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Tasca da Esquina

Rua Domingos Sequeira 41C, Lisbon 1350-119, Portugal (Lapa)
210 993 939
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Ranked #207 of 2,193 restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Lapa
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Lapa
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

If you want to try Portuguese cooking that is a little more inventive and modern, then you cannot go wrong with Tasca da Esquina. Located in a great part of town, this small restaurant offers a great selection of modern Portuguese food that is delivered by charming and friendly waiting staff. Everything we had was delicious - the clams were... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This restaurant is truly outstanding. Everything aspect exceeded expectations. The staff were incredibly friendly and spoke excellent English. The cover dishes were delicious - cheese, croquettes and olives. The waiter recommended an outstanding red wine which was one of the cheapest on the menu. We choose the 5 course tasting menu. The chef was accommodating to take into account an... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We found this place because of Frank Bruni's lovely article in the Times explaining his love for Lisbon. Following his recommendation, we ventured to Tasca on our first night in Lisbon, stumbling through winding streets as we fought off severe jet lag. Once we got there, we were seated immediately despite not having a reservation and served some amuses bouches... More

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Darmstadt, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I like to be surprised....and I was caught completely unexpected.....food was just excellent....and was worth every euro..... But be prepared to spend around 40/60Eur p/person....

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Rochester
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

the ambience of this small yet airy restaurant and the helpfulness and friendliness of our waitstaff. very intriguing "spin" with menu items and lovely presentation. delicious, all of what we ordered. found from 36 hours in Lisbon in NY Times and were glad to have experienced this intimate gem.

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Lisbon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

It was a very nice dinner. We ve eaten very well. A fatastic red tuna , very tasty squids with mushrooms, Deserts have too much cinnamon. Service is very friendly but could be more professional, namelly serving wine and water on time. Chairs / tables / space are not very confortable. Reservations only for 8 or 10.. Not nice .....

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Granite Bay, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

We went based on recommendation our first night in Lisbon (then again on nights 2 and 4!) We love to explore different cuisine when traveling, with this being our first European trip we went for it, ordering the 7 course chef selection. The food was innovative, beautifully presented and delicious! (I felt as if we were on Top Chef!) With... More

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Oeiras, Portugal
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

If one wants to try what a fusion of traditional Portuguese tidbits and "nouvelle cuisine" this is the place. The restaurant is not big (book in advance), but is quite warm and comfortable. Service is ok but the price of a bottle of wine is a bit above average for what one can expect for a restaurant of this level.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We´ve been there for lunch (closing 15:30 h) and orderd the dish of the day (10 €) with a soup as starter. It was delicious and cheap. The restaurant is nicely done up. Huge windows let the sunshine in and you have a perfect look outside. On the toilett each guest gets ist own towel. Staff is attentive. Line 28... More

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Toronto, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Five of us ate at this small, upscale restaurant for lunch. You can choose from either a nice selection of tapas-style fish and meat dishes, each costing about 8 to 10 euros, or from a prix-fix meal where the chef surprises you with a selection of dishes. We didn't want to risk being surprised and instead selected 6 dishes for... More

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