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A foodie visitor will quickly learn that sardines, cod and the iconic pastel de nata are excellent, but Lisbon restaurants can offer much more. Portuguese cuisine is inspired by the global flavors of the country’s centuries of trade, while Lisbon restaurateurs have access to premium fish and seafood, unique cheeses, delicious wines and vegetables from organic farms located just outside of town. From charming neighborhoods like Chiado to more traditional neighborhoods like Alfama, restaurants in town range from neighborhood tascas to hip wine bars to Michelin-starred destinations.
Update August 2021:
Before the pandemic, Lisbon arguably had the fastest growing food scene of all European capitals. Waves of immigrants arrived to share distinct culinary dishes, while hordes of tourists kept demand at the tip of the city. The city has seen new restaurants open almost every day. COVID has held back this rapid growth, but just over a year after the start of the pandemic, the city has regained its balance. While a significant number of businesses have closed, many more have adapted and survived, reshaping the city’s gastronomic landscape.
Note: The inclusion of restaurants with on-site catering should not be considered an endorsement for indoor dining. Studies indicate a lower risk of exposure to COVID-19 outdoors, but the level of risk depends on social distancing and other safety guidelines. Check with each restaurant for up-to-date information on catering offerings. For up-to-date information on coronavirus cases in Italy, please visit Estamos activated.
Price per person, excluding alcohol
$ = less than 20 € (less than 21 USD)
$$ = € 20 – € 40 (US $ 21 to US $ 42)
$$$ = 40 € – 60 € (US $ 42 to US $ 63)
$$$$ = Over € 60 (over $ 63 USD)
Looking for a more complete take on Lisbon, from the hottest new restaurants to an introduction to egg tarts? Consult the Lisbon Eaters Guide.
To note: The restaurants on this map are listed geographically.