Due to its relative isolation from the rest of Europe, Portugal has developed a cuisine all of its own. The main ingredients of their diet are meat, fruit, vegetables and, in particular, fish. When they combine these into various native dishes they do so in very large portions. Thankfully, these portions don’t cost an arm and a leg so eating out is always affordable.
Lisbon, like all other European capitals, has a wealth of restaurants to choose from. All other cities such as Porto and Coimbra also have a large selection. Set menus known as ‘ementa turística’ are menus set particularly for tourists.
Some Portuguese specialities include Bacalhau which is dried salt codfish, Arroz de Marisco which is mixed seafood in rice and Bife de Atum which is tuna steak. There aren’t too many regional differences.