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Cantinho Lusitano

Rua dos Prazeres, 52, Lisbon 1200-355, Portugal
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Ranked #6 of 2,229 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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534 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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Lisbon, Portugal
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is a typical Portuguese tasca, in the nicest neighborhood in town: Principe Real. The place is small and cozy, and the service very nice and caring. They only serve petiscos, the equivalent of Spanish tapas. We had a "tabua" of local salami, a fantastic farinheira (sausage with wheat and pork), the octopus of the house (a bit too salty... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We found restaurant on TA and booked by email. A party of 6 we arrived slightly late as we had walked but were greeted by our friendly hostess who explained menu to us and brought the selection of tapas. Food was good, some of the tapas great and desserts good too. Only small concern that restaurant which seats maybe twenty... More

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Manila, Philippines
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Very nice and charming restaurant. It is very small and open only for dinner starting 7pm. I suggest that you call them up and reserve so you don't end up waiting. The service was great and our server was very friendly and helpful. She gave us good tips on what to order and what typical Portugese dishes to go for.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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121 reviews 121 reviews
73 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 reviews
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
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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