Home restaurants in Lisbon

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Lisbon Cuisine

Food in Lisbon is varied with influences from the Brazilian, Mediterranean, African, and Atlantic cuisines. Being the only European capital so close to the sea, Lisbon boasts of seafood ranging from salmon, trout, sea bass, octopus and mackerel, among others. Non-seafood lovers won’t be left out with the many meat and game dishes, soulful soups, traditional pastries and local cheeses to die for.

Like many Portuguese, lisboetas love to dine out, but can cook delectable dishes perfectly well at home. The locals are proud of their cuisine and wines, claiming that these are the best in the world. There’s no better way to prove this claim is real than to experience it yourself with a local host, who will service you home-cooked, traditional Lisbon dishes in their own homes. Not only will you be able to meet new people and taste authentic Portuguese food with a private dinner party, you’ll also learn about the history and culture of each dish served and you may even convince the host to share their secret recipe.

Top home dinners in Lisbon

Portuguese Meal in Cascais

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Lisbon Food Tour: The 10 Tastings

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Local Flavors in a Portuguese Home

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Top 10 Restaurants in Lisbon

  • Cervejaria Ramiro is hands-down the best seafood restaurant in Lisbon. The restaurant’s approchable vibe will win you over once you taste the stone crab, tiger prawns, garlic shrimp, mini lobster, or buttered clams.
  • For the young crowd, the Park Bar offers a bohemian vibe thanks to its laid-back seating and location (a building’s parking turned terrace), giving you a majestic view while you have a cocktail.
  • Revel in Tavares’ centuries-old architecture with golden statues, huge mirrors and chandeliers. Prices here are steep, being the most iconic and oldest restaurant in Lisbon, but every penny you spend for its Portuguese gourmet is worth it.
  • Craving for Portuguese tapas? Visit Cantinho Lusitano and try out their Pica-Pau (strips of beef in special sauce) and a wide range of small-eats.
  • A hidden little gem offering fine dining in Bairro Alto, Adega Machado is perfect for anyone wanting to experience live fado performances in an intimate setting.
  • Couples seeking a romantic dinner could stroll through the river walk at the other side of Tagus, reserve one of Ponto Final’s stunning sea-side seats, and dine traditional Portuguese dishes and fresh seafood.
  • Mercado da Ribeira-Lisboa is a must-visit for the total “Lisbon street food” experience, with over 35 kiosks that offer a mix of traditional Portuguese cuisine and international dishes all in one place.
  • Want to splurge? Go to Belcanto and devour chef José Avillez’s avant-garde gastronomy inspired by traditional Portuguese cuisine. Highlights include the Rebentacao and seafood dish Skate Jackson Pollock.
  • Meat lovers rejoice! Cafe de Sao Bento and its charming lounge-style design matches perfectly with its menu of steak, eggs, chips and Carpaccio, along with its renowned wine selection.
  • Home to many iconic pastries and desserts, Pasteis de Belem should be included in every sweet tooth’s itinerary.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

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Dorothea Lisbon
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Off the Beaten Track with a Local in Lisbon

Jorge hat uns in einer ganz besonderen Tour sein Lissabon gezeigt. Wir waren 10 Leute und ich hatte auch noch meinen 50ten Geburtstag - also entsprechend aufgeregt. Doch er hat geduldig all unsere Fragen beantwortet und für besondere Momente gesorgt, wie Fado in der Bar eines Freundes, ein spezielles Geschenk zu meinem Geburtstag von einem befreundeten Künstler und vieles mehr, was man einfach nicht so erlebt. Wir haben es alle sehr genossen 👍

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Jacqui Bruno
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Charming Historical Tour in Alfama

Its obvious from spending time with Bruno on this walk in Lisbon/Alfama that he really loves the city. We felt like we got to know the streets around where we were staying very well and got lots of information and stories from him about the history of Lisbon. He took us to some great locations and we climbed up to the heights of the city (and hardly noticed it - honestly). We chatted as well about modern Portugual, some traditional customs and the current political and economic situation in Portugal. we found ourselves referring to some of the information later in our holiday. You get more than just a tour with Bruno, we enjoyed it and I would definitely recommend him.

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Christian Lisbon
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Lisbon Food Tour: The 10 Tastings

Silvia is a fantastic tour guide, very pleasant and cheerful. She knows everything about the traditional food and the history of her city and speaks very good English.
We are a family of 2 adults and 2 girls. One of our girls is a vegetarian. Silvia picked us up right at our apartment in Alfama. She customized the length of the tour perfectly for us and we visited some great little restaurants. She even prepared the fish for the girls by removing the bones herself. After the tour we got her Whatsapp number and she was always ready to answer any questions we might have.

It was a real pleasure to have Silvia as our guide. Thank you very much, Silvia!