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“Typical Portuguese food at local prices”

Restaurante O Serrano
Ranked #1,861 of 4,224 Restaurants in Lisbon
Cuisines: Portuguese
Restaurant details
Lisbon, Portugal
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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“Typical Portuguese food at local prices”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Six months ago I moved across the street from this place, so I've eaten here quite a few times. It's kind of a local eatery for people living in this neighbourhood, but being in a rather busy tourist area (between Belém and the Ajuda Palace), this small family owned and runned restaurant is one of the best options for lunch or early dinner. It doesn't get many turists, which really is a shame, as it is a very nice restaurant.
So I've decided to enter it's first review.

The place has been around for decades, and the menu consists mostly of dishes from Northern Portugal, namely from the cold northwestern highlands, so expect hearty "winter" food. Portions are rather large (2 entrées will sufice for 3 persons) and prices are rather reasonable, so it's a good option for anyone on a budget.

I recomend the "cozido à portuguesa", the "ensopado de cabrito", and any "bacalhau" dish they have in the day specials. Fish soup (with pasta) is also good.
Seasoning is geared towards local taste, so expect strong flavors.
Also, I'm not sure how they rank in terms of English speaking, but I suspect it's not brilliant. A phrase book might come in handy...

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank uncleboy
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English first
Viana do Castelo, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
1 review
“Typical restaurant, and the best meal in Lisbon”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Simple, plain and warming. Low price for a very good meal, home style. Very well served, and the first thing the waiter said when the food arrived was: "If more is need, just ask for more". The prices were very low considering the high prices in capital city. I know exactly were to go next time I decide to make a trip to Lisbon.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank RuiNSilva
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