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“We knew Sintra would mug us but these waiters weren't even nice about it!” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe de Paris

Cafe de Paris
Ranked #55 of 252 Restaurants in Sintra
Price range: $34 - $61
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: "Café de Paris" is the most romantic Restaurant in Sintra, situated at the Historical Center of "the World Heritage Town": Sintra, in front of the National Palace and it is an obligation stop for those visiting Sintra! We serve international and Regional Cuisine and are opened from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Winchester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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“We knew Sintra would mug us but these waiters weren't even nice about it!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

We made the mistake of mugging ourselves at lunchtime. A charming waiter brought us of the street and through to the rear patio where we were then served by two of the most miserable men we have ever seen pretending to be waiters.
We knew what we were in for but as we had just walked up, around and back down from the Moorish castle, decided to stay sat and see how bad the value for money could be.
We only asked for salads, my wife for the tomato and mozzarella and the tuna for me. My wife's was simply two towers of alternate tomato and mozzarella with some olive oil and perhaps a faint dab of pesto. Not even a garnish of some basil leaves.
My tuna was OK but never EUR13.50 worth. So EUR27.50 for the food plus 2 glasses of rose (do they do a good rose in Portugal? - o yes, Mateus at EUR6 per glass!) the bill was EUR39.50.
Looking at all the restaurants around, the price was consistent. But the ignorance of the waiters was quite delightful!

  • Visited March 2014
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not worth it”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

My wife and I were in lovely Sintra for 2 days, and decided to pay a visit to Cafe de Paris for dinner one evening, mainly as it was close to our hotel, which also recommended it to us. All in all it was a disappointment. We got two main courses, a glass of wine and some fruit and ice cream for dessert, for a total of 82 euro. The food was nothing special, and neither was the wine. What also bothered us a lot was the fact that they charged us 3-4 euro pr person for one small bread and a some butter, that they placed won the table as soon as we sat down. We didn't know they we charging us for the bread. They did not ask if we wanted it, so we assumed that it was complementary, as it often is in Portugal, to our experience. In short, don't go there. You can get better quality in Sintra for at least half the money.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank tomas k
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Tehran, Iran
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Ambiance but Over Priced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

The restaurant is in an ideal location next to the Sintra National Palace. Sintra's beauty and charm makes up for much of the over priced food at this restaurant. The bread and butter should be complimentary but they charge you for it. The food is good (steak) but still at 22 Euros a dish its over priced.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Sohrevardi
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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“overrated, too expensive even for a touristy place”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

We stopped over for a drink during our visit to Sintra. We were already warned that the prices in Sintra are "touristic". However, we did not expect to pay this much for the worst coffee we have ever had. We had to pay over 8 euro for a small coffee and a cola! The staff is friendly. The restaurant itself beautifully located but needs to be renovated.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank 30Hanneke
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“Classical romanticism”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

I've met this restaurant last night during a visit to the picturesque Sintra, I was accompanied by my sweetheart and we decided for a romantic dinner at coffee Paris, with awesome decoration and a really friendly and efficient service. The waiter, in fancy suit, invited us in as we were enjoying the tree piercing the roof of the terrace. although we didn't think it would be the cheapest place in town, we still thought it would be somehow enjoyable, romantic and remarkable.
My greatest memory of the evening was the night closing down the runaway of tourism and the castle stood there, quiet, the feeling of satisfaction with the tastiest steak and the smoothest wine (Portuguese wine) I'v ever tried. And the candles lightning the dessert and the beautiful light hand of my girlfriend.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Carlos G
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