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“Exceptional Experience” 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 #163 of 2,351 Restaurants in Lisbon
Price range: $37 - $62
Cuisines: Portuguese, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
San Rafael, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Exceptional Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Not only was the food fantastic, Guadalupe, the hostess, was most gracious. We had the Cataplana. It was prepared with the very freshest seafood, and the seasonings were perfect: not overpowering, and not boring. Absolutely perfect.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oslo, Norway
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner here last night, and were very pleased. Lovely food and wine, wonderful service, and a quiet atmosphere. The best meal we had in Lisbon!

Visited October 2013
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lovely atmosphere, delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Located just off Avenida da Liberdade, near the Avenida metro stop, this is a wonderful restaurant that is not the usual touristy trap of the Lisbon restaurant row (with pushy waiters, loud talking, and mediocre food). Although it may appear formal (it has table cloths, uniformed waitstaff, lovely ceramic figures and vintage prints on the wall), it has really delicious food and great service all at reasonable prices! The waitstaff were warm and very helpful with recommendations. The wine was excellent. We came here twice and weren't disappointed. Things we enjoyed were the soup, the grilled seabass, the steak with different sauces (which were to die for), the lamb chops, and the Portuguese desserts!

  • Visited September 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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Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“excellent restaurant and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We had the best experience of Lisbon in this restaurant... amazing food, especially the fish, great wines and porto, and the owner knows how to make you feel as if you were part of the family. Oh, and desserts are also great! We warmly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited September 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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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
“A truly Portuguese restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Hidden away just off Avenue Liberdade is this family run restaurant. Atmosphere is very friendly and and welcoming. Menu is large and not expensive. Also a good wine list.

  • Visited September 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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