5 (more!) great and cheap places to eat in Lisbon

Where can you eat good and cheap food in Lisbon? This question might be on your mind whether its your first visit or if you are a living in Lisbon on a budget. I already have a list with 10 recommendations (find it here link) but if you already read it and want more here are another 5 places in Lisbon to eat good and affordable.

Ramen bowl with fried tofu from Panda Cantina

Panda Cantina

If you want something fast, tasty, and in the center (but don’t mind spicy food) then how about some noodles? Panda Cantina is located near Praca Comerco and has the best ramen noodles in the city. The place is known so expect to queue should you decide to go at noon. Panda Cantina has also since opened more places in the city in Principe Real and Campo Pequeno.

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Rua da Prata 252, 1100-052 Lisboa, Portugal
Interior of Panda Cantina. Limited amount of seats and no possibility to book in advance!
Leonetta has great pasta dishes: here is one with clams from Sétubal


Located in Principe Real, just right next to the Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, this restaurant serves Italian food for a very good price. With a cool interior and homemade pasta (made by hand!) you wouldn’t believe that you are in Lisbon but rather in a small Osteria in Italy.

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R. da Rosa 321, 1200-386 Lisboa, Portugal
Interior of Leonetta
Menu of Collect

Collect – Food. Radio. Records

While this place is mostly known as a bar to have a few drinks at, this place offers also great burgers and fries. They also serve super good veggie burgers with bean patties. If you are a meat-lover they also serve steaks.

Collect has often DJ:s playing in the evenings. I can highly recommend there with some friends to have some drinks. They make very good cocktails as well.

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R. Nova do Carvalho 60 62, 1200-371 Lisboa, Portugal
View of Collect from the street
Taberna Sal Grosso serves a wide range of delicous small dishes

Taberna Sal Grosso

This restaurant serves Portuguese food and is situated right below the Panteão Nacional. They serve typical Portuguese dishes such as grilled octopus and garlic gambas, as well as long-cooked meats and tuna steaks. The food felt like homemade and the dessert was unexpectedly very good; all for an affordable price.

Taberna Sal Grosso is a well hidden secret in Alfama. The unassuming facade easily fools the bypassers. The interior and delicous food make up what it lacks in flash: authenticity.

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Calçada do Forte 22, 1100-256 Lisboa, Portugal
interior of Taberna Sal Grosso
Discrete facade of Taberna Sal Grosso from the street
Asian vegan bowl by Food Temple

The Food Temple

This place is for my vegan readers. The restaurant is located near Martim Moniz next to one of the many stairs leading up the hills of Lisbon. The restaurant offers everything you can think of, from falafel to pea soups and toasts with corn and root vegetables and a set of desserts. The price is relatively cheap compared to the wide range and imaginative dishes they manage to make taste amazing.

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Beco do Jasmim 18, 1100-289 Lisboa, Portugal
Exterior of the Food Temple. They have also tables and chairs inside

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