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“overpriced, bad service, would not recommend”
Review of Tapas Bar 28

Tapas Bar 28
Ranked #3,525 of 4,183 Restaurants in Lisbon
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
perth
Level 5 Contributor
33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“overpriced, bad service, would not recommend”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

i don't normally post on restaurants, and I'm usually pretty positive on the hotels, but this one could be avoided. walking around in the restaurant rich area, we chose unwisely. sadly, it had a few people seated out front and we thought it would be a good place to eat. these tourists had also evidently fallen into the same trap as us. the first staff member was jovial enough, the other was sour, and the last one seemed angry that we didn't eat the meal (which was overcooked and had that many bones my friend could not eat it). the 100 euro bill was not appreciated in light of the average food, and the poor service. i forgot to check but another poster noted the supply of bread and prosciutto (which i thought was complimentary) is brought to you when you seat but i suspect we were charged for this!

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Cool place in BA area”
Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

While I do agree with other posters that the place is overpriced, I have to disagree on critics made about food or service.
We've tried several bars ans small joints in Barrio Alto and found the food to be up to the average standard. Likewise, service was good, we did not wait longer than anywhere else and all was done with smile. Last but not least, you can't oppose to the fact that it's nice to be seated outside right on to the stairs of the alley. Touristy? Yes, may be, but that's part of a city that attracts... Tourists!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Aureliochine1
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Terrible tapas and customer service! Super expensive sangria!”
Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

Got dirty plate, poor quality food and drinks, no welcoming atmosphere, horrible service and huge super expensive bill! Definitely to not go!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank gpiras85
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Overpriced tourist restaurant”
Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

This was the only restaurant in BA where we did not have to wait for a table for two, so we ended up here. No locals were inside, only tourists. We ordered four different tapas of which the bacalao cakes were refried and the asparagus omelette was still raw. More than 10 euros was added to our bill for bread (which was served and refreshed without asking, and contained 3 slices of bread on a pile of crackers), olive and oil. For the 60 euros we paid you can have much better value for money in this neighbourhood. It was the most expensive bill we paid in Portugal, but the lowest quality.

Visited May 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great spot in the alleyways of BA”
Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

We found this spot having searched around for a decent tapas bar for some time. What a great find, don't be put off it is looks a little touristy, this place is great. The food was amazing, fresh, fab flavours.. Would highly recommend. Oh and they make a great passion fruit caprini

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Jo E
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