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Cantinho Do Bem Estar

Rua Do Norte, 46 - Bairro Alto, Lisbon, Portugal (Encarnação)
+351 213 464 265
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Ranked #279 of 2,419 Restaurants in Lisbon
Price range: $32 - $47
Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: Portuguese
Neighborhood: Encarnação
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I came here on a late Friday night with three friends and when we first turned up, the place was so packed to the rafters they couldn't fit us in. However, the lovely Portuguese waiter (pretty much the only waiter) told us to have a drink at a local pub and he would come and find us when a table... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Ultra fresh and tasty sea bass, good wine at reasonable prices. Forget the chi-chi places with 20 micro servings at 150+ € per person and wait on line for this tiny, homey gem.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Been to Lisbon for a long weekend recently and had dinner at the Bem Estar. I know this place from previous visits to Lisbon during a number of years and have never been disappointed with their food. Quality is always great, and the seasoning of the grilled fish is perfect. One of my absolute favorites are Gambas in 'yellow sauce',... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Anytime i can go there i go! This is a traditional restaurant with real portuguese food! here you can eat the best octopus with tomato rice...fried horse mackerel... best stewed meat with aple puree...HUMMM...GOOD! The Owner is nicer to foreigners than to Portuguese people... but the food can win!!! LOL

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Probably we would have never noticed it, a small traditional restaurant among many modern and bohemian places in rua do norte, but a friend had recommended us this place (specially the chocolate cake). Utterly full, we had to wait more than half an hour but it was worth waiting for. Once in, we got plenty of excellent home-made food but... More 

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Estoril, Portugal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very small spot, so, come early or you'll risk a long wait. The servings are large, so beware what you ask. The owners are from Alentejo, and most of the dishes have fresh coriander, which I absolutely love. Try sharing a few dishes. The fried liver is great!

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We noticed the restaurant while passing by, but it was too crowded so we let it slip at first. About an hour later (about 10 pm) we decided to try it out after all. We had to wait for about 15 minutes while the doorman entertained us with some smalltalk and stories. We ordered a mixed dish for 2 and... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We also stumbled on this place and were persuaded to try it by the friendly guy outside. It's tiny and all tables were busy but he said if we went for a drink and came back in 15 minutes he would have a table for us. We weren't convinced but we weren't in a rush and did it anyway. Sure... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We were tipsed about this restaurant from a friend. we waited quite a long time, (about an hour) to find three seats:) I liked the simplicity of the place, it was like a traditional portugese restaurant, with delicious plates and funny atmosphere! It was worth waiting :)

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Marseille, France
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

stumbled upon this place on our first night in Lisbon at 10pm and loved the experience. I ordered a steak dish for myself and my wife and it was HUGE. Everyone stood up in the restaurant astounded when it came out. It could have fed 6 rugby players. We somehow felt like royalty or something- how can I describe it?... More 

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Additional Information about Cantinho Do Bem Estar

Address: Rua Do Norte, 46 - Bairro Alto, Lisbon, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 213 464 265
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Estremadura  >  Lisbon>  > Encarnação
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 32 - 47
Cuisine: Portuguese

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