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Rubro Avenida

#353 of 2,755 Restaurants in Lisbon
#379 of 2,855 Places to Eat in Lisbon
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European, Spanish, Portuguese
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Rodrigues Sampaio 35, Lisbon, Portugal
213144656
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12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food at reasonable prices

Great restaurant slightly off the beaten track (i.e. not where all the others are). Just off Avenida de Liberdade. We took the weekly selection of tapas (degustacão at €12) as a starter. Then for mains we had the stuffed chicken and the sea bass. The chicken was a bit dry, but overall the mains... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great restaurant slightly off the beaten track (i.e. not where all the others are). Just off Avenida de Liberdade. We took the weekly selection of tapas (degustacão at €12) as a starter. Then for mains we had the stuffed chicken and the sea bass. The chicken was a bit dry, but overall the mains were excellent. Decor quite modern, but... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Our concierge at the Hotel Britania suggested this place as it was just down the street and one of the best restaurants in Lisbon. He was right. Everything was sensational especially the beef special and salad. Wines were fabulous, very inexpensive. Our bill including starters, dinner, dessert, port, cappuccinos was only $40 before tip. In the U.S. We'd have paid... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

5 days in Lisbon and we had more great meals, but this was the bedt one. We had 5 tapas (for 2) and all were great! €64 for 5 tapas, 2 desserts, 2 glasses of port wine and a bottle of white. Absolutely a fair price!

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Englewood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We found this restaurant on our last night in Lisbon. Great grilled meats with a wine list to add to the dining experience.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was my favorite restaurant in Lisboa. We started with some tapas. The black rice was delicious, but is more than a tapa. Then we took the chuleton de Buy. This meat is so tastefull! We removed the seasalt ... but the taste was really deligthtfull. We paid about 50 euro for 2 persons including beverages and coffee. Look for... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Excellent food. So good we ate there twice. 2of the 4 of us do not eat seafood or fish. Trying to find a place to eat in Portugal is a bit of a challenge, as you can imagine. We had the steak and it was very good. Done to perfection. The seafood was also excellent.

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Aloha, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Denise and I had lunch at Rubro once and dinner twice, it was right next to our hotel, Hotel Lisboa. The food was excellent and the service was the best we had in Europe the three weeks we were there. If there was a flaw in their delivery, we would have found it after three visits. There were none. We... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We ate lunch and dinner at Rubro. The restaurant is located about 200 feet from the Britania Hotel, one block of the main avenue. Modern decor with bench seating. Lots of business people for lunch which always is a good sign. Food quality is excellent and the wine was superb. Service was perfect. For tapas or a main course it... More 

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Asker Municipality, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Nice place for a tapas style dinner. We were a group of nine and asked the staff to serve tapas of their choice. It was very nice. We were served a very good port wine as an aperitif. We felt this was an affordable dinner. The location is a bit off the main tourist spots, but if you stay at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Visited this restaurant twice in a 4 day break in Lisbon. The first time was on a Saturday night when we arrived without a reservation at 7pm. They were fully booked but we were offered a table for 4 as long as we we were prepared to finish our meal by 9pm. This was fine with us and we sat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rodrigues Sampaio 35, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: 213144656

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Spanish, Portuguese
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?