Since 1934 Mercado de Campo de Ourique is the market in the Campo de Ourique district where the locals come to buy fresh fish and vegetables.
In 1991 the first eateries (where you could only order your food and eat at the bar) opened in the market hall. In 2013 the market was equipped with places to sit after you made an order at one of the eateries.
Smaller than Time-Out Mercado da Ribeira
Mercado Campo de Ourique is a covered market with several eateries where you can eat and drink. The concept of this mercado is similar to Time-Out Mercado da Ribeira – only this one is smaller and not yet discovered by mass tourism.
Mercado de Campo de Ourique is smaller than the Time-Out Mercado da Ribeira, but certainly not with less choice: fish, meat, fruit, traditional sweets, pizza, sushi, walnut bar, wine bar, beers from around the world and an ice cream shop, you can get about anything here in Mercado Campo Ourique.
Not expensive: ideal for lunch or drinks
Mercado de Campo de Ourique is perfect for lunch or drinks. The portions are decent and not too expensive. For 2 adults and a toddler we spent about 25 euros (£20) in total. We had 4 croquetas, 2 main courses, wine, water and two desserts. Our choice was meat. At the Carne restaurant (next to the wine bar Garrafeira Nacional) we ordered Pica-Pau com patates and at Chef do Mercado we ordered Bife à Portuguesa.
We took desserts from Doçaria Casa dos Ovos Moles and Lisboa (we had Tarte de maçã and Tarte de Chocolate). Expect large portions at the eateries when ordering a prato, pay attention to the menus because often you can order smaller portions if you like.
Another nice extra: free WiFi is available!
Also for fresh ingredients
Because eating here is so delicious, you almost forget that this is a market hall at first. If you’re planning on making your own dinner, you can buy the fresh (local) ingredients for a delicious meal here. But there’s also lots of fruit available.
The market has a bonbon eatery with a restaurant that has many kinds of canned sardines and other types of fish. Just looking at the contents of this market stall is a pleasure.
We will definitely go back to this market again! Besides that the food is delicious and we have not tried everything, the big plus of this market is that you’re eating among the locals and not in the crowds of tourists.
How to get to Mercado de Campo de Ourique
Address: Rua Coelho da Rocha 104, Campo do Ourique
Opening hours: Open every day from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. (Friday and Saturday until 1 a.m.).
From the centre Mercado de Campo de Ourique is best reached by tram 28. The 40-minute ride starts with many tourists, but whoever persists until the end is rewarded with beautiful sights such as the Basílica da Estrela and the park Jardim da Estrela.
If you stay on board till the final stop (Campo de Ourique), it is only a 5 minute walk to the Mercado.
Tram: From the center take tram 28 and stay until the final stop Campo de Ourique