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12 Popular Portuguese Dishes To Try in Portugal

Learn about Portuguese cuisine with these traditional and modern Portuguese foods.

Portugal has a vibrant history that helped shape its present-day culinary landscape. Some of the country’s most popular dishes date back to the early 16th century. 

Seafood paella

The Mediterranean and French palates heavily influenced early Portuguese cuisine, but local ingredients, herbs, and spices helped set it apart.

Now, Portugal is one of the world’s food capitals, where each region has unique dishes to offer. 

Whether you’re trying to get in the know before a trip or hoping to learn more about this country’s culture, this guide should help you navigate Portuguese cuisine.

Read on to learn about twelve popular Portuguese foods to try in Portugal, including recipes.

Final Thoughts

These Portuguese dishes are famous for good reason! If you liked these, try our favorite Portuguese desserts as well.

Check out our blog for other dishes from around the world, from Italian breakfast food to Haitian dishes!

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin lives in East Passyunk and enjoys checking out the local restaurants in South Philly and beyond. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.