Rua da Misericórdia 37, 1200-270 Baixa-Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal

Travelers looking for the ultimate in Portuguese gastronomy during their Lisbon holiday, will appreciate a stop at one of Portugal’s oldest and most famous restaurant, Tavares. Founded in 1784, the Tavares Restaurant has for centuries been one of the most important restaurants in Lisbon and is somewhat a national landmark. With it’s such long history, a list of notable guests from the world of politics and arts have dined here including, Eisenhower, Calouste Gulbenkian, Francisco Sá Carneiro and Amália Rodrigues. Located in the Baixa-Chiado district, it has been the meeting point of intellectuals, bohemians and memorable characters from the past.


Today, the kitchen is headed by the renowned chef Jose Avillez, with a menu featuring meals that are inspired by the traditional flavors of the region, serving modern Portuguese cuisine using ingredients of the highest quality. Dishes such as sole cooked in a champagne sauce, game birds delicately roasted in rich wine sauce and traditional Portuguese favorite such as bacalhau (cod fish), even those with the most demanding palate will be satisfied.The restaurant is supervised by long-time Tavares Maître d’Hotel and Sommelier Arlindo Madeira and is known for is known for having one of the most complete wine lists in Lisbon.


This Lisbon restaurant is luxuriously set, with elegant and lavish decor creating a sophisticated and glamorous old-world ambiance. Recently completely renovated, with old-world style and traditions fully preserved, the Venetian mirrors, original mosaics and crystal chandeliers set the ideal mood to enjoy a a lingering meal. LisbonEye suggest you try the traditional, delicate green potage known as caldo verde. It is created from modest ingredients, shredded cabbage, potatoes and a dash of olive oil. Try an intriguing South Portuguese dish, carne de porco a Alentejana, a combination of small clams with bits of pork, steamed leisurely in a cataplana, a special copper pot. Located in Lisbon’s fashionable shopping area, this is the finest of all historical restaurants in Lisbon and is undoubtedly worth a visit for travelers who appreciate elaborate, skillfully prepared food.