Hi there! My name is Josh Langely and I have spent the last decade of my life traveling the globe and tasting the different cuisines the world has to offer. During my time in Europe I obsessively documented my foodie adventures in 10+ journals. Now that I am back in the States for at least the next year I have decided to hand pick the best restaurants from the different European cities I visited during my time abroad and share them on our budget travel blog. Some of these restaurants feature the national cuisine of the country others are just great eateries that present cheap food from neighboring nations.
This Week: Lisbon
An excellent choice for a dinner for two, Insictus features a set 4-course meal with a glass of wine for each course. The restaurant is upstairs and has hefty portions for a reasonable price. After you are finished with dinner wander downstairs for a relaxed atmosphere and an excellent wine selection if you aren’t already too sloshed from your dinner. You really can’t go wrong at Insictus
Tasca da Se
As with most the restuarants on this list Tasca da Se specializes in fresh seafood for a low price tag. Small, beautiful and family run Tasca da Se’s signature dish bacalhau or cod is decadent and delicious. The prawn cocktail starter has the biggest prawns I have ever seen in my life. Seriously, they look like giants thumbs.
The best deal I have found in ALL of Europe O Trevo specializes in Bifanas, a tender pork sandwich served up on a heavy crusted roll that is absolutely s spectacular. Their homemade chili sauce is mouthwatering and for just $2 a sandwich you can walk out of this small eatery with a full belly for under $6. Also they have an $.85 house wine which is any poor backpacker’s wet dream.
The best seafood in all of Lisbon, Ramiro is always busy so expect to wait at least an hour but trust me it is well worth it. Grab a drink at their bar while you wait for the true gem of this bistro: the food. Literally everything is spectacular from the thinly sliced pork medallions to the clams in white wine sauce Cervajeria is a culinary experience without any of the pomp of a fine dining restaurant. A little more expensive than the rest of the spots on this list Ramiro is well worth the extra coinage.