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Cantinho Lusitano

#19 of 3,426 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Principe Real
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Rua dos Prazeres 52, Lisbon 1200-355, Portugal
+351 21 806 5185
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Kent, UK
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155 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tucked away down a little side street not far from the Praca des Flores lies this little gem of a restaurant run by a dedicated husband and wife team providing outstanding service with exceptional, good, quality, traditional Portuguese food. The restaurant offers an authentic setting with rustic wooden tables and chairs and traditional stone flooring. Booking is essential - especially... More 

Thank Rob007Kent_UK
Pinhal Novo, Portugal
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236 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This very small restaurant nearby the national parlament is a unique place to enjoy small dishes with the best starters anyone can get. Excellent.

Thank nmlslo
Bristol, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This husband and wife team are a perfect example of how to do things right. They responded very quickly on Facebook to reserve (and rearrange) our table. The restaurant is cosy with only a few tables. Overall a really nice ambience. Our host talked us through the menu, recommending a great wine from Porto. The tapas style menu was varied;... More 

Thank Whittal85
Hudson, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were told about this restaurant and how good it was. The recommendation was exactly right...what a place! First, you must make reservations as they are only open for dinner and it is a small place. This place is located in a quiet neighborhood area and completely run by a husband and wife team. The food is... More 

Thank ThefourMacs
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was a last minute choice we made and it's something I will recommend to everyone I know. You have a choice of small plates to share, three or four between two people will be enough, all four choices we had were absolutely amazing. They served them in the perfect order as well so each dish complemented the other.... More 

Thank Lucia A
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You order dishes to share. My wife and myself ordered 4 selections from the menu, a beer and a bottle of wine. We had olives and bread to start. All the plates were very good and the wine was excellent. The bill was less than 40euro. This restaurant is small (probably only about 16-18 people). If are intending to go... More 

Thank ALreporting
Brisbane, Australia
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120 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Went for lunch ,this is the third restaurant we have tried that chef Avillez owns , We now go to Lisbon to eat his food !

Thank grumorf
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We ate here on a Saturday night after being recomended by a friend who had been earlier in the year and were certainly grateful for the tip! The restaurant is run by a couple who are the only staff and only seats about 20 people so you must book. There were multiple people turned away when we were there. The... More 

Thank Laura_and_James1987
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Small family run restaurant/tapas bar. Food was excellent, delicious local wine that was very reasonably priced and exceptional service. Only a small number of tables so booking is recommended and it is not somewhere that you would stumble upon so be warned!!

Thank Jackie E
Lisbon, Portugal
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

A small restaurant serving great Portuguese "petiscos". Reservation is mandatory. Very fair value for money. A place to repeat, for sure.

Thank FMartinsAlmeida

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $34
European, Portuguese
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua dos Prazeres 52, Lisbon 1200-355, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Principe Real
  • Neighborhood: Principe Real
  • Phone Number: +351 21 806 5185
Small restaurant dedicated to the Portuguese cuisine with careful choice of snacks, wines and delicatessen

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Staying in Principe Real

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Principe Real
From the splendid garden and its cafe-kiosk to its restaurants, Príncipe Real is more than worthy of a visit and it won't let you down: its attractions include "Pavilhão Chinês" (one of the more eccentric interior designs you'll ever see), museums and a fantastic botanical garden. It's also a commercial neighborhood, and you can visit a renovated Palace, home of the Embaixada (embassy) trendy shopping center with its cafes, art galleries and luxury shops... and even if you don't buy anything, take a look inside just for its marvellous interiors. On top of this, Príncipe Real offers a variety of places to eat: if you're in a hurry, drop by "Pizza a Pezzi"; and if you're not, taste the delicious Honorato hamburgers, Argentinian cuisine at La Paparrucha and also great, delicious Portuguese food at Tascardoso!
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