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Bota Alta

Travessa da Queimada 37 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1200-364, Portugal
+351 21 342 7959
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Travessa da Queimada 37 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1200-364, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there with my colleagues. Clams as starter was so delicious.place is cosy and relaxed. Fish and meat mixed with clams &fish were also tasty.

Thank Seda Ç
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Tables very tightly packed as others have observed. Waiter spoke at least 4 languages competently but looked totally bored and never cracked a smile. Bacalhau real was highly rated by other reviewers but I found it rather dull. My wife enjoyed her sole. Huge portions...More

Thank Denis M
Reviewed October 27, 2017

Authentic. Good price/quality. Older waiters somewhat grumpy but isn't this better then always smiling fake waitresses. of course..: tourism / prices.. peppersteak nice

Thank Hans M
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

This long established restaurant is very popular in every guide book, so book ahead. It is very small and tables are crowded together in 2 small rooms. Always a line. A return visit after 20 years nothing has changed except the prices, bit over priced...More

Thank MartinBrophy
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

Seats are packed back to back. My pork rib had too much oil on bottom of plate.These could be nothing but 2 of staffs had very bad attitude for service.

1  Thank MaeJa
Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

We had another restaurant picked out but it was a 40 minute wait so we popped open Fodors and looked up the neighborhood and the book suggested here. Glad we went. As other reviews suggest it's a traditional style local place with a solid selection...More

Thank DavefromNJ
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Very central located the restaurant offers an fantastic view on the street life of bairro alto (if your table is located central). The restaurant offers up to 25 tables maybe. I had the sangria red (1), the ham (1), the boiled fish (2-3 salt and...More

Thank austria_gourmet
Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

We visited Bota Alta two times in 2016 and 2017 and it never disappointed us. Is a rustic place in the middle of Barrio Alto, very easy-going and colorful area of Lisbon. You have to book a table to be sure to eat there, as...More

Thank Dave_CD
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

The service was nice, the food (bacalhau real) was excellent and no time wasted :) I recommend the restaurant!

Thank Cédric D
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

We came here just before going out for some drinks in Bairro Alto. It was extremely busy, with a group of people ahead of us in the line. The waiters ignored us completely whilst we were queued up, but to be fair, there were a...More

Thank Adam W
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$28 - $36
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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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