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Taberna da Esperanca

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Rua da Esperanca 112, Lisbon 1200-658, Portugal
351213962744
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Paris, France
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

We had our best dinner in town in this cute, lovely, not expensive and friendly restaurant. Excellent food with not too much variety, cosy place with nice decoration and light for a typical Portuguese restaurant with really friendly service. Not to miss

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Thank Gregory M
PetiscosdaEsperanca, Gerente geral at Taberna da Esperanca, responded to this review

Dear Gregory, Thank you for your kind words. It was great to have you in Taberna, and we'll wait for your come back anytime soon! Taberna's team More 

Sillamae, Estonia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Small place near the house we've lived in surprised us with quality of food, managers' practical advises and opportunity to share everything in order to try as much as possible. We were lucky to find free table just walking around, but when we desired to go there again another evening, it was totally full. Try stew made of bread (!)... More 

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Thank Marina A
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Food is very good. Never tried anything that I didn't like. They encourage you to share your meal with your friends, which is not common in Portugal. But I think it's great because this way you get to try more of what they serve there. They also have a good variety of wine and the waiters/waitresses are very nice. Also,... More 

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Thank Natália R
PetiscosdaEsperanca, General Manager at Taberna da Esperanca, responded to this review

Dear Natália, Thank you for your feedback and kind words. For us is very important to know that you had a good time, and that all is to be tasted with pleasure. Hope to see you again soon! A Equipa da Taberna More 

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81 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

The team is fast and kind and the food is so good, especially the "petiscos". Is not cheap but is worth it. The manager was very flexible with our group, he reserved a room for us that was very cozy, and where we could enjoy dinner undisturbedly. A place to come back.

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Thank Pedro G
PetiscosdaEsperanca, Gerente geral at Taberna da Esperanca, responded to this review

Hi Pedro, Thanks for your kind words. For us is important that you enjoyed your time at Taberna, and everything was great. Hope to see again soon! A Equipa da Taberna More 

Marlborough, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Ok. I know the trip advisor top 10 restaurants include a couple near this one, but it really is superb. Great food... Four of us enjoyed 5 starters and one main course, four glasses of wine and all for €70. Great value. Great food. Great ambience. I am only sharing this with you, dear reader, to thank the restaurant for... More 

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PetiscosdaEsperanca, Gerente geral at Taberna da Esperanca, responded to this review

Hi Marcus, Thank you for your feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and that you liked our food. Hope to see you again soon! A Equipa da Taberna More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled on this place as it is around the corner from where we were staying. We hadn't booked anywhere and just popped in hoping for a table. They accomodated us and we're incredible hosts. The waiter and waitress spoke great English and were really helpful with the menu, recommending options and talking us through the wine. We shared a... More 

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PetiscosdaEsperanca, Gerente at Taberna da Esperanca, responded to this review

Dear Lucy, Thank you for your kind words. We strive everyday to give our guests the best experience possible at Taberna, so it's heartwarming to know you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you soon! Best regards Taberna da Esperança More 

London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

....service is not the best! Furthermore some plates were not the best! Anyway if they adjust a bit how to seat customers, they will improve the service already

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Thank Andrea T
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to try some nice tasty Portuguese food. It's better to try it with some friends because that way you will be able to try more plates. I would seriously recommend the liver it's very tasty.

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Barreiro, Portugal
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I've been there twice, once with my colleagues, another one with my girlfriend, both for dinner. The place has a nice decoration. The food is good, but it's best suited for more than two people, as you can taste more dishes. For drinking, I recommend the "Caipironho" (Caipirinha with Medronho). I don't recommend the tap water, as they charge you... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This restaurant lets you order dishes to share with your company. This way you can try more than one starter, main and desert. The staff is very sociable and provides professional but personal service. I highly recommend having a taste!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Esperanca 112, Lisbon 1200-658, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: 351213962744

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?