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“Gourmet home cooking in a perfect spot”
Review of Claras em Castelo

Claras em Castelo
Ranked #115 of 4,104 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $28
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
Malmo, Sweden
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Gourmet home cooking in a perfect spot”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

This tiny little restaurant tucked away in a picturesque street just below the Castelo de Sao Jorge. We've been here twice, two years apart, and the experience has been excellent both times. Clara's is run by a husband and wife team and the concept is simply great food in a cosy and very welcoming atmosphere. There is a small menu to choose from, good wine and amazing home-cooked desserts. You can't really go wrong with Clara's - make sure to catch the sunset from the Castelo before you stroll down to the restaurant for your meal.

  • Visited January 2014
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dublin,ireland
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Wonderful Evening”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

We would highly recommend this restaurant. The evening was delightful in every respect. Very rarely do you find that the dining experience comes together in such a perfect manner, but this was the case for Claras em Castelo. The combination of food, service, the welcoming hosts and the surroundings were second to none.

  • Visited January 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
“Charming culinary experience...”
Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Quaint and passionate family restaurant where atmosphere, cuisine and service provide an outstanding dinning experience. Highly recommended for your trip to Lisboa.

Visited January 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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“Best night in Portugal”
Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

We saved our best night for last. After trying two other nights to get in, we made a reservation for our last evening in Portugal. Clara's did not disappoint. This was our best home cooked Portuguese dinner. The cod with béchamel cheese was divine. The owners were lovely hosts. Wish we weren't going home or we'd be back.

Visited January 2014
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Bruxelles
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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“Delicious food, returned twice”
Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

As many other reviews we found this place while exiting the castle and being hungry. Tripadvisor indicated this place to be a good one. Since 18h was too early for dinner, we made a reservation for 19h30. It is a family restaurant with a very cosy atmosphere. Do book in advance if you do not want to be disappointed.
As regards the meals, we had codfish and pork, for mains, and tuna pate for starters. Yummmmmy!! As for wine, we chose something local & red, which proved to be excellent. The meals were more than enough, so no place left for deserts.
Our bill came to around 40 euros, which is very affordable!
We returned the second evening, since we wanted again tasty food.
Please note that if you want privacy it is not the place to go. There are only 12 places and you suddenly feel like having dinner in a big family.
Enjoy!!

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