Get an Authentic Taste of Lisbon With These Unique Food Experiences

Delicious local produce can be found at Mercado da Ribeira
Delicious local produce can be found at Mercado da Ribeira | © F1online digitale Bildagentur GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo
Culture Trip Travel Team

Lisbon is popular for a reason, and trying Portuguese cuisine is always high on vistors’ to-do lists, but that doesn’t mean you have to follow the herd. These handpicked tours and experiences take you away from the crowds and show the city’s food culture in a whole different light.

Amazing views and leisure sites

The beautiful streets, river views and access to the beach brings visitors to Lisbon all year round. While many come for the sights, it’s the taste of the local cuisine that sees them return time and again. Whether you’re looking for the perfect pastel de nata or the finest vinho verde, these unique food and drink experiences take your tastebuds on a trip.

Walk around, explore

This walking tour to Alfama includes a typical dinner and live fado music. You don’t need to understand Portuguese to understand Fado. Experience night-time Lisbon, its colours, sounds and tastes on this tour that will take you across Lisbon and into the neighborhood of Alfama to experience traditional Portuguese food and live Fado music.

Pastéis de Nata

Perhaps the most famous Portuguese treat, these creamy custard tarts boast a flaky pastry shell and a caramelized top. Best enjoyed warm with a sprinkle of cinnamon and powdered sugar, you can find them in traditional pastelarias throughout the city.

Arroz de Marisco

A delicious seafood rice dish typically prepared with a mix of shellfish like shrimp, clams, mussels, and prawns, flavored with tomatoes, onions, garlic, and saffron.


A traditional seafood stew cooked in a special clam-shaped copper pot called a cataplana. It usually includes a variety of fresh fish, shellfish, tomatoes, onions, and aromatic herbs.

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