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Cantinho Lusitano

Rua dos Prazeres 52, Lisbon 1200-355, Portugal
+351 21 806 5185
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lemon tart” (29 reviews)
“tapas” (92 reviews)
“beef” (51 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rua dos Prazeres 52, Lisbon 1200-355, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So very glad we discovered this place and booked ahead. Every dish was perfectly prepared, full of flavour and character. We were so tempted by everything that we ordered quite a bit more than recommended, but had no problems polishing it all off. Just delicious....More

Thank reisei
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great find,very small restaurant hidden up a side street. Good selection of Tapas at very reasonable prices. Excellent quality all freshly cooked. Wine prices very cheap but good quality. Booking essential. Served by owner who was very helpfu. We had nine dishes between four,...More

Thank Gill B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely incredible meal. Staff were incredibly helpful. Would thoroughly recommend the octopus, prawns and honey goats cheese. Fantastic value for money with authentic Portuguese vibes!

Thank Katie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is very well cooked, serving it desirable .....Alexander is an intimate and impertinent guy.

Thank monica1205
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly and informative service from the lone waiter in this compact and out-of-the-way (in an unprepossessing street not far from Principe Real) but very popular place. And for good reason: great Portuguese petiscos (tapas) with everything on offer from meat and seafood to salads and...More

Thank phutty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the food was great, the service was excellent, bread and olives, 4 tapas, 2 deserts, a bottle of wine, all for just over 30E, the octopus and the lemon tart were the highlights. very small restaurant and you need to book, turned up on spec...More

Thank PaulHBristol_21
Reviewed May 10, 2018

Very small place with tapas.style menu, so you can try a few dishes. The highlight was the baked octopus - it was sublime. Limited wine list but good. Service attentive and I couldn't recommend this place more highly. You. definitely need to book.

Thank Harry B
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We visited here on recommendation from a friend, and it did not disappoint! The place is small, fits about 18 people so you have to book in advance. The wine was cheap but yum, and cost around 12 euros for a bottle - the waitor...More

1  Thank SidInTheHouse
Reviewed April 28, 2018

While this is a very, very small restaurant, it is big on service and flavor. We took our waiters recommendation on everything, from the green wine to the pork cheeks. The octopus is heavenly. Even the olives with their mega garlic oil... yes!I wanted to...More

Thank Idglm
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

EVERYTHING on this menu is fabulous. They suggest 6 dishes for a group of four people. We ordered 10. Special shout out for the octopus, baked goat cheese and chorizo. And the prices were fantastic. And great casual atmosphere. Make sure you make a reservation....More

Thank Chris D
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
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August 20, 2016|
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Response from Joyce C | Reviewed this property |
My boyfriend and I visited in May and we walked everywhere and found Lisbon to be very safe. The only thing is it's very hilly and there are a lot of small streets that you can get lost in.
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July 18, 2016|
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Response from Karenteresa | Reviewed this property |
I contacted them via their Facebook page and was able to book a table for 10. Just had to fit the time around them. Definitely the best meal of the trip and such a lovely couple.
May 3, 2016|
Response from JNoronha | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your being interested in our place. We accept all credit cards excect American Express. Best Regards, Cantinho Lusitano
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $34
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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
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Small restaurant dedicated to the Portuguese cuisine with careful choice of snacks, wines and delicatessen
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