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ShermansTravel experts know where to find the best meal in town at the best price. Our restaurant reviews sift through the mountains of menus to highlight neighborhood gastronomic institutions and up-and-coming foodie hotspots – not to mention where to go for affordable, dependable fare complemented by a charming atmosphere.

Top Restaurants in Lisbon

Antiga Confeitaria de Belém

Stop by this old pastry shop, around since 1837, to sample the delicious cream tarts known as pasteis de belém.

Rua de Belém 84-92, 011-021-363-7423,
Tags: moderate | cafe | dessert

Bica do Sapato

Rub elbows with the in-crowd while chowing down on modern takes on Portuguese classics at this concrete-and-glass restaurant owned by John Malkovich by the Tagus river; there’s also a cool sushi bar upstairs.

Infante Dom Henrique; Armazém B, Cais da Pedra, 011-351-21-881-0320,
Tags: expensive | smart splurge | sushi | portuguese

Cantinho de Bem Estar

With only a handful of tables, this quirky little tavern serves hefty portions of Portuguese comfort food – think codfish and black pork – at equally comforting prices; expect lines at dinnertime.

Rua do Norte 46, 011-351-21-346-4265
Tags: moderate | portuguese


Star chef Joachim Kerper prepares flavorful Mediterranean fare in a minimalist setting and pairs it with fine city views at this destination restaurant inside Amália Rodrigues Garden.

Rua Marquês da Fronteira, 011-351-21-386-2211,
Tags: expensive | notable chef | portuguese


Saple nouvelle Portuguese cuisine in an industrial-chic setting complete with fountains and olive trees in the revitalized Santos docklands; try the Iberian black pork tenderloin or the Mozambique deep-water rose shrimp curry.

Cais da Viscondessa; Rua da Cintura, 011-021-393-2930,
Tags: expensive | portuguese

New Wok

This sleek newcomer dishes out well-priced Asian fusion in an all-white interior with long communal-style banquettes.

Rua Capelo 24,
Tags: moderate | asian fusion | communal dining


Mingle with artsy media types at this fashionable restaurant with superb Portuguese mainstays like açorda real (a traditional shellfish and bread stew) on the menu.

Rua da Atalaia 57-59, 011-351-21-346-4811
Tags: moderate | portuguese

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