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Tasca do Xico

Rua Arco do Teixeira 8, Sintra 2710, Portugal
219246016
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Ranked #30 of 163 restaurants in Sintra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Warsaw, Poland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Good restaurant located just few steps from the Palacio Real – the main monument in Sintra. We decided for garlic prawns for starter and a seafood rice (arroz de marisco) for two for the main course. All the dishes was fresh, tasty and well-seasoned. There are few floors in this restaurant, so the outside “garden” is not the only option... More

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birmingham, al
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Normally we avoid restaurants on touristy main streets whenever possible and search out places off the beaten path. In this case however, we were looking for somewhere to have a drink and watch a world cup match. We wandered into the tiny downstairs of Tasca do Xico for the game and ended up staying all night. We even came back... More

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stayed in Sintra for a few nights recently and visited here on our first night. Because our trip to Sintra wasn't for long we intended to eat somewhere different every night but ended up here for 3 out of 5!!.... Although the place is in the tourist area it doesn't feel like it.... It was homely and nothing fancy... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Passed by here into between visiting the sights of Sintra. Service was a little alow to get started but once a couple of waiters swapped shifts it was fine. Had a variety of seafood starters, bread, half a pint of beer and a large house white wine - came to 34 euros. Slightly more than you woukd pay in Lisbon... More

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Oxford
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We enjoyed a meal here. Not cheap but nowhere is in the tourist area of Sintra. We enjoyed fish of the day and an amazingly good vegetarian main course which consisted of a healthy mix of green veg, pulses, fried breadcrumbs and herbs - a lot more interesting than it sounds! Would visit again.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This place is in one of those small streets in Sintra. After a day walking we decided to stop here for lunch. The truth is that everything on the menu sounded great and the plates on other tables looked very good so we gave it a try. The service was really slow and the food did not taste as good... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stumbled across the Tasca do Xico after a day of hiking around Sintra. There were larger and more touristy places near the main road that we wanted to avoid. My wife had the salmon and prawns and I had a pepper steak, both tasty and reasonably priced. The house white wine can be recommended. There was also a guitar... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

food took forever to come, was expensive and not that good... do not waste your precious time in Sintra here

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Our waiter was funny, witty, & made us feel right at home! We stumbled upon this restaurant and are so glad we did. My husband got the Salmon special that I immediately wished I ordered & I got the filet sandwich. Everything was wonderful!! This is a must go to & the charming city of Sintra is a must see!!!... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Wandering around Sintra we came across this small tucked away place and nearly avoided it due to very few - so we thought- inside tables. However plenty more space upstairs. The waiter was extremely helpful and we ate some of the best tapas this trip. Well worth a visit! By the way, the tripadvisor app puts the restaurant 10+ km... More

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