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Cantinho Do Bem Estar

#271 of 2,571 Restaurants in Lisbon
#294 of 2,664 Places to Eat in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Encarnação
Portuguese
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Rua Do Norte, 46 - Bairro Alto, Lisbon, Portugal
+351 213 464 265
Today
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Typical Lisbon "Tasca "

It is a very simple and small restaurant. The kitchen is open so probably you will bring with you at home the flavor of the place, but it is a very special peace of Lisbon, with a fantastic dishes with all the Lusitania inside! Meet, fish, whatever they have, just try it and enjoy. I always go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
Francesco A
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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221 reviews 221 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Malin Head, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

we were recommended to visit the Cantinho do Bem Estar by a bar woman in the pub up the street, we visit at night and was unable to get a seat as the place can only seat about 22. We returned the next day and was served by the same guy! Good food nearly as good as mother would make,... More 

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Paris, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

+ Very small restaurant (9 tables), Family-run company. Very authentic with its typical portuguese deco. The food was delicious, so the delicious we are planning to go back to tomorrow. It's has been the best restaurant we have tried in Lisbon so far (7th restaurant tried). The young man that serves on the tables is very kind and he speakes... More 

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France
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We've been in Lisbon for a week and this was the least enjoyable meal we had. The fish looked ok but was basked in grease so we went for the "stewed meat", big mistake!... If you like over grilled oily meat thrown on a platter then this is the place to go. Oh yeah the 'doorman' at the entrance should... More 

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Carlisle
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

After my daughter and partner turned up in Lisbon to surprise me we couldnt get a table for four at restaurant we had chosen. My daughters partner recognised this as a place he had been recommended and after having a funny chat with guy on door and going for a drink we got a table. What fun we had. Great... More 

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Manchester,UK
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We first visited this restaurant in June last year and were very impressed with the quality and value. We returned last weekend as a party of four on a Saturday night. We arrived at 7pm and were the first through the door as it opened. However, it was full by 8pm and people were queuing outside. We all wanted fish... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

It is a very simple and small restaurant. The kitchen is open so probably you will bring with you at home the flavor of the place, but it is a very special peace of Lisbon, with a fantastic dishes with all the Lusitania inside! Meet, fish, whatever they have, just try it and enjoy. I always go there and after... More 

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London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?