Places to eat in Timor Leste part 1
We all know a big part of your trip can be the food so here are a few of Dreamers Dive Academy Timor recommendations and insights of where to eat in Dili. There are so many more options than mentioned here hence “part 1”. Prices are an average for a meal; drinks should be added on top as per your preference.
Hearty australian inspired pub food ranging from $5-16. They have a big selection of burgers and pizzas including vegetarian options. During the week they have a happy hour special 5-7pm
Undoubtably on of the best places to have dinner or sunset drinks during the whale migration season. You can literally see the blue whales passing by! Specialising in seafood but with a varied menu (the tofu is also good) look out for specials such as the chocolate lava cake! budget $15- 20 for food here.
Agora food studio
A great spot for lunch. They use local ingredients and ideas and fuse then with western classics to create delicious dishes. Usually, they give 2 options to choose from and at least 1 is vegetarian. It’s around $10 per meal.
Another good option for lunch and coffee. Our choice is the panini ($3.75) but make sure to ask for extra of their homemade mustard to go with it!
The owner bring all his spices from India so the food is authentic and flavorful. Working tirelessley in the kitchen to ensure your meal is perfect he oversees all dishes personally. Ranging from $5-10 per dish with the portions being very generous. We suggest ordering ahead of time and booking a table or you can order for takeaway.
Although not the fanciest restaurant, the food here is tasty and reminds Dreamers Dive Adademy owner Ivan of home. Try the steak enchiladas with salsa verde or grilled vegetable tacos. (They can also make dishes without cheese and sour cream always comes on the side) Most dishes are $8 but nachos supreme are $12
On Saturday and Sunday you can enjoy a half price margerita 6-8pm!
Perhaps you fancy a nicer ambience one night and Osterria offers a ‘proper’ restaurant feel. Great wines selection and range of italian food options. Usually from $10-20 but Sunday night’s they offer $10 per pizza and sometimes they have a special all you can eat night.
Authentic thin based Italian pizzas and sometimes homemade mozzarella or cheesecake, panacotta and tiramisu is available. There is limited seating so we advise booking a table or ordering for takeaway. Pizzas are around $12 -15, Desserts $5.
Fancy a cold coconut on the beach whilst enjoying the sunset? This is the place! Don’t arrive there too late though because once the sun sets it is dark (no lights on the beach). Try the quesidillas- chicken, bacon or vegetarian! ($7.50)
Our pick to eat breakfast on the beach with a good coffee. Pricing is mid range $8-15. You can order eggs benedict with ham or salmon and the veggie sandwiches are great too. They make muffins, cheesecake and feta which you can enjoy there or at home.
Cook for yourself
Alternatively, all rooms in Timor backpackers and DTL guesthouse have cooking facilities and we have a supermarket within walking distance if you’d prefer to whip something up yourself.
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