SABORES DA MADEIRA
Rua do Outro, 279
Now you donâ€™t necessarily have to fly to the island of Madeira to taste the regional specialties of that subtropical Portuguese territory. At this space in downtown Lisbon you can enjoy the traditional drinks such as poncha (made of lemon, honey and brandy) and end a light meal with a glass of Madeira wine. The meals may include wheat soup or simply a slice of the traditional cakes of the island.
Rua de SÃ£o Nicolau, 24
This is a trip to northern Portugal. Itâ€™s a cafÃ©/wine bar open downtown throughout the day, presenting wines and food from the Douro region. The interior is small but attractive, but there are several tables placed outside on what is a pedestrian-only street. To accompany the wines there are sausages and cheeses, canned fish bruschettas and other â€œpetiscosâ€ (tapas).
PIZZARIA DO BAIRRO
Rua da Cintura do Porto de Lisboa, ArmazÃ©m A, 18
Itâ€™s a pizzeria but itâ€™s more Portuguese than Italian. All the toppings are inspired by Portuguese tastes, using local cheeses and hams, and thereâ€™s even the choice of cod. Itâ€™s found on a former warehouse from the 1800s by the entrance to the Cais do SodrÃ© ferry terminal, and thereâ€™s no space to sit inside. Instead, this is a place to grab a slice (or an entire pie) to enjoy on the waterfront.
LOJA DAS CONSERVAS
Rua do Arsenal, 130
What you find here is to be enjoyed at home or elsewhere. Itâ€™s not a cafe or restaurant, itâ€™s a shop selling just one type of product — canned fish. Now recognized as a healthy and high-quality gourmet product, the canned fish from Portugal comes in a large variety and in attractive packagings that also make great gifts. Naturally, itâ€™s attracted a large number of tourists, which is why displays on the walls explain the history of each brand in English and Portuguese.
PÃTIO DO BAIRRO
Rua da Atalaia, 35
For many years this was a popular Mediterranean restaurant called â€œImpÃ©rio dos Sentidosâ€ but is now concentrating only on Portuguese food. The interior is filled with drawings illustrating typical old Lisbon courtyards and alleys, very much like those you find outside the restaurant, in the Bairro Alto neighborhood.