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“Good value for money”
Review of O Lavrador

O Lavrador
Ranked #797 of 4,439 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed June 6, 2013

We were recommended this restaurant by The House where we were staying. As it was very close and within walking distance we thought we would try it. This is very much a family/local restaurant and the atmosphere is very relaxed. The meals are very basic - but very good quality. The fish is on display and the waiter will proudly bring the fish to you at the table to show you before its cooked (of which we found very amusing coming from Oz). Very fresh and tasty. The barbecued chicken is delicious and worth a try also. All meals are served up with potatoes (done as chips or boiled), vegies, rice and salad. If you are looking for a foody experience this is not the place to dine. Its basic but good food. As it was conveniently located to our Guesthouse we ate there 4 nights. Meals are very reasonably priced too - main meal with veggies etc and a small carafe of house wine - average cost for two was around 15 euros. The waiter was good - limited English - but we got by. We tipped him every night - however on our last night we were a bit annoyed as we asked for 2 bananas that were on the counter (we were flying out early in the morning and thought it would be a good snack for brekky) and he had the cheek to charge us 3 euros! Thought that was a bit over the top.

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

We had an early flight, so needed a close meal. The House recommended O Lavador and we were pleased.

I had the 1/2 chicken with salad and rice. Skipped the chips. The chicken was grilled perfectly and very tasty. The rice was amazing. The salad was mediocre.

Hubs had the cod. Holy cow, the fish took half his plate. He's got a healthy appetite but had a hard time finishing the delicious fish. His sides were yummy long beans and average boiled potatoes.

We also had two carafes of the house white, one dessert, and coffes. The total tab was 24 euros.

We would return.

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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Didn't enjoy our meal here at all. Can't remember what my wife had but I had a very tough steak with french fries which turned out to be crisps. No real endearing features and not a restaurant that I would recommend.

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Reviewed April 4, 2013

This is a simple place but the food is genuine and very cheap. It is aways full with locals and specializes in gills with french fries and salad. We spent 7euros including wine and dessert. Take the 28 tram.

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

A good recommendation from "The House".

Typical Portuguese dishes were tasty and an excellent value (dinner for four with wine and dessert for under 50 euros with a tip).

The grilled chicken seems to be specialty - large portions with heaps of fried potatoes and a side salad. Ask for an extra side of vegetables (carrots, beans, etc.) if you are felling "veggy deprived". The bread pudding was nice, although the chocolate mousse was too sweet for even the chocoholics among us.

A small, fairly plain family-style restaurant. Service was friendly and helpful, with personal attention from the owner. Clientele was a mix of locals and tourists.

A great spot to fill up after a long day of wandering about Lisbon. Right on the streetcar route.

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