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Cuisine of Lisbon for gourmets. Places for dinner - best restaurants

Ponte Sobre o Tejo by Night Local cuisine will not leave untouched any sophisticated gourmet. Restaurants of Lisbon will treat the visitors with a variety of exotic dishes. The heart of the traditional cuisine is the seafoods. Fish, calamari, oysters are the main ingredients of soups, different salads and entrees, these are also served as solo courses. Tuna and pilchard are of the immense popularity among local people though these are too expensive for everyday foods. Rice is not a less important ingredient of the dishes of local cuisine. It is the same added to various dishes including popular garnishing and desserts.
The choice of entertainment for vacationers with children in Lisbon is very large. Many of them prefer to start the recreation program with a visit to the Lisbon Oceanarium. It is considered … Open
The most popular and ordered soup is «caldo verde» being a thick soup of vegetables, the composition of which can be changed at the discretion of the cook. Some cuisine experts note that caldo verde in some shades of taste resembles the traditional Russian cabbage soup. Some varieties of soups may seem to foreign visitors really exotic. For example, a rather distinctive and innovative soup of pumpkin flavored with well whipped egg.
Genuine ethnic speicality is «robalo» fish being a certain perch species. It possesses a perfect taste, the dish is served only in upscale restaurants. True gourmets should also try another dish named «caldeirada». It is a kind of thick soup which can be cooked with various seafoods. The process of cooking of this treat is also rather original. The potage is cooked only in special brass. Copyright
Local people are rather hot tempered and thus their behavior may seem rather strange to foreign visitors. Peculiar to city folks deliberateness in everything is often approached by visitors … Open
Lovers of meat dishes will not be gastronomically under-serviced as each restaurant will offer to partake meat specialities as schnitzels and croquettes as well as lamb or goatling meat baked in the oven. The schnitzels «fevras» and the croquettes «befe» are made of beef and served with great variety of vegetables and sauces. Those, who are craving more gastronomic originality, should partake suckling pig «leitao» and estimate the exquisite taste of roasted chicken «frango».
Lisbon at night Local desserts deserve special attention. Lovers of sweets will have a chance to try the treats meeting every taste and flavor. Fancy cakes and crèmes, various fruit pies and other sorts of pastry are of utmost popularity. Those who are keeping to the diet and healthy way of life will find various fresh fruit and fruit salads. Above all drinks local people give most preference to coffee, the process of preparation of which is considered to be an important ceremony. Among alcohol drinks locals choose wines and port wines.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Lisbon and surroundings

Where to go for dinner in Lisbon: recommended cafe and restaurants

Where: Rua Marquês de Fronteira, Lisbon; Telephone: +351 213 862 211;
Bica Do Sapato
Where: Cais da Pedra à Bica do Sapato, Lisbon; Telephone: +351 218 810 320;
Terreiro Do Paço
Where: Praça do Comércio, Lisbon; Telephone: +351 210 312 850;
La Moneda
Where: Rua da Moeda 1C, Lisbon; Telephone: +351 213 908 012;
Martinho Da Arcada
Where: Praça do Comércio 3, Lisbon; Telephone: +351 218 879 259;
Casa Do Alentejo
Where: Rua Portas de Santo Antão 58, Lisbon; Telephone: +351 213 405 140;
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Lisbon
♥   Restaurant 'Solar dos Presuntos' Lisboa. Type - Traditional cuisine. 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Casa de Linhares' Lisboa. Type - Portuguese. 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'O Faz Figura' Lisboa. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Alma' Lisboa. Type - Creative. 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant '100 Maneiras' Lisboa. Type - Creative. 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Ad Lib' Lisboa. Type - Modern cuisine. 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Belcanto' Lisboa. Type - Creative. 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Chefe Cordeiro' Lisboa. Type - Portuguese. 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Tágide' Lisboa. Type - Modern cuisine. 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Mini Bar Teatro' Lisboa. Type - Creative. 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique sights around Lisbon

Elevador de Santa Justa

From the series “Top 16 Most Exotic Elevators and Lifts in the World”
From the upper square, where the elevator provides the passengers, the magnificent panorama opens onto the city, so the old lift attracts the numerous tourists. However, the elevator has not lost the original functional purpose and is actively used by the cityspeople for the rapid movement between the various highways. Elevador do Carmo is located in the center of the old town of Lisbon and has retained its original shape for more than a century. … Read further

Santuario de Cristo Rei

From the series “The Most Grandiose Statues and Monuments”
Many pilgrims seek to visit the famous statue of Christ the King on June, 8. On this day, the important religious shrine, the relics of Sacred Heart, is put at the foot of the statue every year. It is also worth noting that the sculpture is located on a small hill at 113 meters above sea level. The statue is equipped with a great viewing platform allowing to admire the nice views of the Tagus River and mountainous areas. Many experienced tourists tend to visit the tourist attraction in the evening. After dark, the monument is illuminated with amazing lighting system. … Read further

Lisbon Oceanarium

From the series “The Coolest and Largest Oceanariums in the World”
This aquarium features more than a hundred representatives of marine life, including different species of tuna, stingrays, sharks, barracudas, moray eels, and even the mysterious sunfish. Around the huge central vessel, there are four others. One of the most unusual is an aquarium dedicated to the inhabitants of the Pacific Ocean. Here, visitors can see exotic fish and incredibly beautiful bunches of algae. In an aquarium dedicated to the Indian Ocean, the central place is occupied by a coral reef. It’s quite amazing to watch the life concentrated around it. … Read further
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Cuisine and restaurants in the neighbours of Lisbon

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