Archive for the 'Food' Category

Trendy Bar/Cafe “Sol e Pesca ” Cais do Sodré Lisbon: tin cans of Portugal’s favorite fish, wine & antique fishing memorabilia

Portugal is famous for the beautiful coloured tin cans of tuna, squid and sardines from the brands Pinhais, Tricana or Ramirez. These cans serve as decoration in cafe/bar“Sol e Pesca “(Sun and Fishing), but are also intended for consumption. A nice idea! Cafe/bar “Sol e Pesca“, Lisbon decorated with lovely coloured fish tin cans This bar used to […]

Restaurant ‘Zé da Mouraria’ Lisbon: delicious typical Portuguese food, old Moorish neighborhood, Amália Rodrigues & fado history

A little bit hidden in the former Moorish quarter Mouraria, in a small street of one of Lisbon’s oldest districts, you’ll find Restaurant ‘Zé da Mouraria’, mainly visited by local Portuguese. Great typical Portuguese food and, also important, very nice people and a very informal atmosphere . One of my favorites! (Air-conditioned in summertime). Restaurant ‘Zé da Mouraria’, Rua João do Outeiro […]

Leitão assado a lenha: suckling pig, popular by locals, tourists, snacks & Restaurant Paço Real Lisbon

Suckling pig has been a delicacy since ancient times. In many European countries it’s a traditional Christmas entrée; the dish is usually reserved for special occasions. Traditionally it is roasted. A real speciality in Portugal, known as leitão assado a lenha.   Window dressing Pasteleria ‘A Merendinha’ Lisbon Suckling pig is a young pig that has only fed on […]

Conserveira de Lisboa (famous Lisbon Cannery store): hundreds of colourful tins of Portugal’s favorite fish & nostalgic power

Conserveira de Lisboa (The Lisbon Cannery store) has been covered in many many newspapers, tv-programs and on the internet, never paid for any promotion but is listed by many touristic guides. Why? Because this is a wonderful preserved-fish store with hundreds of colorful tins of the Portuguese favorite fish. It’s been open for 80 years and […]

Cláudio Silva’s traditional shop ‘Meio da Praça’ Lisbon: olive oil, good wines & more than funny souvenirs

Quality food and great wine are a passion for Portuguese people. In case you also fall in love with it, visit ‘Meio da Praça’ . This shop just moved to Rua da Prata, nº 78, Lisbon. You can pull a chair and take your time to discover old Lusitânia products at reasonable prices like the […]

Walking around Lisbon: Rua Barros Queiróz near Rossio Square, a real Portuguese atmosphere

Close to the famous Rossio Square, just off Largo de São Domingos, you will notice a lively street called Rua Barros Queiróz, where the locals as well as the tourists meet. Largo de São Domingos: ‘Lisbon, City of Tolerance’. What you’ll find here is a real Portuguese atmosphere: a variety of little shops, a typical […]

Restaurants Lisbon: popular tourist street Rua das Portas de Santo Antão, excellent seafood, aggressive waiters & check your bill

Lisbon is probably the best place in Europe to enjoy seafood. There are a couple of very popular ‘tourist restaurant’ streets,  such as Rua das Portas de Santo Antão where you will find a wide selection of options. The lively street just behind the National Theater Doña Maria II at Largo de São Domingos, near Rossio Square and Restauradores, is […]

How to recognize cheap and typical Portuguese restaurants in Lisbon, football & be prepared in touristic restaurants paying for ‘free’ starters

The Portuguese appreciate eating and drinking well. The influence of Portugal’s former colonial possessions is clear, especially in the wide variety of spices used, like piri piri (small, fiery chilli peppers), as well as cinnamon, vanilla and saffron. There’s also Arab and Moorish influences, especially in the south. The Portuguese cuisine is rich, filling and full-flavoured. Historical area […]

Bacalhau (codfish, a must-try!), Portugal’s dried, faithful friend & luxury food shop Manteigaria Silva Lisbon

The Portuguese have a very long history with codfish: shortly after Columbus (about 500 years ago) discovered America, the Portuguese were fishing for cod near NewFoundland. They were the first Europeans to do so. The nickname of bacalhau is ‘fiel amigo’ (faithful friend). Lisbon luxury food shop Manteigaria Silva , Rua D. Antao de Almada […]

Cheap restaurants in Lisbon: Toma-Lá-dá-Cá near Bairro Alto, very popular by Portuguese people & excellent food and service!

A very popular restaurant by Portuguese people is restaurant Toma-Lá-dá-Cá, a small place with traditional Portuguese cooking – excellent food and service! Restaurant Toma-Lá-dá-Cá, Travessa do Sequeiro 38, in June, when all the streets in the historical center are decorated with garlands and lights. June is the month of the ‘Festas dos Santos Populares’ (Feast Days of the Popular […]