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Sinal Vermelho

Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
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Rua das Gaveas 89, Lisbon 1200-206, Portugal
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Oeiras, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice dinner for the price. Was cheaper in the pass. But is very central in Bairro Alto, if you want to have a drink after.

Thank Nelson P
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The atmosphere, cleanliness and varied menu made us try this place. The food was ok and the wine outstanding. The service was excellent. I chose Mixed meats and was underwhelmed. Others chose a variety of food and thought it ok.

Thank RMP1958
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and service is good. Also eating at outside tables in beautiful weather is always a plus but paying £90 for two. That makes you regret the whole thing..

Thank Burak U
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to find. Recommended by a tour guide and he was right. The place was packed, clearly with locals. Nice choices for excellent fish and seafood, as well as meat--especially veal steaks. Huge portions! Extensive wine list. Reasonable prices for such quality and portions. Professional service.

Thank James P
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92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fish soup was very nice although served just warm so we sent it back to be heated. Grilled sardines were nice but I have had them several times now and I have lost patience with the whole process of stripping bone, scales and dried skin before eating - the bigger ones of course, small are fine bone and all. Speaking... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sat in a narrow street amongst other local restaurants, all of which seemed to have locals eating in them. The friendly waiter recommended rabbit stew which wasn't what we had in mind but we went with it and was not disappointed, it was great. Although full we fancied a sweet and went for pineapple in port wine, it was fantastic.... More 

Thank Lisa M
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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24 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Overbearing, rude and condescending staff who act as if they are interested in their clientele but actually are mocking them and are just pushy. Noticed how several of the servers were making gestures at each other in response to the guests. Feel as though you're in a fish tank with sharks. Very average food for sky high prices. We went... More 

Thank Ruby Y
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Thanks to a previous review, we ignored the bread, cheese and sausage selections brought to the table and tucked into a shared starter of codfish cakes with lemon, followed by sharing a main of sardines with potato. We are not big eaters and this amount was perfect and extremely tasty, probably as good as any we've had in Portugal. Good... More 

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Hovik, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

As soon I sat down brad, cheese, ++ very placed on my table. I ordered Bacalao ball as first dish and did not touch the three I did not order. Still present on the bill, watch out !. Fish as main course..... but service did I went to another place to have a dessert. The meal was very blend.

Thank Elin1363
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We were recommended Sinal Vermelho by our hotel, place was very busy and we were made very welcome , As soon as we were seated, waiter bought out bread, butter, cold meats and cheese and told us we would be charged for what we ate. We had the bread, 2 pods of butter and the meat. The food was beautiful... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua das Gaveas 89, Lisbon 1200-206, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Neighborhood: Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Phone Number: 21-346-1252

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Staying in Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre

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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.