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Taberna Moderna – Modern Spanish/Portuguese Cuisine to Share

It’s hard to find a place that is cool and trendy, with innovative cuisine and presentation, while at the same time very laid-back, casual with substantial, home-style food. Well, we think we’ve found it. In Lisbon, Taberna Moderna on Rua dos Bacalhoeiros (between Baixa and Alfama) is that place.
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Faz Gostos – Algarvian Favorites in Old Town Faro

Faz Gostos was one of the first Algarvian restaurants we featured on Portugal Confidential. Recently, we returned to the restaurant in the historic old town of Faro to find that popularity has not diminished nor has the quality of delicious international and Portuguese cuisine. Prominent locals as well as foreign tourists book in...
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2016 Michelin Star Restaurants in Portugal

There’s a new member in the Michlein Star Portugal club! For 2016, the Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal has awarded a first time star to Chef Rui Silvestre at Bon Bon in Carvoeiro, in the Algarve. Sadly, L’And Restaurant in Alentejo loses the honored designation. In total, 14 restaurants in Portugal are recognized with stars; six are in the Algarve, four in Lisbon, three in the Porto area, and one in Funchal...
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Kanazawa – Haute Japanese Cuisine by Tomoaki Kanazawa in Lisbon

Sophisticated sushi connoisseurs and Japanese cuisine devotees in Portugal all know Chef Tomoaki Kanazawa. His Tomo restaurant, in the Algés neighborhood of Lisbon, is consistently mentioned as the best Japanese restaurant in the country. This means Tomo is always full. Therefore, to provide fans with more opportunity to taste his special dishes, Chef Tomo has opened a new restaurant, Kanazawa in...
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El Clandestino Latin American Cuisine in Bairro Alto, Lisbon

Latin American cuisine is what it’s all about at El Clandestino. The menu of high-end tacos and ceviches is conceived by Chef Antionio Amorim (of Pão à Mesa, Restaurant A, Blend Bairro Alto). Chef Fábio Sobral, returns to Portugal after spending time in London’s Michelin star Lima restaurant to supervise the kitchen.
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Reserva by Olivier – The “Best Of” Olivier in Cascais

Reserva by Olivier, is the signature restaurants at the renovated Villa Cascais Guest House overlooking the Bay of Cascais just to the west of Lisbon. The menu is a sort of Greatest Hits of dishes from Chef Olivier da Costa’s portfolio of popular restaurants. Unique wines are highlights of the experience, with reserve vintages from...
Wish Restaurant Sushi Foz Porto

Wish Restaurant & Sushi – Mediterranean with Japanese Influences in Porto

Known for his magical sushi skills at the former popular Shis restaurant in Foz, Chef Antonio Vieira appears again on the Portuguese restaurant scene with another fine dining restaurant. Wish restaurant is not far from the original Shis, with Chef Vieira returning to prepare Mediterranean cuisine with strong Japanese influences and...
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Tia Alice – High-Quality Home-Style Portuguese Cuisine in Fátima

Very rich, really good, home-style cooking, just like your favorite Portuguese aunt used to make. That’s Tia Alice (Aunt Alice). It’s worth the drive, an hour north of Lisbon to the pilgrimage town of Fatima, to enjoy traditional Portuguese cuisine of the highest quality. Meats and fish are succulent, sauces are thick and creamy, and the portions are large enough for two. It may well be Portugal Confidential’s favorite...