Eating and drinking is one of the pleasures of a visit to Lisbon or Portugal in general. Stopping at one of the legendary cafés in Lisbon is mandatory, and there is a variety of restaurants specializing in everything from traditional Portuguese cuisine, to world foods, to vegetarian dishes; from the Michelin-starred, to the trendy, found throughout the city, and particularly in Chiado, Cais do Sodré and Bairro Alto.
Wondering what local dishes you should try? Look here: Portuguese Food
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Before going out to eat in Lisbon, know that the Portuguese dine later than other Europeans (usually between 8pm and 10pm). Also note that you pay for everything you eat, so don't assume that the bread, cheese and other appetizers you find at the table or that the waiter brings you at the start of a meal are free. If you don't want them, just send them back. It doesn't mean the restaurant is a tourist trap, that's just the norm in Portugal.
Tipping is not customary -- locals usually just round up the bill when service is exceptional.
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