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All 161 Sintra Restaurants

Tasca do Xico

Rua Arco do Teixeira 8, Sintra 2710, Portugal
219246016
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Ranked #37 of 161 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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Lisbon, Portugal
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Excellent service and good service. A restaurant to visit. Nice atmosphere with typical Portuguese food. If you visit Sintra "Tasca do Xico" is a place to go!

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Warsaw, Poland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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