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“Our best dinner in Lisbon” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Descobre

Descobre
Rua Bartolomeu Dias 65/69, Lisbon, Portugal
+351 218 056 461
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Ranked #166 of 2,538 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Budapest, Hungary
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Our best dinner in Lisbon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We met the friendly owner of the wine-shop during our morning stroll after visiting the landmarks of Belem. She was über-knowledgeable in wine and auxiliaries. We regretted that our plans would probably not allow to return to test the small but really neat restaurant connected to the wine-shop.
Luckily, due to a sporting event, half of the down-town area had been closed when we started looking around for food options in the castle area. So, we took a cab all across Lisbon.
It was absolutely the best idea during our entire trip.
She remembered us, gave a table and a fantastic wine and dine tasting tour of Portugal. We tasted various red and white Ports, had excellent see food, mushrooms, ham and cheese prepared in excellent quality.
We were the first guests at around 8pm, but buy 9.30pm the place filled up completely.
The staff did not speak much English - in a stark contrast to the owners eloquent wine and food explanations - but they always gave us a big charming smile!
It was a real change from the busy down-town restaurants!
Do not miss it!!!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Lovley find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Was recommended by our hotel as a place other guests have had a good experience. It was for New Year's Eve and the staff were beautifully accommodating and friendly, helping to choose a lovely wine and tasty food.

Great value and a definite place to visit if your in the area.

Thanks for a great meal.

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Paris, France
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“A most pleasant surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

The restaurant is located at Belém, midway between the monastery and the Torre de Bélem. The street is not the most beautiful; all the greater was our surprise when we stumbled upon this particularly nice restaurant: very tastefully decorated, excellent food, very agreeable service. The restaurant also has a wine shop. All prices are very reasonable. This was by far the best restaurant in which we ate during our 8-day stay in Lisbon. Suitable for lunch, late lunch and dinner.

  • Visited December 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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Oxford, Uk
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Nice place for lunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Near Belem area, it is a nice spot for tapas at noon. But never to diner. Nothing remarcable to say about the food. Maybe we will be back.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Best food and amazing hospitality!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Best bacalhau in Portugal referred by owner/chef Fatima!! Adult and kids friendly! Incredible selection of Portuguese wines from all regions.

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