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Gruta do Paraiso

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Rua do Paraiso 62, Lisbon, Portugal
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A decent meal; strange vibe

We walked in and the place had no customers, but the chef must not have understood we were asking for a table, she gestured for us to leave. Puzzled, we went outside to discuss where to try next; it was our first night in Lisbon after a long day and long flights, and we were invited back in by... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
TamuSabby
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We walked in and the place had no customers, but the chef must not have understood we were asking for a table, she gestured for us to leave. Puzzled, we went outside to discuss where to try next; it was our first night in Lisbon after a long day and long flights, and we were invited back in by one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The food is very good. The decoration is very original and create a singular environment. It's not expensive but the service is a little poor. This is the negative point.

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Barcelona, Spain
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

In my experience it is difficult not to eat well in Lisbon, well, they succeeded changing that perception. I went there with a Portuguese friend because she wanted me to try a speciality and the place we were going to originally was closed. We passed by and the menu looked good so we decided to give it a try. When... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

'I'll have the shrimp starter plse' - 'sorry we dont't have that'. 'Ok I'll have the sea bass' - 'sorry we don't have that', 'What about the special (hidden Cod) ' - 'sorry we don't have that' . Eventually we established that Iberian pork & coffee steak were available. The pork was palatable (albeit slightly bloody), as was the coffee... More 

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Lisbon
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

The only bad issue here was that we only had 1,1/2hrs to eat. They said that had reservations for later and needed the table. I dont think thats the correct way to treat clients. Other than that the food was very good and the service super specialy by the owner that gave us all details of the historical place. The... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is a must eat in Lisbon, The stuff were so lovely and make you feel at home! The food & Wine is very well priced and also delicious & 'traditional.'

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Oradea, Romania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

very few types of food, very few food in the dish, i will not return. the only positive stuff was the aspect of the restaurant inside, water+rocks

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Lisbon, Portugal
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Excelent place to dine, very friendly people! The best cod fish I've ever eaten. A must go for everyone who enjoys good food and good enviroment.

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Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Sit with the locals in the heart of Alfama and let the kitchen crew pull together some wonderful portuguese comfort food, straight up wine, a smile and terrific atmosphere. Yes, this simple resto is carved right into the hill. The value is amazing. I once hosted a 30-person birthday party that ended taking over the dining room. The crew handled... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I revisited Gruta do Paraíso with a group o friends for my wife's birthday. The food continues very good, as well as the ambiance and the friendly service. On top of it Chef Jorge was excellent helping in all the arrangements for the party. Definitely, a must go!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua do Paraiso 62, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Portuguese

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