Lisbon’s Top Pick Restaurants Report – The Gifted Concierge’s Short List

In Bel Canto's kitchen. Photo: Paulo Barata

 

One thing you hear in Lisbon and Portugal a lot is that you have to visit to get the best—from food, to wine, to fado.  In just a few days you realize this isn’t some wild claim--- it’s really true!

 

Photo courtesy of Monte Mar

 

For Portuguese food this is especially the case.   Other than Newark, New Jersey, one would be hard-pressed to name a major US city where the number of Portuguese restaurants is even a fraction of that for popular Thai, Japanese, Italian, French and other international fare. 

 

That’s why we asked the manager of one of the more popular hotels in Lisbon to share his short list of top recommendations, so you won’t have that disappointment of an expensive, not –worth-the-time-or-money meal while you visit.

 

Here’s the shortlist of top picks from the very popular and concierge-oriented LX Boutique Hotel’s Front Desk Manager, Vasco Pires---

 

Photo courtesy of Sea Me

 

(You’ll notice there is a lot of seafood on the menus of these top recommended Lisbon restaurants.)

 

Monte Mar "Fresh Catch of the Day". Photo courtesy of Monte Mar

 

CLICK THESE LINKS ABOVE THE RESPECTIVE PHOTOS TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT EACH OF THESE TOP PICK LISBON RESTAURANTS---

 

Cantinho do Avillez

 

Cantinho do Avillez' Flaked cod with bread crumbs, Lt egg and exploding olives. Photo: Paulo Barata

 

An art installation by Joana Astolfi in Cantinho do Avillez Lisbon.. Photo by Nuno Correia

 

 

Belcanto

 

Chef Avillez' "Wave Breaking" at Bel Canto. Photo: Nuno Correia

 

 

Sea Me

 

Photo courtesy of Sea Me

 

Photo courtesy of Sea Me

 

 

Monte Mar

 

“Iscas” Portuguese Style. Photo courtesy of Monte Mar

 

Fried Prawns with Garlic. Photo courtesy of Monte Mar

 

 

Cervejaria Ramiro

 

Grilled Giant Tiger Prawn. Photo courtesy of Cervejaria Ramiro

 

Clams on Garlic Sauce (Bulhão Pato)Photo courtesy of Cervejaria Ramiro

 

 

Restaurante Sacramento

 

Photo courtesy of Restaurante Sacramento

 

Photo courtesy of Restaurante Sacramento

 

 

Quiosque da ribeira das naus

 

Photo courtesy of Quiosque da ribeira das naus

 

Photo courtesy of Quiosque da ribeira das naus

 

CLICK ON THE LINKS ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE TOP PICK RESTAURANTS AND BOM APETITE!

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