Eating in Príncipe Real – Top Restaurants

Príncipe Real is a residential neighbourhood north of Bairro Alto. It’s known for its colourful palaces, nice squares and quiet gardens.

It’s also an area undergoing transformation. Gentrification is in progress, and it happens quickly. Every month some exciting new restaurant opens in Príncipe Real.

Here’s the definite list of the best restaurants in Príncipe Real. They are located on and around Rua da Escola Politécnica, and given here in rough order starting from São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint. Some restaurants may require reservation.

La Paparrucha

Rua Dom Pedro V, 18/20
Average price for 2: €28 (lunch), €80 (dinner)

Enjoy a great view of Lisbon while eating a tender steak. La Paparrucha is an Argentinian restaurant that offers a buffet lunch for €14 (Monday to Friday), including starter, main, dessert and drink. There’s a good selection of food, such as freshly grilled fish and meat, salads, vegetarian choices, and several desserts.

Hamburgueria do Bairro

Travessa do Abarracamento de Peniche, 22
Average price for 2: €16

Hamburgueria do Bairro

A literal translation of Hamburgueria do Bairro would be roughly “neighbourhood burger joint”. Whatever the burger, veggie included (there’s a good selection of these too), accompany with (sweet) potato fries, and chances are you won’t be disappointed.

Terra

Rua da Palmeira, 15
Average price for 2: €40

Terra offers a good variety of vegan and vegetarian food in a comfortable atmosphere, including salads, raw and cooked vegetable dishes, couscous, soups, and bruschettas.

A Cevicheria

Rua Dom Pedro V, 129
Average price for 2: €40

A Cevicheria

Signed by chef Kiko, A Cevicheria is the place to eat Peruvian ceviches in the heart of Lisbon. Sit at the bar and watch the skilled chefs create your dishes.

Jamie’s Italian

Praça do Príncipe Real, 28A/D
Average price for 2: €40

Pizza Carbonara and Portobello Mushroom Risotto – Jamie’s Italian

Here’s an opportunity to try Lisbon-style Jamie’s Italian. Don’t get your hopes up though – the experience probably won’t be very different from that of London, Moscow or Vienna.

Atalho Real

Calçada do Patriarcal, 40
Average price for 2: €45

Atalho Real specialises in steaks. Ribeye is one of the most popular, and baked provolone is a must-have starter. There’s a good wine selection, but you might also want to try the sangria.

Zero Zero

Rua da Escola Politécnica, 32
Average price for 2: €40

Zero Zero Pizzeria

Zero Zero is one of the best pizzerias in Lisbon. They have a lovely patio where you can order salads, pizza and pasta, all with quality ingredients.

O Prego da Peixaria

Rua da Escola Politécnica, 40
Average price for 2: €25

O Prego da Peixaria specialises in the Portuguese prego – a beef sandwich – but here they’ve decided to make a unique combination creating a fish prego, and calling the place something like “the fishmonger’s prego”. The original (beef) prego is still their most popular dish, but they also offer cod and salmon burger in a Madeira’s traditional flat bread named “Bolo do Caco”. To accompany, order sweet potato chips.

Comida de Santo

Calçada Eng. Miguel Pais, 39
Average price for 2: €40

Comida de Santo is a Brazilian restaurant. Here, you can have a caipirinha as well as a break from the Portuguese cuisine. Try a delicious Feijoada. For dessert, order the Quindim Bahian dish (their specialty).

Koppu Ramen Concept Food

Rua Gustavo Matos Sequeira, 30 (Tuesday to Saturday 7pm-11pm/12am)
Average price for 2: €40

For some Asian food, try Koppu, one of the few ramen places in Lisbon. Being a small restaurant, it’s usually full.

Cantinho Lusitano

Rua dos Prazeres, 52 (Tuesday to Saturday 7pm-11pm)
Average price for 2: €25

Tucked away on a side street not far from Praça das Flores, Cantinho Lusitano is one of the best places in Lisbon to try petiscos (tapas-style dishes). The inside is small but cosy. Dishes that you must not miss include goat’s cheese with honey and rosemary, pataniscas (codfish cakes), chouriço, stuffed mushrooms, rice with cutlets, and chick pea salad. For dessert, try the fabulous lemon pie.