A Night Out in Bairro Alto

A lively evening of food, drink and stories inspired by the Portuguese explorations.
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This tour is no longer offered – please review our other food tours in Lisbon

Eat your way through Portuguese history…

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.

This tour is no longer offered. Please review our other great food tours in Lisbon.

Tour Highlights Include

Try specially prepared 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

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

Our aim is to make all possible accommodations for gluten-free, dairy-free or vegetarian diets

How to Arrive for Your Lisbon Food Tour

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)

Your Food Tour Schedule

Departure

Departure

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

Cancellations

Cancellations

Bookings cancelled at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure time of the activity can be exchanged for a credit voucher at 100% of the value of each reservation.

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.

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)

Thank you for a super interesting food tour in Bairro Alto. Leonardo was a very enthusiastic guide and a splendied communicator of Portuguese food and culture. We had a great evening.

- Frandsen (TripAdvisor Review)

Our guide was Leonardo. He was knowledgeable, very polite and attentive, liked food and taught us things about the Portugal people, food, and culture. The food was fantastic. Loved the Brazilian place. Was great to get a feel for the area and food. Would def recommend.

- Stephanie R (TripAdvisor Review)

If you are to take a food tour, we would highly recommend this one. Take it at the beginning of your holiday and you will be booking the best restaurants for the rest of your time in Lisbon

- Silke (TripAdvsior Review)

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