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Cantinho Lusitano

Rua dos Prazeres, 52, Lisbon 1200-355, Portugal
+351 21 806 5185
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Ranked #10 of 2,258 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $34
Hours:
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Portuguese, Tapas
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Small restaurant dedicated to the Portuguese cuisine with careful choice of snacks, wines and delicatessen
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

A small, very small place to eat with a good, friendly atmosphere. The foods are good and you have the advantage of a wide choice both on the menu and when you eat as most choose a range of foods to share. The portions are big but then you may choose to have a number of them. The four of... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Ate here our first night in Lisbon (made reservation via email in advance with no trouble). The food was very tasty! We especially loved the beef stew. As a group of 4 we had 6 or 7 dishes which was a perfect amount. The only dish we weren't crazy over was a fish cake (sorry can't remember the name), it... More

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West Kelowna, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Cantinho Lusitano was a bit tricky to find, but was well worth the search. The restaurant was very small, about 16 seats. The decor was quaint, and gave the impression of family dining, rather than restaurant dining. We were greeted by the one waitress, who explained they served small portions and diners generally chose 3 or 4 share plates. She... More

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Blackwood, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We thought we had the address wrong, but that's how small this restaurant is, we walked right past it. Everything we had was wonderful, including the wine and the service. Our faves were the goat cheese with honey & rosemary and the pica-pau beef. Go if you get the chance!

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Swindon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

After reading the rave reviews we had high hopes for this eatery. We booked online and had a quick reponse to secure a table for the following night. Reservations are needed as this is a quaint restuarant with a handful of tables. Located on the back streets of a steep hill, don't contemplate wearing heels (anywhere in Lisbon come to... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a small restaurant (20-23 people) in the Bairro Alto neighborhood. They serve traditional Portuguese food in the "tapas style" format (but the portions are a little bigger than tapas). My wife and I had about 5-6 plates and our favorites were the octopus and the pig cheeks. The waitress (which I believe is the owner) was extremely friendly... More

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

After our first few days in Lisbon we were enjoying the holiday but hadn't had anything other than average food, so we looked for a recommended place that wasn't overly expensive. This place came up and so we went over to have a look. We got lucky getting a table - they only have about 16 seats so if you... More

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We were a bit nervous that it might not live up to the reputation that this place is obviously building on TA, but it justified all of the good reviews. Friendly, personal, service and fantastic dishes reflecting local produce and styles. Tapas style portions and good wine and very reasonable prices. Yes, it's a bit off the beaten track and... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Good, service atmosphere perfecto.....if you are looking for authentic meal that is away from the tourist crowd this is it!! Couldn't ask for anything more going to keep this simple come get involved you won't be disappointed xx

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was our best meal in Lisbon. The menu is small but everything is well chosen. Lots of local ingredients and dishes, wine list was excellent too. Great service, very friendly. Book in advance as lots of people were turned away at the door because they had not made a reservation.

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