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R. das Fontainhas A São Lourenço 5, 1100-177 Lisboa, Portugal
“Founded by a Mozambican man who arrived here in the 1980s, the restaurant is an institution serving specialties from Portuguese-speaking African countries," says Kalaf Epalanga. This appeared in the Jan/Feb 2016 issue.
R. da Madalena 121, 1100-319 Lisboa, Portugal
Kalaf Epalanga loves this bakery for it's French flair. “This cozy bakery makes the best croissants in town. Fabrica Lisboa also serves sandwiches, a variety of salads, and soups such as caldo verde—ideal for a light lunch.” This appeared in the...
R. do Alecrim 21, 1200-161 Lisboa, Portugal
“Named for Sergio Leone’s classic film, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, the cocktail lounge is more than a place for drinks," says Epalanga, "It also hosts live music and film screenings.” This appeared in the Jan/Feb 2016 issue.
6th floor, sala I, Commercial Center Martim Moniz, Praca Martim Moniz, 1100-341 Lisboa, Portugal
The big advantage of Topo, on the sixth floor of a shopping center on Martim Moniz Square, is its top-level location with views of the castle, Mouraria neighborhood, and more. Outside on the terrace, grab one of the wooden benches and linger over...
Rua da Betesga 1AB, 1100-090 Lisboa, Portugal
We weren't searching for free tipples in Lisbon but the universe, in all its wisdom, apparently decided to reward us for our last-minute decision to venture to the Portuguese capital. Buried in Lisbon's historic centre, where the tiled pedestrian...
Tv. do Chafariz de El-Rei 6, 1100-140 Lisboa, Portugal
“A neo-Moorish palace built at the turn of the 20th century is now a boutique hotel," says Epalanga. "I visit in the mornings for the lavish breakfast spreads and teas from the Azores.” This appeared in the Jan/Feb 2016 issue.
Rua da Prata 61, 1100-413 Lisboa, Portugal
“Manuela Carabina left a job in advertising to learn the art of ice cream–making in Italy, then returned to open Fragoleto," details Epalanga. "Seasonal flavors include lemon-basil and walnut-fig.” This appeared in the Jan/Feb 2016 issue.
R da Madalena 232, 1100-325 Lisboa, 1100-204 Lisboa, Portugal
Epalanga says, “A streetwear shop doubles as a hangout for young skateboarders. It’s fascinating to get a glimpse of the local culture here, and they sell everything from sneakers to boards.” This appeared in the Jan/Feb 2016 issue.
R. Dom Pedro V 129, 1250-096 Lisboa, Portugal
Kiko Martins, one of Lisbon’s most influential chefs, traveled through 26 countries before settling on Peruvian cuisine and opening A Cevicheria. Now there’s a permaline for his modern Portuguese takes on classic ceviches such as local cod with...
R. Cecílio de Sousa 85, 1200-100 Lisboa, Portugal
The confectionery masterminds at Bettina & Niccolò Corallo are taking Lisbon’s sweets beyond the signature pastel de nata, crafting chocolate into pimento bonbons and truffles filled with rare liqueurs. This appeared in the Jan/Feb 2016 issue.
Av. 24 de Julho 49, 1200-479 Lisboa, Portugal
Across from the Cais do Sodre railroad station in Lisbon, is the Mercado da Ribeiro - the market. The building, topped with a Moorish-style dome, and with an iron interior, is a beautiful, historic structure built around 1882. It has been...
Praça do Comércio 31-34, 1100-148 Lisboa, Portugal
Stay in the new 90-room Pousada de Lisboa for riverfront views and artwork on loan from local museums. Cruisers, watch for new routes heading to Portugal in 2016: A new terminal—outfitted with a rooftop restaurant and a smattering of...
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