There is nothing better than getting to know a local culture through food, right? In addition to exploring typical dishes from each country and city, we also perceive the main international influences within each of the regions.
In Lisbon, in addition to portuguese cuisine, you can taste good asian and peruvian dishes, for example. Thinking about this culinary diversity, we selected five restaurants with very different proposals for you to get to know the city. Write down all the tips and put the restaurants on your travel itinerary 😉
The chef José Avillez it is undoubtedly one of the best known in Portugal. For that reason, you can’t help but taste the food from at least one of his restaurants! THE Avillez neighborhood, for example, is perfect for those who love spaces with different options of dishes. (And also a terrible place for those who are super indecisive!).
The concept of the place is simple: small restaurants, with different cuisines, in a single space. To keep you from getting lost, here are the names: Tavern, The Patio, The Alley it’s at Peruvian Canteen. In Páteo, for example, seafood soup is one of the most requested options. Those who are vegetarian can opt for roasted vegetables accompanied with basmati rice and green curry. Super aromatic and full of flavor.
Who likes cooler spaces and innovative gastronomy does not need to think twice before going to Okah. It is located in an area called LACS, which is nothing more than a space for coworking in Lisbon.
The restaurant has a very different architecture, as it is in some huge “containers”. Focused on Asian cuisine, you can enjoy dishes like tiger prawns or soba noodles with okra. Were you curious to know more about this incredible place? Just watch this video.
Another restaurant that loves to innovate in the presentation and re-reading of the dishes is Tasca da Esquina. Because it is a place more focused on appetizers, even classic dishes get a different version. One of the options with cod, for example, is the fish served with a straw potato bed with pieces of egg.
Another alternative is the octopus carpaccio with a super aromatic mayonnaise. In general, all dishes are simple, yet served in an elegant way and with new combinations.
Known mainly for seafood dishes, Cervejaria Liberdade is another classic restaurant in Lisbon. Despite being well known, many locals continue to frequent the space – even though it has become commonplace in tourists’ itineraries.
In addition to savory dishes, it is also worth taking a look at the restaurant’s desserts. The homemade apple pie, for example, is one of the best sweets you will ever taste. Other options such as traditional sponge cake and 70% caca mousse are also highly praised 😉
Finally, the beloved GoJuu! People who love Japanese cuisine cannot leave this restaurant out of the script. Even though it has no connection with traditional Portuguese cuisine, this is a good opportunity to sample simply incredible Asian dishes.
The restaurant calls itself a “sushi club”, receiving the fish daily so that everything is always super fresh. The menu varies between lunch and dinner, in addition to having different alternatives on weekends. It is worth checking out the site to get an idea of the options.
In addition to all these places, it is also worth visiting TimeOut Market. The place is beautiful and full of delicious food to taste.