10 Amazing Places to Eat in Chiado in Lisbon

Oh my darling Chiado, where do we begin?

Chiado and her neighbor, Bairro Alto, are Lisbon’s drinking and dining hubs. An immensely social area where travelers from all over the world come to bask in the “Portuguese culture”, even though you’re unlikely to find any actual Portuguese locals hanging around here.

Chiado – by to lobato – Wikimedia Commons

Chiado is high energy. Let that be known before you make your way here. The restaurants, cafes, bookstores, bars and shopping facilities are packed with people from morning until night.

You can eat virtually any food in the world in Chiado, to variety of options are somewhat overwhelming. I’ve itemized ten of the best spots according to what they have to offer, which should make your life a bit easier.

1. Dinner & a Show: Beco Cabaret Gourmet in Chiado

Fine dining and an evening of cabaret in Lisbon. Beco Cabaret Gorumet combines the art of live performance with a beautifully curated menu of starters, entrees and desserts.

Performances run on a nightly basis and are spaced out to allow for dining and conversation in between. To dine here in Chiado you’ll need to make a reservation and ideally be seated by 9:15pm.

Beco Cabaret Gourmet in Chiado – by Beco Cabaret Gourmet – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Wednesday to Saturday – 9pm to 1am
ADDRESS: R. Nova da Trindade 18, 1200-303 Lisboa, Portugal
Metro STATION: Baixa-Chiado

2. Asian: Bao-Bao in Chiado

Asian fusion kitchens are easy to come by in Lisbon, and Chiado holds one of the best of them.

Bao-Bao is a vibrant eatery that offers dishes from across Asia. Their dim sum, Pad Thai and bao buns are my favorite combination of dishes on a single night out in the city. It’s close to the Church of Sao Roque the oldest Jesuit church in the country .

Bao-Bao in Lisbon – by Bao-Bao – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday – 12pm to 12am
ADDRESS: Largo Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro 30, 1200-369 Lisboa, Portugal
Metro STATION: Baixa-Chiado

3. Vegan: Jardim das Cerejas in Chiado

There are a handful of great health cafes and vegetarian eateries in Lisbon; the touristic nature of the area has made sure of it.

The Jardim da Cerejas is an entirely plant based establishment and most of the menu is gluten free. They offer a daily buffet of tasty dishes, and vegan desserts that will blow your mind.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday – 1pm to 3:30pm // 7pm to 11pm
ADDRESS: Calçada do Sacramento 36, 1200-394 Lisboa, Portugal
Metro STATION: Baixa-Chiado

4. Italian: Mercantina in Chiado

Another standard presence in any tourist filled neighborhood is the Italian cuisine.

It is debatable as to whether Mercantina falls under Chiado or Bairro Alto, as it sits right on the strip that dives the two. Nevertheless, this is the best place for a hearty and wholesome pizza and pasta in the heart of the city center.

Get here early as it fills up quickly in the evenings.

Mercantina in Chiado – by Mercantina – Sourced from their website

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday – 12pm to 3:30pm // 7pm to 11:30pm
ADDRESS: R. da Misericórdia n 114, 1200-273 Lisboa, Portugal
Metro STATION: Baixa-Chiado

5. Authentic Portuguese: O Chiado in Chiado

You didn’t come to Lisbon to not eat authentic Portuguese cuisine at least once or twice. O Chiado is as real as it gets, offering all the traditional Portuguese dishes including bacalhau, cozido, and some fabulous old grilled sardines.

It’s a place for seafood, sangria and all the port wine you can stomach.

by Hoan Vo – Unsplash

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday – 6:30pm to 10:30pm
ADDRESS: R. do Crucifixo 104, 1100-044 Lisboa, Portugal
Metro STATION: Baixa-Chiado

6. Sushi: Up to Sushi in Chiado

Up To Sushi is an all you can eat sushi bar with different menus during lunch and dinner. There are usually ten to fifteen different plates to choose from and no limit to how many you can ask for.

They have side dishes like handrolls, as well as platters that are great for shared dining!

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday – 12pm to 3pm // 7:30pm to 11pm
ADDRESS: The Lift Boutique Hotel, R. Áurea 265, 1100-486 Lisboa, Portugal
Metro STATION: Baixa-Chiado

7. Indian: Natraj Tandoori in Chiado

My guilty pleasure in Lisbon is Indian food; I’ll gladly eat it first thing in the morning or at 2am when its’s the only late night dining available.

Natraj Tandoori is actually one of the best Indian diners in Lisbon, being incredibly authentic in service and flavors. Vegetarians, vegans and meat eaters have ample options to choose from (be sure to specify between coconut milk and cow’s milk).

by Pille-Riin Priske – Unsplash

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday – 11:30pm to 3pm // 7pm to 11:30pm
ADDRESS: R. dos Sapateiros 171, 1100-044 Lisboa, Portugal
Metro STATION: Baixa-Chiado

8. Poké : Poké Bowls in Chiado

A poke bowl is a great, fast but healthy meal to grab between sight seeing or free guided walking tours through Chiado.

Poke Bowls is an inviting space designed like an island hangout. The bowls are made in a build your own system where you’ll select each ingredient from the base up on a piece of paper and hand it to the servers.

They also do really cheap, and really good, acai bowls from an ice cream dispenser behind the counter.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday – 10am to 6pm
ADDRESS: R. Tierno Galvan 4, 1250-096 Lisboa, Portugal
Metro STATION: Baixa-Chiado

9. Cereal: Pop Cereal Café in Chiado

For something unique and unusual I encourage all travelers to Lisbon to visit the Pop Cereal Cafe at least once. They offer hundreds of different cereals from all over the world in a concept store where you select your cereal, milk and toppings as your meal.

They have milk alternatives for those who prefer not to drink the juice of a cow. This is a fantastic outing for travelers with children!

Pop Cereal Café in Chiado – by Pop Cereal Café – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday – 9am to 12am
ADDRESS: R. do Norte 64, 1200-365 Lisboa, Portugal
Metro STATION: Baixa-Chiado

10. Cafe: Fruitaria in Chiado

As I said, the health cafe scene is thriving in Chiado.

Fruitaria is great for pancakes, acai, fruits bowls, salmon toasts, egg breakfasts… you name it. A wholesome little spot that’s wonderful to start your day at before adventures through the center.

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Fruitaria in Chiado – by Fruitaria – Sourced from their website

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday – 9am to 8pm
ADDRESS: R. dos Fanqueiros 269, 1100-232 Lisboa, Portugal
Metro STATION: Baixa-Chiado