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Instinctus Wine Bar

Rua Santa Cruz do Castelo | nº35, Lisbon 1100, Portugal (Castelo)
351 966440469
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Ranked #146 of 2,350 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Portuguese
Neighborhood: Castelo
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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168 reviews 168 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Instinctus is a small cosy wine bar located in the Castello area. A narrow but well-thought selection of wines by glass is offered as well as some food to pair the wine with. The owner is super friendly and will take the time to provide all the necessary explanations as well as some general advice about Lisbon. Give it a... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I was in Lisboa for 6 days with a friend last week. After walking through Graca and then Castelo de Sao Jorge, we stumble across Instinctus Wine Bar while looking for a place to have lunch around the Castle. How 'le destin fait bien les choses', as we say in French :-). We were the only costumers (well, it was... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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INSTINCTUS, Gerente at Instinctus Wine Bar, responded to this review

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Helsinki, Finland
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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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Thank You Very Much!! ;) GREAT Review :) More 

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Additional Information about Instinctus Wine Bar

Address: Rua Santa Cruz do Castelo | nº35, Lisbon 1100, Portugal
Phone Number: 351 966440469
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Estremadura  >  Lisbon>  > Castelo
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: Portuguese

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