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Claras em Castelo

Rua Bartolomeu De Gusmao, 31, Lisbon 1100-078, Portugal
+351 218 853 071
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Ranked #19 of 2,266 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $32
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The restaurant is open all the week After 9.15 p.m. we do not accept more customers for diner.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Had read the TripAdvisor reviews and decided to give it a try after exploring Alfama. The place was packed when we arrived but to our luck a couple was settling up and we were given the last table of the night (note: you will not be seated after 9:15 pm). The restaurant is very small. It literally has 6 two-tops,... More

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York, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

To judge by other travellers' comments and a guide book entry, the food is clearly good here, and we would very much like to have tried it. But our experience - which seems to be the same as that of some of your other commentators - was disappointing. They were fully booked when we tried to go there, and were... More

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Went here for my birthday and so pleased we did as this was the best restaurant we visited during our stay in Lisbon. Lovely intimate restaurant in a wonderful setting. Very friendly owners. Menu is fairly short but we liked that as all cooked fresh. Still enough choice for everyone. Prices very reasonable. I would advise booking as many turned... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Good food, tasty. Nice people, they even speak french, spanish. I will definitely go back and have lunch over there. I hope you'll enjoy eating here too

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We enjoyed our lunch here. The host is charming and his wife a good cook. The only slight let down was the salad and accompanying vegetables - they could have been a bit more authentic/interesting. The restaurant is very small so would recommend booking a table. They also stop taking orders at 9pm!

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London, United Kingdom
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63 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

On the way up to the castle we stopped into the restaurant to ask if we could book a table. I found the man to be rude and unhelpful. The response was a curt 'this is not possible'. At this I was in the process of leaving when he added, 'anyway you have six people, we do not take six... More

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Lochem, The Netherlands
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The two people that own this restaurant, she is coocking, he is taking care of the wellbeing of the guests, ought to be proud on their achievements! We enjoyed our dinner very much. And we are happy to tell about it to other (hungry) visitors, that should not hesitate to have their own experiences at this restaurant. Bu do make... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The best thing about this place is that the proprietor is very nice, while also understanding the tenets of good service. Additionally the location is excellent for those looking for a nice place to eat after/before visiting the castle. The food is very good, but not nearly excellent. Some have noted that it is pricey, but they forget to mention... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We ended up at Claras em Castelo for lunch today and were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food (the tuna steak and monkfish were superb) in addition to caring owners who tried to make our lunch a perfect one. The place is tiny but that makes part of the charm. If you are on your way to... More

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Sor-Trondelag, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

During our one week stay in Lisbon July 14.- 21. 2014, my wife and I discovered this pearl of a restaurant. It is located in the very beautiful Alfama district. Offering only space for about six tables, the restaurant gives a rather intimate atmosphere. It is hold by a nice couple; a charming Frenchman who takes care of the guests... More

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