70 Best Restaurants in Lisbon, Portugal

A Brasileira do Chiado

$ | Chiado Fodor's choice

Dating from 1905, Lisbon’s most famous café maintains its dazzling art deco interior, though you'll probably prefer to take a quick peek and then settle in at one of the handful of tables outside to watch the lively street scenes unfold. The coffee no longer comes exclusively from the former colony that gave the place its name, but it still serves some of the best in town, alongside tasty cakes, pastries, and artfully-presented fish and seafood dishes.


$$$ | Belém Fodor's choice

When you eat at this restaurant—situated in the luxurious Palácio do Governador and named for the Roman amphorae uncovered beneath the site—you'll feel as if you're dining in the vaulted halls of a castle. There's nothing old-fashioned about the food though: Chef Vera Silva has created a spectacular menu of dishes that combine traditional ingredients with modern techniques.

Aqui Há Peixe

$$ | Chiado Fodor's choice
This restaurant's name translates to "There's Fish Here," and make no mistake: it's one of the top places in town to savor the catch of the day served fried, grilled, or roasted. Dinner attracts a youngish crowd who enjoy solid options like cuttlefish with black rice and saffron mayonnaise. The dining room is also a classic, set beneath wide arches.
Rua da Trindade 18A, Lisbon, Lisbon, 1200-468, Portugal
213 432 154
Known For
  • fresh fish from the coast near Lisbon
  • affordable lunch specials
  • boozy dessert options
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch Sat.

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Bairro do Avillez

$$$ | Chiado Fodor's choice

José Avillez, one of the city's most distinguished chefs, has created his own foodie "neighborhood" incorporating a range of dining styles. For formal meals, there's the spectacular Páteo (a wrought-iron balcony encircles the room, which is illuminated by an enormous skylight) and a more casual tavern called Taberna (the kind of place where haunches of ham hang over the bar). Then there's Pizzaria Lisboa, where the thin-crust pies are prepared with great care; and Mini Bar, a secluded and dimly-lit spot for intimate drinks and small plates for sharing. 


$$ | Rossío Fodor's choice

The cool, colorful restaurant on the ground floor of the Internacional Design Hotel in the heart of the Baixa is as cheeky and irreverent as its name suggests. Expect the unexpected on the menu, which takes the country's culinary traditions on fantastic flights of fancy in dishes like octopus with sweet potato, Bourbon, kimchi, and black garlic. The restaurant and the adjoining bar welcome non-guests.


$$$$ | Chiado Fodor's choice

With two Michelin stars, Belcanto is another jewel in the crown of celebrity chef José Avillez and is one of Lisbon's most celebrated restaurants. Widely credited with putting Avillez (and Portuguese cuisine) on the culinary world stage, the restaurant uses the latest gastronomic techniques to update traditional dishes. The dining room is just as refined, with every course placed before you with a flourish by an expert staff.

Rua Serpa Pinto 10A, Lisbon, Lisbon, 1200-445, Portugal
213 420 607
Known For
  • tasting menus and chef's table experience
  • huge list of the finest regional wines
  • witty presentations
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon., Reservations essential

Bistro 100 Maneiras

$$$$ | Bairro Alto Fodor's choice

Celebrated Sarajevo-born chef Ljubomir Stanisic has earned awards not just for his unconventional approach to food, but also for the slick design of his restaurants. At Bistro 100 Maneiras, expect to be wowed by the thoughtful redesign of a handsome art deco building as well as by the ever-changing menu and the expertly crafted cocktails.

Largo da Trindade 9, Lisbon, Lisbon, 1200-459, Portugal
910 307 575
Known For
  • a passion project for Lisbon's famous "rock and roll" chef
  • small plates made with the finest ingredients
  • stays busy until late at night
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Tues. and Wed., Reservations essential

Cantina LX

$ | Alcântara Fodor's choice

Once a staff canteen serving hearty Portuguese dishes to factory workers, Cantina LX has incorporated elements of its original 1870s incarnation into today’s industrial-chic space. Adventurous eaters enjoy the grilled rabbit, lamb, and octopus dishes, but there are always vegetarian options too.

Cantinho do Aziz

$ | Martin Moniz Fodor's choice

A beloved local institution, Cantinho do Aziz is one of the best places in Lisbon to try African cuisine. The interior is cozy and welcoming, but in the summer you'll want to take a seat at one of the tables on the cobblestones outside. The menu at the low-key, relaxed spot features fragrant and spicy dishes like bakra (spicy lamb ribs) or prawns cooked with okra and coconut milk. There's always at least one vegan dish, and the homemade hot sauce will have you reaching for an ice cold beer or glass of wine. 

Casa do Alentejo

$ | Avenida da Liberdade Fodor's choice

Originally a social club for the people hailing from the region of Alentejo, this hidden restaurant is found on the upper floor of a Moorish-style building from the 1800s. There's a formal dining room serving classic northern Portuguese dishes like carne de porco à alentejana (pork with clams), and a relaxed terrace specializing in petiscos and very affordable jugs of house wine.

Rua Portas de Santo Antão 58, Lisbon, Lisbon, 1150-268, Portugal
213 405 140
Known For
  • local favorite
  • beautiful tiled interior courtyard
  • pleasant outdoor area for relaxed drinking and dining
Restaurants Details
Reservations recommended for formal dining room

Cervejaria Liberdade

$$$ | Avenida da Liberdade Fodor's choice

Lisbon’s beer halls tend to be noisy, crowded places, but those looking for more sophisticated atmosphere should head to this upscale eatery with towering murals and handsome wood paneling tucked inside the Tivoli Avenida Liberdade hotel. You'll find traditional fish or meat dishes listed on the menu, and they’re served with flair by an attentive staff.

Chá de Histórias

$ Fodor's choice

This is a retro-chic spot for tea and cakes or cocktails and petiscos (small plates). The kitsch collectibles and bottle-filled cabinets make the space feel like being at someone's grandparents' house, and the board games and comic books add to the wholesome charm. Take a seat on the terrace in summer, or cozy up in the comfy interior when it's chilly outside.

Clube de Jornalistas

$$ | Lapa Fodor's choice

Although the name suggests it's only open to members of the press, the Brazilian-owned Journalists' Club is an excellent restaurant open to everyone. It has a cozy dining room lined with azulejo tiles, but in the summer everyone usually heads straight to the pleasant garden and plops down at one of the umbrella-shaded tables.

Comida de Santo

$$ | Príncipe Real Fodor's choice

Tropical blues, greens, and yellows make this dining room a standout, as does the lively soundtrack coming from the speakers and the excellent dishes from northeast Brazil. Enjoy a classic feijoada (rich black bean and meat stew), sip a potent caipirinha, and finish your meal with a passionfruit mousse or fresh tropical fruit.

Calçada Engenheiro Miguel Pais 39, Lisbon, Lisbon, 1200-172, Portugal
213 963 339
Known For
  • South American favorites like feijoada and moqueca (prawn dish made with coconut milk)
  • vegetarian menu with options like palm heart moqueca
  • intimate space with lively atmosphere
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Tues., Reservations essential


$$$$ | Marquês de Pombal Fodor's choice

The name for the upscale restaurant at Lisbon’s Four Seasons Hotel Ritz comes from the Portuguese word curadoria (curatorship), and head chef Pedro Pena Bastos does indeed apply a curator's attention to detail in choosing the ingredients for his three tasting menus. Whether you pick the Meia Cura (eight courses), Origins (12 courses) or the vegetarian Raízes menu (eight courses), expect beautifully presented small dishes that turn super-fresh seasonal ingredients into edible works of art. There are a-la-carte options Tuesday through Thursday, but the tasting menus are where the magic really lies. The restaurant has earned a Michelin star, as well as glowing reviews in Portuguese press.

Delfina Cantina Portuguesa

$$ | Baixa Fodor's choice

Occupying a corner of one of downtown’s grandest squares, Delfina Cantina Portuguesa bills itself as an upscale Portuguese deli. It's the house restaurant at the chic AlmaLusa boutique hotel, but all are welcome to enjoy the tapas-style small plates throughout the day and night, as well as more substantial meals like bacalhau à brás (rich shredded cod).

Estórias na Casa da Comida

$$$ | Amoreiras Fodor's choice

A long-time foodie favorite with a cool, contemporary design, this restaurant has undergone many changes over the decades but continues to impress with its food, drink, and attentive service. Alongside the fish and meat dishes that dominate the menu, there are sophisticated petiscos (appetizers) available from 3 pm. Diners can choose to eat in the handsome dining room or outside on the pretty, tiled terrace. 


$$$$ | Belém Fodor's choice

Expect culinary wizardry at this award-winning restaurant headed by acclaimed chef André Cruz, who honed his talents in Portugal and South America. There's no à la carte menu, but diners can take their pick from traditional or vegetarian tasting menus of seven or nine courses each.


$$ | Intendente Fodor's choice

The unpretentious bar-restaurant at trendy 1908 Lisboa Hotel is as stylish as the design hotel itself. The space has been tastefully designed to make the most of its historical building with a striking tiled floor, high ceilings, an exposed metal staircase, and windows on three sides. A pleasant place for brunch, lunch, or dinner, the eclectic menu features seafood, meat, and vegetarian options, many with Asian influences. There's a dedicated kids' menu, too. 


$$$$ | Estrela Fodor's choice

This slick, Michelin-starred restaurant offers tantalizing tasting menus by chef Alexandre Silva, who changes them frequently so he can take advantage of the freshest seasonal ingredients. Occasionally, he invites other top chefs from Lisbon and beyond to create special one-night-only menus in the dramatic open kitchen.

Rua dos Navegantes 53B, Lisbon, Lisbon, 1200-730, Portugal
213 951 861
Known For
  • tasting menus only
  • high-quality yet little-known Portuguese wines
  • gorgeous interior design
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch, Essential

Memmo Alfama Terrace

$$ | Alfama Fodor's choice

The terrace at the chic Memmo Alfama Hotel has some of the neighborhood's best views, with tables and chairs arranged around a small infinity pool overlooking the city and the river. The menu centers around tapas-style small plates—the selection of Portuguese cheeses and meats, served with a basket of fresh-baked bread, is a good place to start.


$$$ | Cais do Sodré Fodor's choice

Bringing along the famously glitzy chandelier from its much-missed location in Bairro Alto, this cutting-edge restaurant is now located within the cool confines of the Time Out Market in Cais do Sodré. The menu still lists cutting-edge versions of Portuguese classics—tuna with allspice, and a famous açorda, that bread-based stew rich in seafood (the luxury version contains lobster) and flavored with garlic and cilantro.

Av. 24 de Julho 49, Lisbon, Lisbon, 1200-479, Portugal
21 346 4811
Known For
  • a good bet for late-night dining on weekends
  • legendary chocolate mousse for dessert
  • dedicated wine cellar
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon., Reservations essential

Pastéis de Belém

$ | Belém Fodor's choice

This bakery specializes in pastéis de nata: delicious, warm custard pastries sprinkled with cinnamon and powdered sugar. Although these sweet treats are ubiquitous in Portugal, the version here (made from a secret recipe since 1837) is the most celebrated. They're so good that lines snake out of the door of this traditional blue-and-white-tiled establishment.


$$$ | Avenida da Liberdade Fodor's choice

Although it’s quite spacious and comfortable inside, most people choose to sit at one of the many tables outside facing Restauradores Square. Waiters rush from table to table, mostly serving super fresh seafood and grilled fish and meats.


$$$ | Intendente Fodor's choice

Seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients are the stars of the show at this chic but relaxed restaurant, where plants hang from the ceiling and contemporary furnishings keep things feeling serene. The presentation is on par with some of the city's most acclaimed restaurants.

Travessa das Pedras Negras 2, Lisbon, Lisbon, 1100-404, Portugal
210 534 649
Known For
  • the freshest farm-to-table produce
  • good list of natural and organic wines
  • picture-perfect presentation
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues. No lunch Wed. and Thurs.


$$ | Baixa Fodor's choice
Fans are adamant that this longtime favorite serves the best ceviche outside Peru, and it's hard to argue with that. The bartender mixes up excellent pisco sours, too.

Rocco Gastrobar

$$$ | Chiado Fodor's choice

You don't need to be a guest at snazzy Chiado hotel The Ivens in order to snag at table at its most glamorous restaurant, but you will need to book in advance: these are some of the most coveted seats in town. Perch yourself on one of the high seats for communal dining and watch the talented mixologists create the perfect cocktail to accompany light sharing dishes like tuna tartare with wasabi pearls and avocado. Negroni lovers are in for a treat: there's an entire menu dedicated to the drink, and the Negroni de Cacau is dangerously delicious. 

R. Ivens 14, Lisbon, Lisbon, 1200-227, Portugal
210 543 168
Known For
  • huge wine collection and excellent advice on pairings
  • DJ sets in the evenings
  • gorgeous design
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Reservations essential

Sea Me

$$$ | Chiado Fodor's choice

This restaurant is a modern spin on Lisbon's traditional fish markets and beer halls, with a dash of Japanese flair. Take your pick from vast glass display cabinets of fish and crustaceans, and have it prepared on the spot in a variety of ways, whether it's dunked whole into the cooking pot or fileted and tossed onto the grill. Alongside the Chiado original, there's a smaller branch inside Time Out market. 

Rua do Loreto 21, Lisbon, Lisbon, 1200-036, Portugal
213 461 564
Known For
  • seafood platters that are big enough to share
  • option to buy seafood to cook at home
  • catch of the day displayed on ice
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Reservations recommended

Sítio Valverde

$$ | Avenida da Liberdade Fodor's choice

This restaurant facing the courtyard of the Hotel Valverde focuses on contemporary Portuguese cuisine reinterpreted by the chef. Its brunch and afternoon tea is popular among locals who work nearby and those looking for a more intimate spot.

Solar dos Presuntos

$$$ | Avenida da Liberdade Fodor's choice
Framed photographs of celebrities who’ve visited (from singer Adele to soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo) cover every inch of the walls of this bustling eatery. In business since 1947, it's known for the dry-cured ham that gave the place its name, but there are also many meat and seafood dishes on the menu.
Rua das Portas de Santo Antão 150, Lisbon, Lisbon, 1150-269, Portugal
213 424 253
Known For
  • authentic dishes from the Minho region of Portugal
  • lobster rice and other seafood standouts
  • terrace for petiscos and drinks
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun., Recommended well in advance