1. Pastéis de Nata
In Portugal, bacalhau, a codfish that has been dried and salted, is undoubtedly one of the most significant components, according to a local legend that claims there are more than one thousand recipes for the dish. In Lisbon, the dish can be enjoyed in a wide variety of ways, but if you want to sample a wide range of preparations in a single location, head to Casa do Bacalhau. This restaurant serves cod in a total of 25 different ways, the most traditional of which is called à Braz and consists of cod mixed with fried potatoes, onions, and scrambled eggs.
5. Caldo Verde
The essential ingredients for “green soup” are potatoes, collard greens, olive oil, garlic, and onions; however, some restaurants add chourico sausage or ham hocks for an additional dose of protein. “Green soup” is another very well-liked meal across Portugal. Experiment with it on a night out in Lisbon at one of the city’s fado venues, such as Clube de Fado, where the meal is served with the evocative music of Portugal. Visit the nearby Museu do Fado to learn about the development of urban music before heading to the Miradouro de Santa Luzia to take in one of the city’s best views. The Miradouro de Santa Luzia is an observation deck that looks out over the red tile roofs of Alfama and the River Tagus.