Be sure to ask your local guide to include a trip to Mouraria. This off the tourist trail neighborhood is home to several quaint taverns, pastry shops, and restaurants. Order a sweet pastel, caldo verde, baked sardine, or any other traditional Portuguese meal in this historic Lisboan community.
Also, be sure to have a ginjinha, a savory drink made from a species of local cherry called ginja. Your guide will inform you that the cherry, originating from Asia Minor, is cultivated in the Portuguese region of Óbidos. The liquor obtained from the cherry is greatly valued by the people of Lisbon and visitors. What to do in Lisbon when it rains? Just have a ginjinha, kick back, and relax.