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Boi-Cavalo Restaurante

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8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner

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In an old butcher's shop in the old Alfama quarter, chefs and owners Hugo Brito and Pedro Duarte breathe new life to the classic Lisbon gastronomy. Revamped old friends like butcher style chuck steak or peas with eggs meet modern classics like Ox Heart carpaccio with dried tuna and pickled turnips or Clam broth with Foie-Gras. With eyes set on the future while never forgetful of the past, this bold new restaurant is unafraid to claim that in each dish you taste, in every wine you choose, you'll taste Lisbon as pictured by Boi-Cavalo: Relaxed, proud and cosmopolitan. Welcome.
Dinner, Late Night
European, Portuguese
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They only have tasting menus- which were absolutely inventive and original, it was such a treat! The service was also very on point with our waiter being very enthusiatic and knowledgeable about the food and wine- he even let us try wines that were not...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ChrisKai90
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is great food and superb value. They only do a tasting menu - that’s their thing and they are great at it. The menu changes each month so little point me describing it other than to say each dish is quirky but works so...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GilesW653
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

There is not enough star to rate it. The food, wine and service was more than great. Our waiter answer all our question, made us taste more than was on the menu. 8 courses and 5+ glasses of wine for 65€ (40+ 25 for the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SarhGa
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Went here on our first night in Lisbon. An amazing experience with a set tasting menu. Probably 8 courses in all when you add the additional surprises. Each course was different and well crafted by chefs who clearly want to do something different. The restaurant...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jeremykrichards
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

This little unassuming restaurant is absolutely exceptional. The 7 course taster menu changes weekly and the experimental and creative use of flavours is better than some Michelin star restaurants we have eaten at. The service was faultless and their atmosphere is relaxed and chilled. 7...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Fiona C
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Had been some time since I visited Boi-Cavalo. Huge fan of this creative alternative chef. A friend was in town so I decided to take him off the tourist path of Principe Real or Chiado for dinner and dine Boi-Cavalo style. Food was excellent as...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank A M
Reviewed September 19, 2018

We believe this restaurant will soon receive a Michelin star. Our dining experience was wonderful. The server was knowledgeable and helpful. The food memorable. We did not get the wine pairings and shared two bottles that perfectly complemented the dinner.. and saved us half the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

This restaurant's menu is strictly a tasting menu of many courses, and each one is fantastic. It frequently changes, but the highlights on my visit were the lobster tempura and the cheese. The service was phenomenal, and we really enjoyed chatting with the chef who...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JSpro
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Very annoying music (who decides to put hard rock music in such a tiny restaurant...?!?) small glasses of wine food was very mediocre red wines where warm to many staff service mediocre Would not recommend

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank M4802UMalexf
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

I must star by saying that this is not the cheapest place to eat in Lisbon, but it’s worth every cent! If you want to have a gastronomical experience with original reinvention of Portuguese cuisine you should come here!

Date of visit: July 2018
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