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  • General info on eating in Lisbon

    Lisbon Restaurants

    Once upon a time, in the middle of last century, high society living in the new quarter called exactly "Avenidas Novas" used to gather in selected places, for the 5 o'clock conversation with or without tea. Versalhes was in the top, a real landmark. Times changed, coffee houses were replaced by banks or phone houses, the most resistant tried to...

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  • Portuguese traditional food

    Porto Restaurants

    Great selection of food - where in northern Europe could you find around ten different fish dishes all for only 7 euros 50? Vinho verde in a generous 1/2 litre 'jarro' for 2 euros! Good atmosphere, efficient and honest waiters, good selection of 'digestifs' like Amendoa amarga, or bitter almond... I had pescada with a supposedly 'arroz a grega'...

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  • Café a Piriquita

    Sintra Restaurants

    I visited Piriquita cafe in March 2011 for one reason – to sample the local Queijadas de Sintra ("cheesecakes of Sintra"). I had just eaten lunch at Restaurante Alcobaca next door, but their dessert menu did not include queijadas, so I made my way to Piriquita instead. My guidebook recommended Piriquita as the best place to sample these local...

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  • Traditional Alentejo Food

    Évora Restaurants

    The good typical dishes from Alentejo, are prepared with conscience and respect for costumers and traditions. Going in a low season day, we found a service in a normal rhythm, unusual in those latitude. The three usual speeds in Alentejo (slow, very slow and stopped) were not respected, and we finished lunch in a very acceptable time, with a nice...

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  • Café Pastéis de Belém

    Lisbon Restaurants

    This is a must do when near the monastery in Belem …. the line goes quick … the price is 1.30 euro for each pastel de nata …. and boy are they worth it ….. we first bought 1 each and sat down across the street in a park to have it … one bite and we knew we were going back for more … we ended buying another dozen …. they are soooooooo good !!!!!!...

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  • Quick food

    Porto Restaurants

    Imagine if you can, 7 Manchester City fans; all in our City gear; wanting to be in the action and atmosphere pre-match, but also wanting to see what Porto has to offer. We walked a short distance from our hotel, down the hills and along the cobbled streets and found a square with cafe/resturant type places. The sun was lovely and warm so we sat in...

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  • Tulhas Bar and Restaurante

    Sintra Restaurants

    A small unpretentious restaurant - bar in a historical building. I had a good dish of baked cod au gratin layered with mashed potatoes, and a truly great cheesecake. The manager was attentive, but once the TV was on, with a soccer game, the staff was glued to it. All the other customers (2 tables) were also Americans, but not Ugly Americans....

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  • Street Cafés

    Évora Restaurants

    Very popular cafe in Evora, which, given its location just beside the Temple, was excellent value. It was full of both locals, who congregated at the bar (see picture) and tourists in the seats on the terrace.

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  • Café a Brasileira

    Lisbon Restaurants

    The service was abysmal! The restaurant counts on its historic past to keep people coming in the door. They must realize that many are tourists and the staff feels comfortable speaking in abusive ways to customers. Our waiter did not enter an order - when the mistake was realize there was no apology just screaming at us. If he had simply said. I am...

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  • Cafe Majestic

    Porto Restaurants

    We needed a great meal and it was readily apparent the hotel staff were clueless so I hit the nearest internet spot and looked on chowhound.com. Cafe Majestik came up several times and, better yet, it was just down the street from us on Santa Catalina. The restaurant is very nicely decorated, waiters dressed up, linen tablecloths. A little pricey...

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  • Por do Sol

    Sintra Restaurants

    while travelling through small villages in Portugal, you'll find loads of restaurants with this name, which means Sunset. Quite romantic. But this one is very special. You won't find hard to find it onde you get to Azenhas do Mar, the very small village it "lives" in. The village itself is a charm, and the restaurant it's set up the hill with a...

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  • Vegetarian

    Évora Restaurants

    Vegetarian restaurant in Evora, Portugal is making its amazing debut next monday 2nd May 2005! this fabulous UNESCO city has another vegetarian restaurant. dont forget to visit it while in portugal and in town! This is my family restaurant so if you come here its possible ill be there to take your order!! Just show up! a plate full of food! costs...

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  • Cafe Nicola

    Lisbon Restaurants

    The Nicola is a traditional Lisbon café in a great location on the west side of Rossio. It opened in 1929 and was one of Lisbon's literary and political meeting points. It still has a lovely art deco façade, and inside retains a sense of its history too (with décor dating from a 1935 refurbishment), despite being rather a touristy haunt. I have...

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  • Brazilian Restaurants

    Porto Restaurants

    Under the sign of Interior Decoration, images of unmistakable cosiness transport us to the land of dreams, contrasts and hapiness, wich is now so close...Having dinner to the sound of a "samba", "chorinho" or "bossa-nova", played alive as only brasilian musicians know how, anounces the enjoyment that the night is bringing to you. When the ambiance...

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  • Luxury restaurants

    Évora Restaurants

    Set in the cloister of a former monestary, the restaurant in the Convento dos Loios pousada is a delight. A good selection of traditional Portuguese favorites and a great wine list. The selection at the morning breakfast buffet left more to be desired, but a top notch choice for dinner.

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  • Cervejaria Portugália

    Lisbon Restaurants

    Forty five years ago, I found a restaurant in Lisbon with a special steak, swimming in an exclusive and delicious sauce. Though ninety per cent of the costumers eat seafood with beer, I always keep eating the steak... with wine. Once, I found near the Liberdade Avenue another restaurant with the same recipe - the Ribadouro. I tried it, and... an...

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  • Bakeries

    Évora Restaurants

    This pastry-shop is on the main square of Evora and Antonio invited us for a great pastry at the end of our tour through Evora, before we made the excursion by taxi to the Cromeleque. They have a large room inside and also a great terrace facing the church of the main square. For the toilet you have to ask for the key at the waiter. We could choose...

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  • Restô do Chapitô

    Lisbon Restaurants

    I liked the place and its ambiance. It seems like nice local youth is coming here to meet and eat. If you go early around 6 pm , you can find a good table by the view. We ordered Fondue for 2 and a bottle of Vino Verde (It is like cider, typical from Portugal). It was very good quantity and value. See photo

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  • Fast food

    Évora Restaurants

    Quiosque Jardim Diana is a street kiosk with refreshment like ice and cold drinks. Also coffee and tea, snacks and candy are available. There's a small terrace with a nice view onto the Temple and Garden of Diana.

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  • Doca de Santo Amaro

    Lisbon Restaurants

    Under the 25 de Abril Bridge is a dock area filled with restaurants and bars in former warehouses. There are several to choose from, mainly international restaurants. All of them facing the river, with great views of the bridge, the Monument to Christ, and the marina.

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  • Chinese

    Évora Restaurants

    nice chinese food. people are very nice and always smiling at you. they even take time out if you want to learn some words in chinese or learn a little bit from their country. open everyday from 12pm to 3pm and 7pm to 11pm. take away available. fave dish is the house style tofu and some vegetable mixes. baked bread is also very good for entry.

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  • Rei dos Frangos

    Lisbon Restaurants

    Wonderful restaurant, easy to find. Great food, nice prices. We found it by accident because our favourite restaurant was closed but never regretted it. Next time it's gonna be hard to choose because "our" restaurant is just around the corner. The grilled chicken is great. There's only one restaurant that tops it and that is the King of Chicken in...

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  • Pavilhão Chinês

    Lisbon Restaurants

    Interesting and unusual interior. Could pass as a museum of sorts. The menu is actually a book so don't be intimidated. Awesome atmosphere and comfortable chairs. Place is a little spendy but well worth it. have attached a picture of the drink I had. Wonderful congnac and creme. I can't remember the name of it though. Also worth mention are the...

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  • Parreirinha de Alfama

    Lisbon Restaurants

    Olivier's is something special. Its not cheap but then with 5 cold starters and 5 hot starters plus a main course it wouldnt be. Its 35euros in fact with drinks aextra and dessert another 6euros, but its a dining experience i wouldnt have missed for the world and would love to experience again.The restaurants decor is black wood with touches of...

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  • Casa de Comida

    Lisbon Restaurants

    This is a very classy restaurant: the staff switched effortlessly from Portugese to English and were very professional. The interior is beautiful (if not the exterior, which is a door in a wall) and it has a lovely ambience, including a cockatoo. My rising expectations were not really met by the food, however. I ordered the salad entree followed...

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  • Atira te ao Rio

    Lisbon Restaurants

    Great restaurant with a splendid view on the city. When we arrived there (take the ferry to Cacilhas, turn right after disembarkation and follow the quay for 800 mts) on a sunny sunday afternoon in March, all the empty tables outside had a sign: reserved. Luckily for us the (very friendly) waiter pulled out an extra table. We went for the Chief's...

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  • A Travessa

    Lisbon Restaurants

    Finding this place was not easy, our first cab driver dropped us nowhere near it, but luckily or second cabbie knew where to go. The building used to be a convent and this makes this one of the most atmospheric restaurants I have eaten in. There are a at least three dining areas; the main room room, a small side room and small terrace in the old...

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  • A favorite to locals

    If you're travelling in central Portugal, and want to go to a place where hundreds of Portuguese gather to eat, this is a good choice. A restaurant where each dish serves up to 4 people, with typical food well prepared and reasonable prices is a MUST to locals.The ambiance is controlled, because the usual crowds are distributed in many small rooms,...

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  • Best Suckling Pig of my Life

    We tried to eat at nearby Bussaco Palace but were too late (lunch served only until 3pm sharp) so we looked on TripAdvisor in Mealhada, which is a town well known for its roasted piglet. We are so happy we missed our initial reservation at the Palace (where we went after lunch for a coffee and found the staff disinterested and the grounds deserted...

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  • Pretty Good Steak, Very Great View

    Prazeres da CarneThis Brazilian steakhouse sits in a premier spot overlooking the ocean, the terrace perfectly situated for warm afternoon lunches or sunset cocktails. The building itself is constructed around a few beautiful trees for a unique environment. Service was fast and friendly. We didn’t care much for the wine we selected (Casa Santar—a...

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  • Fresh seafood and elegant ambience with...

    Reservation is highly recommended at this upscale seafood restaurant unless you want to come “early” and eat at 8pm. I assume the view of the ocean crashing against the rocky coast is beautiful, though you can’t really tell in the evening. A long lunch with a bottle of white wine and a mountain of shellfish may be the way to go at this pricey...

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  • Drivers Hunter

    Once upon a time, some guys decided to open a restaurant in the main road from Lisbon to Porto, in a empty section not far from Lisbon. It became a reference, because it was well located, the variety and quality were good, the service was quick as needed and the price acceptable. But one day the highway that stopped at Vila Franca de Xira was...

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  • Sleek setting, cool cocktails,...

    While the restaurant is a little hard to find (in the heart of the marina on the second story), and the website doesn't offer a photo gallery or menu, it is well worth the visit. Hemingway is a restaurant that wears many hats, with packed balcony tables overlooking bobbing boats in the harbor outside under heat lamps, an impressive bar churning out...

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  • Our first "Pilgrim" meal

    Dom António is a popular local restaurant that has lots of inexpensive daily plates ... including a "pilgrim" special for those walking the Caminho Portugués. It is located in the historic pedestrian zone of Barcelos. down a short passageway on the street level of an old town house. The interior is very simple and rustic, the service efficient and...

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  • Seafood for the Senses in Cascais

    On a sunny winter day in Cascais we had our best Portuguese lunch at 5 Sentidos-Casa do Largo. Reservations were easy to make on the website, the interior was enchanting, the portions were huge and a great value, and the food delicious. They have a little porch running alongside the ivy covered cottage restaurant and in warm weather a table al...

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  • Refined Local Flavor in Estoril

    Tertulia do Monte is located on a cute tree-lined street in Estoril, a short taxi ride or long walk along the beach from Cascais. The exterior is nondescript, but the interior is warm, cozy, fresh, and inviting. Reservations were difficult to make over email--we called using Skype or you could email your hotel concierge to do so. There is also a...

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  • Incredible spit-roasted chicken ... and...

    There are actually two Pedro dos Frangos, directly opposite each other on the street and virtually identical ... long and narrow spaces with a bar area and a few tables on the ground level and an upstairs dining room. We were staying only a few blocks away and ended up eating here several times (at both places). We chose to eat at the bar and rub...

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  • An Art Deco masterpiece

    In the 1940's - 80's this was the Café Imperial and according to locals it got a bit run down and McDonald's was allowed to take over the premises. The former coffee house is classified as somewhat of a national monument and is located on the Praca da Liberdade in the heart of Porto. McDonald's retained many of the building’s original features,...

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  • They Keep It Coming.

    The 10 course tasting menu with or without the wine pairing is so worth it. I'm not a big wine drinker so I just took a sip of my partners and the staff didn't seem to mind. Everthing I tasted was delicious.

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  • Local and Authentic.

    This small and busy restaurant was recommended by Paulo tne manager of our apartment. He has been coming here for 30 years. This was where I had my birthday dinner and it was a hoot. Crazy crowded and all the menu was in Portuguese. The waiter had fun with us and explained everything in English. In fact, he explained it in a few languages to other...

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  • Eating in Portugal

    Eating is the Portuguese's favorite sport. So, there are "stadiums" all over the country. Don't waste your time asking for the best cuisine - everybody will tell you that the best is their local cuisine. And they are being honest, each one prefers his own recipes. Wherever you go, you may find some special menus, sometimes exclusively in that...

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  • Pastéis de Belém

    A "Confeitaria" pastry shop with sweets although all we had was the Pastéis de Belém, an egg custard dessert created by Catholic Monks in Medieval Portugal. Delicious and uniquely portuguese . Pastéis de Belém, the original get a sleeve.

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  • Best Meal in Portugal

    Botequim da Mouraria is a small 12 stool counter, and has an amazing wine selection. I ordered whatever the owner told me to which ended up being a fish. He brought out the whole fish and ask which piece I wanted, it was delicious and fresh and also included homemade potato chips and a platter of sliced tomatoes and onions!! This restaurant is...

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  • If you are near...

    Gondomar is not exactly a touristy destination, unless you search for gold crafts manufacturing. I had never been there, and after a professional meeting had lunch at this restaurant. With pleasure. The food is "home made" type, with good presentation at a reasonable price.... and when I thought that I would never return to Gondomar, dancing...

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  • THE BIG STEAK PLACE - ÉVORA

    A lot of restaurants here close for the afternoon. Not only does this fantastic restaurant stay open, it serves great food as well. From the main square/Tourist Information office you will see signs during the day showing the way to this nearby eatery. I had the place almost to myself and was able to enjoy the friendly service and absolutely great...

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