The Portuguese Cuisine; Where to Sample the Best

Perhaps the most popular dish of Portuguese origin is the Brazilian national dish feijoada. Are there other delicacies in Portugal? Trip advisor lists a whopping 1647 restaurants in Lisbon alone. This calls for a careful selection of places to have a meal. Note that Trip Advisor uses the customer reviews of an eatery to come up with restaurants’ rankings. What's good for others cannot be bad for you, can it? Below are the top 5 eateries in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, according to Trip Advisor.


With dishes such as Golden Eggs prepared with crispy bread and mushrooms, Mergulho no Mar, and specially-prepared pigs’ feet in corriander; Chef Jose Avillez helps the guests relive the ancient Portuguese eating habits. The eatery is located in Chaigo District on Largo de S. Carlos, Lisbon Portugal.

Enoteca de Belem

This is an enchanting little bar and restaurant located in Lisbon's Do Marta Pinto Street. Its guests love it for the home dining aura that surrounds it. It is also well known for its seafood such as octopus, cod, and fish soup. If you love seafood and are ever in Lisbon, visit Belem for the nicest seafood meal that you will ever have.

Madragoa Cafe

This is a modern eatery located on Rua Esperanca, Lisbon. It serves a variety of dishes including European, Diner, Portuguese, and Vegetarian cuisines. It is very hard to get an eatery that serves a dish that is exclusively vegetarian. Perhaps this is why the cafe earned a position in the top 10 best cafes in Lisbon.

Cantinho Lusitano

This is a traditional Portuguese eatery that boasts dishes such as feijoada. It is located in Rua dos Prazeres, Lisbon. From sausages to wines to cheeses, the cozy little place will not fail to amaze you.


This is a nice little cozy restaurant to go on a dinner date. It is located in Calcada do Sacramento, Lisbon, Portugal. You can only eat here by making a reservation. This ensures that the restaurant gets a selected type of clientele. It serves all the European cuisines and wines.

Eateries in Portugal falls into two major categories; those that serve the traditional Portuguese dishes and those that serves modern dishes. Depending on what you want to eat, make your selection based on your budget. The traditional food restaurants are usually more expensive.

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