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“Lovely meal”

Solar dos Presuntos
Ranked #147 of 4,140 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $33 - $167
Cuisines: Portuguese, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
Dover
2 reviews
“Lovely meal”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

This little place was a real find while we were travelling through the capital city of Lisbon. We were recommended by a staff concierge which I really dont like doing too much. But in this case, the recommendation took me by surprise. Wonderful little place with fantastic service. Meanwhile, I think they put too many starters which was not complimentary and over priced. But other than that, what we ordered was fresh fish...big enough portion for 3 persons. Might try again on an empty stomach.

  • Visited June 2013
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“Where the elite meet, and you get ignored...”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Highly recommended, the Solar dos Presuntos was a grave disappointment. It was clear that the fashionable Lisbon elite was dining Friday evening, and the two of us were shown to a table next to an elevator, which i rejected. Once seated at another table, we were abandoned with our menus and no wine list. I finally ask if the waiter if he intended to wait on us, and he scowled: he was all smiles with the locals. He could have cared less about being friendly and offering advice.

Some of the meal was amazing (the Spanish "pata negra" ham was celestial, and the tropical fruit plate glorious), while the mains (grilled fish and roasted goat) were very good, though not wonderful.

  • Visited July 2013
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Stockholm, Maine
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“Over-rated”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

There was nothing particularly wrong with our visit to Solar dos Presuntos but it certainly didn't live up to some of the reviews on TA. The food was a slightly upmarket version of standard Portuguese dishes, nicely presented but undeserving of the price premium, seeing as how we had the same food for considerably less in more modest settings. Service was almost too attentive, maybe they thought that's what tourists like, but we found it pushy. It certainly has a good noisy atmosphere and all in all it was a reasonably pleasant evening, but it just felt a bit packaged and touristy.

  • Visited June 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Fantastic seafood, superb service”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Our meal at Solar dos Presuntos was the best we had in over a week in Lisbon. We found much of the food in Lisbon was too salty for our tastes - this one was not. The seafood was very fresh, extremely well cooked and accompanied by excellent service. I had a very tasty seafood casserole; my partner had whole fish which was expertly filleted by the waitor next to our table. Most of the customers were locals, and seemingly regulars. We would be regular customers if we lived there too!

  • Visited June 2013
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Blanco, TX
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“Deserving of the Great Reviews”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Solar dos Presuntos was on my list to visit from TripAdvisor reviews and was recommended to my friends and myself by our local guide when we asked her for a non-touristy place she'd recommend. The exterior (especially the street it's located on) belies the beautiful, upscale restaurant inside. Don't judge the book by its cover.

We ended up going here for lunch since we were fairly close by in the Rossio and needed a good place to eat. We all felt this was a fantastic meal in Lisbon and would be worthy of a lunch or dinner. The clientele appeared to mostly be locals with a couple of other tourists, which is always a good sign.

Myself and a friend shared the paella, which was good and definitely not lacking in portion size. My other two friends each had the salmon and absolutely raved about it. The wine was great, and the table appetizers of bread, olives, and a charcuterie-type plate (which of course you pay for only if you eat), were good as well.

The menu had some delicious sounding options for a dinner instead of our lunch. Our waiter Pedro was very friendly and funny and spoke passable English.

I would definitely revisit Solar dos Pesuntos on my next trip to Lisbon, but I'd have dinner instead of lunch to truly enjoy the great menu.

Visited June 2013
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