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“Good local restaurant / bar” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of O Cacho Dourado

O Cacho Dourado
Ranked #919 of 4,016 Restaurants in Lisbon
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good local restaurant / bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

This was on the same road as the hotel i was staying at so i gave it a try looking for as authetic a local meal nearby. Menu was in English as well. The waiters looked busy snd a little stressed. Two of them even had a little argument about not attending to a customer - they then smiled at me apologetically, they were undestandably busy. This just made it a pleasant place to have a meal as the place had character. The food looked great wgen i looked at other tables, starters, mains and some wow desserts. My dish was exactly what i wanted, i asked to have fries instead of boiled potatoes which was different to the menu but they were happy to give me what i wanted, my fish was just spot on.

I like some of my food hot so i asked if they had anything lije a hot sauce as the dish didnt normally come with it - they got the kitchen to make a little sauce for me. Again adding to the charm of the place.

There is a bar as well and i had a late drink there as there was a great range of spirits as well as beer - plus it was a lot cheaper than the hotel. You can also watch the televisions which can show soccer or you can people watch or try to discuss soccer with the barman as you watch one if the waiters having a quick drink of a small beer during a very short break on again another busy night.

The only strange thing was that they didnt seem to want to give me the bill even though i'd asked for it a few times, i could have easily walked out and they wouldnt have noticed that i hadnt paid - the head waiter did laugh apologetically when i pointed out that i still hadnt received the bill. All good fun and a taste of local life.

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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Reasonable”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Just around the corner from our Exe Lisboa Parque hotel, so decided to test it out. Interior is typical for Portugese cervejaria, nice and spacious. Service was rather 'pushy', seemed he was doing us a favor serving us. Food was good, but with a bit too much olive oil. Ok if you are in the neighborhood but not worth a big detour.

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Skivarp, Sweden
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Neighborhood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is just the way You want a Portuguese cervejaria. Families and locals, servants swirling around like butterflies, a little bit noisy and good service.A menu in english was helpful as most servants does not speak english. I had a perfect sirloin steak and a good red wine recommended by the staff and still not very expensive.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Barcelona
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good, cheap, typical portuguese food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is a very typical local portuguese restaurant - the decor, the food, the service, and the majority of the clientele are very portuguese (although given its location next to some big hotels, there were also quite a few tourists).

The food is simple portuguese fayre (my cod and potatoes came swimming in butter, as they should be!), so is authentic without being special. However it is also extremely cheap and very well located (especially if you are staying in the SANA hotel nearby).

Overall I would recommend this to anybody who wants a proper no-frills portuguese dinner, without paying silly tourist rates. I would definitely eat here again.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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219 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Neighbourhood Restaurant. Good portuguese food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

I like to explore the streets around the hotels where I stay for business. Behind Sana Hotel in Lisbon there are many restaurants if you take the streets parallel to the Avenida de la Libertad on the left going to the river. There are many local restaurants and the menus are quite similar but they are in general worth it if all you want is a good dinner.

Cacho Dourado is just behind Sana and it is a good choice. I typically go for the grilled fish with vegetables but the menu selection is quite reasonable if you want other foods. The restaurant is well patronized by locals which is always a good sign.

Service is efficient. Pleasant enough and they get the job done. They may appear a bit rushed at times but again this is not a 5 star restaurant with the sommelier fanning over you. I was happy with the service.

Atmosphere is basic of course. Clean and bright but of course a large room with tables, and a TV with soccer/football. You can see the kitchen as well.

Pleasant and solid food at a reasonable price

Visited December 2013
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