Pedro, our favorite waiter at our favorite Lisbon coffeshop, Copenhagen Coffee Lab, gave us a list of his favorite places in Lisbon. Unfortunately, he didn’t give us the list until a couple of days before we left, so we’ll have to save most of them for next time. Here’s the list, just as he gave it to us:
MAAT, the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology; Pedro’s favorite museum, but we never went.
Muralha – try the Bacalhau à Brás; in Alfama
A Merendinha do Arco (Portuguese Tasca, Gambas à Guilho are amazing) on Rossio St.
Comoba (overpriced for Lisbon, but really nice food)
A Janela da Voz Do Operário
Manteigaria – best custard tart [Pasteis de Nata]
Nivà (Principe Real)
Davvero (Alfama, Cais do Sodré)
[Pedro is a good-looking 20-something Brazilian guy, so we’ll call him the expert on this.]
Portinho da Arrábida
Cabana Do Pescador (Costa da Caparica, best sunsets)
Ribeira Do Cavalo (Best one, but with a 15 minute trail walk)
Paulo, our host, also had a list of recommendations, most of which we made, but a couple we missed:
Solar Do Vinho Do Porto – the place to go to taste Ports
Mafra National Palace – enormous palace of João V, in Mafra, a 45 minute bus ride from Lisbon
So that’s the starting list for our next trip – or yours. Boa Viagem!