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Cantinho Do Bem Estar

#172 of 2,943 Restaurants in Lisbon
#191 of 3,050 Places to Eat in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
European, Portuguese
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Rua Do Norte, 46 - Bairro Alto, Lisbon, Portugal
+351 213 464 265
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7:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Superb food

The chef is a real master. The fish was flavorful and well prepared. I was reccomended this restaurent and it is a real nice place. I was surprised by chocolate cake. It was one of the best I've ever eaten.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
Jack P
Tallinn, Estonia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We were highly recommended to this tiny family restaurant, on arrival there was a baking tray of fish on a chair at the entrance to the restaurant, they were not covered or left in ice, a pool of fish blood was sitting underneath them and it was incredibly off putting. We decided immediately to not have fish. We ordered a... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The chef is a real master. The fish was flavorful and well prepared. I was reccomended this restaurent and it is a real nice place. I was surprised by chocolate cake. It was one of the best I've ever eaten.

Thank Jack P
Turin, Italy
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

A sweet place to eat good food, to feel at home and to live the real lisbon atmosphere. low prices and a special chef will drive you through the intimate portuguese life. we will surely come back here!

Thank daiego2015
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Excellent grilled fish. Nice atmosphere. Also many local people eating there. Mostly meals for two people. So if you are travelling alone, maybe not the best place to go.

Thank 453adaa
Lisbon, Portugal
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I really liked this small restaurant well located in Bairro Alto. The food is homemade style and is pretty good, the prices are honest and the portions are big (is one portion for two).

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We went here because of a friend's recommendation. First we nearly passed the place, because it's just a tiny room at a corner in the middle of chiado.. but looking for it is truly worth it! The smaller the place, the bigger the portions. Everything comes in portions of two, so you better agree with your companion ;) We ordered... More 

1 Thank Katharina K
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

A delightful little place in the heart of Chiado. Great service, AMAZING food. You will not be disappointed.

Thank anapri
San Francisco, California
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We echo the other rave reviews in saying that this unassuming eatery provided us with the best dinner of our 6-day visit, and we consider ourselves well-traveled diners with high standards. The grouper platter we ordered for 2 people arrived with 2 whole fishes, new potatoes and lettuce, tomatoes & onions. The fishes were flavorful and well prepared. There's a... More 

1 Thank MakiWong
Honolulu, Hawaii
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313 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

So my friend was recommended to this restaurant after her surfing adventure I'm Lisbon. It's a small place which fits 24 people max. The chef is unbelievable It's true Portuguese food without all the bells and whistles. Just true home cooking with a touch of the chefs flare. The house wine is fresh from a barrel from Porto and the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

On our first night in Lisbon we found this restaurant as we walk around Rua Do Norte to find a place to have dinner. The smell of grilled fish in the alley smelled so good we followed where it was coming from. The restaurant is small with only a few seats inside. It was full when we get there and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Do Norte, 46 - Bairro Alto, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Encarnação
  • Neighborhood: Encarnação
  • Phone Number: +351 213 464 265

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 32 - 47
  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget


Open Hours
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?