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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Dan B
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1 of 5 stars 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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3 of 5 stars 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 

Thank BradJill
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Food is oily and definitely not worth the price. Starters – 10 olives, 5 slices of bread and 4 tiny butters cost around €12. Noone warns that it costs anything, it was just reguraly offered. Highly not recommended.

Thank Mitya M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We've found it randomly, but in the end we were really proud about it. The range of prices might not satisfy everyone (it considered as a bit expensive regarding to the quantity of the tapas) but the quality is more than amazing! The wine was extremely good (and cheap I would say), combined with the traditional couvert of olives marinated... More 

Thank Valeria S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Perfect for affordable but high quality local cuisine away from the rowdy tour group crowds. The location is great- tucked in an alley but not a far walk from the palace. The service was at times stretched a little thin during the lunch rush but the waitress was working very hard to keep all the customers happy, and the genuine... More 

Thank Yesenia R
new york
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Traditional food, nice to sit outside as it's in a quiet corner of the street. Tried the garlic king prawns, portuguese broad beans with sausage, and cod with garbanzo beans. Great glass of vinho verde here. Prawns were pretty fantastic, the rest of the meal was also tasty.

Thank ecamin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Come here if you want traditional and good food for reasonable prices. It is a little bit hidden but the calmer it is. We really enjoyed it.

Thank alflaila
Meise, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a enjoyable place to have lunch trying to escape the tourist traps and bouncer types trying to lure people in their 'authentic Portuguese restaurants'. Wondering around the village we stumbled on this place. Menu looked good with a choice of tapas and meals. We went for tapas. Pastry with cod and porc, porc and shrimps,... All... More 

Thank Jan J
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We had lunch there recently. We both had their fish of the day, sea bass. The food was good, without being exceptional.

Thank WNF50

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?