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Casa do Leao

#711 of 3,280 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Castelo de Sao Jorge | Castelo de Sao Jorge, Lisbon 1100-129, Portugal
351218875962
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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not as cheap as most places in Lisbon, but still cheaper than most restaurants in the States, and with an amazing view of the old city from atop one of the highest points. Dinner at sunset is indescribable. The atmosphere is quaint, classy, and service oriented.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We began our evening an hour early on the castle patio, overlooking Lisbon. We watched the sunset and then went in the restaurant for our dinner. What a wonderful way to begin the evening. Our server Flávio was fabulous and told us he would take care of all of our friends and family and anyone else for us in the... More 

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Thank MichCLChrisL
Manager_CLeao, Gerente geral at Casa do Leao, responded to this review

Dear Customer, we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Thank you very much for the positive review on the staff and restaurant. We hope to be able to welcome you again in a near future. Best wishes! More 

Birmingham, Michigan
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travel a lot and this was from far the worst dinner we had in our lives! The risotto was a joke... it was white rice without any flavor with uncooked shrimps. The lamb ribs were overcooked zero flavor and the chicken terrible with uncooked potatoes!. We can not understand how this restaurant can still be open!. The waiters were... More 

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Paris, France
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121 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Casa Do Leao is located inside of the Castelo de Sao Jorge, which makes it very straightforward to find for anyone visiting Lisbon. We had dinner there yesterday evening and this has put Casa Do Leao on the top of my list of go-to places in Lisbon. We made a reservation through TripAdvisor (which by the way gave us a... More 

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Thank Michael H
Manager_CLeao, Manager at Casa do Leao, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful remarks! We certainly enjoyed reading your comments and would like to thank you for your Staff performance evaluation. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience, and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes. More 

Alexandria, VA
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The restaurant is located high above the city among the ruins of the Castelo de S. Jorge and has spectacular vistas of the city...great for photos. There are outside tables perfect for a pre-dinner cocktail. The restaurant itself is beautifully appointed, the food is excellent and the service was exceptional.

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Thank Jay B
Manager_CLeao, Manager at Casa do Leao, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thank you very much for taking the time to post this review. We certainly enjoyed reading your comments and would like to thank you for your Staff & Restaurant evaluation. We hope to be able to welcome you again in a near future. Best wishes. More 

Taipei, Taiwan
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

With so many tourist we were skeptical about the restaurant. We tried... and it was very nice food for the price and with the view on Lisbonne from the castel... The quality of the ingredients was good and fresh. It was not the case in other place. Nice taste and price reasonable.

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Thank Henri F
Manager_CLeao, Gerente geral at Casa do Leao, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful remarks! We certainly enjoyed reading your comments and would like to thank you for your Service and quality of the food performance evaluation. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes. More 

Sanibel Island, Florida
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

During a visit to Castelo de Sao Jorge, we decided to have lunch at the Casa Do Leao..the view was amazing. too bad the service was aweful! The waiter ingored us, then when we ASK for a table ( there were several open ones) he ask if we had reservations. Telling him that we did not he pointed to two... More 

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Thank SBI-13
Manager_CLeao, Gerente geral at Casa do Leao, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thank you for taking the time to post this review. We take all feedback seriously, and sincerely regret that we did not meet your expectations, and we would like to apologize for the inconveniences you might have experienced. We will take the necessary steps to improve the quality of our services. We hope to be able to welcome... More 

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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We had a table booked over The Fork on the day of the Fiesta San Antonio after we were told by an (undecided what to say) waiter the day before that the restaurant would be closed. While the restaurant was open, it was obvious that we were not welcome with having to wait for a long time between drinks (with... More 

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Thank Rainer K
Manager_CLeao, Gerente geral at Casa do Leao, responded to this review

Dear Sir Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We take all feedback seriously, and sincerely regret that we did not meet your expectations. We welcome all constructive criticism, as it helps us to get better! We tried to understand what has hapenned and possibly there must have been a missed communication between you and the restaurant... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We recently made a reservation at Casa do Leao in Lisbon before leaving the US. We arrived for our dinner without any problems getting into the castle grounds as previous reviewers have noted. Everything was absolutely wonderful from our first greeting (he somehow knew who I was) to the atmosphere, view, service, food, wine - everything! The old world feel... More 

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Thank Kimberley M
Manager_CLeao, Gerente geral at Casa do Leao, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful remarks! We certainly enjoyed reading your comments and would like to thank you for your Staff and service performance evaluation. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience, and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes More 

Laguna Niguel, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Had dinner here, truly a wonderful experience. You need a reservation so the castle will have your name and let you in. Wonderful food, great service and breathtaking view. My wife and I returned after a gap of 44 years. What a great experience. we took the set menu. It was perfect. Good portion control. wonderful food, attentive friendly service... More 

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Manager_CLeao, General Manager at Casa do Leao, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thank you very much for choosing Casa do Leão Restaurant and for taking the time to post this review. We certainly enjoyed reading your comments and would like to thank you for your Staff & Restaurant evaluation. We hope to be able to welcome you again in a near future. Best wishes. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castelo de Sao Jorge | Castelo de Sao Jorge, Lisbon 1100-129, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Neighborhood: Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Phone Number: 351218875962

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Staying in Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria

Neighborhood Profile
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Explore narrow streets and alleyways, small cafes and, of course, the internationally acclaimed Fado music. The earth-shattering Great Earthquake of 1755 destroyed most of the city but the contiguous neighborhoods of Mouraria, Castelo and Alfama remained standing to this day. These neighborhoods represent Lisbon at its historical best. The cool breeze of the Tagus river will take you up the hills to the sound of Fado, where you'll discover the best "tascas," eat delicious fresh fish and drink great wines. Discover hidden viewpoints and ancient traces of other civilizational ruins in the heart of the Portuguese capital. These are centuries-old neighborhoods that will welcome you to the very best of old Lisbon culture.