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Alfaia

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Encarnação
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Travessa Da Queimada 22, Lisbon 1200-365, Portugal
213461232
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average at best

Title says it all really. Careful when they put bread etc on the table, anything you touch you pay for and its very expensive for what it is. Wife went for salmon, I had the sea bass. Both meals were ok, but if I'm honest nothing worth writing home about. They ram as many people in as possible... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
dinglejohn
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wolverhampton, England
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Sao Paulo, SP
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I had been to Alfaia on a prior visit to Lisbon more than 10 years ago, and was reluctant to go back after reading the more recent reviews below. I'm glad we went anyhow, because we had a very nice lunch there. It is true that everything put on the table as 'couvert' is individually charge and relatively expensive, but... More 

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Visiting Lisbon come here to have a dinner. Amazing traditional Potuguese food, especially sea food. Try as Farafais as desert. You'll not regret!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Small restaurant in the Barrio Alto (aren't they almost all up there) serving, among other things on the menu, traditional Portuguese dishes, which seems to attract locals as well as the inevitable tourists (like us!). But watch out - Portugal was a poor country, and its traditional cuisine often bulks out food with simple ingredients. We had a prawn dish,... More 

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Kuta, Indonesia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Best part of meal was the cheese and ham that you are given as you come in,but take care they are far too expensive.The pig was served with chips that were worse than bij mc.donalds.wijn was ok and served nicely in large glasses.,but basically a ripoff.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Went here because it looked busy and the menu looked good. We chose to eat inside because it was windy. We were put on a terrible tiny table. The service was very rushed. They put down a lot of starters (breads, cheeses, olives) without us asking. We tucked into a couple before seeing the menu and realising these were ridiculously... More 

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wolverhampton, England
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Title says it all really. Careful when they put bread etc on the table, anything you touch you pay for and its very expensive for what it is. Wife went for salmon, I had the sea bass. Both meals were ok, but if I'm honest nothing worth writing home about. They ram as many people in as possible, and the... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We went here for an early dinner after a long day of sightseeing because it was the only restaurant in open Bairro Alto before seven o’clock. The service was unfriendly and slow, the food looked awful and tasted even worse. But still this was the most expensive place we dined in during our vacation!! Just avoid this place at all... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Delicious Portuguese food, chef's suggestions are a must. Fresh fish dishes in big portions, starters are many and very tasty. Excellent service. Much recommended to escape the touristy noise of Bairro Alto and find some taste of the local!

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We had a couple of meals during the evenings here. The food is good and reasonably priced, the staff are polite and helpful, and the atmosphere quaint and traditional, even if the tables are rather jammed into a too-small space. The problem with the Alfaia is that they allow their patrons to smoke at the table. There appears to be... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Our group of 12 arrived quite late in the evening and were immediately made welcome by the staff who arranged a large round table for us. It was very busy with a vibrant atmosphere, service was efficient and excellent, our waiter was very helpful in explaining the various dishes. Would recommend the monkfish, seabass and suckling pig. The house wine... More 

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Additional Information about Alfaia

Address: Travessa Da Queimada 22, Lisbon 1200-365, Portugal
Phone Number: 213461232
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Encarnação
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: Portuguese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Travessa Da Queimada 22, Lisbon 1200-365, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Encarnação
  • Neighborhood: Encarnação
  • Phone Number: 213461232

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?