Notes: Lisbon can be done well in a day and a half
- Ramiros (not to be missed, fantastic seafood and fun experience)
-O Arrastão - award winning fish stew
-Taberna Tosca for authentic pataniscas (codfish fritters) and superb cheese, ham and sausage
-Taberna Moderna (no website) serves traditional plates with a twist, and is renowned for its excellent in-house gin bar
Lisbonita (no website) – the capital’s first, offering up over 70 gins distilled with ingredients like cucumber, cardamom and citrus fruit.
-The Independente Hostel & Suites is one of the city's impressive crop of stylish hostels and the Decadente is its in-house restaurant
-Cantinho do Avillez
- Tágide Wine and Tapas Bar, Chiado
-Seame : a modern take on seafood
- The nuns canteen: a hidden gem
Stay at Home Lisbon Hostel on Sao Nicolau. It was one of the nicest hostels I’ve stayed at, except we had bunkbeds but they were surprisingly comfortable.
The actual neighborhood of Belem has amazing food and is nice to walk around
We really didn’t like any of the restaurants we went to besides one lunch place in Belem that we lOVED, so I’m not giving you the names.
Lunch place was in Belem called Pão Pão Queijo Queijo – seriously SO GOOD (sandwiches, salads, falafel - lots of vegetarian stuff)
Also, when you’re in Belem, you have to go to Pasteis de Belem and order the special pastry that they are famous for. it's amazing.
Try the vinho verde. Portugal is known for this.
We went out in Bairro Alto, which is a really cool neighborhood with a ton of bars and people wandering around drinking in the streets.
Eat black ham
Sardines (anything seafood)
Ramiro: great seafood, shelfish, blue lobsters, spider crabs, “worth every penny” (bourdain too)
Wait on the line, it’s filled with lots of locals and worth it
Don’t need a reservation
Mena Almeida’s Restaurant
100 Maneiras - make reservation and do tasting menu 55,00)
Sol e Pesca: old tackle shop turned to bar; canned fish and cheap wine (lunch?)
Pastais de Belem: one of the oldest bakeries in Portugal, order beshtes
Piteu de Graca
Leopold - gastronomy
Palacio Nacional de Pena
Bar Entretanto (amazing rooftop view of the city) at Hotel do Chiado
Park Bar, rooftop parking lot converted into bar, incredible views “mandatory stop in Lisbon”
It's located on the top floor of a parking lot in Bairro Alto, take the elevator or the stairs to reach the top. Once you arrive there, it's magical
Calçada do Combro, 58 Bairro Alto
Tuesday to Saturday – 12:30 to 02:00
Pensao Amor, bohemian spirit, old brothel, now they have burlesque shows and french bands
A Tasco do Chico, live Fado music
Half an hour away by train are the beaches and ornate casino of Estoril.
A bit further, Cascais is for eaters -- lots of grilled fish and seafood stews served in domed cataplana dishes.
The other big day trip is to Sintra. Forty minutes from Lisbon's main station (Rossio), it's a time-warp town, located in lush, wooded hills peppered with whimsical palaces and mansions that epitomize centuries of aristocratic opulence. Traci said do Sintra over Cascais.
Mercado da Ribiera (must go)
Home to 35 permanent stalls from some of Lisbon’s most celebrated foodie shops and restaurants.
Try Portuguese wines from Garrafeira Nacional, ice-creams from Santini, and pastries from Aloma – or get a flavour of one of the country’s culinary heroes, Henrique Sá Pessoa, at his on-site eatery. Mantiegra de silva, vitar claro
Wine Quay Bar (great view, right on the river)
One of my favorite meals was sitting in one of the restaurant markets eating grilled sardines.
O Paparico (must go)
Michelin starred restaurant, fantastic meal and overall experience
100 Maneiros (must go)
Another Michelin starred restaurant
We did the tasting menu and really enjoyed it
restuarante a regaleira
Shis - stylish beach-front restaurant/bar. good to watch sunset
Bugo art burgers for lunch
Bacalhau - this specialty is a must-try for anyone visiting Porto and wanting to get a taste of authentic local cuisine.
Bufete Fase’s is, according to locals and visitors alike, one of the best places to try this specialty in the whole city. Its humble exterior and basic décor might not catch your eye, but the francesinha is incredible
Grelhador da Boavista - good for lunch
malconzinhado - live music gets poppin after 9:30pm
Ribiera distrist : Meia-Cava, dicoteque aniki-bobo : good cocktail bar
majestic cafe/bar - local hot spot
galeria de paris
industria - club visited by wealthy people of cophenhagen
swing- good place to mingle
CAIS DE GAIA: the city's postcard skyline and the birthplace of one of the world's most famous wines.
SÃO FRANCISCO CHURCH: One of Europe's most extraordinarily lavish church interiors, completely covered in gold.
CAIS DA RIBEIRA: Atmospheric, colorful, World Heritage riverfront medieval district.
CLERIGOS TOWER: Iconic landmark overlooking the city
SOARES DOS REIS MUSEUM: A notable national art museum named after one of the country's top artists.
DOM LUIS BRIDGE: Before the Eiffel Tower, there was this ironwork showpiece.