Portuguese cuisine is a combination of flavor and richness. The country is known for its fresh seafood, which you will find everywhere. Sardines are the star of Lisbon, with the city even having sardine souvenir shops.
You have to try the traditional dessert, Pastel de Nata, any type of seafood and Francesinha, which might not look that appealing, but it is definitely delicious. Lisbon has a variety of cuisines for you to dine at, with a large number of Nepal restaurants. Just a small tip. Always check the opening times for any restaurant you want to visit, since most of them can have waiting times up to 1,5 hours.
Cuisine: Breakfast, Cafe
Location: Praca da Alegria 35 37, Lisbon 1250-004, Portugal
Hours: Monday – Saturday (19:00 – 20:00)
If it is time for breakfast or brunch, make sure to visit Brooklyn. The menus start at 5 euros and everything is tasty and well prepared. Fresh fruits and juices, croissants, pancakes, toasts and eggs are a few of the things on the menu.
2.Pastéis de Belém
Cuisine: Dessert, Cafe
Location: Rua de Belem n0 84 a 92 | 84 A 92, Lisbon 1300-085, Portugal
Hours: Sunday – Saturday (08:00 – 23:00)
The original Pastel de Nata started in 1837 right in this store. The taste is almost identical to that of a Greek Bougatsa. The Pastels de Nata are served in boxes of 6 or more, always with some cinnamon and powder sugar for those that want to add it (Please DO add it).
What you have to know is that the store is always fully packed with people. Always check the Google live peak hours in order to avoid waiting for 2 hours. The best time to visit is before 11:00 or after 21:00.
3.Time Out Market Lisboa
Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, Burger, Dessert, and many more
Location: Avenida 24 de Julho, 49 | Mercado da Ribeira, Lisbon 1200, Portugal
Hours: Sunday – Wednesday (10:00 – 00:00) & Thursday – Saturday (10:00 – 02:00)
The number one food place you have to visit in Lisbon. The food hall has more than 40 restaurants and shops and some very important Michelin-star chefs. The market has ´one of the most visionary concepts in the European foodservice sector – proof of the high-quality fine food the market makes affordable and accessible for all.´
4.Leve Leve Tapas Bar
Cuisine: Tapas Bar
Location: Travessa das Merces 6A, Lisbon 1200-268, Portugal
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday (18:00 – 23:00)
Great tapas and an excellent choice for vegetarians as well. Even though the restaurant is small, the atmosphere totally makes up for it. The staff is very friendly and the prices really good. The only negative thing is that in rush hours you may not find a table, so get there before the restaurant opens.
5.Há Tapas no Mercado!!!
Cuisine: European, Portuguese
Location: R. Ângela Pinto 14, 1900-067 Lisboa, Portugal
Hours: Tuesday – Thursday (18:00 – 21:00)
Tuesday – Saturday (11:30 – 15:00)
Friday – Saturday (18:00 – 22:00)
Exquisite food and great prices. Even though the menu is only available in Portuguese, do not sweat. The owner will be more than happy to translate the whole menu to you. To make the experience even more special, they provide tasters of either the three white or the three red wines for you to make your choice.
6.Miteri Restaurant & Rodhi Ghar
Location: Rua da Guine 5A, Lisbon 1170-172, Portugal
Hours: Daily (08:00 – 01:00)
Lisbon has some of the best Nepali restaurants, a unique cuisine with delicious food. One of the cuisine´s hidden gems is the Miteri Restaurant. The restaurant is small and simple with a great vibe from Nepal. The service is exceptional and so is the food. The owners make you feel so comfortable and relaxed. Their politeness and kindness make you feel so humble and truly enjoy the food and get a small taste of their dishes.
Location: Rua Morais Soares 101, Lisbon 1900-342, Portugal
Hours: Thursday – Tuesday (12:00 – 15:00 & 18:00 – 22:30)
The best chicken you might have but comes in large portions. Even though that might sound perfect, know that a portion can easily be enough for two people. The restaurant is always packed and it can be quite difficult to find a table especially in the evening. However, it is definitely worth the wait. The prices and service are great, but be aware that you can only pay in cash.
All pictures were taken from the restaurants´official site & social media