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“very good tapas” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rubro Avenida

Rubro Avenida
Rudrigues Sampaio 35, Lisbon, Portugal
213144656
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Ranked #333 of 2,351 Restaurants in Lisbon
Cuisines: Portuguese, Spanish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
London, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“very good tapas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Modern, friendly restaurant. The mixed tapas starter was very good and the waiter was very helpful. Great start to our stay in Lisbon. Slightly off the main road, but definatly worth looking out for.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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brighton
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Tapas with salt”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

This would have been a four star review if there had not been such heavy-handedness in the kitchen with the salt. The rooms are separated so that smokers are catered for separately and the ambience is informal (bench seating at wooden tables). Service was friendly and there was good variety in the menu. Everything we tried was at least good and the pica pau of beef sirloin was excellent. Prices are reasonable but the overriding memory is a salty one..

Visited February 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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“A double whammy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We stayed at the Britania Hotel and took a short walk down the block to eat at Rubro. The Hotel was lovely. A renovated 1940's Art Deco boutique hotel with incredible service. The double whammy was eating at Rubro. We had the mixed tapas as a starter, I had grilled octopus and my wife had cod. I finished off the meal with a dessert called 'leria', apparently made with sugar and 8 (YES 8) egg yolks. Two of these I'm sure would give you cardiac arrest. Anyways, we love Lisbon (my wife is Portuguese) but this 'double whammy' was spectacular. Stay at the Hotel Britania (on the 6th floor so you can have a balcony) and eat at Rubro.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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glasgow
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“Great start to Lisbon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

Friendly place and very popular. Tapas food was really good and beautiful wine. We had iberaco meat board, manchego cheese, gambas and gaspacho. Loved it all. Reasonable value but first place in Lisbon so nothing to compare as yet.

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wollongong
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“Lovely meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The tapas were very nice as was the sorbet we finished with. One of our favourite meals in Portugal. We chose selection of tapas and had a seat in the non smoking section. A trap for those of us who are used to all restaurants being non smoking - we had to remember to ask for non smoking.

Visited November 2012
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