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“Poor value and mediocre food, such a pity...”
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Ali-a-Papa
Cuisines: Moroccan
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
Reviewed May 25, 2010

We followed the guidebook here one Monday when the better-rated Flor da Laranja was closed. I ordered the lamb tagine with couscous, which disappointingly turned up small, dry and full of bones. Not really worth the €11 for a typical main course.

On the plus side, the drinks were decently affordable (half-bottle of wine at about €6, a bottle of beer for €2.50) and the ambience was enjoyable. It is a small restaurant, an almost dug-out room with the doorless entrance and restaurant area just off the typically narrow streets for this part of town. It's very cosy with Moroccan-styled accoutrements adorning the walls, similar-typed crockery and dimmed lighting to boot.

Nonetheless the venue failed on the food which we found most disappointing. Needless to say we didn't stay for desserts...

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1  Thank fquimby
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Reviewed May 7, 2010

Late night in Lisboa!
i just love this Restaurant. Perfect food, lovley service, perfect ambient..
If i would choose one more meal in Lisbon i choose Ali a Papa...
The tastes of Marrocco ROCKS.
See you soon Lisboa!!!!!!!

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Thank ilovelifeStockholm
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Reviewed February 12, 2010

We recently moved to Lisbon and decided to try Ali-a-papa out since we love Moroccan food. We were quite disappointed by everything other than the olives we had as a starter. The chicken and dates dish was really bland. The lamb dish was decent.

The service was slow and rude.

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Thank johnfromtexas
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Reviewed June 9, 2008

Have to say this was one of my all time favorite restaurants. Absolutely outstanding. The starters, the entree, and the desserts. The service and atmosphere also excellent. A must. We also ate at Gambrinus the following meal and that was awful, more expensive and we were so sorry we hadn't gone back to Pap Acorda.

1  Thank Bes77
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Reviewed March 16, 2013
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2  Thank Mario_Marques21
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