your mother has not yet been convinced of the diversity and quality of Chinese food, this is a good place to convince her. It gained fame by the range of duck recipes - laced Beijing style, roasted Beijing style and special Beijing style (with broth, rinds, skin and vegetables) - but also has good chicken with bread or prawns sautéed with green asparagus. Perfect for: trying Chinese food in a very Portuguese environment.Must try: the special duck the Beijing way.
Time Out says
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Fotografia: Arlindo Camacho
Restaurants, Seafood

Nune's Real Marisqueira

icon-location-pin Belém
A shellfish restaurant true to its name has finely sliced ham, cold beer (here it is best to ask for the house metal mugs), a stuffed crustacean aquarium, pregos on bread and noise, because cheerful people speak loudly. Nune's has it all in good quantities. The seafood list is endless, the fish dishes are also famous - taste the lobster fillets with prawn rice - and still do well in the meats, with a delicious matured entrecôte. The adventure will not go cheap, but what’s one day in the overall picture, right? Perfect for: lunch or dinner in the favorite area of senior tourists.Must try: the Algarve shrimps cooked in sea water.
Time Out says
97
Fotografia: Ana Luzia
Restaurants, Portuguese

O Galito

icon-location-pin Carnide/Colégio Militar
First advice: book a table or you risk waiting a good bit. Second advice: go to Galito while hungry. Third advice: try the eggs with tomatoes, the shark soup, the tomato soup with grouper, the baked partridge, even if you have to go there more than once. Fourth Tip: leave room for the desserts (how??). Last advice: toast to Dona Gertrudes’ family health, who came from Serra D'Ossa to Lisbon and transmitted the recipe ipsis verbis to her son and then to her grandson. Perfect for: a true Alentejo delicacy, to go with lots of time and an empty stomach.Must try: the pidgeon rice.
Time Out says
98
Fotografia: Arlindo Camacho
Restaurants, Contemporary Asian

O Asiático

icon-location-pin Chiado/Cais do Sodré
It is in the top 10 of Lisbon's most beautiful restaurants, full of details that mirror the travels and philosophies of chef Kiko. It was the chef's third restaurant in Lisbon and the one where he immersed himself in the gastronomies of Asia to which he impressed a more authorial touch and some techniques of haute cuisine in dishes that must be shared. From Vietnam he brought the noodles with lavagante, shrimp and squid, from China the shrimp and black pork spring rolls, from Korea a roast beef with kimchi and, well, book a ticket to Asia and find out. Perfect for: entering the head of the chef who is proud to have eaten the world.Must try: the Korean surf and turf, with steak tartar and oyster foam.
Time Out says
99
Fotografia: Ana Luzia
Restaurants

O Magano

icon-location-pin Campo de Ourique
In the midst of the Campo de Ourique, O Magano continues to be a bastion of Alentejo cuisine, with its heavy, seasoned and excellent products. Interestingly, like many modern brands, it is made available via Facebook and, if these words do not convince you to get up and go there, we suggest you go through their page and enjoy the authentic treasures there. You can decide in advance whether to have the kid in the oven, the lamb stew or the asparagus migas with ribs. Perfect for: a Saturday lunch followed by digestive and siesta (at home, of course).Must try: the partridge strained with straw potatoes.
Time Out says
100
Fotografia: Manuel Manso
Restaurants

O Nobre/Spazio Buondi

icon-location-pin Areeiro/Alameda
Justa Nobre is a Portuguese cuisine star and a landmark in the history of Lisbons restaurants. In the restaurant near Campo Pequeno she shows the best of her cuisine of Transmontana inspiration (north of Portugal), but always mixing things up with other regions of the country. There is everything from the liver with onions to the scrambled eggs with tomato, from the wild game pastry to the shrimp fricassee. And there is a whole family to serve you with a smile from ear to ear. Husband and son in the room, sisters helping in the back - especially in the desserts. Perfect for: going with the entire family on colder Sundays for the stewMust try: the santola soup.
Time Out says
101
Fotografia: Manuel Manso
Restaurants, Seafood

O Relento

icon-location-pin Oeiras
It is a popular seafood restaurant in Algés, which blows 55 candles this year and, pardon the fall into clichés, but it is like Port wine: better and better. It always has great seafood - in due season it even gets the rare shrimp from Quarteira (blue-tailed) - and, once assured to Time Out, always has barnacles in the list, since it works with several suppliers. But before filling with shellfish, take into account two factors: the salty entrées are divine, the meats the same. What about now? Perfect for: arranging five more friends and persuading them to share the Travessa de Marisco.Must try: the special Relento steak, with mustard, in the frying pan.
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Fotografia: Arlindo Camacho
Restaurants, Portuguese

Orelhas

icon-location-pin Oeiras
One of the bastions of traditional food on the outskirts of Lisbon, Orelhas, in Queijas, is a nice restaurant where you can eat for € 20 (unless you go crazy with the wine). The kitchen is open to the living room and has a showcase of meats and good sea fish to bake, under the care of Mr. Travassos. The menu is made based on what's on the day, you may never get to see it and rely on what they suggest and pick up dishes such as roasted oxtail, pork cheeks, stewed cow's tongue or nun's belly. Perfect for: those who do not like to decide and prefer to be carried away by the suggestions of the day.Must try: the chicken cabidela.
Time Out says
103
Fotografia: Ana Luzia
Restaurants

Os Arcos

icon-location-pin Oeiras
If there is a theme in which the old house of Paço de Arcos is the best at is in the specialties coming from the sea - the sea bass and the seafood açorda are two you must try. It turns out that besides clams, shrimp and santolas, it also serves dishes less sighted nowadays, such as stewed partridge with chestnuts or puffed sirloin steak the General Wellington way, and other specialties to mark the Galician heritage. It is ideal for family gatherings. Perfect for: a nice feast after a boardwalk.Must try: the shredded hare's rice.
Time Out says
104
Fotografia: Arlindo Camacho
Restaurants, Vegetarian

Os Tibetanos

icon-location-pin Avenida da Liberdade/Príncipe Real
Anyone who turns to vegetarianism has to go, at least once in a lifetime, to the Tibetans. And any skeptic about the wonderful world of vegetables and the like should come here to try the tofu steak in the oven with pesto and goat's cheese. The restaurant, which is based in the various cuisines of the Orient, known for its great interior courtyard, has good Indian papadoms, good Nepalese momos (stuffed cakes of spinach and cheese) and a good mango curry with tofu. The aroma is felt even in the street. Perfect for: a zen meal after a yoga class in the same space.Must try: the spinach and cheese momos.
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105
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Restaurants, Global

Olivier Avenida

icon-location-pin Avenida da Liberdade/Príncipe Real
In the last year, Olivier da Costa felt that it was time to return to his origins, closed Olivier Avenida for a few weeks, remodeled it from one end to the other (the room is brighter) and reopened the doors with a washed face, with the promise that he would spend more time here - after all this is, and always will be, the crown jewel of the group. He replayed a few dishes from his early years of cooking, joined some to share to the mix, but he kept the classics such as the Olivier salad, the brunch in the cold months and the lunch menus (at 18 €). Perfect for: accompanying the meal with good cocktails.Must try: the KOB picanha with house linguini and truffle sauce.
Time Out says
106
Fotografia: Manuel Manso
Restaurants, Italian

Osteria

icon-location-pin Estrela/Lapa/Santos
Chiara Ferro is a full-fledged Italian cook who knows the cuisine of her home country to the bone, but do not ask her for pizzas that there are none in the Osteria. Chiara is also the author of a useful pasta book, Al Dente, but do not go to Madragoa just for that (you can go, but you will miss out), because there is much more besides them. There are meatballs, a Sicilian bread lasagna and other dishes on the Osteria line, more tasca style, at the right prices and a relaxed atmosphere. Perfect for: discovering what the Italians think of a "tasca".Must try: pasta al pesto di rapa rossa, that is, aubergine pesto.
Time Out says
107
Fotografia: Arlindo Camacho
Restaurants

Panorâmico by Marlene Vieira

icon-location-pin Oeiras
By the middle of 2017 chef Marlene Vieira's kitchen could only be tried on her Time Out Market stall, where she presented (and still does) Portuguese-style dishes with original combinations. In April, she opened the Panorâmico at Tagus Park, where she has her own production space, in a menu of Portuguese products, with comfort food, but always a few chef's notes. There are some fixed dishes and an executive menu (€ 18), with different suggestions every day of the week. Perfect for: tasting the chef's dishes with the sea in the background.Must try: the pink swordfish tartar with peas and wasabi.
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Fotografia:Arlindo Camacho
Restaurants

Pap'Açorda

icon-location-pin Cais do Sodré
Unless you've lived as a hermit in recent years, you already know for sure that Pap'Açorda moved out to the first floor of Time Out Market. You also know that Manuela Brandão, the cook who does not like to be called a chef, came with it, and despite some new things (such as the Market Menu, served until 18.00), there are the usual suspects: baked lamb chops, poached egg tomatada and, of course, the chocolate mousse. Perfect for: a dinner with direct entrance to the Rive-Rouge.Must try: lamb chops with garnish.
Time Out says
109
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Restaurants, Seafood

Peixaria da Esquina

icon-location-pin Campo de Ourique
When they transformed Cervejaria into Peixaria da Esquina, the trio Vítor Sobral, Hugo Nascimento and Luís Espadana, explained that it was an idea that had been marinating in their heads for some time. Not even on purpose, the mariandos are among the best dishes of the house - try salmon with passion fruit, ginger and coriander. Also ask for a fried cuttlefish with allioli, a curated swordfish and then finish with a prego (equally good from the sea and the land). For grilled fish lovers, you can also eat well here. Perfect for: lunch in the light-filled main room overlooking the kitchen.Must try: salmon marinade with passion fruit, ginger and coriander.
Time Out says
110
Fotografia: Manuel Manso
Restaurants, Haute cuisine

Pesca

icon-location-pin Princípe Real
A year after leaving Casa de Pasto and Rio Maravilha, Diogo Noronha finally presented his new restaurant in the trendy neighborhood. He went to the fishery to compose a menu made 90% of fish and seafood, but where the vegetables are also import, in well-kept sides. Accompanying him is the barman Fernão Magalhães, with great cocktails to taste with oysters, and there is an army of suppliers of products that the chef chooses with visits to their lands. Perfect for: going to the best winter garden that is, simultaneously a large terrace in the city.Must try: the braised mullet, with bread crumbs, artichoke puree, fava beans ...
Time Out says
111
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Restaurants, Portuguese

Pharmácia

icon-location-pin Chiado/Cais do Sodré
It's been 10 years since Lisboners fell in love for a relaxed tavern of tapas and dishes to share in the Madragoa and that the name of the Algarve Susana Felicidade began to be spoken. Ten years later, and with other projects in hand, Pharmácia remains the place that best mirrors its cuisine. Always traditional, always creative, always Portuguese. For sharing dinners on the terrace or in the wonderful pharmacy, ups, room, what matters is that you come. The cocktail menu accompanies the quality of the space. Perfect for: snacking in the late afternoon with a good view over Lisbon.Must try: the duck croquette with orange compote.
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112
Fotografia: Arlindo Camacho
Restaurants

Pinóquio

icon-location-pin Santa Maria Maior
There were times when Lisboners twisted their noses at the ammount of tourists who frequented Pinóquio and avoided mixing. Now that they have been forced into a more peaceful coexistence, it is time 1) to admit that they were right; 2) redeem themselves from all the years in which they did not taste the clams made in the coffee maker, the prawns à la placha or the secret of the house, the steak in bread (a.k.a. the loin prego); 3) Book a table on the terrace and show the outsiders with pride their seafood platter. Perfect for: a dinner before a show in Rua das Portas de Santo Antão.Must try: the sirloin steak with fried potato chips and homemade spice.
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113
Fotografia: Ana Luzia
Restaurants, Mexican

Pistola y Corazon

icon-location-pin Cais do Sodré
At the end of four years of activity (and much partying) of Pistola y Corazon, one could expect that the queues at the door would have diminished. On the contrary. The coolest taqueria in Lisbon continues to seem to have honey and getting more reasons for all of us to be patient and wait our turn to get our hands on the nachos, grab the tacos and drink the mythical cocktails of the house. The tacos continue to be the kings of the party (or will it be the staff?), they also have great pies (or Mexican sandwiches) and a brunch that they call a Mexican breakfast. Perfect for: entering sober and staggering after cocktails and tequilas.Must try: the carnitas taco, with various parts of the pork.
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114
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Restaurants, Portuguese

Prado

icon-location-pin Castelo de São Jorge
António Galapito grew a meadow near the Sé, a restaurant where he works with livestock and organic vegetation. He uses the ingredients that the Portuguese producers tell him that are good and, therefore, does not have a properly fixed menu. Every day there is something that changes, from cuts to fish. On the other side of The Lisboans aparthotel, where the restaurant is located, there is the Prado grocery store, where they sell bulk products, jams and black pork sausages. Perfect for: dinner with friends sick of cliches and bills of fine diningsMust try: Barrosan meat tartar wrapped in grilled Galician cabbage
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Fotografia: Arlindo Camacho
Restaurants

Rabo d'Pêxe

icon-location-pin Avenidas Novas
Was headed until last summer by Paulo Morais and now has the team formed by this great sushiman of the city. What is most interesting, however, is that you can bring your grandfather to Rabod'Pêxe to whom the idea of raw food causes shivers and split a fish. How? Choose what you want in the storefront at the entrance and they make half in sushi, half in the grill. There is also a combination of sushi, surf and turf dishes and a covered terrace in the winter for cold days. Perfect for: eating sushi, grilled fish and a prego in the same meal.Must try: the prawn tempura with almonds with lime aioli.
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Fotografia: Arlindo Camacho
Restaurants, Seafood

Ramiro

icon-location-pin Intendente
The best time to go to Ramiro is at five in the afternoon. There, when the big lunches are over, it's still not the time for the English to dine and the Portuguese are thinking about going there for an afternoon snack (but do not divulge this secret, please). You will see that in an hour you went through some clams, peeled some prawns and dipped them in the maioneses, shared a plate of good fat ham, split a prego and had some beers. When you leave, you will even laugh at the queue. Perfect for: starting the conversation with: "Did you know they have five seafood tanks here?".Must try: the clams the Bulhão Pato way - with toasts full of butter, obviously.
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Fotografia: Manuel Manso
Restaurants

RIB Beef & Wine

icon-location-pin Santa Maria Maior
It was the second restoration bet of the Pousada de Lisboa (the Lisboeta left few memories) and came with a concept that the Pestana group already had in Porto. It's called RIB Beef & Wine, headed by chef Rui Martins, but in the execution of Lisbon, chef Luís Rodrigues. Respecting the name, the core of the menu are the beef cuts, such as the grilled tomohawk ribeye steak or the chateaubriand, there are several sauces and trimmings to choose from, but leave room for starters and desserts. Perfect for: admiring/envying the lives of foreigners visiting Lisbon.Must try: tomato soup poached the Alentejana way with poached egg and cod.
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Fotografia: Manuel Manso
Restaurants, Fusion

Rio Maravilha

icon-location-pin Alcântara
It has always been a restaurant-bar, and on these days it is hard to say which one of the outlets is best. The terrace has brought a lot of people looking for a party - it's a hot day and it's full there - but the restaurant, despite having gone back to changing chefs this year (hello, Nathan Oliveira), is still a turning point for lunch and dinner out of the box. We’re talking about alheira corndogs with pineapple and pepper jelly, pork belly with pumpkin or banana burst. Show up, eat and dance. Perfect for: taking a picture with open arms like Christ the King with the statue from the terrace.Must try: the BT egg with mushroom mousse and bacon powder.
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119
Fotografia: Ana Luzia
Restaurants

Rubro

icon-location-pin Avenida da Liberdade
There were times when Lisbon could boast of having a few tapas restaurants (late 90s, early zero years). But today, those who seek ovos, some puntillitas or a sirloin steak, must go looking for good Portuguese chefs to do it. Or, you have to book a table at Rubro, one of the friendliest restaurants in Avenida da Liberdade and surroundings, with tapas like the Spanish have and dishes made from good ingredients - then in the meats, everything is of quality. Perfect for: eating well, talking loudly, drinking good wine.Must try: the ribeye – rare, please
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Fotografia: Ana Luzia
Restaurants, Steakhouse

Sala de Corte

icon-location-pin Cais do Sodré
The Sala de Corte reopened after seven months closed. It is in the same area, in the Cais do Sodré, and the sensation is that of the Sala de Corte as always: the tables have the same marble tops, the lamps are made of copper, and the maturation chamber at the entrance is loaded with different cuts of beef. But all on a larger scale. There are more than 100 seats, between the living room, the counter (ten remain here) and an interior terrace. They evolved in the maturation process of the meats - the maturation is now made to 30 days, instead of 21, and there are two jospers instead of one. To the six beef cuts two more were added, the T-Bone and the Minhota Galega oxtail. The best for last: they now accept reservations. Perfect for: a hangover day when everything you dream of is a serious steak.Must try: the oxtail with bean rice.
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Restaurants, Thai

Sala Thai

icon-location-pin Campo Grande/Entrecampos/Alvalade
The Portuguese seem to like Thailand more than Thailand likes the Portuguese. After all, it remains difficult to find a good restaurant of its kind in Lisbon. This opened in Alvalade two years ago and from the ethnicity to the kitchen, everything gets you on a Lufthansa flight bound for Bangkok. Be braver than the common of mortals in choice and go beyond pad thai, in dishes like fish cakes with spices, tom yan goong soup and roasted duck with red curry. Perfect for: adapting the palate before embarking for Thailand.Must try: the sagu, a tapioca dessert in coconut milk and sliced mango.
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Salsa e Coentros

icon-location-pin Alvalade
Housegoers are familiar with the separation of the duo José Duarte and Belarmino Jesus in 2015, and know that nothing has changed in this temple of good food. They are also certainly aware of that 2014 day when Mick Jagger dined in the restaurant's basement, because this is often used as a bargaining chip to convince customers to go downstairs. And they know that here we eat the best of Alentejo and Transmontana cuisine, in dishes that we will not enumerate because the reader cannot eat this text, okay? Perfect for: if you fill with starters, drink sparkling water, and go for the game dishes.Must try: cod confit with grain.
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Restaurants, Portuguese

Sancho

icon-location-pin Avenida da Liberdade
To enter Sancho, on a crossroad to the Avenida da Liberdade, is to return to the Lisbon of the 60s. To the dark woods, the big leather armchairs, the smoking rooms, the waiters in uniforms, attentive in the treatment. The place exudes Galician influences that are seen in the menu, with a roll of good meats and many dishes from the oven, but the best thing is to come for lunch, to bet on the soups and dishes of the day and to leave with a full stomach. Ask for the codfish patties for starters. Perfect for: telling parents that you are dropping out of school, they will be distracted with the room.Must try: the encharcada, only after enjoying all the desserts of the cart.
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Santa Clara dos Cogumelos

icon-location-pin São Vicente 
Many have predicted the failure of a place where mushrooms are served from the first to the last dish, as they find the concept too risky (crazy, even). Sure is that the years passed, the recipes were rolling out in the menu and the house was continuing to serve with the quality of the early times. It replenishes itself with cultivated, dehydrated and wild fungi, and is always attracting customers with new dishes. If you can get the shitake Bulhão Pato, Santa Clara risotto, with porcini and death trumpets or the truffle crème brûlée, do not hesitate. Perfect for: an experience with mushrooms from start to finish.Must try: the perfect egg, a bio egg, truffle cream and Island cheese.
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Sea Me

icon-location-pin Bairro Alto
Eight years after opening doors, Sea Me continues to be a restaurant where it is almost impossible to make a meal without booking ahead - unless you want to wait. All because in the concept of modern fishery that it created it includes a seafood platter, a meal of grilled fish, a sushi program or just fish and seafood snacks, from the Sesimbra, Peniche and Azores. Ah! We failed to mention that it gives a snack of oysters and white wine at the end of the day. Perfect for: eating fish, fish, fish and then a prego.Must try: the sardine niguiri baked with salt flower.
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Restaurants, Portuguese

Solar dos Duques

icon-location-pin Campo de Ourique
Time Out discovered this great traditional food restaurant in Campo de Ourique late - so late that they only got the modern version of the room. But the people are wise in these times and how since its better to be late than sorry, here is the Solar dos Duques among the 149 best in Lisbon. Is it for the chicken entrees? For the french fries in sticks and slices? Is it for the grilled fish? The wine cellar with some serious bottles to offer? Go there and find out what Time Out has just learned. Perfect for: convincing yourself that Campo de Ourique is not only pastry shops and children's shops. Must try: the sirloin steak pica-pau with french fries and white rice.
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Solar dos Nunes

icon-location-pin Alcântara
Madonna had dinner there one of the first times she was in Lisbon and we can only say that it was very well recommended (did she read about it here?). The artist, who is not one for great conversations and, judging by the physique, great feasts, must have surrendered to the charms of the Nunes family and left full of the good traditional food that is made here. From cheeses and sausages from Serpa to the garlic açorda with cod, from the game specialties to the Lambarices do Solar (the desserts), everything is excellent. Perfect for: ordering a pijaminha for dessert (a bit of everything) and having an overdose of sugar.Must try: the grandma's home-brewed broth.
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Solar dos Presuntos

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  The best suggestion you can give a tourist visiting Lisbon and wanting to sample Portuguese cuisine without worrying about the cost is to send him to Solar dos Presuntos - if he’s famous, he will end up immortalized on the wall of the restaurant and everything. In the house that prides itself on making Monção cuisine with a few touches of neighboring Galicia, everything is excellent: from the slices taken from the hams hanging from the window to the lobster rice and prawns, from the roe vinaigrette to the pudding for dessert. Perfect for: meeting Mr. Evaristo, landmark of the Lisbon restoration.Must try: the stew, served only on Wednesdays, made in 24 hours. 
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Stanislav Avenida

icon-location-pin Avenida da Liberdade/Príncipe Real
We must say this without fear of reprisals: the people of Lisbon did not welcome Russian gastronomy as much as other food in the world (hopefully Putin does not know how to read Portuguese). Proof of this is the lack of expression of such restaurants in Lisbon. Be part of the countercurrent and start by trying the lunch menus (€ 15) to then adventure on the schuba, the vegetable salad boiled with salted herring, the stroganoff, veal strips fried in vodka or the Napoleon cake. Perfect for: having an excuse to drink vodka at mealtime. Na Zdoróvie!Must try: the borsch soup, the most international of all.  
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Taberna da Esperança

icon-location-pin Estrela/Lapa/Santos
Susana Felicidade passed her Taberna Ideal to another management some years back, and the new owners chose to leave it as it. The dishes continue to be all to share, the chairs and crockery follow the logic "each one of their nation" (which is the Portuguese way of saying nothing matches) and it is said that even some people in the kitchen are the same. Needless to say, they still eat good tibornas, salads and other snacks – like the vegetables à braz - as well as other dishes that are around frequently. Perfect for: eating a lot and paying little in an increasingly touristy area.Must try: the eggs with alheira.
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Taberna Moderna

icon-location-pin Santa Maria Maior
It was premiered in 2017 for lunch (finally) with an immensity of mini-dishes that can be eaten individually or shared with the rest of the group. There are some classics of the house, such as ham and cuttlefish croquettes or ovos rotos with squid and shrimp, in addition to more substantial dishes. For the rest, everything remains intact in this lively Spanish soul tavern. The dozens of gins from the Lisbonita Gin Bar, the dishes set in the center of the table to share and the quality of the food. Perfect for: dining and warming up for a night out at Lux.Must try: the octopus Galician, of course.
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Restaurants, Mediterranean

Tantura

icon-location-pin Bairro Alto
It is the name of a small village north of Tel Aviv and a new Israeli restaurant in Bairro Alto, that promises to be the talk of the town. Elad and Itamar are responsible for a cuisine that joins influences from North Africa, Middle East and Southern Europe, but that does not end with hummus. They have, for example, a section of the menu dedicated to shakshuka (the typical dish eaten by the Israelites in the morning), have a series of pitas, with homemade bread made in a wood oven and various snacks. Book a table because it is getting popular. Perfect for: a rare gastronomic experience in Lisbon. Must try: the hummus with aubergine and egg benedict.  
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Restaurants, Snack bars

Tapisco

icon-location-pin Chiado/Cais do Sodré
The Multifood group has spread its tentacles throughout Lisbon, always in a safe and quality way. Tapisco, the harmonious marriage between tapas and snacks, is another example of a beautiful restaurant with friendly service, well-dressed employees, with a vermouth bar and, icing on the cake, signed by Henrique Sá Pessoa. It's all to share and the magic formula for not blowing the bill is: split a tapisco and eggs, crack one of grilled or pot plates and finish with a dessert. Perfect for: testing the cooking of Sá Pessoa in a more informal register.Must try: la bomba de Lisboa, meat croquettes wrapped in potatoes, with a twist.
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Tasca da Esquina

icon-location-pin Estrela/Lapa/Santos
The gastronomers of this city should remember the years 2008 and 2009, in which several chefs presented themselves in more relaxed / cheap ways. Vitor Sobral was one of them, with the one that would become the first "Esquina" of his career, where he set up a snack restaurant still top of the list of the best of its kind in Lisbon. We have already said in other days that it is best to follow the menu "leave it to the chef" because the trio Sobral, Hugo Nascimento and Luís Espadana, is always coming up with new creations. Perfect for: enjoying the laid-back cuisine of Vítor Sobral.Must try: eggs with cod and herbs.
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Tasca Kome

icon-location-pin Baixa Pombalina
In the middle of so many tourist restaurants in Baixa, Tasca Kome is there for the Portuguese as well. The work of Yuko Yamamoto, a Japanese based in Portugal for more than a decade, goes far beyond sushi and extends to traditional Japanese dishes made with the seasonsal products. Famous are the takoyaki (fried octopus balls), the salmon zukedon (salmon marinated over sushi rice) or the ika somen (squid sashimi). Besides the unbeatable lunch menus at € 9.50. Perfect for: having lunch in Baixa without feeling like someone robbed your wallet.Must try: the salmon zukedon (it was a Time Out cover and everything).
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Restaurants, Portuguese

Tasquinha do Lagarto

icon-location-pin Campolide
It is true that it is in a relationship with Sporting fans, but it does not deny a seat to people with other club preferences. And it is already known that it is a good place to see sport events, and in such days booking ahead is mandatory. What to eat? The dishes of the day are always safe options, especially when the owners, with connection to Ponte de Lima, venture into northern dishes, octopus fillets with rice is excellent, the grouper rice and the fava beans, as well. Perfect for: surrounding with the Sporting fans when they win the championship. It’s taking a while, though. Must try: the grouper rice.
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Restaurants, Indian

Templo Hindu Radha Krishna

icon-location-pin Lumiar
Dear reader, take note: in this canteen there is no menu, there is no alcohol, there are no knives, there are no forks (and there is no raw chicken ...). After we give you our warning, let's get down to business. The canteen of the Templo Hindu, former secret of Lisbon, operates on a buffet basis (€ 8 for lunch and € 10 for dinner), with a 100% vegetarian cuisine of oriental lines, where they always have soup, white rice, roti (Indian bread serving as cutelery) vegetable curry, among other dishes. Getting there is an adventure, but as you can see, it makes up for it. Perfect for: a meal unlike anything in the city.Must try: the samosas.
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Restaurants, Indian

Tentações de Goa

icon-location-pin Castelo de São Jorge
In times when no one had a smartphone with GPS included, getting to the Tentações de Goa was an ordeal. The reverse side of the coin is that the house was a kind of secret shared by a few, but all of them glazed in the kitchen of Maria dos Anjos (and Jesuslee Fernandes, in former times). Today, you should not risk going there without a table booked, to be sure you get to taste great flavors, crab curry, sarapatel or pumpkin chacti with onion and chilli salad. It's all spicy. Perfect for: having the real sense of Indian food made with spices.Must try: the chicken goesa curry.
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The Decadente

icon-location-pin Bairro Alto
The Decadent may no longer be on the tip of the tongue when we need cool places to dine out (here at Time Out it’s common practice), but when we're going to rummage through the hippocampus to get a more concrete answer, there it is. A restaurant where you still pay little and eat well; to be able to go on weekend nights when you want to see beautiful people; to be presented with an idyllic patio-terrace with tables to gather several friends around. The menu changes seasonally, but the steak never disappears. Perfect for: making a two in one, with dinner and drinks, or vice versa, without leaving the site.Must try: Portugal on a plate, a loose rice with fish and shrimp.  
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Restaurants, Vegetarian

The Food Temple

icon-location-pin Castelo de São Jorge
Not everything is ethnic food in Mouraria. This The Food Temple is a good surprise for those who like to try different restaurants, where you can even find some dishes with ancestry in other cuisines, with a menu that changes every day. Working on the ideas and cooking everything is Alice Ming, a Canadian of Chinese ancestry who is a nutty follower of seasonality, who serves meals both on the terrace and now at the indoor communal table. A meal-experience, that is to sat. Perfect for: dining in one of the most picturesque alleys of Mouraria.Must try: whatever Alice Ming says.
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Restaurants, Chinese

The Old House

icon-location-pin Parque das Nações
The Parque das Nações restaurant is the first in Europe of a Chinese chain, with dozens of spaces across China, where chefs undergo a demanding process of recruitment, training and selection. Lucly for us that get to taste the gastronomy of Sichuan, the most gourmet in the country and where spicyness is seen a lot across the menu - they use a lot of ma la, a mixture of peppers and spices that leaves the mouth dormant. Try the pulled pork and the Beijing duck. Perfect for: a meal in one of the most beautiful Chinese places in Greater Lisbon.Must try: the house roasted fish (spicy).
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Restaurants, Japanese

Tomo

icon-location-pin Oeiras
It is curious to see the heritage left by Tomoaki Kanazawa in Lisbon, both for what he taught, and for being in Japan and having two restaurants in Lisbon under his name. Tomo was his first address in his own name, a place where many went to see him at the counter handle the knife and inventing new creations. He passed it on to the old collaborators, who followed the traditional Japanese line, where one still eats one of the best sushi to sashimi dishes in Lisbon. There are lunch menus from € 15.50 Perfect for: knowing the legacy of one of the great Japanese chefs that Lisbon knew.Must try: the toro sashimi.
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Restaurants, Portuguese

Toscana Casa de Pasto

icon-location-pin Estrela/Lapa/Santos
With a presence in the Time Out Restaurant Guide since the first edition, the Toscana Casa de Pasto is one of those addresses where the connoisseurs of traditional gastronomy in Lisbon go when they want to eat good grilled fish. The list of fresh fish is endless, it also has a delicious baked cod, and plays well also in the meat championship, all with a turn on the grill. Attention to the proper dialect, with potatoes Sá Pinto (punched potatoes) and desconfiados (decaffeinated expresso). Perfect for: eating good grilled fish without leaving the center of Lisbon.Must try: cod roasted on the fire with baked punched potatoes (Sá Pinto, as you know).
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Último Porto

icon-location-pin Estrela/Lapa/Santos
It is true that Lisbon has been blessed with months of sunshine, but if memory does not fail us, having a sunny Saturday in the cold months was an excuse to leave the house running and look for the terrace with more sun. Último Porto has always been among the favorites for these occasions, thanks to the freshness of the fish it served. And still does, that the restaurant is not going anywhere. Pampos, cuttlefish, golden swordfish, the parade that takes place on the grill is beautiful. And whoever manages it, knows what they are doing. Perfect for: every day of winter sun (and spring, summer and autumn).Must try: the head of grilled grouper.
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Varanda do Ritz

icon-location-pin São Sebastião
It was still not this year that the Varanda do Ritz has won a Michelin star (some say it's the buffet's fault), but that does not seem to discourage Pascal Meynard, the smiling executive chef of the Lisbon Ritz, with a hotel kitchen very connected to the French school - the chef was born in the Basque Country, France. Whether it's breakfast, the endless lunch buffet or the exclusive dining, a la carte or tasting menu, it's worth sampling, for example, the Ritz salted sea bass and myrte citronnée. Perfect for: asking your rich uncle for lunch / dinner on the most exclusive balcony in Lisbon.Must try: all there is in that amazing buffet (can you?).
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Volver de Carne Y Alma

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It was once one of the great restaurants of the city (remember Quinta dos Frades?), very mediatic at the time Chakall was at the helm (remember the whole turban team?) and a few years ago changed its name to Volver de Carne y Alma, where he brought once and for all the Argentinian vein, the meats on the grill (the Argentinan churrascada) and the tango nights. The meat empanadas are a must, the meats matured in the house as well (it is advisable to split) and the desserts very delicious. Perfect for: a carnivorous farewell to anyone who will become a vegetarian.Must try: the Black Angus chorizo steak.
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Zé da Mouraria

icon-location-pin Martim Moniz
Also known as "that place in Mouraria that is always full" and has a "great roasted cod", Zé da Mouraria is the ideal restaurant for those who want to eat a lot (very much), pay little and spend an afternoon after lunch, at the table, without being shooed. No photograph lives up to the size and beauty of the platter that arrives at the table with the high chop, the potatoes and the grain. It is also worthwhile to sink your tooth on the ribs with bean rice, in the garlic steak or in the cuttlefish. All excellent. Perfect for: a long lunch, with a lot of wine.Must try: the roasted cod
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Restaurants, Italian

Zero Zero

icon-location-pin Princípe Real
It opened as a special dough pizzeria, based on the poolish method, a kind of pre-fermentation with several phases and several flours (among them the 00) and good Italian ingredients. But that was a conversation that lasted for a few weeks, because what the locals kept in mind and the type of information they exchanged between them was: "pizzas in a wood oven", "cocktails are great", "that showcase of cheeses and sausages at the entrance it's crazy "," go to the terrace, it’s incredible "," you have to wait a while in the queue, but it goes by fast. " Perfect for: stocking up on good cheeses and Italian sausages.Must try: Di Graziano's pizza with hot spicy calabrese, taleggio and onion.
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The best healthy restaurants in Lisbon

Just because you’re on a diet, detox or health kick – or need coeliac-friendly, dairy-free or paleo-style dishes to figure on the menu – doesn’t mean that you can’t still dine out in style. We’ve rounded up the best healthy restaurants in London, including superfood pitstops, healthy vegetarian and vegan restaurants, calorie-conscious eateries and raw food specialists. We’ve also included restaurants that offer plenty of healthy dishes so that you don’t have to ditch your less enlightened (read: fatty) friends when you say goodbye to gluttony. Clean eating just got a whole lot tastier.
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The best Japanese restaurants in Lisbon

The offer for Japanese restaurants in Lisbon has seen a major growth over the last years. Not everything that opened, however, has the quality we would wish for or the magical hands that can treat it as it deserves. The best Japanese restautants in town are few, but they make a fine set. Here it is.
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The best fish restaurants in Lisbon

If you are a fresh fish lover, Lisbon is probably one of your top destinations. And if it isn’t yet, because you’ve never been here and you’ve just arrived at this page because you were cruising on the internet, pay attention to what we have to say. Our seafood is the best in the world (ok, maybe we are exaggerating a little bit here, but it is certainly on the top-5) and these are the best fish restaurants in Lisbon where you have to go to see that we are absolutely right.
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