Traditional Lisbon Food
Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to Lisbon is complete without tasting the traditional Lisbon food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in Lisbon to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.
- Amêijoas à Bulhão Pato: simmered clams seasoned with lemons.
- Belém tarts: egg tart made of cornstarch, cream, whole milk, sugar, egg yolks, cassia or cinnamon stick, lemon peel and vanilla extract.
- Cheese Azeitão: sheep cheese made in Portugal in Azeitão region.
- Linguiça: Portuguese cured pork sausage seasoned with garlic and paprika.
- Pataniscas de Bacalhau: fritter with cod.
- Portuguese chouriço: sausage made of pork, fat, wine, paprika and salt.
- Salada de orelha: salad made with pig’s ears.
- Açorda á Alentejana: bread soup with egg.
- Caldo de ovos: eggs and tomatoes soup.
- Caldo de verdura: soup made of vegetables and herbs.
- Caldo Verde: cabbage/potato soup.
- Canja: chicken soup.
- Portuguese bean soup: soup made of beans, vegetables and meat.
- Sopa da Pedra: soup made of some meat, vegetables and herbs.
- Sopa de Legumes: vegetable soup.
- Sopa Portuguesa: soup some beef and Portuguese sausages and vegetables.
- Ameijoas em Salsa Verde: little neck clams steamed in olive oil, garlic, white wine, and parsley.
- Arroz de Mariscos: rice with shellfish.
- Bacalhau: made with salted cod and potatoes.
- Bacalhãu á Gomes de Sá (Portuguese Salt Cod and Potato Casserole): cod, potatoes, eggs, onions, garlic, oil, olive and parsley.
- Bife: baked, fried or grilled beef steak.
- Bitoque: steak dish.
- Caldeirada: fish or shellfish stew.
- Caracóis: boiled snails.
- Cataplana: seafood cooked in Cataplana (an item of cookware made of copper and shaped like two clamshells).
- Cozido: stew made with different meats and vegetables.
- Dobrada: triple stew with pork, Portuguese sausages, chick peas and vegetables.
- Espetada: chunks of beef rubbed in garlic and salt, skewered onto bay leaf sticks with vegetables and grilled.
- Favas com Entrecosto: ribs with beans.
- Febras Assadas: baked pork legs.
- Feijoada: beans stew with pork meat.
- Frango no Churrasco: charcoal roasted chicken.
- Grilled sardines: grilled sardines with vegetables or sauce.
- Lingua de porco estufada: pork tongue stew: Pork tongues simmered with vegetables.
- Mao de vaca com grao: cow foot with chickpeas.
- Porko-Alentejana: pork and clams, with potatoes and coriander.
- Portugese paella: rice cooked in a pan with some vegetables, meat and sea food.
- Roast suckling pig (Leitão assado): it is traditionally cooked whole, often roasted, in various cuisines.
- Vindaloo: curry made of meat, wine or vinegar, garlic and chillies.
- Vitela Almondina: veal in almond sauce.
- Tuna steak: marinated fish steak cooked on a broiler pan.
- Aletria: deseert made of Aletria (thin noodles), milk and egg yolks.
- Arroz doce: rice pudding.
- Baba de camelo: dessert made of condensed milk and eggs.
- Barriga de freira: dessert made of sugar, eggs and bread crumbs.
- Bolo de Bolacha: cake made of Maria Biscuits and cream.
- Chocolate mousse (Mousse au Chocolat): mixed chocolate in mousse.
- Creme caramel or flan: egg pudding.
- Flan: popular dessert made with melted sugar, eggs, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla.
- Leite-creme: Portuguese Milk Custard.
- Pão de Ló: cake made of eggs, sugar, flour and baking powder.
- Portuguese Sweet Bread: sweet bread made with milk, sugar and/or honey.
- Serradura: dessert made of layers of crushed biscuits and whipping cream.
- Toucinho do céu: almond cake.
- Oves Moles: Portuguese egg sauce.
- Tarta das claras: cake made of beat eggs and sugar.
- Tarte do amendoa: almonds cake.
- Bica: Portuguese espresso.
- Colares wine: wine produced in Colares municipality of Portugal.
- Bairrada wine: wine produced in the Região Demarcada da Bairrada.
- Dão wine: wine produced in Dao, Portugal.
- Ginjinha: liqueur made by infusing ginja berries in alcohol and adding sugar together with other ingredients.
- Moscatel wine: Portuguese sweet wine made of Muscat grapes.
- Port wine: Port wine is a Portuguese fortified wine produced exclusively in the Douro Valley.
- Sagres: beer produced by Sociedade Central de Cervejas.
- Sangria Bianca: wine punch made of wine and fruits.
- Vinho verde (Green wine): Portuguese wine from the Minho region.
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