A Night Out in Bairro Alto

An unforgettable evening of food, spirits and superstitions from the Portuguese explorations
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During the 15th and 16th century, Portuguese sailors traveled to corners of the earth unexplored by Europeans before, bringing back rich and diverse cuisines that can still be tasted in traditional Portuguese food today.

Our 3.5 hour evening food tour explores the international influences on Portuguese gastronomy. It’s set in Bairro Alto, an old bohemian neighbourhood best known for its nightlife. You’ll stop at six carefully selected eateries and hear the stories behind each of the dishes you taste. Try ‘alheira’, a pheasant sausage invented by Portuguese Jews as an alternative to pork, which is forbidden in the Jewish religion. Sit down for ‘petiscos’ (traditional Portuguese sharing plates) with an African twist. And of course no Portugal food tour is complete without ‘bacalhau’ (codfish)! Did you know the Portuguese have over 365 salted cod fish recipes? Learn how codfish has become a staple in Portuguese cuisine even though it can’t be caught off the coast.

Our food experience shows you a fascinating side of Portuguese gastronomy that others don’t see. Plus you’ll enjoy traditional dishes, old legends and fun facts along the way.

Departs

Varies

5.30pm
Duration

3.5

hours
  • €79

    Adult From 18
  • €63

    Adolescent 13-17 years
  • €48

    Child 4-12 years
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Tour Highlights Include

Try specially prepared Brazilian-inspired croquettes

Hear stories and fun facts from the Portuguese explorations!

Enjoy a cheese and ham tasting at a traditional Portuguese tavern

Visit the oldest functioning bookstore in the world

Enjoy a traditional mushroom dish with influences from Japan

Experience Lisbon's lively Bairro Alto neighbourhood

Sit down for 'petiscos' - real Portuguese tapas.

Taste a traditional 'pastel de nata' at a popular local pastry cafe.

Memorable

Memorable

Let's make one of your favourite Lisbon memories together

Flexible

Flexible

As long as you give us 48 hours notice, we can change or fully refund your booking

Valuable

Valuable

Along with a guide to the stops you visit, your local guide will give you her/his tips and picks to the best spots in town

Accommodating

Accommodating

We are here for you from the moment you book, to provide you with local tips and help with any of your questions

The food tour starts at the Miradouro São Pedro de Alcântara garden, 10 minutes walk from the Baixa-Chiado metro station. It ends at Restauradores Square, close to Restauradores metro station.

How to arrive

How you get there is up to you (transport to the meeting point is not included)

When you reserve your spot, we’ll give you the exact location of the meeting point

At the end of our tour, our guides can point you in the right direction or call a taxi for you (or give you a recommendation of what to see next nearby)

The Schedule

Departure

Departure

The food tour starts at Miradouro São Pedro de Alcântara and continues through the Barrio Alto neighbourhood.

Cancellations

Cancellations

You can cancel at any time, up to two days (48 hours) before your scheduled tour and receive a full refund.

Schedule

Schedule

The food tour is held on various days of the week at 5.30pm. Tours are not held on National Holidays. Please check the booking page for available dates.

Check Out TripAdvisor Reviews From Our Happy Guests

Todd (Tripadvisor Review)

An evening of great food and drink with Zahra and Josh, both of whom are personable, fun, and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend if you want to eat at some eclectic places that are out of the way and delicious. But the guides made the evening.

Todd (Tripadvisor Review)

Food Heroes

Extraordinary food is made by extraordinary people.
Whenever we find very special food in Lisbon, we know behind each culinary creation is someone who is very passionate about what they do.

On our tours, you’ll not only taste these delicious treats but you’ll also get a chance to meet the people who prepare them.

Food tastes even better when you know the story behind it.

Private tours

If you are coming to Lisbon with your entourage and you’d like to take a private tour just for you and your group – we can make that happen! Just visit our private tours page and fill out the form – we’ll help you plan the perfect Lisbon tour for your needs.

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