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Tasca do Xico

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Rua Arco Do Teixeira, 4 - 8, Sintra, Portugal
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 87
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  • 72
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 16
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hidden Flavoursome Winner

Tucked away on a small pedestrian pathway, close to the National Palace, this is a hidden gem. Service was friendly, helpful an quick,. Serving Portugues fare, I had their special of the day, which included two types of fish, with steamed vegetables, and it was superb. Washed down with a nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
Shuttie
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Lymm, United Kingdom
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District V / Inner City, Hungary
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I might have had high expectations based on other's reviews but cold french fries and big amount of olive oil for any kind of food is not my taste. The nice venue and the helpful staff cannot counterweight the weakness of the kitchen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Thanks to Tripadvisor reviews, we first tried to find Piriquita II nearby, as we were famished from a whole day of hiking in and among and between fortresses, castles, gardens and villas. However, as it was closed, the staff at Piriquita Cafe nicely recommended this place to us as one of the best. Confirmed by fellow reviwers and now also... More 

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Kolding, Denmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Food is very heavy. Combination of flavors really inappropriate. I had trouble digesting all the next day. Do not be fascinated by the charming spot with live music.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Set in a busy pedestrian street in the heart of Sintra Tasca do Xico offers a great variety of Portuguese classics. Very well prepared. Try their Bachalau. It is smooth and tasty. We are a family of four, two small children. We all found food to our liking and enjoyed the setting and the friendly staff.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

A very cute portugese restaurant in the heart of Sintra. I highly recommend to visit it. the service was very nice (a bit slow), food tasted great, We had a soup and sea food plate with rice. Both dishes are delicious.

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Lymm, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Tucked away on a small pedestrian pathway, close to the National Palace, this is a hidden gem. Service was friendly, helpful an quick,. Serving Portugues fare, I had their special of the day, which included two types of fish, with steamed vegetables, and it was superb. Washed down with a nice beer. Very good value for money. Well recommended !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Good food with a vegetarian option. Our waitress Anabella added to the evening with her friendly, helpful and cheerful service. Live music was enjoyable and not overwhelming. Try the vegetable soup. Yum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This restaurant was lovely, friendly staff that helped us with the menu . The food was excellent so was wine and service. Good vie for money and good portion sizes. Would definitely eat there again and highly recommend to everyone.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Out of 4 different disches were 2 good, 1okay and 1is horrible, we had to send it back (undercooked pork with prawn heads?!).

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

It was a cool evening when we ate here and didn't want to sit outside so were taken up to the first floor which already looked crowded but they soon made room for us and I'm so glad I didn't walk out for a quieter place. The staff were helpful in helping us choose local foods and wines and also... More 

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Address: Rua Arco Do Teixeira, 4 - 8, Sintra, Portugal
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Sintra Municipality  >  Sintra
Cuisine: European, Portuguese

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  • Address: Rua Arco Do Teixeira, 4 - 8, Sintra, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Sintra Municipality  >  Sintra

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese

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