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Lisbon's Best Portuguese Restaurants

There are so many Portuguese restaurants in Lisbon that committing to one can feel as daunting as picking a new mattress. If you are looking for some authentic Portuguese places that locals actually eat at, this is the guide for you. From white-tablecloth seafood places to cafeteria-style tapas spots, these are our favorite Portuguese restaurants in the city.

Antikuario Cafe

Antikuario Cafe

A restaurant that used to be an antique shop serving Portuguese dishes and drinks.

Food

Portuguese, drinks

Vibe

intriguing, warm, casual

Price

€€

Neighborhood

Avenida da Liberdade

Páteo - Bairro do Avillez

Páteo - Bairro do Avillez

Author's restaurant, fancier but yummy

Food

Portuguese

Vibe

casual, lively, vibrant

Price

€€€

Neighborhood

Chiado

Zé da Mouraria 2

Zé da Mouraria 2

Best place to eat "bacalhau" (codfish)

Food

Portuguese

Vibe

informal, lively, traditional

Price

€€

Neighborhood

Pena

Taberna da Rua das Flores

Taberna da Rua das Flores

​Traditional but innovative Portuguese tapas

Food

Portuguese, tapas

Vibe

casual, cozy

Price

€€

Neighborhood

Chiado

Ramiro

Ramiro

Authentic, popular Portuguese seafood

Food

seafood, Portuguese

Vibe

informal, lively, traditional

Price

€€€

Neighborhood

Mouraria

Nunes Real Marisqueira

Nunes Real Marisqueira

Classic Portuguese seafood restaurant with a price tag

Food

seafood, Portuguese

Vibe

elegant, old-school

Price

€€€

Neighborhood

Belem

Café de São Bento

Café de São Bento

Portuguese steak house with a classic touch

Food

Portuguese, steak

Vibe

old-school, warm

Price

€€

Neighborhood

Sao Bento