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“It's true, the food is fine and the prices are low.”
Review of Santa Rita

Santa Rita
Ranked #193 of 4,305 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Sta Rita is located in Lisbon on a street between the Baixa below and the Castelo S. Jorge above. Having read conflicting reviews about this spot, we dropped in for lunch.

The space around the tables singles this restaurant out from others. As does the extreme simplicity of the room with its high vaulted ceiling and without the television seemingly inevitable in most places we try for lunch.

One of us had braised veal, the other braised rabbit. Not haute cuisine but better than average. In both cases, the meat was tender and the sauce delicious. We did not have a first course. With bread and butter and a half-litre of water the bill came to €12.85 for two. We will come by some night for dinner.

The service was pleasant and the waiter chatted about the new elevators being installed between the Rua Vitoria below in the Baixa and the level of the street his restaurant is on. (The Sta Rita will be considerably more accessible when the elevators are in operation.)

RECOMMENDED for good value and flavourful food.

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Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

If u wanna experience the real lisbon food u should come here. Close to rhe city center . Food are great and some special dishes ! A very friendly young guy there speak flurent english and explain the menu for us .Around ?7 u can get main course . Overall a good dinning experence with good price .

Thank June A
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Ok, so I know this place very well and was shocked to see it ranked 25 in Lisbon... This number is highly deceiving. So don't get me wrong, it's an ok place and it's cheap, but nothing special, and cannot compete with dozens of great places in Lisbon. Oh, and it is not as I read a typical portuguese place!!!

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3  Thank Axe_Bav
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Ideal lunch venue with an authentic feel and good value. Lovely busy dining room, we visited on New Year's Day 2013 with our two children and enjoyed beef steak and chips (topped with an egg and bacon) and grilled fish and a jug of wine. Friendly staff and a nice neighbourhood atmosphere made this somewhere we would return to often.

Thank lgrdave
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

We came here based on the reviews and were totally disappointed. The price is really low but if it's an advantage-then it's the only one. Refrigerated ingredients, surimi (artificial crab sticks) in paella, Tetra Pak wine etc. I would never call it "the best experience in Lisbon". What is the worst then? In general: low quality ingredients for low price.

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4  Thank michael_hist
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