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Cantinho Lusitano

Rua dos Prazeres, 52, Lisbon 1200-355, Portugal
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Ranked #6 of 2,088 restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $13 - $34
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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481 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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English first
London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This restaurant came recommended from our host and delivered more than we could expect. The food was tapas style. The goat cheese baked in honey and rosemary, the baked octopus and the chocolate desserts were most memorable. The service was excellent and so was the food. Definitely worth a detour. Restaurant is small so reservation is a must.

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Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

We were there last week. The tapas type food were OK, but I had a problem with the cheese, and next day I still could feel it I my stomach! All the food was quit average, but we think that they can be a little more careful with the bread, because it seems dry or it maybe was in other... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This place is certainly tucked away and it's a bit of a trek and an adventure in a part of town that you may not have been to. Having said all that, it's definitely worth the effort. You arrive at this unassuming little restaurant to find that it is pretty crammed inside but that the front door is locked. As... More

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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Very small, but very nice decor and staff, and the food was excellent. I loved the octopus especially.

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Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We were the first to arrive the night we came to this restaurant. Like many small places in Lisbon, getting there required a climb up some hills. When we arrived, we were greeted warmly and immediately presented with the couvert. We were unfamiliar with some of the items on the menu and the server walked us through the items patiently... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Found this gem through Tripadvisor and certainly wasn't disappointed. Very tasty range of tapas and a reasonable price. Definitely worth visiting even if its not the easiest place to find and no real parking spaces. Frequent public transport to the next sreeet down. Great variety of portugese food and drink plus really friendly staff made this a very enjoyable meal... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Had a lovely meal at this small, friendly restaurant. Lots of delicious tapas-style dishes to choose from. We had some great shrimps, potatoes, and fishcakes. Great value for money, cosy atmosphere, and very friendly service.

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Barcelona, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Just excellent! We had the best of dinners in this little spot... It is not pretentious at all, instead it serves typical food at a top quality standard. Great to discover new tastes in a confortable environment. Not suitable for more than 4pax

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Monifieth, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

My colleagues & I ate there tonight (2 Americans, an Italian & a Scot), and it was a great choice. The food is excellent (especially the octopus!), & the service both friendly and helpful. You cannot pass up an opportunity to come here. It's also underpriced!

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Berlin, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We went there for dinner last night, and were super lucky to get a table without reserving (we were going for dinner at the unusually early hour - for Portugal - on 19.30, so they gave us a table despite the reserved label on it). Apart from a French family in one corner we were the only ones there for... More

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