Food in Lisbon
Lisbon is renowned for its hot culinary scene featuring casual cafes, Spanish-style tapas bars, and fine-dining establishments highlighting the creations of Portugal's top chefs. Here are some favorite dishes and food tours you won't want to miss.
The seafood in Lisbon is world-famous, and diners will findbacalhau (salted cod)on nearly every menu in the city—grilled, fried, au gratin, or scrambled with rice and eggs.Carne de porco Alentejana, Lisbon's take on surf and turf, is made by simmering pork and clams in their juices and serving them up on a bed of roasted potatoes. On a chilly afternoon, nothing beats a warm bowl ofcaldo verde***, a rich broth seasoned with onions, potatoes, cabbage, andPortuguese chorizo*, but no matter what you're eating, wash it down with a glass of Portugal's famousport. For dessert, save room for a***pastel de nata***, a warm, creamy egg custard tart sometimes dusted with powdered sugar and cinnamon.
- Take a day or night food and wine tour tosample the best bites from Lisbon's traditional eateries.
*Hop on a Segwayfor a sightseeing tour and food tasting.
*Brush up on your cooking skillsby preparing a three-course meal under the direction of an expert chef.
- Treat your tastebuds and your ears during alive Fado performance with dinner.