Are you planning your next vacation to Lisbon? If you’re a foodie looking for a culinary experience, Lisbon is where it’s at. With its rich food scene, this city’s got something to satisfy every craving. Lisbon’s trendy eateries are shaking up Portuguese cuisine in style. Take note of these five restaurants that you can’t miss on your next visit to the Portuguese city.

1. Boavista Social Club

Dining meets entertainment in the most extraordinary way at Boavista Social Club. This restaurant concept combines delicious local cuisine with an immersive musical experience, courtesy of a live DJ during dinners. The menu is constantly changing, so every so often there are new flavors to try. The dish that is never missing is smoked anchovies, it is one of the house’s specialties. It’s a dining experience unlike any other, where food, wine and music come together for a memorable night out.

Address:  Rua da Boavista 16, 1200-275 Lisboa, Portugal

Opening hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 19:00h-00:00h

Thursdays to Saturdays 19:00h-02:00h

Sundays and Mondays closed.

2. Damas

Known for its diverse menu, with a spotlight on seafood dishes, this restaurant also has a stage for emerging artists every night. What sets this place apart is its dedication to offering a wide variety of dishes that include seafood specialties and diverse vegan options. If you’re visiting Damas, you cannot miss on one of their specialties, borrego salteado or sautéed lamb. This spot promises a culinary and musical journey for everyone that’ll be hard to forget. 

Address: R. da Voz do Operário 60, 1170-039 Lisboa, Portugal

Opening hours: Tuesdays to Thursdays 12:00h-01:00h

Fridays and Saturdays 12:00h-04:00h

Sundays 19:30h-01:00h

3. Magnolia

Looking for a dining spot that transitions seamlessly from brunch to dinner? This restaurant offers a brunch spread in the mornings and later transforms into a dinner spot come evening. Toasts for brunch and burgers for dinner are the main dishes of Magnolia. In addition, a good bottle of wine can not be missing and that’s why the restaurant has a huge wine menu. They’re mindful of dietary restrictions, with vegan and gluten-free options available on both menus. 

Address: Praça das Flores 43, 1200-192 Lisboa, Portugal

Opening hours: Thursdays to Mondays 10:00h-16:00h / 18:00h-23:30h

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 18:00h-23:30h

4. Taberna do Mar

Looking for one of the best seafood in Lisbon? Specializing in ocean fare, this restaurant is a must-visit for seafood lovers. Take advantage of their fresh catch of the day or indulge in their shellfish options. There is also a chef’s tasting menu available, which offers a curated experience highlighting the best flavors of the sea. With each dish expertly prepared, this restaurant promises a perfect gastronomic experience for seafood lovers.

Address: Calçada da Graça 20 B, 1100-266 Lisboa, Portugal

Opening hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays 19:00h-23:00h

Sundays and Mondays closed.

5. Cantinho do Avillez

Tradition meets innovation at this fusion restaurant, inspired by the travels of renowned chef José Avillez. Blending the best of traditional flavors with contemporary techniques, each dish is a fusion of cultures and cuisines. At Cantinho do Avillez you can find anything from inventive twists on classic recipes to bold flavor combinations. The ambiance and creative menu promises a unique experience that you cannot miss.

Address:  R. Duques de Bragança 7, 1200-162 Lisboa, Portugal

Opening hours: Mondays to Sundays 12:30h-15:00h / 19:00h-00:00h

Lisbon’s gastronomy options are as diverse as they are delicious, be sure to add these five must-visit restaurants to your itinerary. From the most delicious brunches to the most perfect dinners, Lisbon’s food scene will surely provide with some amazing memories of your time in Portugal’s capital city. 

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