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Portugal has a fine reputation for its food and boasts a vast number of highly rated restaurants serving up a variety of different cuisines and flavours, especially in the city of Lisbon. You surely want to go on Lisbon short breaks on your next trip. Spend an amazing weekend in the top visited destination in Portugal. Not only are you guaranteed to eat well on your trip to Portugal, you can also do so for little money, as, with so many well priced eateries with typically affordable menus, eating out is often fairly cheap.
In fact, according to a recent holiday price survey, Portugal is actually the cheapest place to eat out – and, of course, drink – in Europe, with even extravagant three course meals totaling just over £10 per head on average, and that’s with drinks (not wine, though this is also usually fairly priced) included. For those on a budget who love food and sun, visiting Portugal is a real no brainer. These are just a few of the bargain restaurants which serve up food of subliminal quality.
Avenida Infante D. Henrique, Lisbon
Widely held to be the best pizza joint in Portugal, Casanova is a must visit for maximum taste at minimum price. It’s open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and it’s notoriously good pizzas are priced on average between 8 and 12 euros each.
Calcada Santana n49, Lisbon
One for the fish enthusiasts, Restaurante Cerqueira is so cheap it’s almost incomprehensible. It averages at around 6 euro for mains, one of the most common of which consists of a huge plate of gorgeous fresh fish with salad, rice and potatoes, and drinks and dessert are no more than a few euros each.
Toma La Da Ca
Travessa do Sequeiro, Lisbon
A cheap, family run eatery with a menu full of local favourites, Toma La Da Ca is the place to go to get a taste of Portugal’s local cuisine, including fish, seafood and meat dishes, cooked to perfection, and all for very little cost. It remains one of the highest ranking budget restaurants in Lisbon.
Wherever you go in Lisbon, the chances are you will be getting more than value for your money. Remember that particularly good, cheap eateries will be popular with locals and tourists alike, so you may want to make reservations in order to guarantee a table.
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