Time Out Market Lisbon, Portugal

Time Out Market Lisbon is one of the city’s most popular attractions. If you love food and you need something to do in Lisbon, Portugal, be sure to stop by Mercado da Ribeira Lisboa.

At the top of the “Things to Do in Lisbon” list sits Time Out Market, aka Mercado da Ribeira Lisboa.

This huge food hall is filled with the best local restaurants and vendors in Lisbon. Tourists flock here to get a taste of the city, and it’s the best place to go if you’re short on time. You can find all kinds of food, from pizza to meat-heavy dishes to traditional Portuguese food.

You will find large crowds here most of the time, but it’s all part of the experience. Go in, grab some good food, and eat to your heart’s content!

If I’m being honest, this place was WAY too crowded and busy for my liking, but I still recommend it for foodies, or anyone who really wants to experience the top Lisbon attractions.

Time Out Market Lisbon, Portugal

Time Out Market Lisbon

This market is traditionally known as Mercado da Ribeira (Riverside Market), but was taken over by the Time Out Group to create their first ever food hall in 2014. The idea was that this would be home to ALL of the best restaurateurs and food in the city.

It’s now one of the most popular attractions in Lisbon, Portugal, and the Time Out Group has since opened markets in cities around the world.

Mercado da Ribeira Lisboa

The Market

There are over 50 vendors, restaurants, and shops housed within the market. Stalls are set up side by side around the perimeter of the hall, with tons of tables and seating in the middle.

A traditional food market still runs on one side, but it closes up in the afternoon. It’s a separate part of the building from the food hall, but you can still walk by and see the hustle and bustle.

people standing inside Time Out Market food hall

The Food

Time Out Market Lisboa is all about the food. People come here to sample the best of the best, all in one convenient location. You can find tons of seafood, sweets, traditional Portuguese dishes, delicious breads and cheese, burgers, pizza, and almost anything you can think of.

You can also pick up cans of sardines, bottles of wine, chocolate, and other food items to take home with you. Of course you can also find plenty of beers and wines to go with your food.

view of Lisbon's Time Out food hall from above

The Location

Lisbon’s Time Out Market is located in one of the most convenient areas for tourists. It’s in the Cais do Sodre neighborhood, right across from the riverside. It’s in the flat city center, so no hills are required to get here. It’s a quick walk from Praca do Comercio, and right across the street from one of the main transit centers.

Address: Mercado da Ribeiro, Avenida 24 de Julho (Google Map)

Hours: Sunday to Wednesday 10 am – midnight; Thursday to Saturday 10 am – 2 am


Best Tips for Visiting Time Out Market Lisbon

    • If you venture out of the main hall, you can get bar seating at some of the vendors for a slightly more intimate experience.
    • Looking to grab a pastel de nata from Manteigaria? Walk into the alcove right off the street to skip the long line inside.
    • Even with all the seating in the main hall, it will still be hard to find a seat. If you’re in a group, designate someone to scout out seating and save it for when you come back with food.
    • Mid-day through dinner time will have the biggest crowds. Go a little later in the evening, and you’ll have a quieter experience.
    • To get the overhead shot of the food hall, head up the stairs at the front entrance.

Will you visit Time Out Market when you go to Lisbon?

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Time Out Market Lisbon, Portugal

By Courtney Minor

Wandering around and writing about it.

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