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Tasting the secret spots of Alfama

Lisbon, Portugal

Experience hosted by Elvira

2.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation
Up to 7 people
Hosted in English, Italian, Portuguese

What you'll do

Lisbon is a sparkling city where tradition meets innovation, and the food reflects this atmosphere.
I will lead you through a journey inside the heart of the city, the Mourish neighbourhood of Alfama, and share with you my favourite hidden spots, where you will taste local "petiscos", a great variety of fish, meat, vegetables, cheese, pastries to be shared amongst diners, and of course local wines and liqueurs, for a complete enogastronomic experience.
We will have 8 different meals, a variety of flavours you will hardly forget, all from the local fresh daily market.
You will get in contact with the most authentical spots of Alfama, where you can feel like home, and where food is cooked with soul.
My will is to spread the culture and unique identity of a city like Lisbon, that is currently living an "overtourism" season: my wish is to get it with your help, by sustaining local and family run places, where you can not only eat, but also understand our culture and help preserving it.
Come to taste the city with me!
Other things to note
Our tour include the tasting of 8 different petiscos plus a total of 3 drinks, alcoholic or not. We will also stroll through Alfama neighborhood. Plus you get my sympathy!
Lisbon is a sparkling city where tradition meets innovation, and the food reflects this atmosphere.
I will lead you through a journey inside the heart of the city, the Mourish neighbourhood of Alfama, and share with you my favourite hidden spots, where you will taste local "petiscos", a great variety of fish, meat, vegetables, cheese, pastries to be shared amongst diners, and of course local wines and liqueurs, for a complete enogastronomic…

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What's included

  • Food
    Local petiscos
    7 delicious and Km 0 meals, including meat, cheese, fis...
  • Drinks
    wine/beer/alcohol free
    A total of 3 drinks per person is included; any...
  • Transportation
    Walk through Alfama neighborhood
From $92
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Elvira

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 17 Reviews
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Lisbon lover and foodie since ever, I love cooking for my friends as well as eating!
Lisbon culinary tradition shows an intimate connection between Portugal and the colonies of its ancient empire, and this reflects in its food, characterized by a unique mixing of variety you will get to know during my tour.
My will is to spread the culture and unique identity of a city like Lisbon, that is currently living an "overtourism" season: my wish is to get it with your help, by sustaining local and family run places, where you can not only eat, but also understand our culture and help preserving it.
Lisbon lover and foodie since ever, I love cooking for my friends as well as eating!
Lisbon culinary tradition shows an intimate connection between Portugal and the colonies of its ancient empire, and this reflects in its food, characterized by a unique mixing of variety you will get to know during my tour.
My will is to spread the culture and unique identity of a city like Lisbon, that is currently living an "overtourism" season: my wish is to get it with your help, by sustaining loc…
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Where you'll be

Let's meet at the statue of São Vicente de Fora, the big white one in the middle of the square, in front of the kiosk.

Rated 4.76 out of 5 from 17 reviews.

Ren
May 2019
This experience was very pleasant. Elvira is very nice, knowledgeable and passionnate! The restaurants were small family owned places we would not have ventured otherwise, the food was amazing! Very nice experience, I recommend it very much!
This experience was very pleasant. Elvira is very nice, knowledgeable and passionnate! The restaurants were small family owned places we would not have ventured otherwise, the food…
Jessica
February 2019
My tour with Elvira was awesome! I really feel I got a taste of Lisbon while experiencing the uniqueness of Alfama. Everything that we ate was wonderful. I was also able to get an understanding of the Alfama community from both a historical and modern perspective. I highly recommend Elvira’s tour!
My tour with Elvira was awesome! I really feel I got a taste of Lisbon while experiencing the uniqueness of Alfama. Everything that we ate was wonderful. I was also able to get an…
Frank
January 2019
The tour was great and Elvira has great knowledge, not just of Portuguese food, but also the local neighbourhood. One tip: make sure you haven’t eaten before you go. There is plenty of great food on this little tour. Highly recommended!
Waltraud
November 2018
What a wonderful experience with Elvira! We learned a lot about the history of Alfama and Lisbon. The food selection was very delicious and the hidden little family owned restaurants were the charm. We will definitely book again with Elvira when we’re coming back.
What a wonderful experience with Elvira! We learned a lot about the history of Alfama and Lisbon. The food selection was very delicious and the hidden little family owned restauran…
Sharon
September 2018
Elvira took us on an amazing and relaxed tour of the tiny back passages of Alfamo district and we indulged in some delicious local food and drink from small family restaurants that we would have never found on our own. We would highly suggest people partake of this and we would again.
Elvira took us on an amazing and relaxed tour of the tiny back passages of Alfamo district and we indulged in some delicious local food and drink from small family restaurants tha…
Marissa
July 2018
This experience was amazing! Elvira is so much fun. I felt like I was just hanging out and eating great food with an old friend. I would definitely recommend and do this again.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 2 and up can attend.

What to bring

Hunger and smiles

Comfortable shoes