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“Cynically Overpriced for Average Food”

Santo Antonio de Alfama
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Ranked #640 of 4,187 Restaurants in Lisbon
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Sarasota
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Cynically Overpriced for Average Food”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by our landlord nearby. This site also has many reviewers giving it 5 of 5. Where do these people eat?

The menu is almost not Portuguese. No beautiful sardines. No octopus. No laite crème for dessert. But three spaghetti dishes to fill the already full stomachs of the tourists on tour.

No decent open wines by the glass or by the carafe. A shrimp garlic appetizer for Euro 15.50, available in nearby restaurants at 6 or 7 Euros and, by the way, wild Atlantic shrimp and not from an Asian pond as these were verified to be (and tasted so).

Great heavens!. What can one say? This menu is creative billing worthy of the New York banking establishment or the City of London in mini-scale. Maybe the tours will continue, but spare yourselves this establishment.

  • Visited September 2013
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Mechelen, Belgium
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“really good!!”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Not that easy to find, but the food is great, the service is wonderfull. Not that cheap but it's not overpriced

  • Visited August 2013
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

This restaurant is a little gem.
Peculiar location in the middle of the Alfama down little back streets and steps - but a delightful find.
Food and service were very good and good value.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Mvout
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k.s.
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fine place, nothing special”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

The location is convenient. The place was packed, the service was rushed. The food was decent - can't complain, but it also wasn't anything wonderful. Fine place to go if you are in Alfama, but if you want a special dining experience, I would go somewhere else.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank slowmosey
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Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice terrace and good food”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

If you eat he, try to get a table outside. Our experience was nice. The food (sea bass and mushroom pasta) was great and the service good. All in all a very pleasant evening. I would recommend to make a reservation in advance, because the restaurant was packed even on a monday night.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Rosmo33
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