Archive for the 'Food' Category

Trendy Bar/Cafe “Sol e Pesca ” Cais do Sodré Lisbon: tin cans decoration of Portugal’s favorite fish, Muxama, 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. Tin cans serve as wall 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Restaurants Lisbon: popular tourist street Rua das Portas de Santo Antão, excellent seafood, aggressive waiters & avoid restaurant Torremolinos

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, Portuguese starters, tram 28 & tiny restaurant José Maria & Laurinda in Mouraria

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. Pataniscas de […]

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 […]

Market Mercado de Arroios Lisbon: fresh fish, flowers, fruit & friendly people

If you like browsing through local markets, go to Mercado de Arroios! The always very nice Portuguese people are proud to show you the fresh fish… …..and take their time to make a friendly neighbourly talk. This lively fresh produce & fishmarket is open from Monday-Saturday 07-00 till 14:00.   Mercado de Arroios, Rua Ângela […]

Breathtaking views Lisbon: ferry to Cacilhas (south bank Tagus river, part of Lisbon city), excellent lunch & elevator to Cristo Rei statue

A few days in Lisbon? Take the ferry from Lisbons’ Cais do Sodré (every 10 minutes) to Cacilhas , a part of Almada, Lisbon, at the other side of the river Tagus. (Returnticket: cheap) Cais do Sodré, Lisbon, ferry to Cacilhas (near the railway station). Picture: Martijn Kramers Short term rentals: my 3bedroom authentic apartment (110 m2) in […]

Market Mercado da Ribeira (River) near Cais do Sodré train station Lisbon: from hot ‘piri-piri’ to fresh fish, food, funeral flowers & new hotspot Food Hall: inside and outside gastronomical area

Near the Cais do Sodre train station, on the other side of the road, you will see the beautiful building of the Mercado da Ribeira (market near the river, since 1882), topped with a Moorish-style dome. Worth a visit! Market Mercado da Ribeira, near the river Tejo, Lisbon Market: open daily 05:00 – 14:00. Closed on […]