There are hundreds of restaurants in Lisbon and it is quite tricky to choose between so many choices.
This is the list I did before I went there. Some of them I’ve tried (the first ones in each neighbourhood list) and some I’ve just read good reviews but didn’t get a chance to go. These restaurants are low or moderate prices, okay?
FYI: Tabernas are small restaurants for tapas-style snacks.
Fábrica Pastéis de Belém – Avoid going on weekends because there is a queue at the door. TIP: The queue is only for those who want to take away and if you’re going to eat there is just go by the side door. Address: Rua Belém nº 84, open every day from 08:00 to 24:00.
Tasca do Chico – has a unit in Bairro Alto as well. It works from Thursday to Sunday, from 19h to 24h. Arrive early because the place is small and always busy. There are fado songs played live.
Pateo 13 – offers a nice outdoor environment and you can see the preparation of the dishes. The tourist menu, usually served at lunch, is around €15. Includes entrance, main course, drink, dessert and coffee. Calçadinha de Santo Estevão, 13. Open from Tuesday to Sunday, 12 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Martinho da Arcada – some say that is one of the best restaurants and many people say, by the way, that there is the best codfish. Quite expensive compared with other restaurants in Portugal. Commerce Square 3
Confeitaria Nacional – the 1829 and apparently has kept using the same traditional recipes since the opening. Address: Praça da Figueira, 18 B
Museu da Cerveja – is a must-see stop. Even if it is just for a drink, it is an incredible place to rest, while enjoying the view of the Commerce Square and the Augusta Street Arch.
Quiosque O Melhor Bolo de Chocolate do Mundo – coffee shop at the Rua da Liberdade
Pastelaria Suiça – which has existed since 1922 and is located in Rossio Square
BAIRRO ALTO and CHIADO
Cervejaria Trindade – It is in a former 13th-century convent and has been operating since 1836. It looks like the food is good and the place is beautiful. Address: Rua Nova Da Trindade 20 C
Taberna Imperial – seems to be very cheap and very good (comments from Brazilians). Praça dos Restauradores, 16 (near Rua Augusta and Praça do Rossio)
A Brasileira – cafeteria with the famous statue of Fernando Pessoa on Garret Street,
Manteigaria is in the middle of Baixo Chiado. Whenever a hot batch of cream pastries comes out, they ring a bell that echoes all over Largo de Camões. Address: Rua do Loreto, 2
Santini – most famous ice cream shop in Portugal. It is close to Praça Luís de Camões and in the middle of a street full of cute shops. There are bonbons stuffed with ice cream.
La Bottega Piadina – close to Rua da Rosa. Address: Calçada do Combro, 8
Old Pharmacy – is an entity of wine in Lisbon. With a few choices of wine glasses starting at 2.50 euros, the menu has options of Portuguese wines separated by region of the country. Address: Rua do Diário de Notícias, 73-83
Cultura do Hamburguer – Rua das Salgadeira (594 good reviews)
Taberna Portuguesa – Rua dos Lusíadas 130, Alcântara | Calçada do Combro 115
Santa Piadina – If you can make the climb up there, they have a menu of 8 euros the piadina with a drink (wine, of course) Address: Travessa dos Deus Believers, 117
Brewery Ramiro – just good comments about the food and the beer, but it is more expensive than usual. Fresh seafood. Address: Avenida Almirante Reis, 1-H
CAIS DE SODRE
Mercado da Ribeira – Lisbon’s largest food court with 35 kiosks. Try Portuguese wines from Garrafeira Nacional, Santini ice cream and Aloma sweets, or the acquaintances Henrique Sá Pessoa or Alexandre Silva. Address: 24th of July Avenue. Open from 10am
Taberna Tosca – for authentic fried fish (codfish fritters) and superb cheese, ham and sausage. Address: Praça de São Paolo 21