Where to Find the Best Pastéis de Nata in Lisbon – 2024 Edition

Pastel de nata in Lisbon, Portugal

How many pastéis de nata could you eat on a holiday? Our friend Jayden smashed 30 on his trip to Portugal, but I will say that not all of them were prime pasteis. The man was on a mission to eat at least two Portuguese custard tarts a day, picking them up from any old […]

Where to find the best Portuguese street food and snacks in Lisbon

Best street food in Lisbon. Bifana at O Trevo

There’s nothing more comforting than knowing you can get a snack at any hour. From hot sandwiches like bifanas and pregos, to petiscos (tapas) of snails and prawns and an overwhelming range of eggy treats, Lisbon is not short of snacks. Hell, there’s even an entire 5pm meal, dedicated to hoeing down a sweet treat […]

Best places to eat octopus in Lisbon

Das Flores serves one of the best octopus dishes in Lisbon.

One question I get asked a lot is where is the best spot to eat octopus in Lisbon. It seems every traveller coming to visit wants to try great octopus dishes in Portugal, whether that’s a traditional Polvo à Lagareiro or a simple octopus salad.  It’s true – octopus is a favourite ingredient in Portugal. […]

Sardines & pimba: Your 2024 guide to Lisbon’s Santo António Festival

Sardines at Lisbon's Santo antonio festival

Every June the smell of sardines and sound of pimba music ricochets through the narrow cobbled streets of the city’s most traditional neighbourhoods. The start of summer is a wild and wonderful time to be in Lisbon. In late May locals start constructing temporary bars and barbecues, and hang colourful streamers and decorations ahead of […]

25 traditional dishes to order in Portugal

Workers enjoying lunch on a terrace in Lisbon, Portugal

There’s a lot more to Portuguese food than piri piri chicken and custard tarts.  In this article I’ve rounded up two dozen or so traditional Portuguese dishes you can easily order throughout the country.  When it comes to eating in Portugal, I’m always amazed by the wide variety of dishes, seasonal specials and regional plates, […]

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