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“Superb - really enjoyed it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cantinho Lusitano

Cantinho Lusitano
Ranked #22 of 4,047 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $34
Cuisines: European, Portuguese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Principe Real
Description: Small restaurant dedicated to the Portuguese cuisine with careful choice of snacks, wines and delicatessen
The Hague, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Superb - really enjoyed it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014

Tiny place a little outside the center of Lisbon serving Tapas-style dinners. Best to make reservations in advance as the place has very limited seating and gets crowded with tourists and locals.

We visited on August 1st and were positively surprised by the service and the coziness of the restaurant. On top of that the food (tapas) and wine were excellent combined with very affordable prices.

Highly recommended, I'll definitely come back on my next visit to Lisbon.

  • Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice place to have some tapas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014

Cantinho Lusitano is a typical Portuguese "tasca" where you have "tapas" or "petiscos" as they say in Portugal. Really good location in "Principe Real". The place is quite small and the service is very nice. We had a fantastic "farinheira", "pataniscas de bacalhau" (Small Cod cakes) and also tried the octopus. The price was fair: around 40 euros for two.

  • Visited July 2014
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Small restaurant with just a dusin tables. Special atmosphere and very reasonable prices. Might have been a better experience If the waitress had more time for us, but as the place was packed, she barely had the time to take our orders (after a long wait). Food was allright.

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Malmo, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Genuin Portuguese food made with love and respect. Try the goat cheese with rosemary and honey, it's delicious!!! The service is great as well. But make reservations, there is only room for 18 guests.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Good tasca”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is a typical Portuguese tasca, in the nicest neighborhood in town: Principe Real. The place is small and cozy, and the service very nice and caring. They only serve petiscos, the equivalent of Spanish tapas. We had a "tabua" of local salami, a fantastic farinheira (sausage with wheat and pork), the octopus of the house (a bit too salty and slightely overcooked but ok) and some simple pataniscos de bacalhau. We also drank a fine bottle of Douro red wine. The price was good, too: we spent 45 euros in two.

  • Visited July 2014
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