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Floresta Das Escadinhas

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Baixa
Steakhouse, Seafood, European, Grill, Portuguese
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Rua de Santa Justa 3 | 1100 Lisboa, Lisbon 1100-483, Portugal
+351 21 887 2052
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12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch
Description: Excellent restaurant with traditional Portuguese food. Best sardines in...
Excellent restaurant with traditional Portuguese food. Best sardines in Lisbon. We have meat and fresh fish grilled in charcoal (Steak, ribs, fresh sausages, sardines, cod fish, grilled squid...
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just brilliant - great food, great hosts

Just off the main drag, but could be a million miles away in terms of quality. Food cooked on a charcoal grill at the front of house. I ordered grilled sardines, and washed them down with some vino verde. In total there were 8 of us and we all dined well, and were well looked after from our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Just off the main drag, but could be a million miles away in terms of quality. Food cooked on a charcoal grill at the front of house. I ordered grilled sardines, and washed them down with some vino verde. In total there were 8 of us and we all dined well, and were well looked after from our hosts. A... More 

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Encinitas, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This was a good find with excellent food, friendly, fast service and plenty of locals. I had the char-grilled Mackerel with a 2 glasses of the house wine and 2 sparkling waters. - Paid $13 and left happily!

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

A great simple and tasty restaurant. Very friendly, for a mid day refuge from the hectic atmosphere of the shopping area.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

Went looking for this place because of the reviews found it all closed up and shutters down on a saturday evening no menu in menu holder looks closed. Passed a couple of different evenings and still no sign of life so may have closed down?

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I found this place by accident and smelled immediately that this was it. No Fado cliche, no fancy things, only very dedicated people that love food and want to show you that. The service is very friendly and eager to help you. We ordered house wine and vinho verde, typical portugese wine and they both taste wonderful. For meal we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We arrived in Lisbon extremely tired and hungry from our early flight. We wanted a place that locals love, and our hostel recommended this - it was a few blocks away. The service was spotty because the waitstaff really did not speak English - the couple sitting next to us helped us order and translate. At lunchtime on a weekday... More 

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Torun, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Homely atmosphere. This is the place for locals generally. A lot of customers, because everything is fresh (and testy). Doradas I ate there several times was tasty. Andtheire home wine (I tried only white) for just 6EUR regular bottle was good. And when we was there for third time we already was treated like regular customers (they remembered our choices!).

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Brampton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

My wife and I decided to go to this place based on reading the reviews on T.A. and were not disappointed . This place is crowded at lunch with locals and tourists alike for what is grilled fish and meat at an excellent price. The place is about as basic as you can get, with small wooded benches and rustic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2011

One of the nicest things about Lisbon is that there are very few tourist traps and this family restaurant is no exception. Although tucked away on the edge of the commercial district and the tourist old city it is very local and the family went out of their way to make us feel welcome. They even disturbed the 'son' from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2009

If you want brilliant sardines (and other fish) in central Lisbon at amazing places go to Restaurante Floresta das Escadinhas in Rua de Santa Justa No.3[--]. It's in a tiny steep street as you walk down from th castle to the centre. Very small and very friendly - and great value - you'll get decent beer or a quarter pitcher... More 

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Additional Information about Floresta Das Escadinhas

Address: Rua de Santa Justa 3 | 1100 Lisboa, Lisbon 1100-483, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 887 2052
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Baixa
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 14
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, European, Grill, Portuguese

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua de Santa Justa 3 | 1100 Lisboa, Lisbon 1100-483, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Baixa
  • Neighborhood: Baixa
  • Phone Number: +351 21 887 2052

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 14
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, European, Grill, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Excellent restaurant with traditional Portuguese food. Best sardines in Lisbon. We have meat and fresh fish grilled in charcoal (Steak, ribs, fresh sausages, sardines, cod fish, grilled squid...
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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