Archive for the 'Seafood' Category

Restaurant ‘O Poéta’: Portuguese and international cuisine close to Cascais’ beach, famous vacation spot & easily reached from Lisbon

Cascais is a famous vacation spot in Portugal by the sea quite close to Lisbon (about 25 km; 30 minutes by train, 15-20 minutes by car). Great beaches, and a promenade that connects Cascais to Lisbon providing one of the most spectacular costal walks available. Cascais: in the background the pink-coloured Restaurant bar ‘O Poéta’ Cascais (more pictures and […]

Restaurant ‘Wok Oriental’ Lisbon near tourist top attraction Santa Justa Lift: Chinese, Japanese, Brazilian (picanha), Portuguese, vegetarian food: good quality, low price, & eat as much as you want

Large but cozy Asian restaurant ‘WOK Oriental’ is also a tourist attraction, like the nearby Santa Justa Lift. The food is very tasty and cheap. They serve Chinese, Japanese, and also Brazilian (picanha), Portuguese and vegetarian food. Lunch € 7.95, dinner € 8,95 Eat as much as you want.. In this Asian restaurant they also […]

Football: most popular sport in Portugal & excellent restaurant/Cervejaria ‘Adega de São Roque’ Lisbon near Bairro Alto decorated with European football team scarves

Football is the most popular sport in Portugal and also in Lisbon. There are a lot of very good seafood restaurants, many with very beautiful displays of lobsters, shrimp, oysters and crabs, but a big TV-screen is also very important….! The Portuguese even watch football (futebol) while enjoying a dinner at a restaurant! Lisbon, December 7, 2010, […]

Superb seafood Lisbon: Cervejaria ‘RAMIRO’, one of Lisbon’s best seafood restaurants, real good steak & open on Sundays

Cervejaria ‘Ramiro‘ is not just a restaurant in Lisbon. If you look for superb fresh seafood at a really good price, this “Cervejaria” (litt. beerhouse) is the place to be! It’s always crowded and rather noisy, with tables full of locals, all having a great time. The atmosphere is loud and exciting. But if you […]

Popular Portuguese restaurant ‘Casa da Índia’ Lisbon Bairro Alto, divine and cheap (sea)food & Portuguese overseas trade history

Despite the name, Casa da Índia (House of India), this is a real traditional, good and cheap restaurant with a Portuguese menu. The name refers to an organization that managed Portuguese trade in overseas goods, mainly in the 15th and 16th centuries. The Casa da Índia maintained a royal monopoly on the trade in spices, […]

Restaurant Marisqueira ‘Guarda Rio’ Cais do Sodré Lisbon: fresh seafood, beautiful river views & smugglers

Restaurant Marisqueira ‘Guarda Rio’, (Antigo Pavilhão da Guarda Fiscal, a former observation point overlooking the river Tagus) is located just near Cais do Sodré, Lisbon’s major bus, metro, train station and ferry terminal. The marisqueira (seafood in Portuguese) is unfailingly fresh, the waiters are very friendly. The location, right next to the river Tagus, is […]

Aldeio do Meco (40 km from Lisbon): Restaurant/bar ‘Tropical do Meco’, famous sandy Meco beaches, excellent local gastronomy, caipinrinha & late night cocktails

Aldeio do Meco is a small rural village, about 1 km away from the fabulous and famous sandy Meco beaches, ca. 40 km from Lisbon. In Meco village you can find a few trendy bars and a number of restaurants offering the best local gastronomy, in particular seafood and fish dishes, but in case you love […]

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 […]

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 (part of Lisbon), excellent lunch & elevator to Cristo Rei statue

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 the historical part of Lisbon with […]