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Tavares Rico

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Rua Misericordia 35-37 | Chiado, Lisbon 1200-270, Portugal
21-342-1112
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7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
In desperrate need of an Aircon

The décor of the Tavares restaurant is absolutely stunning. Besides from our table and one other, we were the only patrons in the restaurant. We absolutely died of heat in the restaurant and when we asked if the Aircon was on, the waiter said there is not an Aircon. We may have dined longer and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
SamTravel68
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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85 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The décor of the Tavares restaurant is absolutely stunning. Besides from our table and one other, we were the only patrons in the restaurant. We absolutely died of heat in the restaurant and when we asked if the Aircon was on, the waiter said there is not an Aircon. We may have dined longer and enjoyed our meals more if... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I was excited to dine at the oldest restaurant in Lisbon on a Thursday evening early August. The décor did not disappoint. The only way to describe it is GRAND! There was nothing outstanding about the food however and nothing that differentiated Tavares Rico from other fine dining establishments. The restaurant was almost empty, had no atmosphere and most worrying... More 

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Jyllinge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We have just enjoyed a very creative, well tasting super menu. Five cources of which none were below fantastic. We passed through Portugal; this was the best food. This is what we have wished from the Portugise kitchen; respect for your raw material and history but twisted to modern times. 5 out of 5 stars.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A place were flavors are combined perfectly. It's like going to the theatre but you get to participate in the best way possible. You eat the show!

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I'm amazed this restaurant has received any poor reviews. We thought it was absolutely sensational. Wonderful food, exemplary service, beautiful setting. The staff were excellent and very attentive - I have a couple of food intolerances but they were more than happy to give me alternative dishes. We had the tasting menu, which was a little on the expensive side... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Service Perfect, Food Perfect , Atmosphere perfect. Expect a large check My Fish was amazing and Dessert decadent

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Originally we were planning to go to Ramiro, which was highly recommend by our hotel receptionist and taxi driver, but we decided not to stand in the queue waiting for a table, so we changed to Tavares Rico. It is an elegant restaurant with plenty of chandelier, mirrors and professional waiting staff. Unfortunately, it was almost empty, the whole evening... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

wonderful decoration, all gold and mirrors. But than we've had it... The staff is friendly, but there was no 'sommelier' who could help us with our choice. We had a red wine (105€) which didn't answer to our expectations. The appetizers missed flavour. Starters were'nt warm enough and the shrimp needed to stay 30 sec. longer on the stove. Mains:... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

OK. I know. This is the typical place people from Lisbon would never enter ...top many mirrors .... and the proof is that when I called for booking they started conversation with a "Good afternoon" in English that madre me think about closing immediatly the call. I didn't and I was right. We had a very nice evening eating state-of-the-art... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Amazing dinner experience in perhaps the oldest functioning restaurant in Lisbon. It's like having dinner at Versailles, all glitter and gold on the walls and covered with large mirrors and beautiful cristal chandeliers...very pricey, but worth the visit, at least once. Full of tourists, mostly (on a Thursday night), but don't let it discourage you. Best plates: the starter foie... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Misericordia 35-37 | Chiado, Lisbon 1200-270, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Encarnação
  • Neighborhood: Encarnação
  • Phone Number: 21-342-1112

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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