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“Pleasant tasty grilled food restaurant”
Review of O Lavrador

O Lavrador
Ranked #633 of 4,104 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Oak Lawn, Illinois, United States
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Pleasant tasty grilled food restaurant”
Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a quiet dinner for two. It was a Tuesday evening around 7:30. The restaurant had only few tables in use but there was a steady flow of local takeout customers. A good sign for the quality of their food. We both ordered their special grilled steak with sauce. It turned out to be a very pleasant garlic au jus. The steak was a thin grilled cut, chewy but very flavorful. This came with great crispy deep fried thin cut potatoes chips. I would go back for the chips alone. Service was pleasant. I think we would try the grilled chicken which appeared popular with the takeout crowd.

  • Visited September 2013
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nice and cheap”
Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Had the chicken and house wine for 4ppl and the bill came down to 30?. Nice place if your around the basilica but not worth traveling to just to eat. Great service!

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Munich
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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“typical portuguese food”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

very good price, very good quality, really familiar, a lot of locals inside, try the Bacalaufish with potatoes which is excellent :-)

Visited June 2013
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Mill Valley, California
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Some of the best grilled food - ever!”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

I'm guessing our B&B The House might be getting a kick back from the number of recommendations they hand out - but who cares! After a day of sightseeing (including getting sardine smoked out from a festival), we headed over to Lavrador for some eats. We were told it was a locals place - and that was about 89.6% true. Super nice service. My grilled chicken was so savory, it is now in contest with Zuni in San Francisco. If you know Zuni's chicken you'll know how serious I am. Hubby's swordfish put a huge smile on his face. Side salad of tomatoes prepared with vinegar and olive oil was superb - my side of home made chips were hard to resist. We had a bottle of wine, one app, 2 glasses of port, two entrees and one dessert. $26 euros. We'll be back.

  • Visited June 2013
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Perth, Australia
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373 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Good value for money”
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.

  • Visited June 2013
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