Top 7 Best Restaurants for Lunch in Lisbon

Steak and wine at Sala de Corte in Lisbon

From juicy steaks and grilled fish at Portuguese family tascas to affordable dining at a Michelin-star restaurant, here are the best spots for lunch in Lisbon. A typical Portuguese lunch begins at noon and stretches for as long as your schedule allows. During the week, restaurants put up signs announcing cheap lunch deals, and locals […]

Top 5 Places to Take a Cooking Class in Lisbon

Compadre cooking class in Lisbon

Want to go behind the scenes of Portuguese cuisine? Sign up for a cooking class in Lisbon to learn all the local culinary secrets! If you love Portuguese food as much as we do, you know it only takes one meal to get obsessed. But what if you’re only in Lisbon for a few days? […]

A Guide to Portuguese Sausages: 7 Varieties You Should Try

Sausages on plates

Whether as an afternoon snack or an accompaniment to a full meal, sausages are an integral part of Portuguese cuisine. It’s hard to find a meat dish in Portugal without at least one kind of enchidos—the traditional Portuguese sausages. You can find them in cozido, the feijoada (bean stew) or even mixed in soups like […]

5 Things You Need to Do When Visiting Lisbon in September 2019

Enjoy a fabulous seafood meal out on a sunny terrace in Lisbon in September.

Lisbon in September is that time of year when school’s in but summer is not quite out yet. Summer in Lisbon lingers well into September, with days that are still long enough for al fresco drinks and weekend trips to the beach.  It won’t start feeling like fall for another month or so, and throughout […]

Portuguese Cheese Guide: 10 Artisanal Cheeses You Need to Try

We'll never say no to a Portuguese cheese board.

Creamy, dry, strong or mild—whatever you’re into, there’s a cheese in Portugal made for you. Just like Portuguese wine, every region in Portugal has its own cheese. Some even have a protected designation of origin which ensures the cheese is produced in that region alone using traditional methods and ingredients. You don’t need to travel […]

4 Essential Restaurants in Sintra You Can’t Skip

Tascantiga is one of the best restaurants in Sintra for fabulous petiscos.

Walking the green hills of Sintra always works up an appetite and fortunately, you don’t have to walk far from the city center to find the perfect restaurant. To truly enjoy a Sintra day trip you need to leave Lisbon early in the morning and return when the sun is about to set. Sightsee in […]

Enchanted by Saudade: My Love Letter to Lisbon

Ellis is an expert on Lisbon and the art of saudade. Here she is celebrating Portuguese Carnival.

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Lisbon. Hilly streets, buildings with history and a soft sea breeze. These are my first memories of Lisbon, a city I visited for the first time in 2007. Over a decade later a lot has changed, much due to a harsh […]

What Time Do People Eat in Portugal?

Wondering what time do people eat in Portugal? If it's late afternoon, it's time for lanche, the Portuguese meal between lunch and dinner.

Wondering what time do people eat in Portugal? While there’s no one watching the clock, it’s always good to know the best time to walk into your local restaurant or café. So what time do people eat in Portugal? There might be strict meal schedules during the week, but when the weekend comes, it’s a […]

5 Places to Eat Churros in Lisbon All Year Long

You definitely need to enjoy churros in Lisbon at Guilty by Olivier!

You’re never too old to eat churros in Lisbon. This delicious pastry is usually a summertime treat, but if you’re craving them now, we’ve got you covered! Spanish or Portuguese—the jury is still out on who invented churros. One thing is certain: we both love eating them! In Spain, it’s perfectly acceptable to eat churros […]