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Taberna Clandestina Cascais

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PRICE RANGE
$5 - $15
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Portuguese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted an early evening meal and arrived at the restaurant at 5.30pm there were a few diners outside but no one in the inside tables, it was quite chilly outside (this is January) we asked for a table for two. Inside or outside said...the waiter, inside please. The inside tables are closed, you can sit outside of you like, we have heaters. Why did he ask? We said no we want to sit inside . As he didn't offer this we went elsewhere to eat. Obviously the restaurant is doing so well it can turn away trade. I wouldn't recommend it based on our experience.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Francesco, Proprietário at Taberna Clandestina Cascais, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mr Stephens, we are very sorry for what happened and for not being able to explain you the reason why you couldn't seat inside at 5.30pm. Our standard service opens at 12.00am until 4pm. After this time we have 2h period, until 6pm, where...More

Reviewed December 4, 2022 via mobile

Such a lovely place. Not too close to the main streets, however not too far from the center. We were walking on mostly empty street and suddenly heard some music and chatting. People were sitting outside, waitresses running in between of tables. All people with...happy faces. The kitchen closes at 4, so we are getting seated and quickly ordering from the menu of the day. We went for Spaghetti alla Chitarra and some drinks. Got served very quickly, mouth watering dish! Staff is very friendly, food is delicious. You can feel the positive vibes all the time. My recommendation if you happen to be in Cascais.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Luis, Proprietário at Taberna Clandestina Cascais, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kindest of reviews! You described exactly what we try to achieve every day! Good vibes, great food with the help of our amazing staff! If we can check these 3 boxes, we just need one more thing: great clients!...More

Reviewed November 20, 2022 via mobile

The Staff went out of their way to make this visit a memorable experience. Food was fantastic and we couldn’t find fault with anything. Looking forward to the next visit.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 20, 2022

Walked up the alleyway to find this fabulous restaurant just after opening time and within 30 minutes they were turning customers away, it tells you something. Very friendly welcome ordered drinks then various tapas dishes to share, no rushing here just take your time and...enjoy their tasty food at a very reasonable price.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 19, 2022 via mobile

Centrally located, the Clandestina offers good food for moderate prices along with friendly service. We had the autumn salad, the fried truffled corn, the mixed fried seafood and fried tortellini with a tomato sauce, all was very good and very fresh. The service was very...friendly and attentive, although the restaurant was totally packed for a late lunch.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 16, 2022

Their tabuas are delicious, different, fun to share. The rest of their menu sounds OK but there is a lot of fat on the presunto (they know this, they apologize, but they do nothing about it). It is usually full, so people really like this...spot, but other than the tabuas we have no idea why. Service is mediocre.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 11, 2022 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch. My wild boar stew was very good. A reminder that these are tapas portions. Ha. We really enjoyed our meal. Service was friendly but staff was running short

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 4, 2022

So yeah, maybe a bit haphazard at times but such a fun, happy vibe & atmosphere *plus* really good food! We over-ordered because so many of the menu items looked amazing (and were!). We tried to come for a second night during our stay in...Cascais but it was too busy.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 26, 2022

Good food, fun place, great service. The menu and food was excellent. Good vibes all round. Really enjoyed the whole experience.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 24, 2022 via mobile

We went twice in one day. Once, based on Tripadvisor reviews for lunch; the food was without exception, fresh, tasty and beautifully presented. The service was faultless, friendly and relaxed and the prices totally reasonable with good music and atmosphere. We went back again for...a drink with the whole family later in the afternoon for a snack and more drinks. Amazing, freshly-made cocktails and good variety of wines! Just perfect taste of Portugal with a little hint of Italy!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 23, 2022 via mobile

Friendly service and great food at exceptionally reasonable prices. Chris the manager is a real character and made every visit fun . We were on a four day trip and visited 3 times it was that good . The bruschetta was a personal favourite, the...best I have ever tasted.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 22, 2022 via mobile

Lovely evening with a chilled atmosphere and friendly staff. The Food was delicious with a good selection of cocktails and wines to make the evening.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 11, 2022

I was nominated as chief tour guide as we sail from Lymington to St Lucia via Cascais & Las Palmas. I popped in to book a table and had a great reception. We were a party of 7 and the whole staff were so accommodating...and friendly. Everyone in our group enjoyed a great evening. We asked our waiter to choose our tapas and help with wine selection. Food was excellent and the atmosphere was very lively and enjoyable. Would come back to Cascais just to eat here again with our new friends. Thanks for a memorable evening! From Tim & all the crew of SalamanderMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Luis, Owner at Taberna Clandestina Cascais, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2022

Hello Tim! Thank so much for your kind and warm review. It fills our hearts to know that our clients enjoy our restaurant. We have an amazing team, both front and back of the house, on behalf of all of them, thank you! Safe sailing!...More

Reviewed October 8, 2022

Wow! What a place, busy, buzzy, friendly staff, great service and fantastic food - what more could anyone want!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 27, 2022 via mobile

The food was excellent & there was a great buzz about the place. The staff were delightful & so smiley & friendly. The Tapas was just sheer joy!

Date of visit: September 2022
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I’m sorry, I really can’t remember. You could check their website.
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Hi Tom, thanks for the questions. We are always very happy to receive our little customers! In any case we may advise that We’ve available only one baby chair. Referring the coeliac issue, we serve several plates tgat are... More
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Hi. Not really! It’s a tiny street so I would advise you to park in a car park and walk there. It’s only a five minute walk from the underground car park beside Hotel Ba’ia which is one I happened to see but I am sure there... More
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Taberna Clandestina Cascais is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5