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O Solar de Sao Jose

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Rua de Sao Jose 136, Lisbon 1150-325, Portugal
+351 21 342 3512
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Reading, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2017

Went there this evening after reading favourable reviews in unfortunately the happy friendly staff have disapeared. As for the food it has to be only average my wife was served a steak was being polite very very chewy I had a pork sandwich which was served under cooked potato wedges. This is not the best restraunt we have tried in... More 

Thank Keith R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Such a nice please to go to. Really nice people and lovely food. The new owners changed te name to: Sr. Lisboa, and thats exactly how it should called: The senior restaurant of Lisboa, perfect cooked food (in small portions to share, so you can taste as much as you can eat) for a reasonable price, the price-quality is perfect.... More 

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Miguel S, Gestor at O Solar de Sao Jose, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. If its possible to put this some review in our new page we will be very thankfull. https://www.tripadvisor.pt/Restaurant_Review-g189158-d12032626-Reviews-Sr_Lisboa-Lisbon_Lisbon_District_Central_Portugal.html?m=19904 Hope see you soon. Best Regards, Sr. Lisboa More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2016

This has new owners only been there since August. They will be changing the name soon but go find it!, we stumbled on this authentic place whilst walking down the back roads away from the bigger main roads. We asked them to recommend a wine and some tapas which they did. They didn't rip us of, wine €14 bill goal... More 

Thank Julie1387
Leuk, Switzerland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2016

I was exploring the area, basically looking out for vintage shops, but also to find a place where to have lunch. Randomly, I walked in to O Solar de São José, although I arrived early and therefore was the only guest (around 1 PM). Very friendly welcome, a suggestion of the day (starter, main dish, coffee for an incredible €... More 

Thank Frederik S
Jacksonville, Florida
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2016

As did others, we stumbled upon this small restaurant and ate there two of the three nights we were in Lisbon. There were six of us and the staff couldn't have been more accommodating, kind and charming. Then there was the food! Because we were in Portugal, we ate Caldo Verde at most meals and none compared to this one.... More 

Thank skeezak11
Chicago, Illinois
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149 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Love the place, but to keep closed in mid afternoon doesn't make sense. Quite a few servers were around as part of restaurant service and are available to help and keep guests happy. Specially in the area not exposed directly to the sun. Portuguese cousin in different light. I have to admit the food was excellent and prizes reasonable. They... More 

Thank mirdob
Calgary, Canada
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Sunday in Lisbon, nothing's open, walking down the street behind our hotel, and my wife and I see this place open. Well, what a treat, started with the clams, which were great, some ice cold sagres, then had the traditional portugese steak with rice and chips. The steak was thin, but tender, juicy and very flavorful, like exceptionally flavorful. Our... More 

Thank iseeabeachinmyfuture
Lisbon, Portugal
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016

we bumped into this cool restaurant almost by accident. we had one of the best meals in a very long time. this is a kind of place that tourists should meet, as it is always packed with locals. here you can really get a real Lisbon dining experience. PS - the restaurant is under a new management, so they told... More 

Thank pmbar
Lisbon, Portugal
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5 reviews
Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Many thanks for everything guys. 5* service for a top food quality. Keep up the good work. Loved the entire experience

Thank MiguelSardinha
Esher, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Welcoming staff, good menu choice, home baked bread, interesting butters and home made ice cream in addition to well presented and well cooked food. Amazing value too. Staff friendly, helpful and keen that you should enjoy the food. A little hidden gem - do track it down.

Thank Liz W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Portuguese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua de Sao Jose 136, Lisbon 1150-325, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: +351 21 342 3512

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