Here we have suggestions of the 5 top local restaurants in Lisbon. We know that when you’re traveling and visiting a new city like Lisbon, you might want to skip the touristic places and go for truly local restaurants. Here we have for you Lisbon’s Top 5 Local Restaurants, so you can truly discover our gastronomy and enjoy it like a local.
Casa da Índia
The first on our top 5 local restaurants in Lisbon is Casa da Índia. In the heart of Bairro Alto, this is definitely a traditional place, from the tiled walls, to the paper tablecloths and the traditional grilled food. It is always full because its food is good. You can go a bit earlier than typical meal times (1pm for lunch and 8pm for dinner) to make sure you get a spot and enjoy the traditional food and environment of a typical local restaurant in Lisbon.
Hamburgueria do Bairro
Our second place on our top 5 local restaurants in Lisbon is Hamburgueria do Bairro. This burger restaurant might not seem traditional, but it is one hell of a good place for burgers! They have several central locations across town. You can find one Hamburgueria in Príncipe Real, just up from Bairro Alto or in São Bento. With 11 burgers (including vegetarian options), you can calm your burger cravings and eat the best burger in Lisbon at the Hamburgueria do Bairro: the Burger Place of the Neighborhood.
Casa do Alentejo
Featuring in our top 5 local restaurants in Lisbon is my beloved Casa do Alentejo. This beautiful Moorish inspired house serves typical food from Alentejo (a region towards the interior of Portugal) in a very relaxed environment. It is great for you to snack and try different foods as with friends. I recommend you try eggs with asparagus or with farinheira. Something quite simple most visitors would overlook but that is finger-licking good. Near Restauradores, it’s a great place to have dinner after walking through the quirky neighborhood of Alfama.
O Churrasco is also in our top 5 local restaurants in Lisbon. It is known for its grilled chicken, but God knows how good the grilled squid or traditional Portuguese stew are! Located in downtown Lisbon, near Restauradores, if you go to a traditional Revista play or to a concert in Lisbon’s Coliseum (Coliseu de Lisboa), this is right next door and a great place for you to feast on Portuguese food.
Cantina das Freiras
This hidden spot is the last of our top 5 local restaurants in Lisbon. In the heart of Chiado, this restaurant is more like a canteen with simple but good food and a breathtaking view of the city and the river. Perfect for lunch on a sunny day, you’re in to be treated to a typical Portuguese meal. After a great lunch at Cantina das Freiras, join us in our Alfama tour at 3 pm.
See you in Lisbon!