Lisbon Then & Now: Tascas

Inside Ze dos Cornos, a typical tasca in Lisbon

When in Lisbon, there’s no better place than a tasca to have lunch while feeling the city’s beating pulse. Lisbon has changed and so have tascas since they opened in the late 19th century. But for someone visiting the city for the first time, these family-owned, tavern-like eateries look frozen in time. And overwhelming. The […]

Ordering in Portugal: The 10 Things You Need to Know

People eating and others waiting for a table at Cervejaria Trindade in Lisbon

To successfully navigate a meal in Portugal, you’ll need to understand the country’s eating culture and habits. Having a meal is more than a basic need—it truly is a cultural event, even if it’s just lunch with friends. From understanding the menu before ordering to asking for the check, here are ten useful tips for […]

6 Tips to Eat Like a Local in Lisbon

Quinta dos Loridos is one of the best Lisbon wineries, specializing in sparkling white wines like the ones pictured here.

Even if staying for a short time, you want to feel deeply connected with your destination. Part of that connection comes through food. On these six tips to eat like a local in Lisbon, we at Devour Lisbon are focusing on cultural eating habits. Eating like a local in the Portuguese capital means enjoying a […]

Traditional Portuguese Food: The Dishes You Can’t Miss

Carne de porco a alentejana is a traditional Portuguese Food

The Portuguese have a close relationship with food, with no shame. Most typical dishes are hearty, garlicky, and greasy, as all comfort food should be. Spending time at the table in Portugal is not a past time, it’s a cultural event even when you’re not celebrating anything. From petiscos to more complicated recipes, traditional Portuguese […]