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Cantinho Lusitano

#9 of 2,563 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Tapas, Portuguese
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Rua dos Prazeres, 52, Lisbon 1200-355, Portugal
+351 21 806 5185
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7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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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
DELICIOUS - Worth the trip.

Wow – one of the best meals I had in Lisbon. Quaint little casual place that is not the easiest to find - tucked away in a little Lisbon neighborhood. However, it is cozy inside and the husband & wife team run the place. MAKE RESERVATIONS – walk ups that show up and ring the bell hoping for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
TravelBoy27
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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91 reviews 91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Wow – one of the best meals I had in Lisbon. Quaint little casual place that is not the easiest to find - tucked away in a little Lisbon neighborhood. However, it is cozy inside and the husband & wife team run the place. MAKE RESERVATIONS – walk ups that show up and ring the bell hoping for a table... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This tiny restaurant hidden in Barrio Alto is an absolute gem! Simple menu with delicious tapas to share, great wines, fantastic service and all at a very reasonable price. It was our first night in Lisbon and it exceeded our expectations - so friendly it feels like home. Just excellent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Absolutely beautiful food and very good value for money. The owner is lovely as well. The best restaurant we went to in Lisbon, worth a visit!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

It's my favourite restaurant in Lisbon to go and eat "portuguese tapas"! Great food with great service, it feels like home! Everytime I'm in Lisbon, I have to go there! It's impossible to not return :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

I absolutely recommend this place! The food is great and the couple running "Cantinho Lusitano" sure know what they are doing. Friendly atmosphere and portuguese food at its best. Been there more than once and can't wait to return. Chances are you will be welcomed in your own language.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great food, Cheap, great to go with friends or family and try new tastes. The service is excellent. They have the best lemon pie ever.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Took a friend back to Cantinho Lusitano after discovering it on my last visit two years ago. Happy to find that the experience was just as good as then. Lucky to get a last-minute reservation, a warm greeting by Silvia, and a fun evening in this small, casual spot in the Barrio Alto. Had 5-6 dishes including my favourite, the... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Very good place to take a bite of diferent portuguese tastes. Good food, nice service. Have to make reservation.

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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been there quite a few time with friends who are massive fans of this place. All I have to say is in the title. In a similar vibe, I would suggest Leopold in Mouraria, same scale but a lot more creative.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Having looked up this place as exactly the kind of place we'd want to visit in Lisbon (simple, local food, cooked by local people in an intimate setting) we had great expectations. However, we were quite disappointed by the whole experience. Firstly, they lock the doors, so you can only come in after pressing a buzzer. Maybe for certain venues... 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
  • Cuisine: 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?