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Tavares Rico

Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
European, Portuguese, Contemporary
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Rua da Misericordia 35 37 | Chiado, Lisbon 1200-270, Portugal
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Nashville, Tennessee
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a great dinner with my mom while in town. We had the grouper and ox tenderloin. Everything was exactly like we ordered and better than expected. We started with a swordfish tartare, and also the bread and butter sampler. Both were great. The staff is very knowledgeable about the menu and the building.

Thank Nicole H
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

The interior of the restaurant was quite beautiful. All in gold and mirrors reminiscent of a French castle. The night we went there was only 1 other couple. The food was above average with beautiful presentation but lacking a bit in how it was prepared. For example, the fish stew was nice but the octopus was overcooked and chewy. The... More 

Thank Edbie
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

We did their tasting menu with wine pairings and the best you could say about both is insipid and uninspired. The wines -- mostly whites -- were non-descript and were not ones we would have purchased were we selecting our own wines. We both did a double-take when the sommelier/waiter informed us that the year of the wine really doesn't... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

We found this restaurant in our guide book, chatted to our helpful hotel receptionist, made a booking, and it did not disappoint. It is the oldest in Lisbon and the decor reflects this but not in a negative way. It's a lovely dinning room filled with mirrors, chandeliers and history. The waiter was very helpful and with my coeliac requirements... More 

Thank HarringEH999
sao paulo, sp
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85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

I visited Tavares last Monday. The place is marvellous, it has great history, as many places in Lisbon. The decoration is astonishing. The service was very good, as well as the food. I chose the 3-dish menu accompanied by the wine package (one per dish). Frankly, I think it is better to choose the starter, main dish, dessert and pick... More 

1 Thank mskeller
Southampton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

We were a walk-in last night. Looking for something different, and found it. Very sumptuous decor, terrific service and very well presented and prepared menu choices. The suggested wine was a very good choice. Each course was explained as it was presented to table. A good, good place to fine dine.

1 Thank Ralph W
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

Our 2nd visit to Tavares. 1st, 18 years ago, we were impressed with the qualiry of the food. Now again, we were very pleasantly surprised, the negative comments notwithstanding. We ate a la carte. Both the food and the wines were excellent. This is clearly not a place for tourists who want to grab a quick bite at a cheap... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

A group of 6 of us spent an evening here and were very disappointed. The food was acceptable but none of the courses were served at the right temperature. The bill was ridiculously pricey compared with the quality. The restaurant is still living off its past glory and unfortunately does not deserve the accolades it may have deserved in the... More 

1 Thank JacqEnstone
New York City, New York
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109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

The restaurant is well located, in the popular central area. It is very old and traditional restaurant. The ambiance is opulent and luxurious. The service is classy and excellent. The food is delicious. It is a great place for a special occasion, and for special romantic date.

Thank Ztraveladdict
Florence, Italy
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2016

Glory of the past: nice classic decoration. Lots of gold and mirrors. Shame of the present: food is simply not good, very disappointing. It seems that the fact that one can read about the place in any tourist guide spoiled the place and they don't care any more about the fundamentals: good food, attentive service. We found comfort in other... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$50 - $100
European, Portuguese, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Misericordia 35 37 | Chiado, Lisbon 1200-270, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Neighborhood: Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Phone Number: 351213421112

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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
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