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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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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 436 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Geoff and Jenni G
Munich, Germany
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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3 reviews
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 charleszard
Barcelona, Spain
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

1 Thank Dan B
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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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5,034 reviews
1,620 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 

Thank BradJill
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles 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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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
Breakfast, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?