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Restaurante Faca & Garfo

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Chiado & Carmo
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Rua da Condessa 2 | 1200 -122, Lisbon 1200, Portugal
351 21 346 8068
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Langley City, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this place based on reviews. We were not disappointed. The menu offered unique preparation of some Portugese favourites. Our server was gracious as we entered and went out of her way to ensure we enjoyed our meal. My son had the salmon and said it was the best he's ever had.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time was a surprisingly nice visit with good food, the times afterwards were disappointing with very dry fish meals, overcooked veggies and potatoes. Atmosphere is nice, many locals with increasingly more tourists. Though since it has been in the Lonely planet, the overall quality has decreased unfortunately.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came to Faca & Garfo under the recommendation of our Airbnb in the nearby Chiado neighborhood. I am so glad we went. Our waitress was so friendly and attentive. She really set the positive tone for the whole evening. I had grilled sardines and they were fantastic. As an American, I don't eat many small, whole... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently visited Lisbon and had a decent dinner at Faca & Garfo on Rua da Condessa in the Biaxa-chiado neighbourhood. This is a small traditional Portuguese restaurant which has indoor seating as well as a few small tables (for 2 diners) outside. During our meal we had the Grilled Salmon and Grilled Tuna. The salmon was grilled well but... More 

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Having been disappointed with more up-market restaurants in Lisbon we decided on Faco & Garfo after seeing a review. The food was very simple, which is fine when the ingredients are as good as this, it was excellent and at prices anyone can afford. Highly recommended.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We went to this restaurant twice in three days, It is closed on Sunday. a very friendly restaurant staff that speaks excellent English. Recommend that you take their recommendation for the day, they are never wrong. As a group of eight we must tried every dish. We recommend the black pork, tuna steak, all the steak dishes. Finally with wine,... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

One of the best places to dinner in Lisbon center. Fair price, real Portuguese food and staff and owners that will welcome you as friends. Try the "Little steaks in the pan with sauce"!

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Ness Ziona, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

If you look for a place to eat what the locals eat, near the city center and at very reasonable prices, you should try Faca e Garfo. This looks like a family restaurant, and the staff is really friendly. We had fish, cod and sardines (which in Portugal are larger than you would expect). A lady came out of the... More 

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Frankfurt am Main
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Walking around Lisboa on our first visit two years ago, we had walked past Faca&Garfo but had not eaten there. This year, staying in an apartment very near and having read the reviews on yelp we decided to give it a try. We arrived at around 8 pm on a Friday. No vacant table on the ground floor and only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Small, cosy restaurant where you sit close to other guests. Excellent ambiance, very friendly staff. The fresh fish is of great taste. They may have the same menu as other restaurants, but the dishes are so much more tasty. The home made desserts are a must do! Delicious apples from the oven and the specialty of the house is absolutely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Portuguese, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Condessa 2 | 1200 -122, Lisbon 1200, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Chiado & Carmo
  • Neighborhood: Chiado & Carmo
  • Phone Number: 351 21 346 8068

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Staying in Chiado & Carmo

Neighborhood Profile
Chiado & Carmo
The traditionally trendy "Chiado" (literally, "squeak", the nickname of a 16th century poet) offers plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars where you can stop for a cafe or cocktail, after exploring its streets, shops, art galleries, theaters, museums and viewpoints. It's also the home to the statue of the famous statue of portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, having is usual espresso at "A Brasileira" as he used to. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of Lisbon from the Elevador de Santa Justa or the Carmo Convent, for example. A commercial neighborhood at its core, especially for its Garrett and Carmo streets, Chiado is to this day a mandatory visit in Lisbon.