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#259 of 4,576 Restaurants in Lisbon


$7 - $18
Barbecue, European, Portuguese, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed August 12, 2021 via mobile

If the many negative reviews of this 'restaurant' hasn't already put you off visiting, I am offering you a final chance to turn back. I have never in my whole life been disrespected as much as I have been tonight by the sole owner and...chef of this 'restaurant'. The customer service is so non existent, that you'd be better off seating yourself and walking behind the counter to cook your own food (it probably would taste better too). Don't waste your time, and I urge you not to give your hard earned money to this 'restaurant'. Go to an establishment that values customer service and doesn't thrive to ruin your day.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 12, 2021

I have never been so disrespected by someone. The owner walked past us multiple times without saying anything after we asked to sit down. Then she told us that she wasn’t going to ask us again what we wanted (she never asked the first time)...and that she closed at 10pm (it wasn’t even 8). We walked out after that. Don’t waste your time and go somewhere else.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed December 12, 2020 via mobile

Second time visiting this place and she did not disappoint. Delicious ribs and chicken. Lovely sides and a wonderful owner who has a unique way of operating. 9/10 the best chicken in Lisbon.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed November 26, 2020 via mobile

We definitely love this place and the food is great and very very tasty! The was owner is very friendly to us, we will definitely come back!

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 30, 2020

First of all, I saw the owner use the same tongs to switch between completely raw and fully cooked meat which is bad practice and can lead to food poisoning. Secondly, I waited a very long time in line for half chicken and then the...owner decided to serve a local who ordered 2 full chickens before me. The order took all the meat that had been cooking while I waited meaning that I would then have to wait for a new batch of meat to cook. I decided to take my custom elsewhere instead. Check out Churrasqueira da Paz or Cantinho do Aziz instead....More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 7, 2020 via mobile

The best place to eat in lisbone so far. Food was delicious, good price, good attention, good music, nice place, fast serving. Nothing bad to say.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 20, 2020

It was very sad. We have tried to have a meal at this place twice: 1 - Friday evening the place that is very tight was full, just one table outside. The owner was lost in her own disorganization and talked with us like we...were her employee, in a very rude way. We decide come back the next day, as the reviews of this place are very nice. 2 - Saturday in the lunch time we went there, the place was EMPTY (2 people just) and the other table was empty. We asked if we could have a table and she, first asked if we were there in the previous evening, we confirmed and after she told us that for us would be possible just for take way. Very sad, clearly she didn't want to serve us and treated us very very bad. Apparently she don't serve/like Brazilians. RACIST! I dont recommend this place. The portuguese people are very nice and polite. This Lady dont represent the portuguese hospitality/ cuisineMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 9, 2020 via mobile

We ate here before leaving Lisboa. WOW... the food was so good!! The plate of meat was genereous (order the first menu, it's enought for one person) and the sides were delicious. We paid only 18€ for 2 plates of grilled meat, 2 sides and...2 drinks! And the owner is very kind (she might be tough af the first sight, but very smiling once you told her the food is good...). Spread the news, it worth it!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 15, 2020 via mobile

Last time I came here was over a year ago unfortunately, it's been too long, The food is really really good, the services excellent of course when they're very busy you might not get the best service, that's because it's a small hole in the...wall, that is run by the owner, for those of you that don't know restaurant business it's not easy especially when it's a small hole in the wall, but if you enjoy really good quality food, this is one of best chicken the ribs.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed May 23, 2020 via mobile

To start off my review, the cook is undeniably racist towards Asians (and possibly to other nationalities who aren't Europeans, going with the other reviews) and this is the first time I am ever writing a negative review for any establishment, so it has certainly...left an impact on me. I would give this place zero stars if it were possible. I made the arduous trek up the many stairs and hilly slopes to arrive at this eatery on a Sunday in January at 9pm, as it had stated that it closes at 10pm. Upon arrival, I noticed that there were two middle aged men sitting by the tables next to the window, and 3 couples in line waiting for the food. As soon as the cook saw me, she started shouting at me very loudly that the place was closed. She repeated that 3 times in total, and ended with the line "there I said it 3 times!!", as though I were deaf or couldn't understand English (not that it would have been excusable anyway). It did seem from her tone as though she couldn't bear for me to even step into the place to look at the menu, as though I were a dirty stray animal she had to chase away. All this occured as I stood by the front entrance before I had even set a single step into the store or said a word. She didn't stop shooting me dirty looks until I finally stepped away from the entrance. As this was happening, the two middle aged men laughed and looked at me as though it were a comedy. Some person in line asked her if she had a long day. I heard her say something insulting about Chinese people to the customers (who were all Caucasian), aware I could hear everything. 5 minutes after this whole fiasco, a European man arrived and stepped into the store to order food. She initially told him that they were closed (very politely might I add), but then when he mentioned travelling all the way from overseas to eat there, she relented and said he could stay and she will cook him something. By that point, I decided to leave. TLDR,: the cook is extremely hostile towards patrons of Asian origins, and overtly racist. I think it is important to be aware of that before visiting this store, especially if you appear to be from Asia. It doesn't matter which country you come from (as we look the same to people like her), as a Southeast Asian living in Europe, I am certainly not exempted from such treatment. Perhaps if I was travelling in a group she would have kept herself in check due to safety in numbers. To add, I would like to see how she reacts to a tour group of Chinese nationals (or another Asian equivalent) entering her store. So while I would discourage single minority travellers from visiting her store as it would be easier for her to get away with this behaviour, it would be interesting if a huge group of us were to descend upon her store. It would probably be a lot easier for her to just put up a sign stating "Asians not welcome".More

Date of visit: January 2020
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October 9, 2018|
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Response from Rosher_9 | Reviewed this property |
Yes plastic utensils supplied and park nearby. Also some limited stool seating 😋
March 12, 2018|
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Response from richardwilliamdml | Reviewed this property |
Dunno if this is relevant or not for the sake of other readers.. The soup and olives were given free at that time, dunno really if its free maybe some sort of complements or being hospitable of them anyhow, that piri piri... More
September 1, 2017|
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Response from Frangasqueira | Property representative |
Hi, Fiona, We are sorry... we change our location and trip advisor doesn't`t allow to informe we were closed. Thank you. Best Regards Francisco
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Yes, Frangasqueira Nacional offers takeout services.

Frangasqueira Nacional is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5