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“Lovely people, food acceptable”
Review of Claras em Castelo

Claras em Castelo
Ranked #116 of 4,353 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $29
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Description: The restaurant is open all the week After 9.15 p.m. we do not accept more customers for diner.
Reviewed July 2, 2013

This little restaurant is sort of tucked under the castle - it has great ambience and the owner and his wife are delightful. We didn't have any outstanding anywhere food in Portugal and the food here was pretty much the same as in other restaurants. However - it was vastly more enjoyable and entertaining so we do recommend it.

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Thank salthegal
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Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

What a fantastic place, a husband and wife team to envy, extreemely welcoming and nothing was too much trouble!

The food was delicious and by far the best we've had in Lisbon (and we've had some excelent meals here). Price was very fair for the quality and if we had longer here we'd be back.

Great find and highly recommended!

Previous comments have noted poor service, all I can assume is, either they went to a different place or are just difficult travelers/people.

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

I thought this restaurant was utterly charming. The place is very small and gives you very personal attention. It is very much a family concern. We were served by both of the teams (the mother and her daughter do the cooking on different nights) and they each, in different ways, were very good.

The menu is short and is made up of well cooked classic Portuguese dishes. The wine list is also short but good. Everything we tried (and we tried quite a lot) had obviously been with a lot of care.

Normally on holiday, I like to try a different restaurant every night: this time I was really happy to go back, and glad I did so.

Two points to make:

- the restaurant is tucked away in a corner up near the entrance to the castle. It is easy to miss and well worth looking out
- please book - and turn up if you do!

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Thank Richard S
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

We were lucky to get a reservation, because there are just a few tables. walking up the hill to get should be part of the experience, "reaching" Claras em Castelo near the top. a very personal friendly welcome, a small and fitting selection of food and drinks - questions about recipies were answered by the "chef" - she running the kitchen while her husband takes care of the service. Highly recommendable for an intimate evening - we left in high spirits.

Thank wwolo
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

The restaurant has a limited number of tables and so is quite intimate. However, the maitre d' (a French rugby fan) kept up a running commentary and performance informing us of the food and drink as well as just about anything else. Being such a small place it was like a one-man theatre performance. Welcoming, humorous and good natured.

Clara manages to produce wonderful food from a limited menu and what looks like a very small kitchen. She must be very well organised because she never appeared harassed and she was able to come out and chat amiably with the customers.

We enjoyed it so much that we went back twice - and we were only in Lisbon for three nights!

Highly recommended

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Thank bruce_davidson
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