Breathtaking views Lisbon: restaurant Atira-te ao Rio, 10-min ferry trip, great food & boat taxi

If you visit Lisbon for a few days, a 10-minutes ferry trip to the other side of the Tagus river is really worth it. Restaurant Atira-te ao Rio is one of my favorites, a small paradise!

View Lisbon from Cacilhas (part of Lisbon). Picture: Svetlana Borodina

Restaurant Atira-te ao Rio

Right next to the elevator to the Cristo Rei Statue, restaurant Atira-te ao Rio (litt. ‘throw yourself into the river’) is a space blessed by fabolous views over old town Lisbon.  Don’t forget to bring your camera!  🙂

Restaurant Atira-te ao Rio, Cais do Ginjal Lisbon & friend Josephine Lucassen (official tourist guide), March 12, 2020

The menu is typically Portuguese: dishes with good presentation and tasty. We ordered one of my favorite dishes, salada com polvo  (octopus salad), and shrimps. Bill for 2 persons around 50 euro.

Restaurant Atira-te ao Rio, Cais do Ginjal Lisbon & view 25 April bridge


These pictures are made in September on a beautiful sunny day, but in wintertime there’s also the possibility to enjoy the views of old town Lisbon inside .

Restaurant Atira-te ao Rio, Cais do Ginjal Lisbon, September 2017

In wintertime the large windows allow the view to be equally (almost as) good as outside. The restaurant features an indoor room with a burning stove and a terrace with heaters and  blankets.

Cous cous & cool white wine Restaurant Atira-te ao Rio,  Lisbon

 YouTube Cais do Ginjal Lisbon

Although on Facebook  there are some negative posts about this restaurant, my experience so far is very good !

View from restaurant Atira-te ao Rio

After passing some abandoned and ruinous very old warehouses (wonderful old buildings!) , a 10 minutes walk from the ferry, there’s restaurant Atira-te ao Rio

How to get there? 

Wonderful very old abandoned warehouses with a long history: 10 minutes walk from the ferry

Take a (cheap) ferry trip from the Cais do Sodré ferry terminal to Cacilhas,  (timetable vice verca) and after a 20 minutes walk along abadonded warehouses near the river Tagus there’s restaurant Atira-te ao Rio.

Cais do Sodré ferry terminal to Cacilhas,  (timetable vice verca)

Restaurant Atira-te ao Rio
OPEN: every day from 12:30 – 23:00
Picture: Svetlana Borodina
New: 2018 taxi boat service.

More information & phonenumber via Facebook

Picture: restaurant Atira-te Ao Rio

CLOSED? Nearby restaurant Ponto Final.  More…..

Lisbon LX FACTORY: exciting cultural & gastronomic area, fashion & Sunday hippie chic market

LX FACTORY Lisbon: an abandoned industrial site has been turned into a creative, cultural and gastronomic area in restored factory buildings. Here, the past and present converge in a wonderful way!

LX factory in Lisbon: ‘big trash animals’ a series of street art

‘Let’s bring nature back to the city – join the movement’ created by Bordalo II

LX factory in Lisbon: restaurants in summertime & Sunday market

Built in 1846: 23.000 m2 industrial area in the Alcântara district

LX Factory Lisbon is located in the heart of the Alcântara district, a former industrial area, one of the most important manufacturing complex in Lisbon’s history.

YouTube      More information

LX factory in Lisbon March 2017 & weekly Sunday open air market

Arts Center

In 2008, this site was transformed into an Arts Center, where numerous significant cultural events are held, nowadays one of the most visited arts centers of Lisbon.

November 11, 2019. Margriet de Vrieze, restaurant/cafe O LOTE

Every Sunday an open air LX market is held (from 11.00 – 19:00), selling original pieces, trendy hand-made items, 2nd hand, vintage, shoes, plants, food and much more…YouTube Sunday LX market  Facebook

​Worth a visit 🙂 Video LX factory 

LX factory in Lisbon & restaurant  A Praça

Several good restaurants & affordable prices

Lively, exciting cultural area full of art studios, fashion , bars and restaurants

LX Factory, February 10, 2019 & Margriet de Vrieze

Mexican restaurant Mez Cais LX. Video at  Youtube   Facebook

Some (fashion) shops are closed at Sundays, but most restaurants and cafes are open. LX factory is a cool hangout zone 🙂

More about shops

LX factory in Lisbon: several restaurants with river view

Spectacular bookstore Ler Devagar

Restaurants, galleries, architecture, studios, terraces, music, nightclubs, art- and creative shops, fashion boutiques and a spectacular book store: Livraria ‘Ler Devagar’ (litt. ‘read  slowly’, YouTube) . Facebook

LX factory Lisbon in wintertime (January 2016)

Dictator Salazar & ’25th of April bridge’

This former factory site is located under the wonderful ‘25th of April Bridge’. In 1966 the bridge was inaugurated and named Salazar Bridge’ (Prime Minister of Portugal from 1932 to 1968). Soon after the Carnation Revolution in 1974, the bridge was renamed  ’25th of April Bridge’ (Ponte 25 de Abril)’, the day the revolution had occurred.

LX factory Lisbon: river view & ’25 April Bridge’. Retro buses: Village Underground

Great rooftop terrace & disapointing experience

The 4th floor of a former break room of factory workers was transformed in a gastropub with a curious decor and an amazing view over the river Tejo and the 25 April bridge.

Gastrobar Rio MaravilhaRua Rodrigues de Faria, 103

LX factory Lisbon: weekly Sunday market & Bolo do Caco

Delicious wheat bread from Madeira Island: Bolo do Caco

At the weekly Sunday market, there’s a stall and a table with chairs where you can enjoy a gastronomical treat from the Portuguese Island Madeira: Bolo do Caco, traditional bread. Delicious with f.i. just garlic butter € 4, vegetarian € 5 or prego (steak) € 8. More info

Recipe in English       Bolo do Caco YouTube     how to make garlic butter YouTube

LX factory in Lisbon & street art

Rua Rodrigues de Faria 103 Lisbon
facebook metro map (Alcantara)
Eléctrico (Tram) 15
Autocarros (Buses) 714, 727 
Weekly Sunday LX market from 11:00 -19:00. More details: Facebook


Te koop: auth. 3 slpk. appartement (105 m2) hartje Lissabon, incl. heerlijke privé patio (25 m2)

Te koop in Lissabon van Nederlandse eigenaar:  goed onderhouden authentiek 3-slaapkamer appartement (ca. 105 m2) incl. een heerlijk rustig privéterras (25 m2) . Gelegen in de historische wijk Mouraria, hartje centrum. Metro/bussen op 2 minuten afstand (plein Martim Moniz), restaurantjes en winkels in de omgeving. Sinds 2002 in mijn bezit.

Vraagprijs: 360.000 €                YouTube: de buurt

3-kamer appartement historische buurt Mouraria Lissabon & privé patio, ommuurd en rustig, in juni.

Rustige privé Patio (25 m2) . Zon van begin maart tot begin oktober. Marmeren aanrecht, ideaal voor een BBQ. Water aansluiting en tuinslang.

3-kamer appartement historische buurt Mouraria Lissabon & privé patio, maart 2020: heerlijke geur van jasmijn 🙂

Het appartement ligt in hartje (historisch) Lissabon, net buiten de toeristische drukte. Vlakbij het plein Martim Moniz: metro en bussen en startpunt tram 28.   Geen parkeermogelijkheid in het straatje, waar bij vlagen verkeer door komt. Laden en lossen is mogelijk.

Meer over restaurants, bars en winkels in de buurt.

3-kamer appartement Mouraria Lissabon, patio & deur naar keuken, juni 2019

Het appartement ligt op de 2e etage. Originele houten balken vloer in alle kamers. 3 slaapkamers met raam.

3-kamer appartement Mouraria Lissabon, kamer aan de straatkant

Deuren met dubbel glas in kamer en slaapkamer aan de straatkant. Nieuw dak. De buitenkant van gebouw is geschilderd in 2016 (donker roze). Vereniging van Eigenaren 25 € per maand.

StraatMouraria, Rua do Terreirinho Lissabon .

3-kamer appartement Mouraria Lissabon, kamer en suite aan de straatkant

10 min. lopen vanaf het appartement: het prachtige gerenenoveerde historische plein Intendente , met terrassen en eetgelegenheden .

Mouraria 3-slaapkamer appartement in Lissabon & kamer

2 ijzeren Franse balkonnetjes aan de straatkant.

Geen nachtelijk café-lawaai. Bars en (fado) restaurants op het autoloze plein vlakbij en in de straatjes er om heen. Bij vlagen komt verkeer door de straat.

3-slaapkamer appartement in Mouraria, Lissabon & keuken

Ruime keuken met authentieke stenen schouw. Hardhouten aanrecht met 4-pits elektrische kookplaat en ingebouwde oven. Mogelijkheid voor 2 ijskasten.

3-slaapkamer appartement in Mouraria, Lissabon & ruime keuken

Levendige buurt

De historische wijk Mouraria in Lissabon was ooit de bakermat van de  ‘de Fado‘ muziek, nu is het een multiculturele (volks)wijk en toch nog typisch Portugees. Geen nachtelijk cafe- lawaai.

Sleeping room apartment Mouraria Picture Emil Roes

Mouraria 3-slaapkamer appartement in Lissabon & slaapkamer aan de straatkant.  Foto: Emil Roes

Fado zangeres Mariza

Zangeres Mariza groeide op in deze wijk YouTube

Mouraria 3-slaapkamer appartement in Lissabon & rustige slaapkamer met raam naar het terras


mijn blog over Lissabon (nuttige- maar ook heel veel aangename info over de stad en omgeving).

3-slaapkamer appartement in historische wijk Mouraria centrum Lissabon & badkamer

Badkamer met ligbad, WC en bidet. Ruimte voor wasmachine en wasdroger.

3-slaapkamer appartement in Mouraria Lissabon & een van de rustige slaapkamers met raam: uitzicht op de tuin van de  buren

Het straatje ligt dichtbij twee centrale- en monumentale pleinen Praca Dom Pedro IV (Rossio in de volksmond) , Praca da Figueira en plein Martim Moniz.


Taxi & metro

Afstand vliegveld is ca. 8 km. (per taxi € 10-12). Het appartement is erg makkelijk per metro te bereiken (metro, halte plein/taxi standplaats Martim Moniz).

3-slaapkamer appartement in Mouraria Lissabon & patio (25 m2) met BBQ gedeelte

YouTube Lissabon

Appartement Mouraria Lissabon: rustige privé patio (30 m2), marmeren aanrecht met BBQ gedeelte

Sintra, Estoril, Cascais en de stranden van Costa da Caparica zijn makkelijk bereikbaar.

De wijk Mouraria,  dankt haar naam aan vroegere bezetters, de dominantie van de Moren (Os Mouros).

Appartement Mouraria Lissabon: rustige privé patio (30 m2)

In de buurt: bakkers met heerlijke verschillende soorten verse broodjes en onweerstaanbaar lekkere gebakjes, zoals bijvoorbeeld het beroemde roomtaartje Pastel de Nata: een caloriebom  !

3-slaapkamer appartement Mouraria Lissabon: rustige privé patio (25 m2) in summertime

Supermarkt Pingo Doce is 10 min. lopen vanaf het appartement, er zijn veel kleine winkeltjes in de buurt.

Typisch Portugese restaurantjes (ca. 10-12 euro p.p.). Veel meer over de buurt…

5 minuten lopen vanaf het appartment in Mouraria: autovrije terrassen en (fado) restaurantjes

Meer informatie: Julie Kruijs  , tel. +31 653941845 (ook WhatsApp).


3-slaapkamer appartement Mouraria Lissabon: rustige privé patio (25 m2)

For sale: auth. 3 bedr. apartment city center Lisbon (80 m2) with lovely private patio (25 m2)

For sale: authentic 3-bedroom apartment (total area 105 m2) with lovely and quiet private patio (walled, ca. 25 m2). Located in the historical area of the Mouraria neighborhood in Lisbon, close to metro/busses (square Martim Moniz) and many local shops and restaurants.

€ 360.000          YouTube: area Mouraria Lisbon

3-bedroom apartment Mouraria Lisbon & private patio (25 m2, walled very quiet).

Authentic 3- bedroom apartment, renovated, in good condition, second floor. Direct sell from Dutch owner (my property since 2002). Natural light in all rooms. Beautiful original wooden floors, 1 bathroom  with bathtub, bidet & WC.

City center LIsbon, just outside the tourist crowds

3-bedroom apartment Mouraria Lisbon & private patio, March 2020

Quiet private patio ( ca. 25 m2, walled). Sunny from March to October.

Outside marble countertop, cold water tap and a garden hose. Ideal place for a BBQ with family or friends.

3-bedroom apartment Mouraria Lisbon:  private patio & door to the kitchen, July 2019

The apartment is located in the heart of (historic) city center of Lisbon, just outside the tourist crowds.

Traffic passes through the street, there’s no parking space. Loading and unloading only.


3-bedroom apartment Mouraria Lisbon, room & streetside bedroom

From the apartment it’s 3 minutes walk to square Martim Moniz: metro, buses and  starting point legendary tram 28 .

More about trendy area Mouraria & hidden gems

3-bedroom apartment Mouraria city center Lisbon & room

The apartment is located on the 2nd floor, (no steep stairs). Authentic hardwood floor in all rooms. 3 bedrooms, all with a window.

Double-glazed doors in the streetside room and bedroom. New roof. The exterior of the building was painted in 2016.

3-bedroom apartment hististoric area Mouraria Lisbon: room

2 French wrought-iron balconies to the streetside rooms.

10 min walk from the apartment: the beautifully renovated historic square Intendente, with terraces, shops and restaurants

3-bedroom apartment historic area Mouraria Lisbon & spacious kitchen

Spacious kitchen with beautiful tiles, window with wooden shutters. Door to the private patio.

3-bedroom apartment historic area Mouraria Lisbon & spacious kitchen

Kitchen with an authentic stone fireplace.

New hardwood countertop with 4-burner-electric-cooker and oven. There’s space for 2 refrigerators.

3-bedroom apartment historic area Mouraria Lisbon & streetside bedroom. Picture: Emil Roes

The historic Mouraria district in Lisbon was once the cradle of ‘Fado’ music. Nowadays it’s a multicultural neighborhood, but still typically Portuguese. It keeps alive their ancient folk traditions, like the Feast Days of the Popular Saints in June.

3-bedroom apartment historic area Mouraria Lisbon & bedroom with window to the patio

Lively area

Nowadays historic area Mouraria is a multiculti and lively area filled with very cheap taverns. There’s some traffic driving through the narrow one-way streets. Not a noisy touristic area.

Walk in historic area Mouraria (Lisbon Lux) 

Apartment Mouraria 3-bedroom apartment in Lisbon & bathroom

Bathroom with bath tub, WC and a bidet. There’s sufficient space for a  washer and a dryer.

3-bedroom apartment in Mouraria Lisbon & very quiet bedroom: window with shutters, view over the neighbors’ garden.

The street is located close to 2 monumental squares: Praça  de Dom Pedro IV (Rossio), Praça  da Figueira and Martim Moniz square (metro/busses and trams).

Pictures: René van Gijn

Taxi & metro

Distance from the airport is approx. 8 km. From the taxi rank it is a 5 minute walk to the apartment. The apartment is very easy to reach by metro from the airport (square Martim Moniz, also starting point 28 antique tourist tram

3-bedroom apartment in Mouraria Lisbon & patio (25 m2) with BBQ area

Marble countertop, cold water tap and a garden hose. Ideal place for a BBQ with family or friends.

3-bedroom apartment Mouraria Lisbon: quiet private patio (25 m2)

Area Mouraria owes its name to former occupiers, the dominance of the Moors (Os Mouros).

3-bedroom apartment Mouraria Lisbon: quiet private patio (25 m2)

Nearby: pastelarias (small cafe’s) selling tasty pastries, such as the famous Pastel de Nata cream cake: a delicious calorie bomb!

3-bedroom apartment Mouraria Lisbon: quiet private patio (25 m2), May 2018

Supermarket Pingo Doce is 10 minutes walk, there are many small supermarkets in the streets surrounding the appartment.

Terraces Largo Maria da Severa Mouraria, September 2018. Picture: Henk van de Weerd

Close to the apartment (5 minutes walk) : bars & fado restaurants and quiet terraces (forbidden for cars): Largo Maria da Severa.

StreetMouraria, Rua do Terreirinho Lisbon .

Condominio (Homeowners Association: 25 € per month. Energylabel : C.

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3-bedroom apartment historic area Mouraria, Lisbon & stairs

There’s much more to read about Lisbon on my blog

3-bedroom apartment historic area Mouraria, Lisbon & patio

Restaurant Grelhador de Alfama Lisbon: BBQ specialities & owner Germano’s home-produced wine

Historic area Alfama in Lisbon can be described as the heart of tradition. It still remains characteristic, however in summertime it can be too crowdy…

Senhor Graciano Germano, owner of restaurant Grelhador de Alfama Lisbon in wintertime & friend Alexandra Tops

Delicious aroma in the streets

In Rua de Remedios in Lisbon there’re many restaurants to choose from. In the narrow streets you smell the delicious aroma curling up from the grills 🙂

Restaurant Grelhador (Grill) de Alfama in Lisbon

Area Alfama in Lisbon certainly is the most famous historic and oldest neighborhood, a narrowed maze of streets with many fado restaurants and pictoresque houses.

Restaurant Grelhador (Grill) de Alfama in Lisbon & lovely interior

Mainly visitors from all over the world walk around in area Alfama, nowadays it’s a very popular historic neighborhood. You hardly hear people speaking Portuguese..

Authentic Portuguese restaurants with local priced dishes are not easy to find.

Restaurant Grelhador (Grill) de Alfama in Lisbon: dish of the day: leitão Grelhado (grilled pig)

We were enticed by the 8 € for the dish of the day (leitão grelhado , grilled pig), but a glass of house wine is 3.50 € (home-produced, very good taste). Unrequested starter: 4.50 € for 5 slices of chouriço (spicy sausage) 🙁

The bill came to 40 (2 people, incl. bread, water &  dessert: mousse manga). No ATM, only cash.

Restaurant Grelhador (Grill) de Alfama in Lisbon, November 2019

Unrequested starter dishes: typical Portuguese

You have to pay for starters like bread, butter, chouriço, cheese and often olives, tuna or sardine paste, or shrimps (camarão).

Restaurant Grelhador (Grill) de Alfama in Lisbon & friendly owner sr. Germano

Those starters are not free, feel free not to touch them and they will not be charged on your bill.

You won’t pay for starters if you don’t eat them, the waiter will take them away (não, obrigado): ‘No thank you’.

Restaurant Grelhador (Grill) de Alfama in Lisbon & home produced wine

Owner Graciano Germano and his wife are very friendly. The bill was not as painful as it could have been in this area. Restaurant owner Sr. Germano took the time to tell us the story about their home-produced wine.

Then we could buy 2 bottles of wine for a friendly price 🙂

Traditional Portuguese restaurant Grelhador de Alfama, Lisbon

Restaurant Grelhador de Alfama
Rua de Remedios 135-137
Closed on Sunday. Without ATM, only cash

Restaurant POLLUX Terrace Lisbon: scenic city views, shopping mall rooftop & delicious lunch

Years ago I discovered a small cafe on the 8th floor of a huge department store in Lisbon, Pollux : good coffee (bica), a pastel de nata .. and stunning city views!

Restaurant & bar Pollux Terrace in Lisbon: this view will never be boring! 🙂

8th floor classic department store Pollux

In 2017 restaurant & bar LESS was opened, on the 8th floor of department store Pollux (9 floors, 5.000 m2), founded in 1936, offering typical Portuguese luxury items for home decoration and household goods.

Restaurant & bar POLLUX Terrace  in Lisbon: legendary Santa Justa Lift
Makeover in 2017
The terrace, offering views of the legendary Santa Justa lift and the ruins of the Convento do Carmo, (Carmo Convent) used to have a small cafe with plastic tables (a hidden gem..)
Basic snacks, soups and coffees were served nearby products for sale in the store such as plastic flowers, garden chairs and camping tables.
Cafe/restaurant POLLUX Terrace & view river Tagus
In September 2017 the entire 8th floor of the department store was transformed into a modern casual dining space serving delicious food (Chef: Miguel Castro Silva) .
Restaurant POLLUX Terrace Lisbon & 8th floor September 4, 2018
Delicious lunch with Margarethe de Vrieze.
Restaurant & Bar POLLUX Terrace Lisbon
Appetizer, smoked salmon tartar with horsera dish cream, soup, leek risotto with cod shavings, water & 2 glasses of house wine: 33 euro.
Restaurant & Bar POLLUX Terrace, March 2018
‘Are you being served?’
BESIDES: When I entered the Pollux department store for the first time, around 16 years ago, the old-fashioned atmosphere and the (good) hierarchical service-model reminded me a little bit of the legendary British sitcom  “Are you being served?’ 😉 (YouTube), broadcasted between 1972 and 1985.
Restaurant & Bar POLLUX Terrace Lisbon, March 2018
The new menu card is very inviting! We were in the mood for trying a vega Burger on bread with potatoe chips, spices , red onions, mushrooms, onions & Port wine: very tasty!
Bill: Couvert (marinated olives, aromated butters, bread and toast) € 4.50; Burger Mushroom € 8.80; Coca-Cola € 3.00, small bottle of water € 2.00; coffee € 1.20
Restaurant & Bar POLLUX Terrace: new dining space & terrace
POLLUX Terrace Restaurant & Bar 
Baixa, Lisbon
December 5, 2018
The restaurant can only be reached by taking the elevator in department store Pollux: 8th floor. Rua dos Fanqueiros, 276, Lisbon.
Restaurant & Bar Pollux Terrace Lisbon, March 2018
Muito obrigada João and Samanta 🙂


Bom dia! My name is Julie, I’m living in Amsterdam and I love this wonderful city, but I also fell in love with Lisbon!

Lisbon, the castle, the river Tejo & the 25 April bridge

We (together with my son) started a blog in 2008, ‘ a Lisbon guide from the inside’,  with lots of ideas to discover Lisbon.

In 2002, I bought an apartment in Lisbon in the historical area Mouraria. Now this house is for sale.

Room & 3- bedroom apartment area Mouraria Lisbon

Heart of Lisbon’s city center

The house has 3 bedrooms (80 m2), with a lovely patio ( ca. 25 m2) . It’s located in the city center of Lisbon, in the heart of the historical area Mouraria in Lisbon, just out of touristic noise.

3-bedroom apartment Mouraria in Lisbon

Patio (25 m2) & kitchen in summertime

YouTube: 900 years old area Mouraria Lisbon

Apartment Mouraria patio March 2016 & jasmin (March 2019)

Much more about 900 years old area Mouraria in Lisbon

2019: 3-bedroom apartment Mouraria Lisbon

Very quiet and private patio. Sun from March till the end of September.  BBQ area.

Rua do Terreirinho, historic area Mouraria, in the heart of Lisbon’s city center, 2019


Price: 360.000 . More information and pictures

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Asian food court Mercado Oriental Lisbon: variety of oriental flavors, taberna Macau & Bao Bar

Two years ago the space above the Amanhecer Oriental supermarket has turned into the Oriental Market, a  restaurant area with 7 food stalls dedicated to different Asian streetfood. Friendly priced. Worth a visit! 🙂

Mercado Oriental, square Martim Moniz Lisbon & my favorite stall: taberna Macau

Mercado Oriental & André Magalhães

The Oriental Market is located in front of Square Martim Moniz in Lisbon, with 7 different food stalls, 3 of them created by André Magalhães, also owner of tiny & trendy bistro ‘Taberna Rua das Flores in Lisbon.

Mercado Oriental, square Martim Moniz Lisbon & Macanese minchi

Taberna Macau & minchi

Taberno Macau serves dishes like pato cabidela (duck head), sopa de lacassá ( €7), recipe and Macanese minchi (beef and potatoe chips), € 8, small bottle of water € 1.

Recipe minchi (YouTube)

Mercado Oriental, square Martim Moniz Lisbon & gua bao (Japanese pork belly buns), popular street food in Taiwan

Macau was formerly a colony of the Portuguese Empire .

Macanese cuisine is unique, and consists of a blend of southern Chinese (especially Cantonese) and Portuguese cuisines.

Mercado Oriental, square Martim Moniz Lisbon. Delicious 🙂

Between 1557 and 1887, Macau was governed by the Portuguese under Chinese sovereignty and authority. The colony remained under Portuguese rule until 1999, when it was transferred to China.

Mercado Oriental, Lisbon & Bao Bar: delicious oriental food, cocktails and beers

Foodstall Kamakura & Japanese sandwiches

Typical Japanese sandwiches, like katsu sando, a Japanese breaded specialty, available in different varieties. How to prepare katsu sando: Youtube

Mercado Oriental, square Martim Moniz Lisbon & Kamakura 2018

Sushi House

Traditional sushi and other fusion proposals. It has take-away.  Sushi combinations from 8 €, niguiris, sashimi, temakis and maki rolls.

Mercado Oriental, square Martim Moniz Lisbon & Mint House

Mint House

Here you can taste Vietnamese dishes such as Vietnamese spring rolls (3 €), Pho soup, thinly sliced beef with rice(6 €), sauteed rice pasta with shrimp or chicken (6 €).

Mercado Oriental, square Martim Moniz Lisbon, Bao Bar & Sara Pezzini


Korean-inspired dishes, such as sundubu-jjigae, obibimbap (rice with meat and vegetables) or yangnyeom (fried spicy chicken). Also ramen and vegetable pancakes.

Mercado Oriental, square Martim Moniz Lisbon & Castle of Saint George

The Mercado Oriental is open every day from 12h00 to 23h00. Very  popular, especially the weekends

Where: R. da Palma, 41
Square Martim Moniz, Mouraria Lisbon   facebook

Very friendly staff 🙂

Family restaurant Marítimo Cascais: quiet terrace shaded by centuries-old trees & great seafood

Set under two beautiful centuries-old trees in Cascais, there’s the quiet terrace of restaurant Marítimo, easy to reach from Lisbon.

Restaurant Marítimo Cascais close to Lisbon & Ben Weijers, owner of nearby holiday paradise ‘O Corvo’, in Colares. November 2019

Portuguese family restaurant

Restaurant Marítimo in Cascais is a perfect place for a calm and relaxing meal away from the crowds. Two beautiful centuries old trees create the best atmosfere to enjoy a grilled fish or a fresh salad.

Restaurant Marítimo in Cascais & delicious shrimps ( gambas, 15 euro)

A quiet big square next to the restaurant is an ideal place to let the kids play. The menu is varied and typical Portuguese: from fishes, salads, pasta to shellfish, accomponied by Portuguese wines or fresh made juices and cocktails.

Restaurant Marítimo in Cascais, November 2019

Owned by locals

The restaurant is a family business, owned by locals. Couple Sonia and Abilio are the owners/waiters and in the kitchen is Rosa, preparing all the dishes with lots of love and care.
Restaurant Marítimo in Cascais & delicious clams (amêijoas, 15 euro)

Cascais is a famous & chic vacation spot, about 25 km from Lisbon by the Atlantic Ocean ( 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 (or by bike) available.


Restaurant Marítimo in Cascais

Restaurant Marítimo
Open every day from 9:00 am – 9:30 pm. Closed on Sunday. Instagram   website
Restaurant Marítimo in Cascais & the owner’s lovely lazy dog 😉

How to reach from Lisbon

Cascais is easy to reach from Lisbon by train: ‘Linha de Cascais (name of the train line joining Lisbon to Cascais) from Cais do Sodré, Lisbon’s major bus, metro, ferry and trainstation. Return ticket: cheap.

More about Cascais……..

Restaurant & shop Lost In Lisbon: magical Indian-style, great city views & shrimp curry

Restaurant/cafe Lost In is one of the most magical places in Lisbon: fantastic city views and an inviting hangout Indian-style decoration.

Restaurant/cafe Lost In Lisbon & terrace June 2018

A while ago I bought a beautiful Indian-style coat in the imposant Lost In  clothing store, Rua dom Pedro V no. 58. The nice saleswoman asked: ‘Did you already visit  the restaurant behind the store? No? From here it is possible to enter the restaurant’. What a surprise!  🙂

Restaurant/cafe Lost In Lisbon & terrace June 2018

Peace & tranquility

The view over the city was wonderful, even though it was a cloudy day.

Menu : facebook

Restaurant Lost In Lisbon December 6, 2018

Waitresses Marlene & Tatiane

Lost In  is a chill-out ambiance. When you enter this space, you immediately feel the peace and tranquility it conveys.

Restaurant/cafe Lost In Lisbon June 2018 & Loesje Broere

Shanti (inner peace)
It is said to be the “shanti place of Lisbon”. I am not religious nor interested in esotericism, but for those looking for relaxation after a busy day this is a great place.

Restaurant/cafe Lost In Lisbon June 2018: waiters Samuel & Patrik

Caril de gambas com arroz basmati, legumes salteados e papadam € 14. (Shrimp curry with basmati rice, sauteed vegetables and papadam).

Bill for 2 persons  € 56 ( shrimps, wine, water, icecream and coffee).

Restaurant/cafe Lost In Lisbon & shrimps: very flavorful

The staff is friendly and chatty, speaking a variety of languages. The 2 lovely young waiters gave 2 older ladies like us the idea being young again  😉  😉

Restaurant Lost In Lisbon: Dish of the day Dec. ’18

Dish of the day : 10 euro

For lunch there’s a daily menu (prato do dia) : € 10.00. Roast beef, sautéed potatoes & spinach, a drink and coffee. Wine is not included: glass 4 euro.

Restaurant/cafe Lost In Lisbon June 2018

We had a great afternoon amongst Indian couches and sofas, candles, colored comfortable chairs, statues, paintings & Indian shoes hanging on the walls.

Restaurant/cafe Lost In Lisbon June 2018

The music is calm, with a strong focus on jazz  🙂 (the day we’ve been there). Restaurant Lost In VIDEO 

Restaurant Lost In Lisbon December 6, 2018 & Lilja Plews

Music:  every Thursday evening or on Sunday in the afternoon there’re live jazz sessions/music events. Besides frequent oriental dance events or DJ’s.

More info & details: Lost In facebook

Restaurant/cafe Lost In Lisbon & very friendly manager Rita Teixeira

Lost In
Rua dom Pedro V no. 58
Príncipe Real Lisbon
Phone: (351) 917 759 282

Monday : 16:00 – 24:00  Facebook  Website
Tuesday to Saturday : 12:30 – 24:00

Lost In Lisbon Shop :  clothes from India & very friendly saleswomen Mica & Leonor

Clothing store with typically Indian style with Arab influences. 


Lost In Lisbon Shop: clothes from India & much more beautiful stuff!