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“Enjoyable evening in Sintra” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tasca do Xico

Tasca do Xico
Rua Arco Do Teixeira, 4 - 8, Sintra, Portugal
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Ranked #38 of 170 Restaurants in Sintra
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Carmichael, California
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Enjoyable evening in Sintra”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We loved our evening meal at Tasca do Xico in Sintra! Everyone was welcoming. We dined upstairs in a cozy, charming dining room. Through the window we heard excellent guitar music from the patio. The food was terrific. Good chef! This was a highlight of our trip to Portugal. We totally recommend it!

  • 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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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We'd had an exciting, long and leisurely day out in Sintra and wanted somewhere to chill with good food and wine. Tasca do Xico hit the spot with excellent regional Portuguese cuisine, some lovely wines and digestifs and a friendly service that put us all at our ease.
Set in one of the back streets just of the centre of Sintra, Xico is a busy cafe by day and vibrant restaurant by night. We struck lucky with plenty of tables already filled but space enough for four of us sitting outside in the warm evening atmosphere. The fish and meat dishes were all superb. We chose a selection of small plates to give us a gourmet trip around the region's cuisine. The waiting staff were keen to engage us in English and encourage us to practice our Portuguese. This made for a fun evening and we went away, relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated. Oh and it's great value for money.

  • Visited August 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Authentic Portuguese dishes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Small plates of various regional dishes were very good, wine was pleasant, and the upstairs room was light and attractive. The young staff was energetic, attentive and our waiter was interesting to talk to while the restaurant was initially quiet in the late afternoon. The central location was also good, especially since it was a rainy day.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oostduinkerke
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19 restaurant reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Excellent experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stopped at this restaurant because we saw the Tripadvisor sticker on the window, and we were not disappointed. Service was extremely friendly and helpful (and not the fast money grabbing kind). Food was good and the atmosphere very nice even though it is situated in the middle of the touristic centre of Sintra. We sat down only to drink something, but were so enchanted that we ended up eating there as well. Don't go here if you're looking for a quick hamburger or pizza though, only Portuguese food to be found here, which we found positive.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good option in Sintra”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This is right in the middle of everything in Sintra. Authentic portuguese cuisine and friendly service.
Simple and good.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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