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Taberna da Esperanca

#390 of 3,426 Restaurants in Lisbon
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Rua da Esperanca 112, Lisbon 1200-658, Portugal
+351 21 396 2744
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Bath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Walked off the beaten track and found this friendly and informal cost resto. Got there about 19:00 empty, 20:30 full - people booking and being turned away or eating in the bar next door also owned by the same Young man and lady very friendly efficient and could help with choice and portions - also new their trade Five tapas... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this place and had a lovely meal. In particular I would recommend the tuna tapas. The service was great and we throughly enjoyed the food - so much that we were fighting over the leftovers. Quirky homely ambiance- you may be advised to book as we saw several people being turned away.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We were walking around looking for a restaurant, some of them fully booked...Taberna da Esperanza was full too, but the nice waitress suggested us to wait for a wile in the wine bar close to the restaurant...then she came to tell us the table was ready...the food was nice, the ambience cozy and cute, the staff was very warm... We... More 

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Thank Roberto F
PetiscosdaEsperanca, General Manager at Taberna da Esperanca, responded to this review

Hi Roberto, Thank you for your kind words. We're glad that you had a good time at Taberna. Feel free to come back! The team at Taberna More 

Paris, France
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Mexico City, Mexico
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91 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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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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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Esperanca 112, Lisbon 1200-658, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: +351 21 396 2744

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