Gastronomic Capital of Portugal - From the sardine on the bread to the finest specialties and dishes of the modern and gourmet cuisine of Portugal, passing through the famous pastels of Belém, Lisbon brings together all the diversity of this cuisine of strong flavors and aromas, traditional or fashion.

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The Best of Lisbon's Gastronomy © Jose Manuel / Images Of Portugal

Diversity at the table

From Estremadura, the Tagus, the Center or the Algarve, soups, broths, meats, fish and seafood will delight the most demanding palates. Cataplana, sarrabulho, roasted kid or a delicious recipe of the faithful friend, in Lisbon residents and visitors have a wide choice of good restaurants or popular restaurants offering specialties from all regions of Portugal.

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Codfish dish, speciality of Lisbon and Portugal © Ari Oliveira

At the Table in Lisbon

The great pleasures of the table in Lisbon (from Alfama to Bairro Alto, passing through Bica and Graça) are to savor a delicious tidbit of traditional Portuguese cuisine, always watered with one of the region's delicious wines. Do not forget to taste:


The traditional expresso espresso from Lisbon, with scents or pasteléis de Belém.


The Portuguese Snacks


Licor da ginja (Prunus cerasus), very popular in Lisbon and region.

Roasted chestnuts

Roasted sardines

One of the 7 Wonders of Gastronomy of Portugal.


The most appreciated fish in Portugal.

Clams, caldeirada

Pastéis de Belém

One of the 7 Wonders of Gastronomy of Portugal.

Green Eggs

Tasty snack (or entrée) made with stuffed eggs, with herbs, breaded and fried.