Restaurants in Príncipe Real

Where to eat in Lisbon's trendiest district


A Cevicheria

Rua D. Pedro V, 129
218 038 815
Opens every day
Price per person: €25

A Cevicheria, Lisbon

A giant octopus (made of sponge) hanging from the ceiling draws the attention of passers-by on the street, and it’s an indication of what’s served inside -- ceviche. This traditional Peruvian dish made of raw fish (octopus, salmon or shrimp) cured in lemon or lime juice, also has a Portuguese version here -- with cod.
Alternatively, there are tacos and empanadas, and even a tasting menu so you may try several dishes. To wash it all down, there’s pisco sour, a drink also from Peru.
It does not accept reservations.




Atalho Real

Calçada da Patriarcal, 40
213 460 311
Opens every day
Price per person: €20

Atalho Real, Lisbon

Located in the back of Ribeiro da Cunha Palace (or the Embaixada shopping gallery), this restaurant opens from noon to midnight, for meals or cocktails. It has an interior dining area, but the terrace in the garden is more inviting. The owner is a professional butcher and a chef, so it serves quality meat from different origins. There are hamburgers, steak or matured entrecôte, with potatoes and salad on the side.


Bistro Edelweiss

Rua de São Marçal, 2
213 465 324
Closes on Tuesdays
Price per person: €25

Bistro Edelweiss, Lisbon

This restaurant recreates the atmosphere of the Swiss Alps. With a décor that's a mix of 1970s retro and ski resort, it serves homestyle food from a regularly-changing menu. The specialties are Swiss, and you can always count on cheese fondue and the famous chocolates.


Chutnify

Travessa da Palmeira, 46
213 461 534
Opens every day
Price per person: €20

Chutnify, Lisbon

This is not a typical Indian restaurant. It’s a “modern Indian,” with a bar that mixes cocktails that may accompany the meals. The space is small (it looks bigger due to a mirrored wall), so be sure to make a reservation.


Hamburgueria do Bairro

Travessa Monte do Carmo, 19
213 422 043
Opens every day
Price per person: €15

Hamburgueria do Bairro, Lisbon

A former intern of celebrity British chef Jamie Oliver opened this burger restaurant in Lisbon with his brother. They offer about a dozen hamburgers using 100% local products, accompanied by home-style French fries. The different choices are listed on a chalkboard, including a veggie option.


In Bocca Al Lupo

Rua Manuel Bernardes, 5A
213 900 582
Closes on Tuesdays
Price per person: €25

In Bocca Al Lupo, Lisbon

It claims to be the first organic pizzeria in town, offering 100% organic pizza prepared in a wood oven. All the toppings are Portuguese and Italian, brought directly from producers. Among the several choices are vegetarian and vegan pizzas, and to accompany them there are organic Portuguese wines and craft beers.


K.O.B.

Rua do Salitre, 169
934 000 949
Opens every day
Price per person: €45

K.O.B., Lisbon

This restaurant focuses on dry-aged beef with the option of a variety of side dishes. Starting with some original appetizers, the menu presents various types and cuts of meat from different parts of the world, including Portugal. For the non-carnivores, there are fish and vegetarian options. The wine list has a good selection of reds, especially from Portugal’s Douro region. The space is decorated in dark blue and copper tones, with Art Deco and contemporary pieces, and illuminated by a few light projections.


La Paparrucha

Rua Dom Pedro V, 18-20
213 425 333
Opens every day
Price per person: €40

La Paparrucha, Lisbon

Offering a wonderful view over the city, this Argentinean restaurant serves the traditional South American steak from Argentina and Brazil. There are special lunchtime and group menus, and vegetarians will also find an option for them.


Lost In

Rua Dom Pedro V, 56
917 759 282
Closes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Price per person: €25

Lost In, Lisbon

This terrace with a view has a covered and an outdoor area with a colorful, Indian-inspired décor, but the food is from different parts of the world. It offers a wide selection of drinks, that range from gin to sangria, cocktails and mocktails, and Portuguese and international wines.


Miss Jappa

Praça do Príncipe Real, 5A
211 379 763
Closes on Mondays
Price per person: €25

Miss Jappa, Lisbon

It serves Asian cuisine, but isn’t the typical ethnic restaurant. The chef was behind the kitchen of one of the city’s best Asian restaurants (Umai, which is now closed), and in addition to her innovations you may also find the more traditional sushi and sashimi. The menu lists several dishes to share, but there are also individual options. The interior is divided into two areas separated by a counter, and there’s a terrace in the back, heated on colder days.
The atmosphere is welcoming, and there’s a cocktail menu that further invites you to stay among friends.


Tapisco

Rua D. Pedro V, 81
213 420 681
Opens every day
Price per person: €35

Tapisco, Lisbon

Owned by Henrique Sá Pessoa (one of the city’s favorite chefs), this restaurant brings together the flavors of Portugal and Spain. It’s quite small, but if you can’t get a table, there may be room at the counter. The drink of choice is vermouth.


Zero Zero

Rua da Escola Politécnica, 32
213 420 091
Opens every day
Price per person: €20

Zero Zero, Lisbon

All the ingredients used here are from Italy, but the atmosphere is very Lisbon, as it faces one of the city’s most pleasant green spaces, the Botanical Garden. The small patio in the back opens onto the garden’s vegetation, which can also be seen from the interior.
The dining room is decorated with wood and marble, with a wall covered with logs.
The specialty is whole-wheat pizza, prepared in a rotating oak-wood oven, but there are also pastas and salads.
If you want to take the Italian cheeses and meats home, you may choose from the small display at the entrance, where there is also a bar serving Prosecco and cocktails.