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Rubro Avenida

#477 of 2,560 Restaurants in Lisbon
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 19
    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
Most recent review
Fantastic Tapas

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 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
1 review
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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117 reviews 117 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We found this gem of a restaurant close to our hotel the Britannia, and it was recommended by the hotel. In an older area of the city of Lisbon the decor is a clean modern style that uses just three themes of slate, aluminium and wood to create a modern ambience. There is a great and quite extensive menu made... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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191 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was our last dinner before leaving Portugal. After a large lunch of fish and potatoes I was looking for something not too filling but tasty. We ordered the dried beef, baby squid and shrimp with blackened rice, and an arugula salad with brie and apple. What a treat. The house bottle of Duoro red was excellent. The waiter was... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The place for tapas, this old "garage" transformed in a modern restaurant . Tasty, quality and gréât service. Good experience. We retiurned twice

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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?