We love to eat! Almost even more than practising acroyoga or yoga! So, the best way for us to transmit this love is by sharing our favourite places in Lisbon city centre to eat. If you want to check places out of the city or in Portugal, please check our other post "where to eat around Lisbon: Cascais, Costa da Caparica...". We hope to see you in one of our classes on the beach and retreats and maybe share a good meal together. Enjoy!
We love food! It is one of the reasons why we love to host retreats, not only for the yoga part but as well for the culinary. We are enthusiastic yogis, but we are almost even more foodies. In order to deliver real tasty and healthy food during our retreats, we had o try a lot of places and different cuisines. Mealtime is a ritual where we try to use all our senses and even better if we can share this experience with someone we know or maybe a completely stranges, that after the meal can be turned into a new friend.
We have no partnership with any of these places, we even don't know the owners. This is just a personal list, based on our own experience living in Portugal, the several advice of friends and our willingness to try new places and food.
Some of the restaurants below may include vegetarian/vegan options, but for exclusively veggie places look for our post: where to eat veggie in Lisbon & Cascais.
“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone's house and eat with him - the people who give you their food give you their heart” Cesar Chavez
But before we start with some recommendations about very different types of food to make your stay more pleasant and tastefully! In the link below, you will find a customized Google map with all the places described below. So you spend the less time possible finding these amazing restaurants from our Yoga Emotion retreat in Cascais or our yoga beach classes and workshops around Lisboa.
Food Markets (Lisbon & Cascais)
Before we start with specific restaurants, if you are unsure what to choose for lunch or you are with a couple of friends that everyone wants different food, the next places will serve you as a good spot to choose within a large variety. Besides the food, these places are worth to visit as well.
LX Factory (R. Rodrigues de Faria 103, Lisbon): located in an old textile factory and almost below the beginning of the bridge 25th of April, these complex will open all your curiosity. Here you will find more than 50 not only restaurants but as well shops, library, creative studios... a bunch of topics for all every taste. Highlight: don't full only your body but enjoy as well the art and culture of this place.
Time Out Market Lisbon (Rua da Junqueira 472, Lisbon): created in 2014 by the famous magazine with the same name. This food hall is represented by different and best restaurants in Lisbon and surroundings. The process is easy: you order in the restaurant that you prefer and look for a table in the middle of the immense food hall. The variety of food is huge! So be ready to visit this place more than once. Highlight: allow your visual senses to fill your belly! Walk around and start picking small bites/plates of different restaurants.
Casa da Guia (Avenida Nossa Senhora 101, Cascais): the alternative of the food markets from Lisboa you will find it here. Again not only the food is really good here but as well the location is impressive. Located just above a cliff over the Atlantic ocean, this complex full of bars, restaurants, shops.. is worth to visit for all senses! Highlight: pick any of the terraces looking right to the sundown.
Old town and nearby (Lisbon)
O Magano (Rua Tomás da Anunciação 52A): a gourmet, reservations recommended, 30 euros pax.
Solar dos Duques (Rua Almeida e Sousa 58B): a traditional, 20 euros pax.
Os Minhotos (Estrada dos Prazeres 85A): a typical, 10/15 euros pax. best for lunch.
Coelho da Rocha (Rua Coelho da Rocha 104): belongs to O Magano, 20/30 euros pax.
Tasca da Esquinha (Rua Domingos Sequeira 41C): reservation recommended, 35/40 euros pax.
Verde Gaio (Rua Francisco Metrass 18): typocal grill speciality, 20 euros pax.
Restaurante Cervejaria O Prado (Rua da Junqueira 472).
Churrasqueria do Marquês (Calçada da Ajuda 184).
We wish you the best experience in Portugal, including the foodie one! And if you found special places or have other recommendations, don't hesitate to comment below! And who knows, we may see us in one of these delicious restaurants :)
Enjoy your time in Lisbon and Cascais!