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Claras em Castelo

#85 of 3,313 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Rua Bartolomeu de Gusmao 31, Lisbon 1100-078, Portugal
+351 21 885 3071
10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You need to book in advance. Small, very pleasant space. Books to read; jewellery on sale. Personable service. Interesting Portugese wines on offer. Fish dishes predominate. Fantastic for a relaxed holiday dinner.

Thank WDP2014
West Yorkshire, UK
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Lonely planet guide recommend this small restaurant as number one in the Alfama district - I completely agree. Having stumbled across it by accident we realised that it was rated as a good restaurant so we waited until seated as there were only 12 tables and most days it is booked up. I recommend that if anyone does go... More 

Thank kianiWestYorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I were on a transfer flight to London and had a few hours to kill in Lisbon. We googled a central Metro stop and when we got there we googled restaurants nearby, at which point this restaurant came up with some good reviews and a note saying it was good for lunch. It was one of the... More 

Thank Ellie W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant little restaurant with excellent food and multi-lingual staff. Superb meat and fish dishes for around 10 euros. Wine is excellent too. Highly recommended but you will need to book in advance most nights as there are only about 12 tables.

Thank psfcp
Cork, Ireland
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

12 months or more ago I was visiting Lisbon on a stifling hot Sunday. I couldn't face dragging myself around for the afternoon , so ordered a glass or two of wine and sat outside this restaurant on the bench in the photo. It was in the shade and I had my book , and music echoing from the castle... More 

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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped there on a very hot day to have cold drink and they were delicious. Perfect location - nxt to the Castelo in a charming quiet street. Stop there for at least 2 hours after visiting Alfama or just Castelo. Enjoy your drinks... watching the life of the street... dreaming of never having to go back home....

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

A little hidden gem in the neighborhood❣️. We walked by it few times and there is always a wait. They also take reservation too. Finally got lucky yesterday for our late lunch at 2:30 pm. It was worth the wait. It's just a comfortable space with homemade food❣️. Everything was fresh tasting and tasty; we had cod and stuffed calamari,... More 

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Uppsala, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

good food, cozy place and serviceminded personnell. what more could you ask for? the staff speaks portugeuse, french and english

Thank Teodora J
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

The highlight of this quirky, authentic little Lisbon restaurant is the very nice service from the friendly multilingual maitr d'. A novel Portuguese craft beer for me and a fruity glass of white for her got us off to a good start, and a plate of Portugese cheese and bread was also good. But both our fish dishes were a... More 

Thank Julia W
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We actually chose this place because of the reviews on Trip Advisor & were not dissappointed. Its right next to Sao Jorge Castle. Its a very small restaurant with only 12 seats so you either have to book in advance or be very lucky if you just turn up, which we were! I ordered the pork with prunes & it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $28
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Bartolomeu de Gusmao 31, Lisbon 1100-078, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Neighborhood: Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Phone Number: +351 21 885 3071
The restaurant is open all the week After 9.15 p.m. we do not accept more customers for diner.

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Staying in Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria

Neighborhood Profile
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Explore narrow streets and alleyways, small cafes and, of course, the internationally acclaimed Fado music. The earth-shattering Great Earthquake of 1755 destroyed most of the city but the contiguous neighborhoods of Mouraria, Castelo and Alfama remained standing to this day. These neighborhoods represent Lisbon at its historical best. The cool breeze of the Tagus river will take you up the hills to the sound of Fado, where you'll discover the best "tascas," eat delicious fresh fish and drink great wines. Discover hidden viewpoints and ancient traces of other civilizational ruins in the heart of the Portuguese capital. These are centuries-old neighborhoods that will welcome you to the very best of old Lisbon culture.