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Tasca do Xico

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Rua Arco Do Teixeira, 4 - 8, Sintra, Portugal
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and good portions.

Tasca do Xico has a lot of positive things: friendly staff, very nice portion sizes, very tasty food and a reasonable final price. The girl that served our table was very kind; the two dishes we ordered were quite generous in terms of portion size (I had a salmon and the wife had a skewer of pork... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
Samuel A
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Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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Cork, Ireland
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170 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Sintra is a gorgeous little town with plenty of little shops for the avid traveller. We discovered this little spot for lunch, just off the main road up a little side street. It's small and has seating upstairs as well. Lunch was tapas style. I had broad beans & sausage (didn't like the look of the sausage, but that could... More 

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Thank TravelsRB
Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

We had the rice and fish dish for two- sosososo tasty. We ate on the street in a little bistro table. Had candles on the table and fleece blankets to keep your legs warm, and was comfortable even in November. Service was good, good English, quick. Food took a bit of time to come out, but it was a big... More 

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Thank eliciamelanie
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food, tried the pork and the hamburger and both were great. They have local desserts, also very good then one I tasted. Waited 20min to get the food and it was totally worth it. Waiter very nice, spoke in Spanish and English. Would go back definitely.

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Thank Mariano S
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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132 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Tasca do Xico has a lot of positive things: friendly staff, very nice portion sizes, very tasty food and a reasonable final price. The girl that served our table was very kind; the two dishes we ordered were quite generous in terms of portion size (I had a salmon and the wife had a skewer of pork loin); the salmon... More 

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Thank Samuel A
Helsinki, Finland
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Let's start with the good news: food is good, portions are pretty big and the place is not that expensive considering you're in Sintra. The staff speaks very good English and will recommend the day's specials, so let yourself be tempted. Bad news: the waiting time is incredibly long! It was not full crowded when we arrived, in fact the... More 

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Thank Nicky_Wilde
New York City
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56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We realy enjoyed this. My wife and I split one really excellent grilled fish (golden bream I think). Really good bottle of house white for 10 euro. Excellent desserts - go with the two local pastry selections (the last and 3rd from last on menu). Lower priced than most places in town with better food. Just 100 feet or so... More 

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Thank RayNYC9
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

We had to wait for full hour. Food (fish) did not taste much of anything and price level very high compared to the value. First and last visit in one go.

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Thank Ilkka T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Great location and very good food. The service was fast and the waitress was extremely welcoming. From our little table we could see the magic castel of the Moros - it was speechless! We tried many different appetizers and desserts and everything was good!

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Thank Laura S
Westport, Connecticut
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We absolutely loved our lunch here after passing up several touristy spots. Not to say this isn't targeted to tourists b/c it IS on a side alley in the tourist section but felt authentic, service superb and the food was amazing.

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Thank Jill S
Bury st. edmunds
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203 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Stumbled across this on our first night in Sintra and it was after 9.30 so we were glad to find somewhere nice to eat. The music outside added to the ambience and the location is cute. They were busy so the service was a bit slow although the waitress was really nice and helpful. Food was quite good in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Arco Do Teixeira, 4 - 8, Sintra, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Sintra Municipality  >  Sintra

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?