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Taberna Ideal

#222 of 2,560 Restaurants in Lisbon
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Rua da Esperanca 112-114, Lisbon 1200-658, Portugal
213962744
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great service, quality food

Delicious food, especially 'petiscos' (try chicken liver with apple and balsamico sauce), and excellent service. Previous reservation required, especially if you want to get a table for dinner at 20.00 (they have two 'shifts' - for 19.30/20.00 and for 22.30....)

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
thelaine
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Leiria, Portugal
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I signed up to TripAdvisor simply to tell you that you should never ever go here. It was atrocious. The food was abysmal despite the pleasant staff and exorbitant prices. The tapas was (barely) passable to start and the wine was fine, but the meat for our main (the veal rib) was of very poor quality and we could not... More 

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Leiria, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Delicious food, especially 'petiscos' (try chicken liver with apple and balsamico sauce), and excellent service. Previous reservation required, especially if you want to get a table for dinner at 20.00 (they have two 'shifts' - for 19.30/20.00 and for 22.30....)

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Lisbon, Portugal
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22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The space is interesting, the attendants are nice (maybe a bit too much) and the food is ok, although too oily to my taste. They charge too much (for Portuguese standards) for what would be a slightly above average meal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I was surprised by my boyfriend, who made reservations for the tow of us. The waiter who welcomed us was very thoughtful: we said had never been there, so he explained the concept, the dishes, and invited us to enjoy the space. And we did! We ordered two entrées (the bread with goats cheese, and the mushrooms with chestnuts) and... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

That was our best gastronomic experience in Lisbon! Though the place was created for local people and we had a hard time to book it, all our worries was fading when we finally tasted the MEAL! they find us a English speaking waitress, and she was very nice and helpful. She couldn't explain us all the details about dishes (the... More 

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46 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

Went here with 2 friends and had the amazing mushroom and chestnut tart, codfish salad and the famous peach crumble with agua de choc mousse with firewater! A few mouthfuls can make you feel a bit tipsy! Would definitely recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was recomended by the hotel and that ’s why we went there. The envyronment was good but for me it was too noisy. The food was ok but not amasing. It is a place where you can go but don’t expect too mutch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Luckely we made a reservation, because the few tables were full. We had lovely petiscos, which are the postugese variants of spanish tapas, delightfull! Go to taberna ideal with your date and you won't regret it a minute...

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Portimao, Portugal
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A small restaurant, apparently always full. One of the waiters sat down at our table ("eclectic tables and chairs, probably no two alike) and explained their "philosophy" - which is that food is meant to be shared.They suggest that a party of four should order four "tapas" and one or two main dishes. The menu changes, but we had the... More 

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Paris, France
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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

So, my third time in Lisbon. First time was in 1998 for the world expo. Seems like forever!!! Then the second time around 4 years later and it was like the first time. This time was as well. Lisbon is a place that renews itself every time and that welcomes whomever visits it with a warm and welcoming embrace full... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua da Esperanca 112-114, Lisbon 1200-658, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: 213962744

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?