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10 cheap restaurants in Lisbon

10 cheap lisbon restaurants
Clara Campos

It isn´t hard to find cheap yet good restaurants in Lisbon. Here is a list with some of my top restaurants where you can eat for less than 15€ per person.

Cheap restaurants, as cheap hotels aren’t rare in Lisbon. Thus travelling to Lisbon is not as expensive as to many other European cities. Throughout the city there are plenty restaurants that offer a full menu, including main course, dessert, coffee and a drink for less than 15€. Another plus of these restaurants is that they usually serve typical Portuguese food instead the fast food you find out in other metropolis in Europe. Many of these locals also offer half portions that are very suitable for children or for those who don’t eat much and that will only cost you half of the price of the regular portions. My advice is that you take a look at the menus standing outside restaurants to check the available dishes and if you have any doubts ask for the assistance of an employee as normally there is always someone who speaks English.

This said let me present you my very own favorite 10 cheap restaurants in Lisbon (less than 15€) where you may enjoy not just the typical Portuguese cuisine but also some other more exotic tastes. Hope you like it!

Meet 10 cheap restaurants in Lisbon

  • Toma Lá Dá Cá

    Travessa do Sequeiro, 38
    1200-441 Lisbon
    Telephone: +351 213 479 243

    Placed near Bairro Alto, Toma Lá, Dá Cá is not fancy but it offers good Portuguese food at reasonable prices. The floor paved with the typical Portuguese “Calçada” is one of the place’s highlights. As it is very popular among young people and tourists, it is advisable to make a reservation.

  • Cantina Lx

    Lx Factory
    R. Rodrigues Faria, 103
    1300-501 Lisbon

    Telephone: + 351 213 628 239

    Operating on a canteen of a former fabric factory that has been transformed into a creative center, Cantina Lx offers unpretentious yet tasty food. The ambience is relaxed and marked by the old recovered tables, the colorful iron chairs and the XL size wood oven. It is perfect for lunches but it only serves dinners by reservation.

  • Caxemira

    Rua Condes de Monsanto, 4, 1º direito – Praça Figueira
    1100-159 Lisboa
    Telephone: + 351 218 865 486

    If you are into Indian food, don’t miss this restaurant! Almost going unnoticed, as the entrance seems to lead to a bad-reputation hostel, is well known by all Indian gastronomy lovers from Lisbon. So don’t let the appearances discourage you and climb up to the 1st floor and enjoy one of the best gastronomic experiences of your life.

  • Primo Basílico

    Rua dos Remédios 37
    1100-441 LISBOA
    Telephone: + 351 218 885 287

    In the heart of Alfama, Primo Basílico brings to Lisbon the tastes of the real Roman pizza al taglio! This is one of my favorite Italian restaurants as it offers great food and a cool ambience. Besides pizzas they also serve delicious pastas and irresistible desserts.

  • Cervejaria O Germano

    Rua Vale F Cima 127-B
    1950-266 LISBOA Lisboa
    Telephone: +351 218 596 634

    If you are visiting Lisbon during summer, this is the place to go if you are willing to try our “caracóis” (snails). Even if the idea of tasting snails is not appealing for you, don’t give up for as soon as you taste the first one, you won’t be able to resist them anymore. However, you can always have a steak with the “special sauce” instead or some of the famed Portuguese seafood dishes.

  • Deli Delux

    Av. Infante D. Henrique Armazém B Loja 8
    Santa Apolónia
    1900-264 Lisboa
    Telephone: +351 218 862 070

    Besides being a grocery and a charcuterie this space also provides light meals like salads or sandwiches as well as plates of cheeses and sausages. To end up your meal perfectly choose one of amazing desserts at your disposal.
    This space is also ideal for a cosmopolitan late brunch, enjoying the outstanding view over the Tagus River

  • Grande Palácio Hong Kong

    Rua Pascoal de Melo, Nº 8 A
    1170-294 Lisboa
    Telephone: + 351 218 123 349
    Rua Bernardo Lima nº 48 B,
    1150 – 077 Lisboa
    Telephone: + 351 213 140 726

    Considered by many as the best Chinese restaurant of Lisbon, Grande Palácio Hong Kong serves traditional Chinese and Cantonese food. In fact, Grande Palácio Hong Kong is a brand operating in two restaurants, both offering amazing food. The quality of the spaces is confirmed by the fact that this one of the few Chinese restaurants attended by the Chinese community members living in the Portuguese capital. They also have take-away.

  • Padaria Portuguesa

    Av. João XXI, 9
    Rua 4 de Infantaria, 30 A
    Jardim da Parada
    Campo de Ourique
    Telephone: +351 218 485 083

    There are two Padaria Portuguese in Lisbon, one near Av. De Roma and the other at Campo de Ourique, near the last stop of the famed Tram 28. Both offer over 30 types of bread along with Portuguese traditional pastry that you may also take home with you. These traditional backeries also serve light meals like sandwiches, quiches and pies.

  • Malmequer Bemmequer

    Rua de São Miguel 23/25
    1100-542 Lisboa
    Telephone: +351 218 876 535

    Situated in the middle of the Alfama maze and with a charming Moorish décor, this restaurant is a well-kept secret of the Lisbon inhabitants that serves traditional Portuguese food. My advice goes to the fish, even though it also offers great meat dishes. To avoid a long wait, I advise you to make a reservation.

  • Cantina Baldracca

    Rua das Farinhas, N.º 1
    1100-236 Lisboa

    Telephone: + 351 918 751 784

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  1. Wow! This list itself is mouth-watering. I did love to visit at least a few restaurants in this list when I come there.

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