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“Over priced and food didn't taste great.”
Review of Ribadouro

Ribadouro
Ranked #494 of 4,187 Restaurants in Lisbon
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
dublin
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“Over priced and food didn't taste great.”
Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

We stayed near the restaurant and the seafood display in the windows looked so impressive we decided to try it.
As other reviewers have mentioned all seafood is priced by kg so it's impossible to know what things cost. We asked for a lobster to be weighted @ €280!!! we then asked for a crayfish to be weighed....€240!!!! We settled on a tiger prawn each for starter, shared a crab for main with a portion of rice, and a portion of chips. The tiger prawn was tasty. The crab came out with the main meat in the shell taken out and mashed up in a thousand island dressing (disgusting). The crab was also cold. Maybe this is the way crab is eaten but it was just very off putting. they forgot our sides initially and when they came out the portions were very small.
We avoided the cover and had a bottle of wine. The bill was the most expensive in Lisbon, at €140!!! Very expensive especially when we didn't enjoy the food and left slightly hungry as there wasnt that much food.

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Valencia, Spain
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“Good food, good service, high price”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

The food was good: not great. We tried the tiger prawns, and they were overcooked for our liking. The clams were just ok as well. The ambience was nice, the waiter attentive. Overall a very nice restaurant with a hefty price tag.

  • Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Good Food but Pricey”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

A simple but lively restaurant. The menu is mainly seafood by the kilogram from the various tanks dotted around the place. We were unsure of what and how much we should order, so we spoke to our waiter who was friendly and patient with us and generally gave good advice.

We ordered small plates of oysters, clams and barnacles to start with tiger prawns to follow. The raw prawns were brought to our table to choose which ones and how many we wanted (we chose one each). They were enormous.

The food was tasty with the only issue being that they forgot our rice. This was not a problem as we probably wouldn't have had room for it.

Service, as mentioned earlier, was friendly and reasonably quick.

Because the fresh seafood is priced by the kg, the bill can get a bit expensive. There are a-la-carte dishes available if you want to have better control of your bill. At €140, this was the most expensive of our meals during the two weeks we had in Portugal, but it was probably one of the more fun ones.

  • Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful shellfish”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

This is a great restaurant to visit and share a half kilo or so of fantastic fresh prawns or other shellfish over a glass or two of wine or beer. The shellfish is very fresh and delicious and the service is prompt and courteous. This is a popular restaurant and there can be a short wait or questions at busy times though you can reserve ahead. Not a place for a slow lingering meal and the shellfish comes, as all good and fresh seafood does, with a slightly higher price compared to some non-seafood restaurants. But would definitely recommend.

  • Visited September 2012
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Malaga, Spain
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“Good Food”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

My wife and I ate lunch at this restaurant recently and had a good experience there. My wife had the codfish and I had the thin steak. Both of our choices were good and we enjoyed the meal there. Prices were moderate.

  • Visited September 2012
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