Waht to do at Principe Real

The editors around the world elected the 50 coolest neighborhoods of the moment. Principe Real was in 5th place. Everything happens at a difficult pace to keep up with in the trendiest, most edgy and most annoyingly difficult neighborhood to describe without resorting to any Anglicism. We run the neighborhood door to door, face to face, to bring all the news that was born here in 2018 – and there were more than 20. Restaurants, shops and cafes, everything is here to discover.


A Cevicheira

During his trip around the world, cooking in family homes, Chef Kiko Martins fell in love with the traditional Peruvian dish. I brought it to A Cevicheria, a small restaurant with a beautiful counter, where it is not possible to book a table. The pure ceviche with white fish, mashed potatoes, onions, seaweed and tiger’s milk is worth the wait.
Address: Rua Dom Pedro V 129, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12:30-00:00
Transportation: BUS 758, 773
Price: Up to 30€

Atalho Real

Perfect for the carnivores to savor the palate. If it is a leisurely meal, do not ignore the entrances. And if the sun shines, enjoy the terrace facing the Botanical Garden.
Address: Calçada da Patriarcal 40, Lisbon
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 12:00-23:00. Fri-Sat 12:00-01:00
Transportation: Metro Rato
Price: Up to 30€


Estórias na Casa da Comida

There were golden times here in the twentieth century, and it was on the basis of this safe and contemporary cuisine that this restaurant continues to triumph. Without great inventions, this Lisbon classic continues with impeccable service.
Address: Travessa das Amoreiras 1, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 19:00-00:00
Transportation: Metro Rato
Price: Up to 50€

Coyo Taco

The electric blue of the Coyo Taco came to give some luminosity and (more) animation to Principe Real. The menu of Mexican street food is quite complete and has classic tacos and twists, like the one of duck carnitas, burritos and quesadillas. Even better: similar to other restaurants in the group, like the Tapisco, next door, has a window where sells margaritas and other cocktails to the street.
To Know: Coyo’s tacos have been praised by Barack Obama.
Address: Rua Dom Pedro V 65, Lisbon
Time: Sun-Wed 12:00-00:00, Thu-Sat 12:00-02:00.
Price: Up to 30€


Jamie's Italian

The Portuguese version of Jamie Oliver’s Italian restaurant has three floors with 174 seats, with a private room right at -1 floor, and two terraces with incredible views of the castle, following, in terms of decoration, the same line of restaurants Jamie’s Italian – ham and garlic hanging from the bar at the entrance, and wood, blue and copper decoration.
Address: Praça do Príncipe Real 28 A, Lisbon
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 12:00-23:00, Fri-Sat 12:00-00:00
Price: Up to 20€


There is a tasting menu but this is also the ideal place for mid-week lunches or comfort dinners with one of the good, creamy risottos, such as gorgonzola with rock pear or basil, which have become the brand’s image chef in this space. Another possibility is to join the whole group and go for it.
Address: Praça do Príncipe Real 26, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 12:00-00:00, Fri-Sat 12:00-02:00.
Transportation: Metro Rato Bus 758, 773
Price: Up to 30€



With a very special focus on sustainability and seafood, from fish to shellfish, bivalves and algae, combined with produce from the land. Producers are handpicked by the chef to compose the menu, which in addition to a la carte choices has two tasting menus.
Address: Rua da Escola Politécnica 27, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 12:00-15:00 / 19:00-00:00
Price: More than 50€

Zero Zero

It is usual to hear of ZeroZero for the good pizzas made in a wood oven with quality products, the Italian cheeses and sausage boards for late-afternoon snacks, the cocktails are incredible too, and you can add this equation to the terrace with bougainvillea, which looks more like a garden, both in the Príncipe Real restaurant and in Parque das Nações, which has risottos in the menu. The waiting time in the queue is worth it, believe me, and you can go without fear in a family pilgrimage.
Address: Rua da Escola Politécnica 32, Lisbon
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 12:00-00:00, Fri-Sat 12:00-01:00
Transportation: Metro Rato. BUS 758
Price: Up to 30€


Faz Frio

The ancient Casa Faz Frio has always been known for having a cod dish every day and tradition has remained, despite recent changes in the kitchen and in the decor. At the end of 2017, the centenary restaurant changed management, but was remodeled with care, trying to preserve the atmosphere of the house of grass – with the classic tiles, the tables in lioz, the painting of the sailor of Mario Cesariny and the cabins in wood – as well as a menu of Portuguese flavors, where gadidium is king.
Address: Rua Dom Pedro V 96, Lisbon
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 12:00-00:00 (the kitchen closes at 22:00), Thu-Sat 12:00-02:00 (kitchen closes at 23:00)
Price: Up to 30€

Crispy Mafya

You must enter this restaurant without fear or prejudice to get your hands dirty and lick your fingers at the end. It’s called Crispy Mafya and the crown jewel is the chicken waffle burger, a fried chicken burger in which the bread is replaced by a salty waffle. Combination risky, but winning.
Address: Rua Cecílio de Sousa 85, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Tue-Wed and Sun 18:00-00:00, Thu-Sat 18:00-02:00


Talk to Me

Small, with macramé and posters of old exhibits decorating the walls, Talk To Me is a space to drink a coffee or a glass of wine while you work, accompanying the moment of concentration with one of several menu toast (go to asparagus and gorgonzola or choose from salmon), the crispy croissants or the brunch served all the time .
Address: Praça do Príncipe Real 6C, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Tue-Sat 09.00-18.00

Clube Lisboeta

For anyone who wants a good brunch every day (until 17:00) and for those who like to let the palate travel for international gastronomy. And at dinner and weekends the Club gains another momentum: there are four different cards, one with Portuguese dishes, the other with Brazilians, Greeks and Thais.
Address: Rua da Escola Politécnica 90, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 08:00-01:00, Fri-Sun 09:00-02:00.


Veggie Wave

The quality of the juice you ask for is in your hands – or rather: on your feet and on the ability to pedal. In the first Veggie Wave shop the customer sits on a kind of bicycle to make their natural juice – the blender works at the speed of pedaling, an ecological project of the Italian surfers Niccolò Bagarotto and Riccardo Ferragamo. Ask for the purple haze if you want help with memory or the veggie wave, which is good for the skin, and drink all in small or large versions.
Address: Rua Dom Pedro V 1, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 10:00-19:00


BouBou’s, a pearl still half hidden in Principe Real, is a three in one: it has a bar area, an open kitchen with a counter to eat in front of the chef and a beautiful indoor terrace, cool enough in the summer and cozy in the winter. There’s plenty to choose from, but go family and order the “go big or go home”, big octopus boards or the kebab do it yourself, lamb.
Address: Rua do Monte Olivete 32A, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Tue-Sat 12:00-23:00.
Price: Up to 40€



The neighborhood gained another flag, this time Lebanese. At Sumaya, there are cold and hot mezze to share, but also baked and grilled – in short, a selection of what is best eaten in Lebanon. The dishes, served in clay terrines, are colorful and full.
Address Rua da Escola Politécnica 40, Lisboa
Opening Hours: Sun-Thurs 12:00-23:00, Fri-Sat 12:00-23:30
Price: Up to 30€

Street Restaurant

Asian and Latin American countries coexist at the same table in snacks made to share. Inside the restaurant there are street art, with murals by the urban artist Samina, neon lights, low lights and iron details that give a more urban environment to the thing.
Address: Rua do Século 149 A, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Tue-Sat 18:30-00:00
Price: Up to 20€



Nivà is the first Italian creamery in Portugal. Here, in a small but inviting space, a homemade ice cream is served, which, due to its consistency of cold mousse, is something that is worth mentioning in other ice-cream shops. Located in the heart of Príncipe Real, the store is the fifth space of the Rivolta family, whose motto is “To privilege product excellence and customer satisfaction”. Stracciatella and Strawberry are the most requested flavors, but the menu is varied and promises to change the offer regularly.
Address : Rua da Escola Politécnica 41, Lisbon
Opening Hours: 12:00-23:00


At a time when we used to mourn the death of old bookstores, it is always to welcome the birth of a new one. In November 2017, Almedina won another space, in Rua da Escola Politécnica. It is just a hop from Rato, in the place that belonged to an old workshop of stained glass and mosaics and where now the old glass-making tables support the weight of other arts, inscribed in thousands of books.
Address: Rua da Escola Politécnica 225, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-19:00



It jumped from online to the second floor of the embassy. The independent, transparent and organic men’s fashion basic brand has also increased supply in organic cotton products and new sweatshirts. You can take a bounce between 12:00 and 20:00, every day, and supply the basic locker with a quality seal.
Address: Príncipe Real Embassy, Lisbon

Shon Mott

The Spanish minimalism has a house in Príncipe Real and the one who commands is the Catalan Marta Lopez-Fanjul, who brought to the charriots the classic, timeless and durable design translated into sweaters, trousers, skirts, shirts, coats and overcoats. At the door is a bowl with water, advantage for those who take the pet that here is always welcome.
Address: Rua Dom Pedro V 43, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30-20:00, Sat 11:00-20:00


Steve Madder

Still smells like new the little space that welcomes the first Steve Madden store in Portugal, known for the segment of shoes. The products of the brand already sold in some multi-brand points, such as El Corte Inglés, but the bet on Príncipe Real is justified by the confluence of tourists with Lisbon.
Address: Rua D. Pedro V 95, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-14:00 / 15:00-19:00


It is at number 80 in lots A and B that now two stores, separated by a building entrance, offer the city a new place filled with sustainable products and with environmental concerns to be the pillars of the brand’s support. Sustainability, exploitation, ecology and fair trade are the magic words of Stró where you can fill your bag with blankets, berets, scarves, blankets or flip flops, all wool, linen or cotton products that comply with a sustainable and controlled production.
Address: Rua da Escola Politécnica 80A e 80B, Lisbon
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10:30-19:30, Sun 10:30-14:00


Papua Market

And push the glass door with confidence, even if there is no sign in the window. This concept store, which lent its name to the brand of bikinis and swimwear that are featured in the store, joins a handful of brands in the space, valuing the national ones, following a relaxed style in the surf wave. Look forward to finding the Joplins sunglasses, bamboo and lightweight, the Wavegliders, boards with a more vintage look that seem to be part of the decoration but are for sale, Silver Concept jewelry or Size clothing.
Address: Rua da Escola Politécnica 45 e 47, Lisbon

5A Club

The 5A Club is perfect for gymnastics without going through the gym, which is like saying to dance to the hour (closes at 4 in the morning, a good thing for those who want to escape the confusion of Cais do Sodré). The music is good electronic, with independent names. There is a tequila shots machine with two bottles making the pin and serving shots at negative temperatures.
Address: Rua do Noronha 5A, Lisbon



Trumps, its the most famous gay discotheque in Lisbon and the country. Some say the disco was called Frogs. The name chosen was Trumps, a reference to the Tramp club in London. Quickly became the fashionable nightclub in Lisbon, attended by an elite that included artists, people of fashion, television, music, writers, etc. Nowadays it is assumed as “hetero-friendly”.
Address: Rua da Imprensa Nacional 104B, Lisbon

Botanical Garden

Closed since October 2016, this green space with 140 years of history was returned to the city in April 2018 after the structural works that recovered the pavement of all the paths and the railings that reveal us points of observation of the botanical collections. The Garden also won an amphitheater – ready to host summer shows – and new benches planted along the paths. It is a beautiful place for a photo shoot in tropical-urban scenery.
Address: Rua da Escola Politécnica 58, Lisbon
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 09:00-18:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-18:00
Transportation: Metro Rato. BUS 758
Price: 1.50€


Tram 24

This new yellow star tram that shines on the Príncipe Real has its home from Luís de Camões Square (or Campolide, according to line) and makes stops at Praça do Príncipe Real and later on Rua da Escola Politécnica. Enjoy it while it still seems to be a kept secret of Lisbon and is not at the tourist bar.
Price: 2.90€

Lisbon Gallery

The gallery opened in December by the hands of Guta Moura Guedes and the Experimentadesign and rests on two great pillars, design and architecture. It has a strong connection to craft and industry techniques, with a special focus on exploring new technologies in the production process.
Address: Rua Nova da Trindade 1, Lisbon