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Rubro Avenida

#223 of 3,059 Restaurants in Lisbon
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 140
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Lunch

Reasonably priced good quality tapas and steak. We had the grilled green peppers, potatoes ham and eggs and sirloin steak which were so good we asked for a second round of the green peppers and potatoes! We also had shrimps in garlic olive oil which was good. Large bread rolls with tasty olive oil... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
Claire L
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Singapore
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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been to Rubro for a low key birthday party. The space is nice, the communal tables add a relaxed atmosphere. The food is semi-tapas style and is, generically speaking, good. The wine prices are acceptable and fair. On the downside we were served by a expressionless waiter that would leave half way through the request systematically. The accoustics are very... More 

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Greenford, Middx.
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Read the good reviews so was really looking forward to eating here. On arrival we were left waiting to be seated. Two members of staff walked past us & didn't even make eye contact. Eventually seated. It was very cold so we left our jackets on. We ordered the ham & cheese platter to start with as well as a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

I'm impressed, thought it would be all show and no substance to back it up. There was a HUGE French party that had booked out two thirds of the business so again my hopes were not high. Our reservation for 10pm found us greeted and seated promptly with a couple of beers thrown in for waiting two minutes. The staff... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Reasonably priced good quality tapas and steak. We had the grilled green peppers, potatoes ham and eggs and sirloin steak which were so good we asked for a second round of the green peppers and potatoes! We also had shrimps in garlic olive oil which was good. Large bread rolls with tasty olive oil given free. If you prefer your... More 

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Thank Claire L
Hertfordshire, U.K.
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Had lovely food, wine and great service.Reasonable too. Do remember to book. We had spanish style tapas but the was plenty of choice of main courses as well.

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Thank Graham40
Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We went to Rubro on the recommendation of our hotel staff on our first night in Lisbon, which was a rainy one. The menu is omnivorous but there was a good choice for veggies. The staff were very attentive, friendly and welcoming, and we were given good advice concerning our choices from the menu. For our first night this was... More 

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Thank Jeff P
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Four of us ate here, having 8 tapas dishes between us. They were super. The service was prompt and the wine was good. The cost of the meal was around €120, but this included €24 for the port we were offered on arrival. It was a very good 20 yr old specimen but we wouldn't have accepted it had we... More 

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Thank Micky1008
Valladolid, Spain
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187 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Friendly local with good service. In my opinion what takes it to the next level is the food. Cooked to perfection, with quality and tasty. There is the choice to order sharers for more than one person, and also some menu combinations, starting at 28.5€ including drink, that is a good choice if you want to taste a bit of... More 

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Thank JesLon
Portugal
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

The waiter really ruined the night as from beginning to end, the service was very bad. Extremely grumpy, the girl didn't even remember the orders from the table and was extremely slloooooowwwwwww. What a pity.

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Thank Federico4261
Copenhagen, Denmark
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

The place is nice with a nice atmosphere. The food is good but really when you go to a restaurant you except also a little bit of service and here it's simply not enough! The waitress generally grumpy and not particularly keen to explanations was only fast going away from our table..leaving us thirsty for water for a looooong time,... 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: Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?