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Restaurant Recommendations in Lisbon, Nazare, Porto and Evora


Travelling with my family of 4 around Portugal this May and looking for restaurant recommendations. Anything authentic, not over priced, fresh, for 4 adults. Already excited to try the octopus and barnacles Rick speaks about!

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In Lisbon, take a ferry across the Tagus River to Atira-te ao rio ("Jump in the River") Restaurant for a really memorable meal, with a fantastic view and attentive service.

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We ate well at A Gina in Lisbon as well as Bonjardim. They are both centrally located although A Gina is tucked away in an odd spot (Hotel Lisboa Plaza is in front). We enjoyed fish and kabobs at A Gina and Bonjardim is justifiably well known for it's chicken with peri-peri sauce. Nazare is overrun with tourists and restaurants oriented toward them. No recommendations. In Porto splurge for a lunch at Taylor-Fladgate after a tour and wine tasting.

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If you’re renting an apartment, Bonjardin has a take out window for their chicken dinners to go.

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We second "A Gina." We ate there a couple of times. Give our regards to our favorite waiter Frank! Steps away from Hotel Lisboa Plaza.

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A great resource for Lisbon is Lisbon Lux. The website has restaurants, as well, as museum and sites. Also, Time Out magazine. The Time Out Market in Lisbon is a fun experience for a lunch or dinner. But, it is very popular, so get there before 12:30 or before 7:00 for dinner.
Any restaurant owned by Jose Avilez will be excellent, as he is the most acclaimed chef in Portugal.

The top floor of El Corte Inglês has just opened their ‘Gourmet Experience’. It’s also a fun place with a good selection of award winning chef restaurants.
For Evora and Porto, Trip Advsor actually has accurate reviews (for the most part). I agree with the previous poster about Nazare. There are much better place in central Portugal to eat and to stay, IMO. But, if you happen to be here when the waves are up, it looks spectacular.

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I can recommend two great, authentic, local restaurants in Porto. We had a terrific lunch at "Jimao Tapas e Vinhos". The tapas were wonderful and so was the service. There is one day a week that they are closed, so check their website. The other restaurant is called "A Grade" and it is where we had the absolute best grilled octopus on our month long trip! It is run by a family of fisherman, so everything is freshly caught and prepared. The place does not look like much from the outside, but it is always packed with guests. Both of these restaurants are very small, so I would strongly recommend reservations. The owners at our guesthouse (which was also fabulous) called ahead and secured them for us. Enjoy!