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Rubro Avenida

#366 of 2,571 Restaurants in Lisbon
#391 of 2,664 Places to Eat in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Spanish, Portuguese
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Rodrigues Sampaio 35, Lisbon, Portugal
213144656
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12:30 pm - 11:30 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, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 21
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  • 6
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  • 5
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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
Nice and stilish restaurant

This restaurant in the center of Lisbon offers great portuguese food at a reasonable price. Very nice environment and stilish furniture. Perfect for a dinner with family, friends or for business.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Monza, Italy
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Lancashire England
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We were recommended Rubro by our hotel, Porto Bay Liberdade, which is situated near by, on the other side of Avenida da Liberdade and a very good recommendation it was. The Rubro offers either the usual mains menu of steaks, pork and chicken or a selection of Portuguese Tapas. We chose the tapas on both occasions. There is a good... More 

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30 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is an example of an exelent quality restaurant, with fair prices.It is nor cheap, but it is fair, considering the quality. It also depends on you appetite, and how many dishes you want to try. But believe me, my appetite is big, and as long as you drink the sggested wine for the day or week, the price will... More 

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We went as a couple , but it would also work well with larger groups. You sit on long tables with bench seats. Don't be put off by this description it is a stylish restaurant. Excellent food, good service.

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Durham, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

When the group meal is outstanding it is hard to believe that a la carte could be anything less. We arrived after a long day and they were completely ready. We had a variety of appetizers/shared tapas dishes, all of which were very good, followed by a delicious main course and desert. Everything we had was cooked perfectly and tasted... More 

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Monza, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This restaurant in the center of Lisbon offers great portuguese food at a reasonable price. Very nice environment and stilish furniture. Perfect for a dinner with family, friends or for business.

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Mill Valley, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Rubro was so amazing, patronized by locals and visitors, delicious wonderfully and simply prepared food, huge selection of very reasonably priced wines and perfect service. Our server asked us when we were ready for our main course to insure that it was cooked and served immediately and not kept warm under lights. We loved Rubro so much that we went... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This has an attractive, if slightly minimalist style, with benches at long tables. We had four tapas dishes between the two of us, as advised by the helpful waiter. The fried squid was excellent. We found the peppers rather salty, but now know that this is normal for much Portuguese food.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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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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104 restaurant reviews
301 helpful votes 301 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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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?