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“Excellent beef”
Review of A Picanha

A Picanha
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Ranked #514 of 4,178 Restaurants in Lisbon
Price range: $14 - $35
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: "Picanha" es un sencillo y acogedor restaurante que, además de un ambiente único - informal, simpático y divertido - ofrece a sus clientes y amigos una cocina con auténtico sabor brasileño. El corte de la res más valorado en Brasil cuando se trata del churrasco - la parrillada brasileña -, además de nuestro nombre, es nuestra pasión y, desde luego, nuestra especialidad y lo que nos diferencia en el panorama gastronómico madrileño. Nuestra Picanha tiene el "Certificado Angus", que garantiza los atributos que nos permiten estar en la agenda de todos aquéllos que realmente adoran comer buena carne en su punto: certificación de la pureza de la raza y del control de calidad del producto: ¡la Picanha! Te recomendamos que antes de comenzar la prueba de nuestra exquisita combinación de sabores tropicales, abras el apetito con una caipirinha de cachaça - hecha con Velho Barreiro, para nosotros la mejor del mundo -, o de vodka, si prefieres tu aperitivo con un paladar más suave.
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Excellent beef”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

The restaurant is heaven if you like beef. It serves the most tender grilled beef strips whic you can have "a volonte" if you take one of the fixed price menus. A most enjoyable experience.

Visited April 2012
1 Thank MarHod
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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic welcome to Lisbon”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

We succeeded in finding our way to Rua das Janelas Verdes, even if we couldn't attract the attention of our hotel to let us in. So we visited A Pichana, and what a wonderful experience it was. We enjoyed the speciality steak, which was great value for money. But beyond that, the proprietor went out of his way to help, and really set the tone for the great city of Lisbon and the warmth of the welcome here. Loved it!

Visited January 2013
1 Thank Pat-Pending130
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Sintra, Portugal
Level 6 Contributor
268 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“BEST picanha in Town !”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

This is THE place for eating picanha/meat in Lisbon !
That's the only thing served there, PICANHA (rump cap, top sirloin). Served til you ask to stop.
And for sure, the best in town!
Service is fast, food is delicious, and located in a small restaurant, that can easily be full during weekends.
If you like meat, you won't regret going here!

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank GFLX
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San Diego, CA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Does one thing, well”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

My grandmother, a restaurant cook her whole life, often told us: don't eat in places that have a 5-page+ dinner menu. The only way they can offer that many dishes is by having them in the freezer. A Picanha is at the opposite end of that spectrum: they offer very few dishes, and they do them exceedingly well.

I had the beef, which is sliced by a magician (I've tried it, not easy) to be exactly the right thickness--not so thin that they shred, not so thick that they keep their flavor hidden. I ordered medium rare, and despite the thinness of the slices, they were perfectly pink, with toasted edges. They know their meat. This is no ordinary beef--they say it's rib cuts from New Zealand, and hard to get. I don't know what it is, but it's good.

I ordered some sauces, just to try them, and (although they were perfectly fine sauces) it was clear in the first bite that they were no match for the sheer, flavorful perfection of the meat alone.

Have a caipirinha to start, if you don't mind some sugar. Tell them to wait until you're done with your drink to bring the meal, or it may come too soon. Have the meat, with black beans and rice and manioc and the house red, which is cheap and good with this food. Enjoy.

The waiter when I was there was attentive and friendly--a natural. He forgot something (the sauces, which we unnecessary, as it turns out), and he still made me feel like I was taken care of.

The room is intimate, with a worn-stone floor and blue decorative tiles. I found it quite romantic, though this is my first visit to Lisbon, so maybe there are more romantic options out there. If you're staying at the York Hotel--a perfect place to film a New Orelans-inflected vampire movie, btw--it's two blocks away, and this is a no-brainer. Go.

  • Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fabulous steak”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Friendly, relaxed service, interesting surroundings, and delicious food. Ate there twice, consistently good.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank Linda-Mike
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