Restaurants

Top Choice Portuguese in Baixa & Rossio

Pinóquio

Bustling Pinóquio is easy to miss as it's tucked into a praça corner partially obstructed by a souvenir kiosk. Dressed in white tablecloths against pea-green walls, it's distinctly old school, with indomitable waite…
Top Choice Portuguese in Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

Belcanto

José Avillez' two-Michelin-starred cathedral of cookery wows diners with painstaking creativity, polished service and a first-rate sommelier. Standouts among Lisbon's culinary adventure of a lifetime include sucklin…
Top Choice Portuguese in Parque das Nações

Casa Bota Feijão

Don't be fooled by the nondescript decor and railroad-track views – when a tucked-away place is this crowded with locals at lunchtime midweek, it must be doing something right. Everyone's here for one thing and one …
Top Choice Portuguese in Porto

O Paparico

It's worth the taxi hop north of town to O Paparico. Portuguese authenticity is the name of the game here, from the romantically rustic interior of stone walls, beams and white linen to the menu that sings of the se…
Top Choice Portuguese in Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré

Bairro de Avillez

Step into the latest culinary dream by Portugal's most famous chef – Michelin-starred maestro José Avillez – who has set up his gastronomic dream destination, a 'neighbourhood' featuring several dining environments,…
Top Choice Portuguese in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

Ti-Natércia

A legend in the making, 'Aunt' Natércia and her downright delicious Portuguese home cooking is a tough ticket: there are but a mere six tables and they fill up fast. She'll talk your ear off (and doesn't mince words…
Top Choice Portuguese in Setúbal

490 Taberna STB

Probably Setúbal's best restaurant, this contemporary taberna is where in-the-know foodies go for revamped Portuguese cuisine with a modern edge. The bacalhau with poached eggs will completely reformat your idea of …
Top Choice Portuguese in Alcobaça

Restaurante António Padeiro

If the monks had not pigged out at the Alcobaça monastery (their gluttony was eventually noticed), they would have flocked to this wonderful elegant-but-not-snobby spot. It's clocked up 70 years and for good reason.…
Top Choice Portuguese in Marquês de Pombal & Around

Horta dos Brunos

Chef Pedro Filipe's somewhat unknown and unsuspecting gourmet tasca, a favourite among moving and shaking politicians and in-the-know gastronauts, does some of Lisbon's best work. There's a menu, but stick to your s…
Top Choice Portuguese in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

O Zé da Mouraria

Don’t be fooled by the saloon-like doors, there’s a typical Portuguese tasca (tavern) inside: homey local cuisine, blue-and-white tiled walls, chequered tablecloths – and it's one of Lisbon's best. The house baked c…