Lisbon Restaurants Guide: Where to Eat in Lisbon, Portugal

Find out where to eat in Lisbon, Portugal with this quick Lisbon restaurants guide. All recommendations are vegetarian-friendly!

Travel and food go hand in hand. While I don’t consider myself a foodie, everyone has to eat. I used to be the budget traveler that cooks every single meal while traveling, instead of spending tons of money to eat at restaurants.

While I’m still typically that traveler, during my time in Portugal I made an effort to eat at restaurants more often. I had a nice mix of cooking in my Airbnb, going out to local places, and even turning to Uber Eats every now and then (it’s the best of both worlds; trying restaurants without leaving my apartment).

After spending over a month in Lisbon, I ended up trying quite a few different Lisbon restaurants. From simple cafes, to trendy food halls, to all the vegetarian/vegan places I could find, I really ate well while there.

This Lisbon restaurants guide is filled with all of my favorite places to eat. As a vegetarian, my definition of the “best Lisbon food” might differ from yours. The city is known for seafood, but I since I don’t eat it, you won’t see recommendations for it here.

All places on this list are vegetarian-friendly, but I just have a small section dedicated specifically to vegan and vegetarian restaurants. So if you’re a vegetarian/vegan, then this is the perfect place for you to find out where to eat in Lisbon, Portugal!

That being said, non-vegetarians will find this restaurant guide useful too. Scroll to the bottom of this post for a Google Maps to help you find the restaurants that are most convenient for your trip.


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Where to Eat in Lisbon, Portugal

Find the best food in Lisbon, Portugal with this curated restaurant guide. Whether you’re looking for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, snacks, dessert, or just the places you HAVE to try, you’ll definitely find out where to eat in Lisbon right here. Toggle through each restaurant for more info!

Lisbon Restaurant Guide: Early Birds Lisbon
Lisbon Restaurant Guide: Leitaria
Lisbon Restaurant Guide: Leitaria

Lisbon Restaurants: Breakfast & Brunch

Early Birds Lisbon

What: Simple breakfast and brunch cafe in the Principe Real neighborhood.

Why: Cute interior, specialty coffee, back garden, friendly staff.

Where: R. Nova da Piedade 89-97

When: Tue-Sun 9am-4pm; Closed Monday

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Dear Breakfast

What: Popular breakfast cafe in the São Bento neighborhood.

Why: Beautifully-designed interiors, great coffee, and egg-centric dishes

Where: R. Gaivotas 17

2nd Location: Calcada Sao Francisco 35

When: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm; Sat-Sun 9am-5pm

Note: Can be pretty busy on most days

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Comoba

What: Cafe, coffee, and matcha in the Cais do Sodre neighborhood.

Why: Great coffee, welcoming space, focus on organic & local food.

Where: Rua de S. Paulo 99

When: Mon-Sun 7:30am-7:30pm

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Leitaria

What: Casual bakery & cafe with a focus on fresh milk products.

Why: Yogurt bar, cereal milk, spacious cafe, amazing avocado toast.

Where: Travessa de Carvalho (Cais do Sodre)

When: Mon-Sun 7:30am-8pm

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Fauna & Flora

What: Trendy cafe for brunch, coffee, and juices.

Why: Plant-filled interiors, fresh juices, good atmosphere.

Where: Rua da Esperança 33

When: Mon-Sun 9am-7pm

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Bowls & Bar
Lisbon Restaurant Guide: Juicy
Dear Breakfast
Lisbon Restaurant Guide: Food for Real

Lisbon Restaurants: Vegetarian/Vegan/Healthy

Juicy Lisboa

What: 100% plant-based restaurant in the center of Lisbon.

Why: Delicious vegan food, central location, sustainable initiatives.

Where: Rua de S. Julião 70

When: Mon-Sun 8am-10pm

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The Food for Real

What: Real, healthy food cafe in the Alcântara neighborhood.

Why: Food for all, regardless of diet or allergies.

Where: Rua dos Lusiadas 51 A

When: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Closed Sun

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Bowls & Bar

What: Poke bowls, coffee, & healthy food in the São Bento neighborhood.

Why: Trendy spot, poke bowls with veggie options, flowers & plants for sale.

Where: R. de São Bento 51

When: Mon-Sun 9am-6pm

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Local – Your Healthy Kitchen

What: Good, healthy meals with multiple locations.

Why: Fresh, healthy, quality food, no processed foods.

Where: Av. 24 Julho 54B (Santos); R. Rodrigues Sampaio 134 (Avenida)

When: Mon-Sun 9am-11pm

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Bala
Mabiche Pizza
Bala

Lisbon Restaurants: Lunch & Dinner

Mabiche Pizza

What: Pizza restaurant in the Arroios neighborhood.

Why: Simply delicious pizzas.

Where: Rua Passos Manuel 9

When: Mon-Sun 12-3pm; 7-11pm (closed 3-7pm)

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Contrabando

What: Hip restaurant inspired by American food.

Why: Mexican food, chicken wings, and churros.

Where: Av. 24 de Julho 90

When: Sun-Wed 12-12, Thurs-Sat 12pm-2am

Guacamole

What: Casual Mexican restaurant with multiple locations.

Why: Easy, quick Mexican dishes.

Where: Rua da Moeda 2 (Cais do Sodre)

When: Sun-Thurs 12-12, Fri-Sat 12pm-2am

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Lisbon Restaurants: Quick & Affordable

Bala Burritos

What: Quick burritos and Mexican food.

Why: Good UberEats order if you don’t want to go out, strangely delicious burritos.

Where: Amoreiras Shopping Center

When: Mon-Sun 11am-11pm

Joshua’s Shorma Grill

What: Middle Eastern quick-serve restaurant serving pitas, wraps, and plates.

Why: Easy & quick food, falafel and vegetarian options, lots of locations.

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Kiosks

What: Small cafe kiosks in most of the main squares and parks around the city.

Why: Convenient, drinks and small bites, outdoor seating

Where: All over the city

Santini Gelado
Manteigaria Pastel de Nata

Lisbon Restaurants: Desserts & Snacks

Santini Gelado

What: Well-known gelato shop with locations all around Portugal.

Why: Delicious flavors, famous chocolate cake, must-visit spot.

Where: Rua do Carmo 9 (Chiado); Time Out Market; Belem

When: Varies by location

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Manteigaria Lisboa

What: One of Lisbon’s most popular Pastel de Nata cafes.

Why: Watch them churn out the pastries at their flagship location or at Time Out Market.

Where: Rua do Loreto 2; Time Out Market

When: Mon-Sun 8am-12am

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Landeau Chocolate

What: Dessert cafe in Chiado and LX Factory.

Why: The best chocolate cake.

Where: Rua das Flores 70 (Chiado); Rua Rodrigues Faria 103 (LX FActory)

When: Mon-Sun 12pm-7pm (Chiado); Mon-Fri 12pm-7pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-11pm (LX Factory)

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Paul Bakery

What: French patisserie and bakery in Baixa.

Why: Delicious pastries, convenient location.

Note: They charge more per item if you eat in vs. takeaway.

Where: R. Augusta 142

When: Mon-Sun 8am-10pm

Nata Lisboa

What: Cafe specializing in pastel de nata with locations around Portugal.

Why: My favorite pastel de nata.

Where: multiple locations

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Pop Cereal Cafe

What: Cereal-centric cafe for breakfast or dessert, in the Bairro Alto neighborhood.

Why: Build your own ceral bowl or order a freak shake.

Where: Rua do Norte 64

When: Mon-Sun 9am-12am

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Time Out Market Lisbon
LX Factory Lisbon, Portugal
Time Out Market Lisbon

Lisbon Food Markets

Time Out Market

What: Famous food hall and market in central Lisbon (Mercado da Ribeira).

Why: All of Lisbon’s best restaurants gathered in one place.

Note: One of Lisbon’s top attractions, so expect crowds.

Where: Av. 24 de Julho 49

When: Sun-Wed 10am-12am, Thurs-Sat 10am-2am

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LX Factory

What: Creative hub filled with restaurants and shops in the Alcântara neighborhood.

Why: Lots of local restuarants to choose from in a cool atmosphere.

Note: Read my full blog posts about the LX Factory here.

Where: R. Rodrigues de Faria 103

When: Hours vary by restaurant

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Campo de Ourique Market

What: Food market in the Campo de Ourique neighborhood.

Why: Similar to Time Out Market but much less crowded.

Where: R. Coehlo da Rocha 104

When: Sun-Thurs 10am-11pm, Fri-Sat 10am-1am

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YAO Juicery
Lisbon Restaurant Guide: Early Birds Lisbon
Lisbon Restaurant Guide: Cha Cha Moon
cup of espresso next to sunglasses on a table top

Lisbon Drinks

YAO Pressed Juicery

What: Small juice stand in the Chiado/São Bento neighborhood. 

Why: Fresh pressed juices from a walk up window.

Where: Largo Dr. Antonio de Sousa Macedo 4b

When: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm

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Cha Cha Moon

What: Bubble tea and waffle shop in Baixa-Chiado.

Why: Super cute cafe, customize your bubble tea.

Where: R. do Crucifixo 112-114

When: Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9:30pm, Sun 1pm-7:30pm

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Where to Eat in Lisbon – Map

I hope this guide helps you plan where to eat in Lisbon! There is so much good food in the city, this list barely scratches the surface.

A few quick tips to keep in mind:

  • Eating pastel de nata is a must!
  • Skip the tourist restaurants near Rua Augusta and Praca do Comercio.
  • Those olives they bring to your table aren’t free.
  • Keep cash on you. Some restaurants don’t accept cards.


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By Courtney Minor

Wandering around and writing about it.

2 comments

  1. I love to try local food when I travel, I usually go for street food or some very local places that are also cheaper. All that food looks so yummy. I want to visit Portugal so much, I think their food will be really delicious.

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