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Alfaia

Travessa Da Queimada, Lisbon 1200-365, Portugal (Encarnação)
+351 21 346 1232
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Ranked #1,188 of 2,266 Restaurants in Lisbon
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Encarnação
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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

If you want a great food in Lisbon you should go there. We had a lunch late afternoon at the inside room. The service was great. Best ever pastel de bacalhau or a moda do Minho. Easy to find but we didn't want to try the outside option...

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Please do yourself a favour and avoid this place at all cost! The service is awful and slow. The waiter decided to be friendly with two solo girls and their drinks came way before ours even though they came 10 min after us. Poor selection on menu items. I ordered beef stake and got the Portuguese fried version of it... More

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South Uist
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Five of us stupidly stopped off for lunch after looking over a few restaurants. 3 plates of bread were placed on the table, had to ask them to take 2 away as we were aware we would be charged (3 euros a plate). One person had a hamburger which was undercooked and could not eat it, another person had the... More

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Agde, France
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We stopped here for dinner on our first evening. We sat on the street, which turned out to be a mistake as some buskers set up camp right next to us and deafened us for twenty minutes. The waiter recommended a kind of mojito cocktail, which was delicious. We also twigged not to eat the variety of nibbles they put... More

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antwerp
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We went 2 times in a week, the grilled octopus was delicious! We also had the meat with cockles, that was not so good, but everything we had on the grill was top!

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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457 reviews 457 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

"Alfaia" has been there for years and years. Tourists have come and gone. It is no temple of gastronomy and its food is not unforgettable. But it is so "lisboeta", that I think you should give it a try. At the heart of Bairro Alto, with outside tables placed right at the sidewalk, with cars passing so close ... high... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Needed to quickly find somewhere to eat so popped into this place. Food was OK and wine was nice but left feeling we should have spent the time finding something better.

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

You sit down, and instantly see a feast placed in front of you without your consent: bread, butter, 3 cheeses, olives, and some ham. The waiter says, "eat only what you want." I didn't see a single table refuse it, because it look pretty damn good. Naturally, it costs you a heft 30 euros for everything. Well, the olives were... More

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Wellington, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We enjoyed the outdoor seating at this restaurant in the Bario. The fish and sides were perfect. Best of all was Seeing and being part of the Bario vibe. Waiters were friendly and provided a menus in English . We loved the no rush atmosphere.

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Bern, Switzerland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is in a good location, but the food is mediocre. Prices are too high for what they deliver. The fish if my wife was not cooked freshly. I had vegetables with olive oil with bread mix. It was not very well done. Service is like the food. Avoid it.

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