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Tapas 28

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Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1000-1900, Portugal
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 27
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  • 35
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  • 132
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Nice place but...unfair

Nice atmosphere with music but too much expensive for tapas not even special. We didn't have ordered appetizer but we had to pay for it, even for a microscopic bruschetta and 5 olives... Some olives seemed to be already "used" by someone else. The indian waiter even left some nose liquid fall near... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Unbelievably ridiculous! We ordered 2 glasses of wine, which was marginally drinkable. The same wine costs about !.99 a bottle in the store, they charged 4 euro a glass! Then we had a small late of padrons (spanish name), small peppers grilled in olive oil and seasoned with sea salt. We had to wipe each one to eat them, because... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Waiter frowned upon us openly at first for just ordering 2 glasses of wine, when asking the bill he said the price was higher then was advertised inside (which is already high for Portuguese standards) and upon paying the 9e bill with a 10e note the waiter just said, is it ok as if he could keep the change, Obviously... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Nice atmosphere with music but too much expensive for tapas not even special. We didn't have ordered appetizer but we had to pay for it, even for a microscopic bruschetta and 5 olives... Some olives seemed to be already "used" by someone else. The indian waiter even left some nose liquid fall near to our table without saying "sorry". Place... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

As many others have said in their reviews: - EUR 10.50 for starters that inititally seem to be given for free. Although we've realised that this is a common practice in Lisbon - "offering" starters or nibbles without making it clear that one has to pay for them - this price is ridiculous for what you get - Hugely overpriced,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This place is the definition if a tourist trap! The food is Awful!! Really well and truly awful, it's unbelievably expensive for the size of food you receive, the portions are tiny and not well cooked at all, it really is just so bad here I couldn't believe the price of the food when I saw the portions. They plant... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Not often I would say, give this a miss. As it was a quick decision to try this place, we did not do our usual homework. It was at the bottom of the street where we were living, and looked cute and very busy. However, the food was awful. The only dish which was edible was Broadbean Salad. Pork ribs... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This tapas restaurant looks quaint with seats on the stairs across the street. Our waiter was friendly and service was quick. However the food and wine was expensive for Lisbon snd nothing we ordered was better than mediocre.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We did not order the appetizer and needed to pay for it (7 Eur/table). The dishes are a bad joke in terms of size - even if we are speaking about tapas - and taste. Atmosphere is unbreathable, you cannot speak, smile or eat without the others hearing you by beeing at maximum 50 cm distance. Conclusion: if you want... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Too bad I didn't see these reviews before visiting. Nothing is complimentary so don't be fooled, like bread and sauce the moment you sit down they slam down on your table before they even say hi. Food was whatever, small portions as tapas are, but not worth the price. Good for atmosphere outside only.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We went there because it was crowded. The food was good but really expensive for the ridiculously small portion size. I would suggest to avoid it if you are looking for authentic experience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1000-1900, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Encarnação
  • Neighborhood: Encarnação

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 39
  • Cuisine: Spanish

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