Seafood restaurants are something that you shouldn’t miss in Lisbon
Portugal, and Lisbon in particular, has a culture of fish and wine. Do not miss out on some amazing traditional seafood dishes while visiting the Portuguese capital. And bare in mind that young talented chefs are taking the old classics and putting their own twist on them, creating dishes that have captured the imaginations of Lisbon foodies and hungry travellers alike.
In the Expo area amid a strip of “so-so” restaurants mainly geared towards tourists lies this gem of seafood. The sign says “Setubal in Lisbon,” and its fish come fresh everyday straight form the port 50km south of the city. Endless fish options on the menu.
Not the cheapest place, but if its fresh fish you after, then splurging here is worth it.
Rua da Pimenta
Parque das Nações
Open Tuesday to Friday 19h – 22h30 / Monday, Saturday, and Sunday 12h – 15h30
tel. (+351) 218 955 892
Cantinho do Mercado
Located just a stone’s throw from the fresh fish market, this place guarantees the fish you are eating was hand picked by the owner in the early morning hours.
A simple place were the quality is always good and where, as the owner says, a “little bit of passion” from the fishing village of Ericeira can be found in Lisbon.
Near the Mercado 31 de Janeiro
Cais do Sodre
Open Monday to Friday 12h – 15h
tel. (+351) 213 544 233
Toscano Casa de Pasto
If you really want to get off the beaten path and enter a real Portuguese Tasca – look no further than this place. The walls are adorned with photos of famous football players, and the plates come with great fish at great prices.
R. Sacramento à Lapa, 74
Closed on Sundays
tel. (+351) 213 968 633
One of the best places in town for shellfish and crustaceans. Right in the center of the city this traditional cervejaria rarely disappoints. About 35€ per person.
Avenida Almirante Reis, 1H
Open Wednesday to Monday 09h – 18h
tel. (+351) 218 851 024