Neighborhood Menus: Place to eat in Bairro Alto and Príncipe Real.

Restaurants located in the Lisbon neighbourhoods of Bairro Alto and Príncipe Real number some excellent local eateries and other choice places to eat. In fashionable Príncipe Real district you can eat and drink at Gin Lovers & Less, located in the inner courtyard of a neo-Moorish palace. In the same street tasty ceviche prepared with flair and panache is served at A Cevicheria. For plates of traditional Portuguese fare try Antigo de 1 Maio or Farta Brutos in boho Bairro Alto. Near-neighbour Sophia La Loca is known for its delicious tapas-style petisco selection while Flor da Laranja dishes up colourful and flavoursome Moroccan cuisine. Eat pasta like mamma used to make at Casanostra, one of the city’s most celebrated Italian restaurants. Meanwhile back in Príncipe Real book a table at the Michelin recommended La Paparrucha for humongous steaks Argentina-style. Heightening the South American flavour is Brazilian eatery Comida de Santo while tiny Tascardoso is noted for its simple homemade Portuguese cooking. 

Bairro Alto/Principe Real


They don't stand on ceremony at this tiny tasca, set on a side street just off Praca do Principe Real. But then that's not really the point. Instead, this rustic and informal eatery is feted for its traditional Portuguese cuisine, served...  Read More

Bairro Alto/Principe Real


This colourful and lively restaurant has been serving up deliciously authentic Brazilian cuisine since 1981. The vibrant decor and stylish interior design is tempered by a menu that celebrates traditionally prepared gastronomy, meals like vatapa...  Read More

Bairro Alto/Principe Real


This highly regarded Argentinian restaurant is famed for its choice of succulent parrilla-grilled steaks, anything from sirloin and tenderloin to rump and flank. Serving options range from a juicy tenderloin wrapped in puff pastry with wild...  Read More

Bairro Alto/Principe Real


This much-loved Italian eatery is one of Lisbon's best-known restaurants, and has been serving tasty pasta dishes since the 1980s. Owner Maria Paola has created a wonderful retreat for lovers of Mediterranean cooking, and interior designer...  Read More

Bairro Alto/Principe Real


One of the very few authentic Moroccan restaurants in Lisbon, Flor da Laranja tempts with a menu of North African specialties " the starters alone include a delicious Harira (traditional soup) and Melouioui, freshly baked stuffed bead. ...  Read More

Bairro Alto/Principe Real


The name of this restaurant translates to English as "Crazy Sophia", and a Sophia does indeed work in the kitchen. But rather than display any bizarre or outlandish behaviour, she's calm and collected and cooks up some excellent tapas under the...  Read More

Bairro Alto/Principe Real


Occupying the ground floor of a building the foundations of which date back to 1732, this traditionally styled eatery has existed in various guises since 1904. Along the way its customary ambiance and the regional fare prepared from cherished...  Read More

Bairro Alto/Principe Real


This family-run restaurant prides itself on a menu of home cooked meat and fish dishes based on regional Portuguese cuisine, and this cosy little eatery looks the part with its the tiled walls and original stone-arched ceiling. The menu reflects...  Read More

Bairro Alto/Principe Real


One of the coolest places in Lisbon to sample ceviche, A Cevicheria has at its helm Chef Kiko Martins, who's authentic interpretation of this traditional South American dish has caught the imagination of the public as well as some of the city's...  Read More

Bairro Alto/Principe Real


The beating heart of the Embaixada concept boutique mall is this unusual two-in-one restaurant-bar. Set within the romantic inner courtyard of the neo-Moorish Ribeiro da Cunha Palace, Less is run under the guiding hand of respected chef Miguel...  Read More


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