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Tasca do Xico

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Rua Arco Do Teixeira, 4 - 8, Sintra 2710-533, Portugal
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Gloucester, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

My husband and I are staying in Sintra for a week and have eaten here three times...it is a great place to stop for a bite to eat while sightseeing, dinner, or drinks outside--it is not fine dining, but rather a casual restaurant. The staff is very friendly and the food on all occasions was very good. The apartment we... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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963 reviews
679 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 448 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

The service was pretty slow here, even by Portuguese standards! ;-) but the food was good (we ate 2 nights while in Sintra) - the sea bass and the cod were both great and also very well priced... The dishes are very traditional/simple Portuguese and very tasty... :-) Would definitely recommend, but book a table and relax with a glass... More 

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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

The menu is big bit does not really have vegetarian options. I decided to take the vegetarian main dish (13€) and asked the waiter what will be served, since it wasn't explained on the menu. It was asparagus (didn't really see that on the plate), spinach, potatoes and chickpeas. We had to wait more than 1 hour for our food... More 

Thank kathrin_e101
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

I was in Tasca do Xico this summer, and unfortunately my review is not good. The food was as good as the food is generally in Portugal. But the service was really lousy, we have asked the internet password and immediately was given, but not working, after we insist the employee said it doesn’t work most of the times. Please... More 

Thank Miguel M
Umeå, Västerbottens Län, Sweden
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We were really hungry but started simple, bread, cheese, olives, sangria and some salami. Then we ordered some of the warm food. Everything was delicious but certainly not cheap. Really friendly waitress, but it seemed that the kitchen were a bit slow. The place was full though, which could have explained the waiting. The restaurant has a nice location in... More 

Thank Jens B
Lisbon, Portugal
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

On the corner. You hear music from the corner. You walk and Sara is there with her wonderful smile to greet you. Bella comes with another smile and help you choose a great octopus dish. If you are in sintra. Enjoy this place

Thank Charles Z
Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

the place was very cosy, with music. We've ordered only cod fish and octopus! And i Would say this was the best octopus I've tried during my whole stay in Portugal. It had a lot of vegetables and the portion was great, though not cheap around 19 euros (considering Portugal is not an expensive country)

Thank kristina_khrystova
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Tasco do Xico is a small tapas restaurant tucked into a corner down a little alleyway just off the Praca Republica in Sintra. The location is very close to the Sintra National Palace. Being down the alleyway, it's quieter than the many restaurant in the more crowded area a block away. There's still some foot traffic going by at lunchtime... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Charming location and nice staff, but the food was expensive and not good at all. I ordered pork and it was so salty and over cooked I couldn't even finish my meal. My friend got shrimp with her food that were not cooked through and although her salmon was okay, it too was over salted.

Thank Maud J
Hong Kong, China
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5,287 reviews
1,688 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

We recently spent a couple days in Sintra stopped by Tasca do Xico for an afternoon bite to each. The restaurant is located along a narrow walkway, Rua Arco Do Teixeira, just a couple minutes from the National Palace. Opening hours are 11am to 12am daily. Tasca do Xico has indoor and outdoor seating. Menu features Portuguese cuisine. Prices are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Arco Do Teixeira, 4 - 8, Sintra 2710-533, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Sintra Municipality  >  Sintra

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