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Cantinho Lusitano

#7 of 2,506 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Portuguese, Tapas
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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 469
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    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Amazing Food and Sevice

I love this restaurant. It has really great food, made with love. And the service is really good, very personalized and caring. It's a perfect place to have good "tapas", because the variety of tapas amazingly delicious. It's worth looking for the place and a really good surprise when you find it:-)

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
cr0drigues
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Maputo Province, Mozambique
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Maputo Province, Mozambique
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I love this restaurant. It has really great food, made with love. And the service is really good, very personalized and caring. It's a perfect place to have good "tapas", because the variety of tapas amazingly delicious. It's worth looking for the place and a really good surprise when you find it:-)

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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Run by a husband and wife, everything on the menu was terrific. It was the best meal we had in Lisbon. The restaurant is tiny and not easy to find, but it is well worth the trip. Especially liked the pork stew and the sweet potato fries. It is very reasonably priced and there are enough choices to satisfy all... More 

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Ronneby, Sweden
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375 reviews 375 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The place is small. I counted 18 seats, so a reservation is highly recommended. Several visitors were turned away only during my meal there. Excellent tappas but the suggested amount of dishes turned out to be way to few, so add a couple extra on top of the suggested amount. The place is a bit hard to find and becomes... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Small, friendly and delicious tapas! The owner is friendly and makes you feel very welcome. The food is fresh and has such good flavours. I recommend the beef & sweet potato dish, garlic prawns and the goats cheese in honey. We enjoyed our meal so much that we returned the next day! Good quality food and wine at a reasonable... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed our meal here tonight. We were lucky to get last minute reservations as we saw a few couples without reservations turned away during our meal. The restaurant is really small and probably as others have said fit only 20 people so it's best to make reservations ahead of time. We had a bit of... More 

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South Wales,UK
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

Booked this after reading reviews. A little tricky to find on foot, down little streets but worth finding. Will need to book as small with a few tables. The food is tapas style & freshly cooked. It was delicious. The owner was helpful & could recommend dishes. The wine was reasonable & very tasty. Definitely a must to visit whilst... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I have been fortunate enough to spend a month in Lisbon -- and very grateful for a friend's recommendation to this restaurant. I was there three times and would have gladly gone back again and again. I had the most attentive service, the best authentic Portuguese food and likely the most affordable. Sylvie serves everyone effortlessly and in most languages... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My mom and I went to this place based on everyone's amazing reviews on trip advisor. It was a little hidden since we aren't familiar with Lisbon, but it was well worth the trip! The food was fantastic, we had tapas- beef with special sauce and sweet potatoes, a garbanzo bean salad, and these Greek meatball type things. Everything was... More 

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103 reviews 103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We had a lovely meal in this great little place. We ordered a variety of small dishes, all of which were tasty and really well cooked. The octopus, pork stew and meatballs were particular highlights. The service was really good and the waitress was able to recommend 2 bottles of excellent wine to accompany our food. We spent a really... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We read great reviews regarding Cantinho and decided to give it a shot. We did a thorough research on how to reach the place as we had read it is quite difficult to locate and as tourists we didn't want to spend too much of time in locating the restaurant. Thankfully, our driver dropped us at the door of the... 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: Portuguese, Tapas

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?