What to Eat, See, and Do in Lisbon, Portugal — Travel, Eat, Repeat

What to Eat, See, and Do in Lisbon, Portugal — Travel, Eat, Repeat


– This is beautiful and brutal. We just landed in Lisbon
and I’m not gonna lie, we are super jet-lagged. It’s fine, it’s fine. I’d estimate we have about 10
hours before everyone crashes, so we’re gonna try to
see as much as we can and eat as much as we can
before the day is done. We landed– (beep) Travel with kids means
limited attention spans, quick pace, and lots of coffee, which we should just go do now. (soft music) Portugal is known for its pastries and one in particular is
called Pasteis De Nata. Correct me in the comments if I’m wrong, I’m gonna be butchering
a lot of these words. The most well known place to get that is the oldest factory that’s been making them, Pasteis de Belem. But we’re actually gonna go to, there it is, Man-tei-garia. Which is another pastry shop
and the eater guide for Lisbon said that it’s even better,
and you can skip the line. So I’m pretty excited to try it. (funky music) So cool, you can watch them
make it as you’re eating. And you’re just at a
little bar with espresso. And I’m gonna try this. Wow, wow, wow. Salty and sweet and delicious. – It’s delicious – [Iz] Really? – It’s amazing, oh my gosh. (funky music) – ‘Kay, those were incredible,
it’s pretty chaotic in there, so if you do have kids
you’re gonna squeeze in, but it’s worth it, they’re
very small so I wouldn’t count on them being, like, a full breakfast, it’s more of just, like,
a pre-breakfast snack, which is why we’re headed to breakfast. (smooth music) – [Iz] We’re in Barrio Alto, also known as the Bohemian district. I was told over and over to
head to a place called the Mill, a Portuguese and Australian
fusion restaurant known for its breakfast and coffee. (funky music) – We got huevos rancheros with chorizo, avocado toast with a piri piri
spice, and ricotta pancakes served with a side of
ricotta and berry compote. They’re like a hug from your
mom, my mom, not your mom, my mom, they’re like a hug from my mom. They’re just really good,
they’re just comforting, that’s all I’m trying to say. (funky music) We’re headed to get on the
tram, this city is, like, set on so many different
hills, it’s called the “City of Seven Hills” but
there’s, like, a gazillion, so the city relies heavily
on the use of trams, so we’re going to use
that to get to a bunch of the different top spots to see today. (smooth music) The trams are the way to go.
That’s crazy, it takes you by, like, all of the top spots in the city and you don’t have to walk as much, which I’m kinda good with. We’re about to hike up a
castle so we need sustenance, ’cause we ate, like, an hour
ago and that’s too long. We’re gonna go find some street food. Food markets are everywhere in Lisbon, we found some food stalls in
Largo do Corpo Santo square, which served traditional
Portuguese street food. – Okay kid. Henry has basically
devoured this meat plate, all on his own. You
lovin’ that meat, dude? – I’m going to eat that all gone. – Gonna eat it “all gone”. – Literally, everything
in this market has meat, the Portuguese love meat,
I’m not mad about it, I love meat. We had a bifana
sandwich, which is like a steak sandwich and then,
we had a big, like, platter of ham and cheese and bread
and all the good things in this world and think
we need to follow it up with some gelato. (funky music) Alright, Santini gelato, it’s
been around for 60 years, and some people say it’s
the best gelato in Portugal, or the world? It was really
good, but it’s not the best in the world. – [Johnny] Henry, that’s a very big bite. – Mmm, coconut ice cream, listen, I’m about ten times happier than
I was about five minutes ago. Jetlag, you’ve got nothing
on me when I’ve got gelato in my life. (baby talk) – [Iz] Yeah, you go eat your chocolate. – Eat the chocolate. – Let’s go see this castle. (funky music) So, apparently one of the
trams, its engine blew up and (laughs) all of the trams
are shut down for the night so, we’re gonna find another
way up to the castle, or a view-point, or, we’re
gonna get that sunset. You just, you just, you just wait. Google Maps says it’s
just point seven miles so how bad could it be? (mellow music) – [Johnny] Wait, Iz, what are you…? – I know, we just had ice
cream but they said it was the best in the world and so I just had to do the proper research. When
in Portugal, vanilla basil. Not, we’re all happy about it. Onward! – [Johnny] How’s that
point seven miles goin’? – Half a mile. – [Lady In Dress] And that
is just the beginning. (laughs) – This is beautiful and brutal. Johnny just showing off,
running up the hill. – Momentum. – Must be nice. (mellow music) Google Maps betrayed me. – [Johnny] No they didn’t,
they just told you exactly how far it is. – Okay, that is no joke.
If you’re gonna come here, it’s a hike but you can do it, we did it. Shouldn’t do it, you shouldn’t
do it with a stroller, just, I don’t know, catch
a taxi. Or take the tram, ’cause usually an engine doesn’t explode. The Castelo de Sao Jorge is
a Moorish castle on a hill that overlooks Lisbon. It
was built in the 11th century in a difficult to reach part
of town as we just experienced. (smooth music) Okay, I know it’s windy but I read so many conflicting reviews
about whether or not we should come to the
castle. It is a must. It’s nine euros, come at
sunset, it’s so beautiful, it’s so expansive, and the
view you get of the city is… unparalleled. ‘Kay, that was incredible,
we are all super hungry so we’re gonna go grab
some piri piri chicken, and eat it at a park. Just across town from the
castle, near Barrio Alto, is a tiny piri piri
chicken spot that locals just keep talking about. It
has no more than two tables so we’re going to grab
take-away and eat it at a mira-dor nearby. We
found the chicken place, you would not be able
to find it unless people were sitting out front and it’s just tiny with that little itty bitty sign. We’re waiting for our chicken to be made, they’re making it fresh, it
looks really really really good. – Last chicken in the entire place. – And we’re so excited to try to it! – Not the most efficient
operation and if the food isn’t amazing. – We will tell you, but
there were very nice. – [Henry] Ooh, please. – [Johnny] Ollie, you want chips? – Olives, rice. Piri piri chicken is
supposed to be super tender, a little spicy, ah! And very hot. That might be worth the wait.
I know it sounds cheesy, but it literally might be worth the wait. – Wow. That is some of the
best chicken I’ve ever had. Infuriatingly inefficient
operation, amazing chicken. Holy smokes. – [Iz] Would you go back? – (laughs) Yeah. – Make sure you get the
garlic rice, it’s delicious. The garlic olives and the
chicken, it is so tender, so good, so flavorful. If you do that,
you’ll be set. Lisbon has been a total dream, it is so colorful
and vibrant and friendly and beautiful and full of parks
and view-points and castles. All of the things that
make up a good trip. Tomorrow, we head out
and go to our next place. Make sure to tag along. (upbeat funky music)

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    Iz Harris

    AHHH! What a crazy adventure. Thank you all so much for watching, and being a part of this with us. Portugal was one of the most beautiful places I've ever traveled, and the next four episodes will have you itching to buy a ticket and jet off right away. Big thanks to the Eater team for supporting and refining this vision, you guys are GOLD. Have you been to Portugal? If not, what is your favorite place to travel to for food?

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    Catarina Lopes

    The walk to the castle: there are 2 elevators that helps you get there in no time. You passed through one of them actually 😂😂

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    Margarida Ferreira

    Manteigaria does not even come close to the Fabrica dos Pastéis de Belém. They are actually very ordinary, comparing to other coffee shops.

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    Xavier's Leong Way From Home

    Currently editing my vlog from Lisbon and loved watching this! Excited to have found this channel because I love the style it is presented and shot!

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    Jan Mrva

    Guys, I really appreciate the editing, music, setting and blah blah blah. But still I just don't like the video AT ALL!

    Let me say that I'm not Portuguese so for the next few lines I won't be advocating for my own country, but this has to stop. Making the most of your nine-days stay has absolutely distorted the spirit of Lisbon and my point is that such portraits of "what to visit and eat" should be filmed by people that spent at least some time living in the city.

    1) How can you eat huevos rancheros and pancakes when you can have a galãozinho and a heavily buttered sandes with presunto?
    2) Hearing you say BARRIO ALTO instead of BAIRRO ALTO got me a bit angry cause this is not the problem of pronunciation. Plus spending a part of a video just naming the streets? What about Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, EXPO 98 or any other miradouro than the one you have to pay for at the castle.
    3) What the hellllllll?!? You're an editor of a food channel and you got yourselves a chicken? When you could have bacalhau, polvo à lagareira, arroz de pato and I don't know what more… That made me really disappointed.

    You need to do a better research prior to the filming. I'm sorry honey but this a BOOT for me.

    Cheers,
    Honza

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    E Y

    Nice video series.

    I thought it looks a little like another series called ‘borders’ but with less stats more cheerfulness.

    Well then it makes sense from min 1:25.

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    Daniel rdo

    I'm glad you came to my country, and made a very good video out of it, nice pictures, i know you have other places to go but if you ever can come back to Portugal, try the Algarve in the summer, or maybe some other part of the country, I'm from the north, if you ever come here just don't in the winter time, it's very cold and bloomy

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    somekindofaperson

    lol, i was a tour guide in lisbon for at least a year. did a lot of times that hill! but only been in the castle once. i was 5 so i don't remember lol.

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    Ruby

    Must be crazy traveling with 2 kids. I think I would be more stressed then enjoy the scenery, but kudos to you

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    Jennifer Sausal

    Literally one of my fave cities in Europe! Such a gem and often overshadowed by Spain which is also my fave country. That pastel de nata tho!

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    Tomás Pinto

    Santini ice cream was amazing when it was a small family business in Cascais and that's the only place you could find it. Then it was bought and the quality went to the gutter.

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    Sérgio Pires

    Iz, when you eat "Pastéis de Nata" you should put some cinnamon on top, it will make a huge difference. Thanks for helping promoting my country.

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    Constanca Martins

    When in Lisbon, NEVER trust Google Maps. Sound's like a good walking distance but then you've got the hills :'D

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    Troll Feminist

    Ahahha, for portuguese people a expresso and a pastel de nata is breakfast. Or maybe a torrada with galão. We dont have money to eat much more in caffes. Or that or we eat at home.

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    Kelvin Dephasdin

    I am only a minute into this video and its already 100 times better than all the dumb vlogger videos out there where its just a bunch of girls talking about thei aribnbs fo rthe first 7 minutes before they actually go out and do anything of substance.

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    Jenny Kwan

    Great host! I love your energy & vibe throughout the video, even though you traveled with 2 kids, you didnt complain! Thanks for showing us sites & food. We're planning to go in August with our son (he'll be 8 months old), what stroller did you use?

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    Melissa Chiou

    Wow! I love this series! I found it after searching for Portugal. I want to go one day. Thanks for all the awesome videos.

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    NYCBG

    Loved the video. I plan on going there in a couple of months. In which hotel did you stay (and would you recommend it)?

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    amy mckinney

    I loved this video. Iz and her family did a great job of showing this beautiful spot. So glad I found this channel!

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    Kathy Johnson

    Best and most real video about travel in Portugal. It will be so helpful when my husband and I go next June! Great job- love watching –

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    Joao Silva

    Portugal is famous by history, monuments castles etc.

    What about food?
    Wine, cheese and fish hard to beat!

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    Analuisa Lara

    I love the video… I'm deciding between Madrid and Lisbon…. and I think you have solidified my choice!

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    kelly franco

    Portugal was my dream amazing place to be and drink so cheap wine hahaha, but the walking man was brutal. so please don't take heels with you I was can wait to come back one day.

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    Filipa Vieira

    I'm portuguese and the pastéis de nata the classical ones are on the big old factory, any other café has them but if you try the taste of the cream changes alot, the old factory is a bit over price but much worthy

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    Janz Anton-Iago

    I love this episode of Lisbon! Great to feel the vibe. 😁☀️
    I wanted to share my Lisbon travel series, In the Mood For Lisbon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv7CtN1mOlc
    I recently moved here in this city, really wanted to share my passion for this city. Enjoy!

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    Miss K

    OMG I’m currently visiting Lisbon and went to Manteigaria even though it was really far from our apartment and I couldn’t feel my legs anymore BUT IT WAS SO WORTH IT I WANNA GO BACK FOR MORE

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    menina Mulher

    Pastelaria da Batalha's pasteis de nata are even better, trust me. And you can join in the baking by scheduling a workshop, in the afternoon. Sad to see they didn't provide for home-made french fries with the chicken – that is the traditional take on that serving… Good to see you guys like the city!

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    Constança Varela

    You should have asked to a local how to go to the castle because you could be there in 10 minutes 😂😂 Lisbon have 2 elevators from baixa to the castle

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    Morten Skogly

    Been there! Done that! 🙂 And weirdly we rented an appartment just above Manteigaria, and ate those delicious pastries morning and night 🙂

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    Cristina Alves

    You should go to Porto! Waaaaay better! Not that Lisbon is bad, or unfriendly, but Porto.. Porto is a huge hug from a cozy family!

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    Ines Lucas

    I'm Portuguese and I'm really glad you liked Lisbon!
    For me that chicken is just the more normal and usual thing to eat so it really amazed me you guys picked it to eat. There are much more tipical meals you could eat and cry for more, you should come again (:

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    stellan lehrberg

    Been in Portugal 3 times and a fourth time is coming in november! Love Lisbon and Algarve! Wonderful country!

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    Jennifer Lorence

    Kids Have Fun Everywhere, Kids are KooL. The Only thing is when they Need to Pee or Sleep and You don't have a Restroom around.

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    Liliane Correia

    Dont need to hike to the castle!! There are free public lifts (elevators)! 2 lifts! Ask! You'll get to the castle in 15 minutes. Funny thing is that she was literally next to one hahaha

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    Anna Schiller

    My husband and I just got back from Lisbon….that piri piri chicken place was hands down amazing! We got lucky and arrived at 2pm, right when she was about to close and prep for dinner. There was no line and we got the table outside. The rice was fantastic, along with the tomato salad, olives, and chips. Thank you for posting this video!

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    Williamus Rex

    “Portugal is a country located mostly on the Iberian peninsula”. Mostly? Where the F else is it located then???

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