Archive for the 'Seafood' Category

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 (100 m2) in […]

Restaurant ‘O Poéta’ Cascais close to Lisbon: Portuguese/international cuisine & famous vacation spot easily reached by train

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 attraction Santa Justa Lift: Asian, Portuguese, vegetarian food & 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, Pastelaria Suíça, Rossio, a […]

Cervejaria ‘RAMIRO’ Intendente Lisbon: superb fresh seafood for a good price, 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.  YouTube But if […]

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, […]

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 & 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 […]

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

If you like browsing through local markets, go to Mercado de Arroios in Lisbon! Mercado de Arroios in Lisbon The always very nice Portuguese people are proud to show you the fresh fish… Mercado de Arroios in Lisbon …..and take their time to make a friendly neighbourly talk. Mercado de Arroios in Lisbon This lively […]

Lisbon people: Erika Reusens’ (Belgian origin) favorite places in Lisbon ‘an authentic, unique city’,Tagus river restaurants, amazing views & ferry trip to Cacilhas

Bom dia! My name is Erika Reusens, I was born in Belgium, I moved to Lisbon in 2004, which was quite an adventure, because I had to start all over again. Erika Reusens (Belgian origin) “I live in a quiet part of the historic area Bairro Alto, but ‘the place to be’ when it comes to […]