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“Perfect place for lunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of As Velhas

As Velhas
Rua Conceicao da Gloria 21, Lisbon 1250-079, Portugal
+351 21 342 2490
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Ranked #137 of 2,539 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $34 - $56
Cuisines: Seafood, Portuguese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Perfect place for lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We were so happy to find this place! A restaurant in traditional style, white table cloths etc. -you kind of get the sense that time has stopped for a few decades. Waiters were all older men that take great pride in their work! Not easy to find these days. And wow -that pepper stake was amazing. And people who had fish thought the same about their food. And then came the serving trolley with the desserts -we wanted all of it! We left happy and energized -thank you tripadvisor for helping us find this place.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best Portugese steak!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

This is a lovely cosy restaurant with very caring and friendly staff. We both opted for the Portugese rump steak which was superb! Price was fairly reasonable. If you want a filling meal, this is the place to go, and if the main course doean't do the trick, they also have great home-made desserts (lemon meringue pie was amazing!)

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Kirkland, WA
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6 restaurant reviews
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“Great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Within walking distance of the Avenida Palace Hotel, As Velhas serves fresh fish well prepared in an intimate setting with superb service. Family owned and operated for forty years, they take great pride in their business. For 43,50 Euros, we thoroughly enjoyed grilled sea bass, monkfish with clams, bread, olives, and two glasses of excellent wine. We did not have reservations and were seated promptly around 21:30, though during high season, I suggest making reservations. Excellent food for great value.

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great Food - Wish We'd Had More Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We had a rushed lunch at As Velhas on our last day in Lisbon and it was the best meal we had whilst there. Good sized portions of tasty food. Only wish we'd had time for more than a main course!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lisbon, Portugal
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154 reviews 154 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“Cozy restaurant near Avenida Liberdade.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

The simpathy of Guadalupe receiving the guests is a great plus, and prepare us for a great dinner.
Ask her to help you in the choice of the menu.
Tipical Portuguese food, well prepared.
Wine list normal, needs more attention on temperatures.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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