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Tavares Rico

Rua Misericordia 35-37 | Chiado, Lisbon 1200-270, Portugal (Encarnação)
21-342-1112
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Ranked #722 of 2,259 Restaurants in Lisbon
Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Neighborhood: Encarnação
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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london
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The interior picks up the Baroque architecture that would have been around at the time that this restaurant was built (its the second oldest restaurant in Western Europe). It is spectacular topped only by the impeccable service. The staff seemed to sense when you were ready to make a move - be it to order or anything else - and... More

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Excellent food and impeccable service, but don't go there if you're looking for an "intimate environment". Open street windows, bright lights, all mirrors ... not exactly a secret hideaway. And don't go there with an empty wallet either. But it's definitely worth the experience.

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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Well this is the oldest restaurant in Lisbon and second oldest restaurant in Western Europe. The interior is simply spectacular. The service is impeccable. And the food is a modern take on Portuguese classics. My wife and I had a wonderful meal and evening here. We'd fully recommend it.

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Framingham, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This restaurant is simply magnificent! It is definitely a "dress up" restaurant but well worth experiencing. The wait staff is very kind and attentive yet not hovering. The interior is like a palace. We opted for the Chef's tasting menu with wine accompaniment. All 7 courses were as beautiful to look at as delicious they were to eat. The chef... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Clearly, I should have been more dressed up when I entered this empty restaurant. The staff made it clear that they thought I shouldn't have been there. The decor is phenomenal. It feels like you are eating in a royal palace and the food, while being a bit too experimental for its own good is still of a very high... More

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Oslo, Norway
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

One of the eldest restaurants in the world, its been Tavares for more then 200 years. So pleas, dress UP! There was a party there that wore tshorts and sandals... NOT COOL! If your a foody and you love history, this is the best experience i´v ever had. The room looks amazing, the staff is kind and very helpful and... More

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Auckland, NZ
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I brought a group of friends who were enjoying their first trip to Portugal, wanting to eat somewhere that would combine a sense of occasion with showcasing Portugal's finest food and wine. Tavares didn't disappoint. We had the 5 course degustation menu with wine matching. First, as other reviewers have observed, the setting is incredibly opulent. Second, the service was... More

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Belgium
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324 reviews 324 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
341 helpful votes 341 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Good food. Traditional Portugese with a modern twist. Service was ok untill the bill arrived and they charged us for a bottle of water we didn't have. No goodbye nor other recognition on leaving although we left a tip. Also we only got one slice of bread where usually in these kind of places you get a constant supply so... More

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Belgium
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324 reviews 324 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
341 helpful votes 341 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Good food. Traditional Portugese with a modern twist. Service was ok untill the bill arrived and they charged us for a bottle of water we didn't have. No goodbye nor other recognition on leaving although we left a tip. Also we only got one slice of bread where usually in these kind of places you get a constant supply so... More

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Paris, France
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Tavares is located in the trendy Bairro Alto/ Chiado district in Lisbon, about 5 minutes walk from the Bairro Alto Hotel. It is quite an old restaurant but as far as I understand it changed owners or cooks recently which means that there are only very few reviews here. The restaurant just recently reopened after having been closed for about... More

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