Four lovely days in Lisbon meant plenty of good restaurants. From typical Portuguese cuisine to Italian and Nepalese, we tried it all. I think that after four days of seafood prepared the Portuguese way in Porto, we were in the mood for something else. So we ventured out of the tourist mindset and tried out some new things. in any case, I hope some of these restaurants inspire you to try them out next time you’re in Lisbon!

Farol de Santa Luzia

Largo Santa Luzia 5, 1100-487 Lisbon

Farol de Santa Luzia was the first restaurant we tried out in Lisbon. Situated right across from the famous viewpoint of the same name, even the uphill walk up to the restaurant was charming. I chose this place because I loved how creative their menu is. Also, the recipes pay homage to Portuguese regions, such as Alentejo the Azores, and more. Overall, a great and original choice among the restaurants in Lisbon!

Casa do Alentejo

Rua das Portas de Santo Antão 58, 1150-268 Lisbon

I’ve already mentioned Casa do Alentejo in my post about magical places in Lisbon. Its long and convoluted history somehow ended up including a restaurant. My initial plan was to visit and photograph this stunning place. However, we also chose to return for dinner the following day. While the main courtyard feels like you’ve stepped into a Moroccan palace, the restaurant feels very Portuguese. Understandably so, with azulejos adorning the walls and delicious Portuguese dishes on the menu.

Speaking of food, I tried the fried cod served with chickpea migas. I have to point out that this dish was probably the best one I tried during my entire stay. It was so well-prepared and the chickpea side dish went perfectly with the fish. In short, I was in culinary heaven! The service was also amazing and we loved everything about this place. I would wholeheartedly recommend it as one of the best restaurants in Lisbon!

Gazzo – Cucina & Bar

Largo do Terreirinho 35, 1100-595 Lisbon

One sunny day, we randomly decided to have lunch at Gazzo. We had different plans but we were exhausted and I saw focaccia on the menu so it was a done deal. Gazzo Cucina & Bar is a cheerful little restaurant on one of those hilly Lisbon streets. It was a sunny mid-March day so we dined outside on the tiny terrace. My burrata topped with truffles and walnuts was an absolute delight. Even more so because it was accompanied by my favorite focaccia! All in all, Gazzo is a charming little place with appetizing food and one of my favorite restaurants in Lisbon.

Yak and Yeti

Calçada de Santo André 17, 1100-466 Lisbon

On our last night in Lisbon, we still had a handful of restaurants that we could dine in. However, for some reason, we decided on Indian cuisine that night. The funny coincidence was that the only time I ever tried Indian food before was with the same friend back in Zagreb. Now, I’m someone with a mild palette so that first outing didn’t exactly get me excited for Indian food. Be that as it may, the Yak and Yeti restaurant certainly delighted me with its delicious food! Especially the Peshwari naan stuffed with coconut, which we both adored. The portions were generous, while the service didn’t lack a thing, and by the end of the evening, we were full. An unusual choice but definitely one of the best restaurants we tried in Lisbon!

indian nepalese food at yak and yeti restaurant in lisbon
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