Eating “à lisboeta” by Restaurantes de Lisboa
João Pico is a lover of Portuguese cuisine and the founder of the Restaurantes de Lisboa page. It’s a page created forLisbon’s foodies to learn about and share the city’s best spots.
Cervejaria Ramiro – Avenida Almirante Reis, 1H
In Anthony Bourdain’s last stop in Lisbon, he did not forget the city’s most famous seafood restaurant. He also didn’t overlook the traditional, if unlikely, dessert: a prego no pão. Abeef sandwich. This is a classic tradition for dining at seafood restaurants in the city.
Solar dos Nunes – Rua dos Lusíadas, 68
The Michelin guide uses the words “intimate and impressive” to describe the homely Alentejo atmosphere, in which the Nunes family was raised, and decided to bring to Lisbon for the last 30 years. From the pavin,g to the azulejos on the wall, this is Lisbon’s most genuine typical restaurant, with a touch of country air.
Tasca do Gordo – Rua Cordoeiros a Pedrouços, 33
There are several tascasin Lisbon: cheap and cheerful, no-frills restaurants. But few so carefully recreate traditional dishes like the dobrada (a dish made from cow’s stomach lining) as this one. The restaurant, mostly frequented by local workers, is completely unpretentious and decorated with Sport Lisboa e Benfica-related ornaments.
Via Graça – Rua Damasceno Monteiro, 9
The most romantic alternative is Via Graça, with its open views over the Tagus and its refined versions of traditional Portuguese dishes, such as the indispensable cod and lamb.
Where to drink wine by Vinhos de Portugal
Carlos Janeiro is the admin of this group dedicated to Portuguese wines. It was created to help wine lovers share sensorial experiences and any information related with the nectar of the gods.
Winebar do Castelo – Rua Bartolomeu de Gusmão, 11
The air couldn’t be any more densely Lisbon than by the castle walls, and it’s there that we find this incredible selection of wine by the glass. From the simplest Portuguese and foreign wines, to glasses of ancient Port and Madeira, there is plenty on offer.
Faz Figura – Rua do Paraíso, 15B
Faz Figura is better known as a restaurant, but its wine list, careful and knowledgeable service, and magnificent view over the Tagus, make it well worth while.
Enoteca Chafariz do Vinho – Rua da Mãe d’Água à Praça da Alegria
Wine lovers cannot visit Lisbon without trying this place. This wine bar is a part of the Águas Livres aqueduct and it has a vast and carefully-chosen selection of Portuguese and international wines, as well as whiskies and fortified wines.
By The Wine – Rua das Flores, 41
At By The Wine you can enjoy José Maria da Fonseca, a historical wine producer, by the glass or bottle, accompanied by something to eat.
BA Wine Bar do Bairro Alto – Rua da Rosa, 107
The number and quality of the choice available here are astounding, some wines being particularly rare. The service is knowledgeable and helpful.