About your guide
My name is Jose Luis, Lisbon’s first and only Mexican tour guide host (well that’s what I tell people).
Food is truly my raison d’être, from the way it’s made, to the people that make it and – most importantly – the way it tastes.
My genuine story of moving to Lisbon happened shortly after I realised the incredible hidden gems of Lisbon’s long-standing relationship with the sea, and seafood. It was upon seeing what food this country had to offer that I quickly collected my entire life savings and opened my own restaurant here in the city.
What we’ll do
My concept is to let you explore your pallet *your* way.
During my world adventures, I was regularly frustrated when I used to attend food tours that I was only allowed to eat from a set menu and (being a restaurant owner myself) I always wanted to choose my own dishes, with the expert advice of the guide of course!
I want to take you places that you’d never find by yourself and where you can spend according to your own budget.
You pay for me, your host (and I’ll include some nibbles to whet your appetite), but for the restaurants, I want to share with you my knowledge and give you the option to decide what works for you.
Bring an extra €25 max and you’ll be sure to have the seafood feast of your life.
Where we’ll be
…This tour is an exploration of a lesser-known part of the city.
I will pick you up in the city centre at Cais Do Sodre and in the most appropriate maritime fashion, we will ceremoniously cross the Tagus together to the home of the freshest seafood in the region, Cacilhas.
Upon disembarking from our sea carrot, be prepared to be instantly hit by the smell of charcoal simmering sardines from the restaurants that crowd the outside paths of the station.
For our tour we will walk by the river, all the while taking in a breathtaking view of Lisbon from the other side, and explore Cacilhas through its food, using the Elevator do Vento to access the older part of the city, Casa da Cerca, later moving into the famous Almada Fishmarket and finishing back on the river!
What else you should know?
Come with an open mind and an intrigued soul. I’m excited to see if you like my new concept of food exploration!
What I’ll provide
A few small appetisers to warm up your pallets.
What to bring
€25 maximum to explore the venues your way!
€3 for transport to and from Cacilhas