Private tour

Traditional Lisbon Food Tasting Experience

4.9 / 5

17 reviews

Activity provider: TakingUThere

Traditional Lisbon Food Tasting Experience

Activity provider: TakingUThere

From US$ 189.02 per group up to 2

Experience the best traditional Portuguese dishes and learn about their history on this small-group, 3-4 hour Lisbon food tour. Taste 14 different dishes at 4 tasting stops, and find out how Portuguese cuisine influenced other cultures with a local guide.

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  • Explore one of the lesser-known neighborhoods of Lisbon
  • Taste traditional Portuguese dishes, from entrees, to main dishes, ending with deserts
  • Learn about the curious flavors, traditions and history of each dish
  • See a fully restored market place that set a the trend for the “new markets era” of Lisbon
  • Hear suggestions and secrets for the rest of your stay in Lisbon
Full description
Away from the usual mass tourism neighborhoods, you will spend your time in Campo de Ourique with a guide that actually lives in the neighborhood and knows it by heart. This tour is intended to be a foodie tour for you to taste typical Portuguese cuisine. Throughout the tour, your guide will link Portuguese culture and history with its cuisine, and explain the origin of these traditional dishes.   Over the course of 3-4 hours, you will sample typical dishes of Portuguese cuisine.  You will start to tantalize your taste buds with the most typical entrees in different locations in this neighborhood. Come and find out which they are. From here, you will go to the local, completely refurbished market place, where you'll have your more 'refined' experiences. Among them, you will taste the typical porco preto (Iberian black pork), the bife de atum (grilled tuna steak), and others. To wrap things up, you will have the Best Chocolate Cake in the World, the pastel de nata (it actually won the international contest), in a bakery elected for several years as the best in Portugal. Taste also some lovely roasted almonds, ending with a Ginjinha (cherry liqueur), which won the international 2016 “Great Taste” Award.
  • 3-4 hour guided food tour in a calm Lisbon neighborhood
  • A local guide who has a passion for food, history, and culture
  • Tasting of traditional Portuguese dishes and deserts
  • 4 tasting stops
  • 14 tastings in total (entrees, main dishes, deserts)
  • Transportation + pick-up
  • Drinks (alcoholic or none alcoholic)
  • Any other items not mentioned in the description

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Meeting point

In front of the entrance of the "Igreja de Santo Condestável" church

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Important information

Know before you go

  • -If you have any dietary restrictions, (Kosher, Halal, Vegetarian, etc), there will be a few dishes you will not be able to taste.
  • -Please advise if you have any allergies.
  • -Be sure to bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and a camera;
  • -Don´t expect “sightseeing" of Lisbon. This is a tour designed for foodies to learn and taste a small part of the Portuguese gastronomy. Your guide will be able to give you all the information you need for your stay in Lisbon, places to go, to visit and to eat.
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4.9 /5

based on 17 reviews

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Very good food, great information, the time flew by. You get a taste of life in a Lisbon neighborhood. A great experience that my kids 16 and 18 and I will always remember fondly. Lots of tips for other experiences in Lisbon. Many thanks to Joao and best regards Swantje, Rieke and Hendrik

June 15, 2022

This evening was a great end to our trip to Lisbon. Our guide João was super nice and took great care of the three of us. We tasted various delicious Portuguese dishes and wine in a local market hall far from the tourist hustle and bustle. The evening was rounded off with an extraordinarily delicious chocolate cake and a selection of nuts directly from the market stall. That evening we clearly felt that our guide João knows and loves his country and its cuisine. We will certainly be talking about this evening and the talks and information about Portugal for a long time to come. I definitely recommend this tour and would do it again anytime. Obrigada

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April 25, 2022

An EXCEPTIONAL visit! Rodrigo is a passionate and exciting guide! Lovers of his country and who knows how to transmit this love! Rodrigo is one of the best guides I have met in my life, mixing knowledge, kindness and benevolence. Visit at the top of a gastronomic point of view, generous and gourmet! We really discover Portuguese gastronomy! We are in a district far from the tourist crowds and which corresponds to the daily life of the Portuguese! I recommend this great experience! And thank you again Rodrigo!

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July 28, 2021

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