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Rua Santo o Velho, 86, Portugal
+351 21 392 0627
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2015

We were looking for a local restaurant to celebrate our last night in Lisbon and just around the corner from where we are staying we stumbled across Santos a Mesa. What a gem of a place! The atmosphere is delightfully intimate and authentic, the service from the always attentive proprietress Angel was exceptional and caring and the food... the food... More 

Thank Lumaz
Wermelskirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2014

Looking for a restaurant near our hotel that is open on Monday, we came across this nice place and were amazed at the quality of the freshly cooked fish and the very personal service. Local dishes and a feeling of being really welcome. This place should get more attention. Alas not just in the middle of the city. Many samples... More 

Thank Horst S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

Close to our hotel we ended up by eating here twice during our stay. The food is delicious and simple as most local dishes should be. Tender steak and tasty fish. Angel is a very warm and generous hostess offering numerous samples of food and tipples "a casa". Definitely worth a visit if you want to sample good Portuguese hospitality.

Thank Sarah C
Seaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2012

We were staying at the very pleasant As Janelas Verdes hotel nearby, this was the only nearby restaurant open in the early evening. Nice atmosphere inside with lots of plants, seemed to be linked to the Florists next door but one. We felt the lady serving made a great effort to make us feel at home and to help us... More 

Thank Peter R
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2012

We found this place randomly on our way back from Belem (bus 272 stops nearby) on a Saturday afternoon, sat outside under a parasol on a quiet street surrounded by lovely flower pots and facing a small square with a church. As always in Lisbon they bring you a few plates with cheese, olives, beens etc. by means of appetizers... More 

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2011

We were in Lisbon to catch a cruise ship and happened to be there on a Monday. We walked miles, hoping to get a feel for the city in one day. It started to rain. Then it started to pour. Around seven in the evening we were starving only to find out that EVERYTHING is closed on Mondays. Every restaurant,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Portuguese
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Santo o Velho, 86, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Estremadura
  • Phone Number: +351 21 392 0627

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?