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Rubro Avenida

#284 of 3,240 Restaurants in Lisbon
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Rua Rodrigues Sampaio 35, Lisbon 1150-278, Portugal
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 7:30 pm - 2:00 am
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Rubro on Monday night, arrived at 22.50 after we lost all hopes of finding a place to eat so late as most of the restaurants were closed. We were welcomed by very nice charming people, who told us there is no problem at all. Place has space outside - cosy & spacious as well as inside- simply beautiful.... More 

Thank Eliza P
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109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was selected for us by our tour company and was really nice. Not pretentious, with wooden tables and bench seats. Menu was interesting with tapas style meals and a great array of wine. It is located in a quiet part of Lisbon and is well recommended.

Thank MeggSydney
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointing. Rubbery cod , tough chicken and surly service. Food served cold and one order sent in error. Oh dear!

Thank ManchesterDoc
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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276 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Rubro is located on a quiet street a block off Avenida de Liberdade. The interior is warm with a good vibe, but much of the seating is backless wooden benches. The food is a modern take on traditional Portuguese food made with fresh ingredients and attractively served. The prices are mid-range making the excellent food a bargain. Service, however, can... More 

Thank fififlies
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

You absolutely have to stop here. We first stopped for a coffe after we had our lunch somewhere else. The coffe was great and seeing lots of people we decided to have a look at the menu. We booked for the evening. I was with 2 of my friends. Started drinking some good wine, And after one bottle we ordered... More 

Thank J6311ENluciac
Acton, Massachusetts
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475 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

It was a Saturday evening and they squeezed me in by rearranging a table which was very accommodating of them. At the back is a smoking area but was not smoky at the front. I had a shrimp appetizer and a really delicious pork main dish with a good glass of wine. Service was prompt. Very popular restaurant and was... More 

Thank MikeBirdman
Luanda, Angola
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126 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

This trend restaurant has a nice architecture, but instead of chairs has very uncomfortable benches Food was good, they offer wine by the glass and service is professional

Thank NoloCordeiro
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Wonderful food! Great flavor and tapas offerings. We researched recommended tapas in Lisbon and decided to try Rubro. The food lived up to its high ratings but we were very disappointed in the service. We found our waiter to be condescending. We were ignored and kept waiting extremely long periods of time while he paid more attention to others. He... More 

Thank katie062016
New York
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Our hotel recommended Rubro and my husband and I were blown away! We had the best bottle of white wine we ever had there and the food was absolutely delicious - loved the grilled sea bass, ham platter and sautéed vegetables among others. We were seated within minutes without a reservation and enjoyed everything we ate. The bill was less... More 

Thank MNSV14
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115 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

Was recommended by our hotel to this restaurant which runs parallel with the main avenue. Impossible to come across this place without knowing but it's worth a short detour Modern restaurant with good wine and the signature steak for two was amazing. We found the service good but it was a quiet night

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
7:30 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Rodrigues Sampaio 35, Lisbon 1150-278, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: 213144656

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