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Taberna Ideal

Rua da Esperanca 112-114, Lisbon 1200-658, Portugal
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Ranked #134 of 2,193 restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Aarhus, Denmark
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42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Figs! brilliant service, wonderful Alentejo wines (that you won't find all over the place). Twice in three days. Wander around the hills of Bairro Alto. Miradouro de Santa Catarina, before or after.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Really enjoyed the variety of dishes and preparation of the food. Server was very helpful in explaining the dishes to us. Small, local place. You need to make reservations or go when they first open if you don't.

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Ribersborg, Sweden
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

After visiting Madragao Cafe and Cantinho lusitano - the former closed on this particular wednesday - and the latter packed with guest at every table - I had to find an alternative. I happened to pass by Taberna Ideal purely by chance - and found the ambience quite promising. This turned out to be my best tapas experience outside of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Taberna Ideal it's a place where you can eat amazing food, some specialities from south of Portugal. The staf is very kind and make you feel at ease. You really need to try it.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Recommended by friends who reserved for us. I would say advanced booking needed since it is very small place. The place was quite unique, quirky and cosy. The staff were friendly and helpful with the english menu, the menu was simple but prepared beautifully! Portion are on the large side. Food was deliciously cooked with reserched combination of taste... go... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Taberna Ideal’s spin on traditional Portuguese cuisine is prepared with nuance, texture, and delicious flavor! Our extremely personable and attentive server’s detailed descriptions and recommendations tailored to our tastes led us to great choices for an absolutely delicious meal. Steve and Shyla

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Great service- really sweet waitresses- a slightly complicated menu system but well explained. It's like grandma's cooking at home- main courses for the table to be shared. Booked our next meal there while we were there the first time. A great find and a delight!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Tradicional portuguese food, its awasome, it is not expansive, the food it is the best i ever eat. I want coming back.

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Helsinki, Finland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We visited Ideal twice. Both times food was simple but good and service was great. I really like they way to do they food- it is not too fancy but tastes excelent. Would I go again? - Yes.

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

A very authentic approach here with not a corporate brand in sight. Throughly enjoyed the evening's meal. Very friendly staff willing to proudly explain anything and everything on the menu. We had a mango salad - very generous in portion size and very tasty - followed by chicken livers in a balsamic sauce that were also delicious and very nicely... More

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