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Cantinho Lusitano

Rua dos Prazeres, 52, Lisbon 1200-355, Portugal
+351 21 806 5185
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Ranked #7 of 2,363 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $34
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Portuguese, Tapas
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Restaurant details
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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Algarvia, Portugal
14 reviews 14 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We had heard good things about this restaurant so booked a table for four one evening. It is very small so essential to book especially as it is getting such good reviews. We shared six dishes between four of us and we were well fed. All the food was very tasty and the waitress was very helpful and with good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Very small, cozy restaurant with friendly staff and of course amazing food. All ingredients were fresh and food was affordable. Will definitely go back if ever in Lisbon again! Make sure you do make a reservation because you WILL get turned away if you didn't!

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Shanghai, China
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

this is a small restaurant with about 12-13 tables, like many others in Lisbon, it has only 2 staff, one does the cook, and one serves the table. the food menu is actually quite big, about 30 items. we ordered one fried egg with Portuguese chicken sausage-very tasty, one roast new potato-my friend saw a video on the airplane says... More 

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Heard about this place here, on TripAdvisor, and was intrigued. My partner and I were very pleased with the quality of the small plates (some of which, like the fava bean salad were really large!). The place was packed, but the single waitress, wife of the chef, managed everything with competence and pleasantness. Food was good, solid tapas-like fare ("petiscos"... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Around 20 tables (max) and one lovely waitress serving the small portions of Portuguese food. Accompanied with nice wines (we got two extra, empty glassesh, so we could share wines. Lemon cake is more than enough to visit the place. Not expensive, so what more does someone nee?! (A reservation!)

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We booked the restaurant as a group of 20 people two weeks ago and we ate there as a team last Saturday evening. Silvia (our hostess) was fantastic from the outset. The service was first class. We chose the 6 Tapas menu. The place was incredible and was certainly the highlight of our trip. The standard of the food was... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

What a special tapas restaurant. Everything was amazing and service perfect! Beware: reservations suggested, quite small and a very busy local favorite. Don't go to Lisbon without a visit here! You won't be disappointed!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

One of the best meals I've had in Portugal. Absolutely lovely food in a cosy environment. Excellent wine and service too. Would definitely return. Make sure you book via email as the people showing up without a booking were turned away.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Cantinho Lusitano is a cosy place with excellent food for very reasonable prices. Our favourites were the baked goats cheese with honey and rosemary and the beef 'pica pau'. The lemon pie was also delicious. While I'm writing about it I'm getting hungry again.... We had bread (with some lovely garlic butter) and olives to start with, followed by 4... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We booked a table via email the morning of the evening we visited and received a prompt response. At least three parties got turned away as they were fully booked so do book in advance. The service was very friendly and welcoming. The food itself was cooked to perfection and every dish tasted great. The baked goats cheese stole the... More 

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Additional Information about Cantinho Lusitano

Address: Rua dos Prazeres, 52, Lisbon 1200-355, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 806 5185
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Estremadura  >  Lisbon
Open Hours:
Tuesday 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 13 - 34
Cuisine: Portuguese, Tapas

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