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Tasca do Xico

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Rua Arco Do Teixeira, 4 - 8, Sintra, Portugal
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  • 75
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  • 62
    Very good
  • 15
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  • 14
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  • 12
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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
Great bite to eat!

Most restaurants in Sintra don't serve food between 3pm and 6-7pm, so if you don't fancy eating a plain sandwich, these guys still have a selection of Portuguese hot and cold salads, which were delicious! Friendly atmosphere and great setting, made it for a very tasty meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
aneta_ch
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Most restaurants in Sintra don't serve food between 3pm and 6-7pm, so if you don't fancy eating a plain sandwich, these guys still have a selection of Portuguese hot and cold salads, which were delicious! Friendly atmosphere and great setting, made it for a very tasty meal.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This restaurant is a great gind amongst various options in central sintra. The staff were very friends and accommodating. The food was delicious and was good value for money. While there is no child menu the waiter was happy to offer an adapted child friendly version from the main menu. We were very pleased to have found this place and... More 

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Brighton, UK
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55 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

It's a mark of good service when restaurants welcome single diners with the same courtesy accorded to couples and groups. 'Just one,' the waiter tutted, ushering me to a table practically inside the dumb waiter. I hoped the food would redeem Taco do Xico, a pleasantly decorated upstairs restaurant in the historic centre of Sintra. Unfortuntely the grilled fish was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We had a great lunch at this tiny restaurant in historic Sintra. Great vegetarian options as well as seafood. Very tight squeeze to eat upstairs, but service was attentive and well-managed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The food was good, service friendly and a nice atmosphere withlive fado music inside the night I( was there.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

To say it short. Long waiting time, cold soup, prawns from freezer, not fresh, average lamb. Only plus- friendly staff.

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Brussels
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Nice sideway tapas in a nice small street in Sintra, not totally in the center, so the tourist flow is very much acceptable

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Bellevue, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Authentic tapas, great service, and a sidewalk guitarist. We had a great great time. The restaurant filled up quickly at 7, don't delay...

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

restaurant open at 7pm for dinner. had to wait a while before they start serving dinner. ordered the fish of the day (sea bass) which was grilled. serving was huge and well worth the €14 spent. service was gd.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We ended up eating here three times during our ten days in Sintra. The staff are friendly and happy and the food is fantastic-simple, tasty, generous portions and homecooked-the sort of food we would be proud to serve to guests if we had cooked at home. Little details like fresh herbs, especially lots of coriander and the garlic added to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Portuguese

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