Ginjinha Sem Rival
Ginjinha Sem Rival
4.5
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Neighborhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!
How to get there
  • Rossio • 3 min walk
  • Restauradores • 3 min walk
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  • tber
    New Providence, New Jersey1,002 contributions
    Try the Eduardino Liquor
    We were so used to the other cherry liquor brand in the city of Lisbon,. didn't even know this place existed until a tour guide brought us here. After a few taste tests over a couple day, my son was a fan of the Eduardino liquor over the cherry liquors. Always someone to toast with any time of day at this little doorway.
    Visited January 2023
    Written March 7, 2023
  • CubanCoolona
    Miami, Florida392 contributions
    Closet Ginja
    Take a shot at Ginja- super sweet cherry alcohol in a tiny plastic shot for a 1.5- its an experience you must do. Ask Eduardino to put a cherry in it. Before or after dinner- its always a good time for a shot of Ginja
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 11, 2023
  • farrj
    Wirral, United Kingdom579 contributions
    It has to be done!
    Having seen this place on Netflix Somebody Feed Phil, we always stop for a ginjinha when in Lisbon. They only serve ginjinha, a Portuguese berry liqueur, in shot glasses at a cost of around €1.20. There are tables outside to stand and enjoy your drink. A real Lisbon tradition!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 26, 2023
  • Stuart B
    Cleeve, United Kingdom139 contributions
    The best place for Ginga
    I saw this on a YouTube channel and found it tucked away near Rossio Station. Go just one, have a glass of Ginga - a bargain at €1.50 - but watch out for the cherry stone in the alcohol-soaked fruit surprise! Unashamedly 'local' but it's what a holiday is all about!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 19, 2024
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TheTabascokid
Greater London, UK177 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
I think holidays are all about experiences and Ginjinha Sem Rival falls firmly into this category.

Having seen the store featured on Channel 4’s “Travel Man”, we included a visit into our last mornings plan. Being such a small store, there are a couple of tables outside (and currently a covid-aware one-way system in place) so my partner and son could wait outside while I bought two shots with fruit.

The drinks were about four euros for two from memory and were a shot glass of perfectly nice cherry liqueur. A nice little cap to the trip.
Written September 5, 2020
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farrj
Wirral, UK579 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Having seen this place on Netflix Somebody Feed Phil, we always stop for a ginjinha when in Lisbon.

They only serve ginjinha, a Portuguese berry liqueur, in shot glasses at a cost of around €1.20. There are tables outside to stand and enjoy your drink.

A real Lisbon tradition!
Written October 26, 2023
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Stuart B
Cleeve, UK139 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
I saw this on a YouTube channel and found it tucked away near Rossio Station.

Go just one, have a glass of Ginga - a bargain at €1.50 - but watch out for the cherry stone in the alcohol-soaked fruit surprise!

Unashamedly 'local' but it's what a holiday is all about!
Written February 19, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

tber
New Providence, NJ1,002 contributions
Jan 2023
We were so used to the other cherry liquor brand in the city of Lisbon,. didn't even know this place existed until a tour guide brought us here. After a few taste tests over a couple day, my son was a fan of the Eduardino liquor over the cherry liquors. Always someone to toast with any time of day at this little doorway.
Written March 7, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

farrj
Wirral, UK579 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We found this place after seeing it on “Somebody feed Phil” on Netflix, and stopped off there several times during our trip to Lisbon. Whilst there we met a couple from New York who were there for exactly the same reason!

It’s almost just a doorway with a counter inside serving Ginjinha (sour cherry liqueur) in shot glasses for 1.45€, which you drink standing at tables outside. Perfect whenever you’re passing, and I couldn’t pass without having one!
Written May 15, 2022
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Steve D
Redmond, WA34 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
It’s a really great representation of the traditional Lisbon Ginjinha storefront bar. No fuss, walk in, walk out with your drink. Grab a place at a standing table outside, drink and people watch. Could not really be any better!

With due respect to the great place across the way (one made famous by a certain American travel show creator and personality), I like Sem Rival for its really old-school feel
Written September 9, 2022
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CubanCoolona
Miami, FL392 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Take a shot at Ginja- super sweet cherry alcohol in a tiny plastic shot for a 1.5- its an experience you must do. Ask Eduardino to put a cherry in it. Before or after dinner- its always a good time for a shot of Ginja
Written March 11, 2023
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Henley2415
Munich, Germany58 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This place is the second oldest Ginjinha shop. Est in 1890. Its like a walk into the past. We tried other establishments but this was the best. Little seating area around the front and the drink served in a nice little glass. The cherries were sweet and not sour like some unnamed places.

Just come here and try it. Real little treat. Early or late it's all good stuff!
Written February 29, 2020
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doofvfood (with botak ahjussi)
World3,245 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
We decided to try this place again after A Gijinha & again got a shot with cherries and one without.

Same price as A Gijinha at 1.45€ a shot. It didn't seem as busy but there was a steady flow of people & a couple of tables outside.

Liqueur tasted good & we couldn't quite tell the difference between the two but this place uses plastic cups which was disappointing.

Written September 27, 2022
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Inês P
Lisbon, Portugal53 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
I am portuguese and have been today at this location. This was good before but not anymore. I'm writing this review to warn all tourists. There is a plaque on the wall stating the price for each coup of ginjinha: 1,40€. But they are charging foreigners 2€. Also, being myself and expert in ginjinha, I always have a bottle of it at my own home, I can assure that they are mixing water and sugar in the bottle from which they serve so they can sell more coups from one single bottle. I strongly recommend all tourists to buy a closed bottle of ginjinha, not at the city center were its more expensive, and drink it. If you go to Sintra you won't find this type of problems and can drink ginjinha at any store that sells and gives away coups of it for tourists who want to try before buying the bottle.
Written September 2, 2017
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