Mercado da Ribeira (once also known as Mercado 24 de Julho) is Lisbon's main food market since 1892, when it opened with an iron interior and a large oriental dome. In 2014 it was taken over by Time Out Lisboa magazine, whose management added stalls offering food and traditional local products.
The Traditional Market
The traditional stalls selling fresh produce are found on the ground floor and are open from 6am to 2pm. This is where many of Lisbon's chefs buy the fresh fish served at their restaurants.
The Food Hall
The food hall, with canteen-style communal tables, opened in May of 2014 and has become a major food destination. It’s on the western side of the building on the ground floor, and opens daily from 10am to midnight from Sunday to Wednesday and from 10am to 2am from Thursday to Saturday.
It mixes stalls from top chefs with different brands of local products, and the foods range from seafood to steak sandwiches, hamburgers, sushi and ice cream, among other specialties.
The drink stands are in the center.
Alexandre Silva - The Portuguese and Mediterranean creations by one of the city’s most talented chefs
Asian Lab - Grab your chopsticks and taste Asian specialties
Balcão da Esquina - Portuguese petiscos (tapas) by chef Vítor Sobral
Bettina Corallo - Pure artisanal chocolate
Café de São Bento - For Lisbon’s most famous steak
Confraria - Fusion sushi
Conserveira de Lisboa - Portugal’s traditional canned fish
Cozinha da Felicidade - Portuguese food (largely from Algarve)
Crème de la Crème - Traditional Portuguese soups
Croqueteria - Here it’s all about the croquette
Garrafeira Nacional - All kinds of Portuguese wines
Gelato Davvero - Artisanal ice cream
Ground Burger - American-style burgers
Henrique Sá Pessoa - Lower-cost versions of dishes by the famous local chef
João Rodrigues - Food based on seasonal and local ingredients
L’Éclair - The best éclairs in town
Manteigaria - The famous custard tarts
Manteigaria Silva - The best Portuguese hams and cured meats
Marlene Vieira - Creative versions of traditional Portuguese dishes by one of the country’s top female chefs
Marisqueira Azul - Seafood to eat with your hands
Miguel Castro e Silva - Traditional Portuguese dishes by a chef from Porto
Monte Mar - The fish of one of Cascais’ top restaurants
Nós é Mais Bolos - Traditional pastries and cakes from around Portugal
O Prego da Peixaria - Steaks and other meats (and fish) served in Madeira bread ("Bolo de Caco")
O Surf & Turf - Signature dishes by chef Kiko Martins, from the sea and land
Olhó Bacalhau - Classic Portuguese codfish fritters
Recordação de Sintra - Cheese tarts and other pastries from Sintra
Sea Me - Here it’s all about seafood, served Portuguese or Asian-style
Tartar-ia - Quality tartare by a Michelin-starred chef
Tartine - Breakfast at any time
Zero Zero - Wood-oven pizzas
The upper floor opened in the summer of 2015 and includes a concert hall with a capacity for 350 (seated) or 650 (standing), a gallery, and an information desk by Time Out Lisboa magazine.
Outside, on the western side facing Dom Luis I Square, is a kiosk café in the garden, and a terrace with 250 seats, for food and drinks throughout the day.
How to Get to Mercado da Ribeira
The market is located in the center of Lisbon, on the riverfront, and is within walking distance of downtown and Chiado. The best public transportation option is the metro -- the market is across the road from Cais do Sodré station (last station of the green line).
Avenida 24 de Julho (Cais do Sodré)
213 244 980
Opens every day