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Travessa da Queimada 22, Lisbon 1200-365, Portugal
+351 21 346 1232
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Madrid, Spain
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's just terrible food! We ordered octupus as starter and it wasn't octupus at all, it was "pota" (a very cheap mollusk that is similar to octupus) and the shrimp it was a frozen kind of shrimp so it was just the WORST place we ever went to in Lisbon. Wine is also terribly expensive.

Thank Renata C
Hadera, Israel
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Do yourself a favor and stay away! The fish dish was disguising/inedible. The waiter refused to deduct it from the bill after we had asked him nicely. We have also tried to talk to the manager and got the same answer. This was by far the worst restaurant we ate in Portugal.

Thank Rotem S
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Excellent, extensive menu of local delicacies. The menu included sardines, large and small, and other seafood. The service was quite good. Nice wine list. We would return with out hesitation.

Thank Ed S
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Reached this place after a long struggling and adventurous walk through the narrow alleys of Lisbon. (Lisbon pavements are not for the weak hearted) And this place was a treat. The waiter was extremely courteous and his knowledge of wines is amazing. The food was great, where I had the Portuguese version of paella, and i finally agree...Portuguese cuisine is... More 

Thank Agniva B
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Found this place by mistake while walking in bairro alto. It was a good surprise, calm environment, great waiter, tasty food and excellent wine. Totally recommend!

Thank Joana R
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Tripadvisor is debasing the value of its brand by handing out its stickers too easily ... we too were persuaded by the Tripadvisor sticker (and not checking online) ... service was friendly, but food strictly pedestrian, and not worth the cost. Disappointing.

1 Thank Augustus R
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Don't come near this restaurant! We sat here after seeing the "trip advisor sticker" on the door but be sure that this place is horrible. The food was bad, the service was awful and they asked us to pay for a steak that was not possible to eat!! The chef came out and yelled at us and we are very... More 

1 Thank OmerMarom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Bad food, Unfreindly service, optional offers free to the table of about 10€. To expensive for lissabon.

1 Thank Marc L
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Unfortunately ended up here on first night in Lisbon after failing to get into another restaurant. Its a horrible place - waiters pushing needless 'first courses' at year. I had an absolutely disgusting fish and pepper stew - over cooked, over salted and a very rough glass of red wine and for this unpleasantness we paid 30 euros a head.... More 

1 Thank girlwithacurl
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Trust me, choose another restaurant in the area. The service is so terrible that it is not worth the try. The chief of waiters (the one with fat belly and hair on side) spoke to us like dogs, he moved us from one table to another without apologizing, we wait ages for our dishes... We went to other restaurants in... More 

1 Thank Raphaël P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
Mediterranean, Portuguese, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Travessa da Queimada 22, Lisbon 1200-365, 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 21 346 1232

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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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