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Bota Alta

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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
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Travessa da Queimada 37 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1200-364, Portugal
+351 21 342 7959
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Aachen, Germany
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175 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

We checked the Tripadvisor and saw this restaurant has good reviews and many visitors so we gave it a try. Little did we know that we made a big mistake and most customers were tourists. First of all the restaurant is quite small but they pack too many tables in one room so you can hardly move. The staff is... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

We were there early, it was quiet and had no wait, Their house red wine in a pitcher did not disappoint. The service was friendly, but was like a tag team without a captain. The place was dark and subdued, more of an old taverna setting with tables squeezed in randomly. The food was basic traditional comfort food with oversized... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

We passed by and the restaurant looked inviting with its checkered tablecloths. The tables are squeezed in tightly and the waiters have to be acrobatic if they want to reach the tables. The food was good, service nice. Toilet clean and well maintained. It was just too full and loud for my taste.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

The tables are too small, the toilet is a disaster and so are the spareribs! Something positive: the wine was good...

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

The service was a mixed bag, as three waiters were attending our table and each had a different approach. As a result we didn't really feel looked after as much as maybe in other restaurants where you have one waiter per table, taking the time to explain the local wines and dishes. The house white was very average and for... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

This restaurant was recommened by our hotel and from the outside it looked a cosy, welcoming place. The interior was a bit cramped but the staff were friendly and the closeness of the tables added to the atmosphere, however the food was very disappointing. The sea bream was overcooked and greasy and the pork spare ribs were chewy and over... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

As me and my friends visit a "typical portuguese" restaurant, we get disappointed. The food (veggies AND meat) was out of the can. It tasted terrible and was not enjoyable. The critique was not taken seriously and we were made fun of. My personal review: please avoid this place.

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Thank Holy M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Dropped in here for some dinner on the recommendation of a local friend. It didn't disappoint. Really small quant restaurant that serves local simple delicious food. Really affordable. I got there at 19:30. By the time I left at 21:00 there was a queue outside. Well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

This was my/our 3rd visit to Lisbon. Bairro Alto is a bit of a mixed pot. There are lots of tourist restaurants, and a lot of faux fado. If you're interested in good fado then Alfama is a better destination, but in Bairro Alto you have "O Faia", "Snr Vinho" and "Cafe Luso" anything else and its probably the waitress... More 

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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

We have been here during our visit in Barrio Alto. The waiters were quick, friendly and really kind. The food was abundant and really tasty. We had squid and corvina, well cooked and well served. I really recommend this place for an informal dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$28 - $36
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Travessa da Queimada 37 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1200-364, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Neighborhood: Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Phone Number: +351 21 342 7959

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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
Enjoy a cocktail, discover a jazz club, hit the dance floor or simply grab a beer and catch up with your friends in the street: Bairro Alto, Bica and Cais do Sodré are the core of it all. Amazing rooftops, restaurants, cafes, bars, art galleries, museums and theaters abound. Start off by admiring the river from the Santa Catarina belvedere, have a cocktail at PARK's rooftop bar, try a typical Portuguese steak, or the fresh grilled fish, at Príncipe do Calhariz, and later explore the dozens of streets full of bars and clubs! Whether you're visiting for a day or a whole week, make sure you visit Bairro Alto and its surroundings.
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