Food in Lisbon: Top Tips on Where to Go and What to Eat

Learn how to live like a local in Lisbon, discovering Portugal's best custard tarts, garlicky pork buns, fruity liquor, and more
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With so many delicious foods and charming restaurants to sample, it would be easy to feel overwhelmed by Lisbon’s food scene. In this lecture, we will visit the city’s best cafes, markets, and more. We’ll learn how to order a perfect Portuguese-style coffee and discover the best locations for street vendors and local restaurants.
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Estela Mendes is an art historian. Born and raised in Lisbon, she has been teaching about the beauty of the world for many years. After working in national palaces in Portugal, Estela moved to London where she spent 5 years working at museums like Buckingham Palace, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the British Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. Her background in art history gives a special view of the history of the city, using art to illustrate historical facts. She likes to walk through quiet streets and show small secrets to those who have never been to Lisbon.

Due to the city’s proximity to the Tagus River, there is an abundance of seafood and other local delicacies to choose from. Context guide and local expert, Estela Mendes, will walk you through where to find the best pastel de nata (custard tarts), bifana (garlicky pork buns), ginginha (fruity liquor) and sardinhas (grilled sardines). Learn where you need to go and what you need to eat to get the most out of your Lisbon culinary experience.
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Excellent introduction to Lisbon food culture! Thank you Estela!
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This lecture was quite useful. Recommended.