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.
Let's make one of your favourite Lisbon memories together
As long as you give us 48 hours notice, we can change or fully refund your booking
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
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 food tour starts at Miradouro São Pedro de Alcântara and continues through the Barrio Alto neighbourhood.
You can cancel at any time, up to two days (48 hours) before your scheduled tour and receive a full refund.
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
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.
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.
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.