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Cantinho Lusitano

#18 of 2,738 Restaurants in Lisbon
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European, Spanish, Tapas, Portuguese
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Rua dos Prazeres, 52, Lisbon 1200-355, Portugal
+351 21 806 5185
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Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Small restaurant dedicated to the Portuguese cuisine with careful choice...
Small restaurant dedicated to the Portuguese cuisine with careful choice of snacks, wines and delicatessen
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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, great experience

Great little tapas restaurant outside of the more heavily trafficked area. Delicious food, interesting selection of cocktails, good way to spend a night with friends. Tried four different dishes and not one disappointed, so experiment at will! Recommended!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Gabriel S
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Lisbon, Portugal
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  • Local cuisine
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Lisbon, Portugal
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great little tapas restaurant outside of the more heavily trafficked area. Delicious food, interesting selection of cocktails, good way to spend a night with friends. Tried four different dishes and not one disappointed, so experiment at will! Recommended!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Fantastic tapas and food prices on drinks. A bit over priced for lisbon but still affordable. Service was fantastic, the owners are very friendly and helpful. Small place only 6 tables either show up right at 7 or call ahead for reservation.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We highly recommend this restaurant, but you NEED to book a table as the restaurant is quite small. The staff is very friendly and fluent in English, French and Spanish. This restaurant serves Portuguese tapas: they are just so good. Our recommendation goes to the chorizo (Couriso Mosca)! So goooood! The choice of tapas is not extensive, but all we... More 

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Rhode Island
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We just finished a delicious dinner of small plates with several glasses of affordable delicious wine. The owner is also the waiter and besides being multi- lingual, she is efficient and so helpful. Make reservations for this perfect little gem.

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London
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I'm tempted not to write a review because I'd like to keep this fabulous restaurant a secret. It was by far and away the best meal we had in Lisbon. Everything was so tasty that it's impossible to pick out a favourite dish. We had the baked goats cheese with honey and rosemary (an excellent combination), Pica-Pau (beef in a... More 

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Madrid, Spain
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Pica Pau, garlic shrimps... Delicious food and friendly service, great value for money. As to the cellar, try Lagoalva, from the Tejo (local) region, a treat for 9€. Care to book in advance, only seats 18 people. A must!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Amazing local tastes and food. Both fish (shrimps) and meat (beef) options are excellent and great to combine. Rather small place; booking a table might be wise. After eating, a nice walk to the nearby streets is advised.

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Zug, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is a modest little place that happens to capture some genuine taste treats from Portuguese cuisine. Trust the chef and his wife to offer you some real delights. Very good value, as are their wines.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This place was so good we went back the following night. Nicest tapas we've had, from the bread to the dessert. Highly recommend the pica pau, delish! Find this when your in Lisbon !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A great place for dinner, off the beaten track. A great array of tapas dishes - the octopus was absolutely delicious, as was the goat's cheese in honey and rosemary. We booked a table for a Tuesday but a pipe problem in the kitchen meant the restaurant couldn't open. However, the restaurant contacted us straight away and gave us a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua dos Prazeres, 52, Lisbon 1200-355, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: +351 21 806 5185

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 34
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: European, Spanish, Tapas, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Small restaurant dedicated to the Portuguese cuisine with careful choice of snacks, wines and delicatessen
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?