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Instinctus Wine Bar

Rua Santa Cruz do Castelo | nº35, Lisbon 1100, Portugal (Baixa)
351 966440469
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Ranked #93 of 2,266 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $26
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Baixa
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

With only eight covers this has to be the smallest restaurants I have ever eaten in. We called in for a drink one day and returned a few nights later for tapas and wine tasting. The food is simple but excellent and the wines are wonderful - such a shame that Portuguese wines are not more widely available in the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Instinctus specializes in wine from across Portugal and the selection is fabulous. It was a great way to learn about Portugal's wine regions. This cozy little place has just a few seats, but when we were there customers were willing to change their seating to accommodate another group. Something about the place prompts people be friendly and generous. Stop in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

What a neat funky little place this is, just up the side street from the entrance to the Castelo. We went at lunchtime. At first we thought it was a small wine shop but then realised it was serving tapas. And what great tapas it was: not a lot of choice but very tasty – we had salted cod and... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

After climbing up and down the Castle of S. Jorge, we had a wonderful moment at this wine bar with the charming lady who owns it. We got some good advice about places to visit in Cascais and Sintra. After being refreshed at the Instinctus wine bar, it was nice to continue walking through Alfama's narrow streets to the Feira... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

"If ever there is a universal peace, this achievement will be celebrated with a glass of wine at instinctos wine"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Almost hidden just near by the St. Georges castle, this secret treasure is found. It's for tasting and learning about portuguese wines. The owner loves to share her knowledge, abd actually recommends to buy the bottles elsewhere (cheaper) than at her place. She also gives good recommendations about other places to eat and drink in Lisbon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

I was there in July 2012 and it was an amazing experience. Loved the atmosphere and just everything about it. Very bery friendly owner and for sure once back in Lisbon, I will drop by again!!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I found this cute wine bar by accident after exploring St. George's Castle. (Take a left out of the castle and it's right down the street on your left) It was the best experience I have ever had while traveling. First of all the place has a very nice atmosphere and is well decorated with many different types of wine.... More

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RuteRibas, Manager at Instinctus Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank You Very Much!! ;) GREAT Review :) More

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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This little wine bar provides a pleasant experience in the environs of the castle. The wine and snacks are delicious.

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Budapest, Hungary
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38 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I found Instinctus on TA and decided to visit the place during our trip to Lisbon. We didn't regret. Our choices of tapas (sardine and tuna) were delicious, but the real focus is on Portugal wines in this lovely cozy place. A wide range of selected wines are available for tasting. You might taste nice wines in several places around... More

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