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Cantinho Lusitano

Rua dos Prazeres, 52, Lisbon 1200-355, Portugal
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Ranked #8 of 2,215 restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $34
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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529 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The food was absolutely delicious and the people so friendly and warm !!! The food is traditional and authentic !!! Best Portuguese restaurant in the hole world !!!!

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Espoo, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

First I didn't eat in this restaurant so the review is just about the client service I got from them. Thats why all other stars are based on the average they have received from other reviewers. I tried to make a booking through their email and they replied to me in couple of hours. Unfortunately during that time my plans... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you are looking for great tapas, in an intimate (small) atmosphere, being served by an owner with fantastic food and people skills at a very reasonable price, then this is the place for you! After a somewhat rough trip from Boston and then an even rougher day in Lisbon after being pick-pocketed we wound up at Lusitano. We entered... More

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Kirkkonummi, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

After TA comments I booked a table for a business dinner. We visited there in late May. And it was really a superb experience. Awsome local food, very good wine, nice and friendly service - at very reasonable price. Cantinho is really small, so reservation is a must.

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Sala, Sweden
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66 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Make a seat reservation, take a taxi and go to this restaurant. It is small, and very enjoyful. Nothing fancy but good food, nice staff who runs this place, small place.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Visited on 19th June after reading the reviews on TA. We asked our hotel to mske a reservation for us and I am glad we did because it was very busy. Food, wine and service are all excellent amd I will definitely visit again next time I am in Lisbon. Can highly recommend.

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Deventer, The Netherlands
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15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

We found this little restaurant through Tripadvisor and where happy to get in. We were there really early (before opening which is at 7pm) and although we had to wait we are lucky to got the last not reserved table. Later on several people got disappointed. The food (tapas) was nice, the service friendly and personal. Not every tapas we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

What a wonderful little restaurant. Beautiful food, friendly staff, very reasonable price. What more could you want!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Went here for our last evening, shared 7 tapas with 2 friends, all were amazing. The squid is a must have, never ate it so tender before. The waitress is extremely polite and down to earth. Do book in advance though, only seats 20 people.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We were quite unlucky. 2 tapas out of 4 were barerly eatable (shrimps, octopus.) Perhaps the octopus should taste like it did. Only that we are used to another kind. But the shrimps were really non-tasting jelly. Goatcheese superb. Wine also good. You get a lot of food for your money. Service extremly nice. Since the place is very small,... More

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