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Rubro Avenida

#480 of 2,581 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Spanish, Portuguese
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Rodrigues Sampaio 35, Lisbon, Portugal
213144656
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12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Interesting wine and small plates

We selected a variety of dishes from the specials board and the menu. The waiter was helpful in pointing out the pitfalls in our choices and the end result was very satisfactory. We drank wine by the glass from the blackboard menu, again all good. Not in-your-face smiley service but efficient and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Wemander
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The squid in batter as very good. The prawns were drowned in garlic butter and the mushrooms were soggy. My wifes sea boss was ok but not generous portions. The ice cream was more of a sorbet.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We selected a variety of dishes from the specials board and the menu. The waiter was helpful in pointing out the pitfalls in our choices and the end result was very satisfactory. We drank wine by the glass from the blackboard menu, again all good. Not in-your-face smiley service but efficient and done with panache.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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255 reviews 255 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Walked by this restaurant and liked the look. Decided to give it a try later that night. When I arrived it was empty and they were turning away walk ins because of reservations on hold. Was only one person so I sat at the bar. Food wasn't the most amazing I've had. For tapas it sure made me miss La... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This was our last meal in Lisbon and what a delight - can't believe it is not ranked higher! Firstly we had not booked a table which is a must if you want to eat when the locals do - 10ish pm. On knowing this we arrived early 7.30ish and they so kindly let us have a table, when other... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Helpful staff enabled us to work through a large selection of dishes being shared between 7 people. Cool venue close to the Britania Hotel.

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LONDON
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Local to hotel we were staying at, very modern restaurant with great atmosphere. We had a most enjoyable meal with a good choice of food. The only complaint was it was freezing in the restaurant when we arrived luckily it warmed up. It was busy with locals so we were glad that we had booked. We would certainly like to... More 

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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Very poor service. I have been in the restaurant twice and the waiter was rude both times. To expensive for the food served.

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london
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We were staying nearby so decided to go for dinner at the Rubro and we were very glad we did. It is a modern place with a good atmosphere. I would thoroughly recommend going there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Relaxed setting with a great atmosphere. There are so many good reviews, you can see it's going to be good, but the service and price seemed to just make it an even better one. You will find a good selection if you are just a bit peckish or need a larger meal. We would have made a return visit if... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Looking over the positive reviews for Rubro Avenida there's not much that I can add. Really nice atmosphere. Upscale, but not stuffy. Excellent service. The food was very well prepared and presented. I especially liked the mushrooms. I had three different tapas plates with mushrooms and they were all delicious. So I'd definitely recommend Rubro Avenida.

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