These are in random order...
*A Cevicheria- I know what you're thinking, why would I go to a ceviche restaurant in Lisbon??
Because it makes perfect since, perfect fresh seafood, abundant talented chefs, a cool spot in a trendy neighborhood. Quite a small space with bar seating and some table seating. everything was delicious, fresh and well prepared. Start with a Pisco Sour, the house cocktail, the house vinho verde was crisp and delicious, I had octopus(again cause I can't get enough).
Not sure if they take reservations, but I went for lunch both times and had no problem snagging a seat at the bar. I'd go back for sure.
*Sr. Lisboa- went for brunch soon after the opened so not too busy. Plates are meant to be shared(good sized portions) food was excellent, young chef's putting a new twist on traditional Portuguese cuisine, service was a bit scattered room was small cute. Dinner reservations are recommended. I'd go back.
*Prado- Last minute lunch reservation and I'm glad I did. Food, cocktails(Negroni, outstanding) were outstanding. vegetable forward menu, small plates and delicious bread course. Big bright room and great music. Recommend for sure.
*Alma- one of only 2 reservations I made before my trip. I don't have a lot of experience with Michelin star restaurants(Tickets Barcelona and State Bird Provisions SF), but this was one of my favorite all time meals anywhere. I did the Alma tasting menu, 15-18 courses + the "deluxe" wine paring. Wow, I was blown away.. Everything was perfect, service pairings(including a sake tasting) amuse, dessert, the room, everything was outstanding. Would return in a heartbeat.
*Loco- Second Michelin star restaurant on my trip. Very small, but comfortable room. Only 7 tables, hence the difficulty procuring a reservation. Another outstanding dinner. I chose the "loco Menu" 18 courses + the wine paring including a special fermented beverage that I should have taken a photo of and an excellent white port for dessert. Cutting edge stuff.
If I had to, I'd give the slight edge to Alma over loco but that's just a personal preference.
*Time Out market meh, not what I was expecting. All the best restaurantuers have stalls here.
Crowded and touristy, not for me.
*Gelatateria Nonnaralla - great gelato in an out of the way location, went after my lunch at A Ceviecheria
*Various cocktails and snacks around the city.. Lisbon is probably one of the best food cities in the world. Everything from small cafes for breakfast and café com leite to Michelin starred restaurants and everything in between. I just wish it wasn't so hilly :D
Lots of photos to follow, sorry if some don't have descriptions, but I did consume quite a bit of alcohol during these meals.. :)
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