Lisbon.

Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, has been one of my favorite European cities that I have visited so far! With gothic cathedrals, monasteries, and narrow alleyways, it’s hard not to fall in love with this vibrant and majestic city.

I visited Lisbon for four days in 2013 with my boyfriend and we were eager to eat our way through the town. We had watched Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations and decided to try some of the restaurants that were featured on his show. First stop was Cervejaria Ramiro, a local seafood restaurant.

Be Sure to Make Reservations!

Be Sure to Make Reservations!

Cured Meat with Bread.

Cured Meat with Bread (7/10).

Amazing Garlic Clams.

Amazing Garlic Clams (7.5-8/10).

Crab Goodness.

Crab Goodness (6.5/10).

Scarlet Shrimp.

Scarlet Shrimp (7/10).

Garlic Shrimp.

Garlic Shrimp (7/10).

Steak Sando to End the Meal.

Steak Sando to End the Meal (7.5/10).

The garlic clams at Cervejaria Ramiro are to die for! Tender little clams in mounds of garlic butter, what could be better?! I could have easily devoured another plate of them. Also the traditional steak sandwich is a must here! Overall, I’d rate them at a 7.5/10. The second restaurant we tried was 100 Maneiras.

Dehydrated Codfish with Coriander Aioli and Red Pepper Coulis.

Dehydrated Codfish with Coriander Aioli and Red Pepper Coulis.

Breaded Octopus Nuggets with Garlic Sauce.

Breaded Octopus Nuggets with Garlic Sauce (7/10).

Oyster with Kiwi and Rocket.

Oyster with Kiwi and Rocket (6/10).

Cured Salmon on Parsley Coulis and Basil Sorbet.

Cured Salmon on Parsley Coulis and Basil Sorbet (7/10).

Foie Gras Lasagna with Port Reduction and Pears.

Foie Gras Lasagna with Port Reduction and Pears (7/10).

Chlorophyll and Lime Risotto with Fish.

Chlorophyll and Lime Risotto with Fish (6.5/10).

Beef with Red Wine Sauce.

Beef with Red Wine Sauce (7.5/10).

Predessert.

Pre-Dessert.

Coffee Ice Cream with Vanilla Cream and  Cinnamon Crumble.

Coffee Ice Cream with Vanilla Cream and Cinnamon Crumble (7/10).

The restaurant is cozy and intimate and the service was friendly. The restaurant only provides a tasting menu so look at the menu before online to get an idea if you’ll enjoy it or not. I was quite satisfied with the meal (7/10) and the pricing was very affordable for a special occasion or date night. My boyfriend and I are most definitely looking forward to visit Portugal again to see what else this country has to offer!

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