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“Goan cuisine experience”
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Tentacoes de Goa
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Ranked #360 of 4,456 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Reviewed August 10, 2013

We found this little restaurant after picking up a pamphlet about the Martim Moniz quarter in Lisbon. It's a very multicultural area and worth exploring after your meal. There are lots of people going about their business on the streets and laneways but you do not feel threatened at all going down the intriguing back streets. Back to the restaurant - this little restaurant certainly tempted us in and we had never experience Goan cuisine before - lots of northern Indian, but very little southern. The menu was easy to read with designations about how hot a dish was. We ordered fish and vegetable curries with bread. We were given some fried pakhoras as starters without ordering (which is a very Portuguese kind of thing!), but they were very nice. Indian beers and wine, and lots of water was available. (Lisbon tap water is fine, and most places are happy to serve,) The service was friendly and generous and the chef came out to say hello. There is a window through to the kitchen so it was interesting to see the activity. Obviously popular with the local office crowd as a table full of locals arrived to celebrate some occasion with bubbly. Recommended.

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Thank Arabella B
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

My girlfriend and I visited Portugal the summer of 2013 and we found this amazing indian restaurant in Lissabon via The Lonely Planet Portugal. I really like indian food, so my expectations were pretty high and luckily they were not let down. The restaurant was pretty hard to find but our efforts were paid back in full by the tasty food we got at Tentacoes de Goa. The restaurant is small but very cozy and had a very authentic indian athmosphere. The two nights we visited it was pretty much completely booket, so be there at 7.30 pm, when the restaurant opens up. We visited the place in our second night in Lissabon, and we both agreed that it was the best restaurantexperience we had in Portugal, so when we were back in Lissabon the night before we flew back to Denmark, we visited again and were very happy we did. I had a Lamb Xacuti on the first night and the second night I had a Pork Vindaloo. Both very delicious, but the Xacuti really stayed in my mind, so when I got back to Denmark found an authentic recipe on the web and made one myself :-) And by the way, the people there were very nice and espicially the waiter were very kind and answered the questions we had before ordering thoroughly.

The price was good and we paid in average per person about 12,5 euros for food and beverages.

All in all a great experience and we will definately be back, if we visit Lissabon again!

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1  Thank Esben M
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Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

We're used and fond of Indian food,but this was definitely something different. We can't tell If it's authentic,but if you like Indian food.. GO! It's in a sort of hidden location,so make sure you have a map with you,or a navigator ;)

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1  Thank Danyz82
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

found this in a "Lisbon Guide Book" - excellent food, good service, off the beaten track, the area it is in does not compare with the food, but well worth trying to find...only comment would be not being in te 21st Century and taking credit cards - hence small tip was given....

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Thank Glenn G
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Down a narrow cobbled street it is easy to miss but no 23 is where you will get wonderful Goan food. Service was like the food.

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Thank John M
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