Top Choice Portuguese in Alfama, Castelo & Graça


A decade in and 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 doe…
Top Choice Portuguese in Bairro Alto & Chiado


Fresh off a 2016 intimacy upgrade, José Avillez' two-Michelin-starred cathedral of cookery wows diners with painstaking creativity, polished service and first-rate sommelier. Standouts among Lisbon's culinary advent…
Top Choice Portuguese in Aliados & Bolhão

Flor dos Congregados

Tucked away down a narrow alley, this softly lit, family-run restaurant brims with stone-walled, wood-beamed, art-slung nooks. The frequently changing blackboard menu goes with the seasons.
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 Castelo de Vide


This outstanding restaurant serves up delectable plates of regional fare showcasing whatever is fresh and seasonal. The menu is limited and mostly meat-centric (think tender beef cheeks, wild partridge and rich roas…
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 Campo do Gerês

O Abocanhado

This beautifully situated restaurant is a temple to the finest ingredients that the surrounding countryside has to offer, including javali (wild boar), veado (venison) and coelho (rabbit), as well as beef and goat r…
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 Óbidos

Ja!mon Ja!mon

Just outside Porta da Vila, before the tourism office, don't miss this cute little eatery. Six tables are crammed into a quaint room, a former padeiria (bakery), and fresh bread is baked in the wood-fired oven (alon…
Top Choice Portuguese in Cascais

Bar do Guincho

Sweeping the awards for most dramatic location in Cascais, this good-time bar/restaurant sits tucked behind a craggy ridge on the northern end of Guincho. From the sand, you would never know it's there, but it is – …