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One of our favorites in town. Originally opened 150 years ago, now fully restored, serving Portuguese classics. Get the cod, the Tempura green beans, and the Alheira croquettes. Ask for Carlos. R. Dom Pedro V 96.
Classic and traditional, this is probably the hardest restaurant to get into, but it’s so worth it. It’s no reservations, so show up by 6pm latest and put your name down. Rua das Flores 103.
Pharmacia has a beautiful terrace, and shares space with the Museu de Farmácia in Lisbon's Santa Catarina district. R. Mal. Saldanha 1.
Prado ‘Meadow’ is led by the talented young chef António Galapito, who returned to Lisbon following a stint working with Nuno Mendes in London. His menus are a celebration of farm-t0-table eating, while the organic and biodynamic-focused wine list is also a highlight. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Tv. Pedras Negras 2.
Local wine bar in the multicultural neighborhood of Penha de França. Excellent Portuguese unfiltered wine selection. Get the shrimp wontons to dip in a shrimp bisque; tender Pleurotus, fried potatoes, and a rich demi-glace; and arroz de bacalhau (codfish rice). Rua Carrilho Videira 20B.
Boi-Cavolo serves up Portuguese dishes, inspired by the city and its diverse communities, paired with natural wines — most of which are from small producers. Like their dishes, the wine selection changes almost weekly. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. R. do Vigário 70B.
Go here for breakfast, it has very tasty pastries. It's good for brunch, too. Da Esperança 33 and Rua Febo Moniz 27-A.
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