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“I think we visited on the wrong night”
Review of Tasca Do Chico

Tasca Do Chico
Ranked #154 of 275 Restaurants in Sintra
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 21, 2011

Following the excellent reviews on Tripadvisor, we decided to ignore our first choice of GSpot Gastronomia, as it was quite a long way further to walk from our base at Cinco in Largo da Caracota, and to visit the number two recommendation of Tasca Do Chico.

We should have followed our original choice as we had the worst meal that we have ever had – in terms of the food.

Service, however, was excellent and very friendly but all floors of the restaurant were heaving with tables being turned as soon as was possible. A ‘dumb waiter’ delivered food to the first floor and it was very clear that the kitchen was under too much pressure. Maybe the fact that it was the weekend of the Portuguese motorbike Grand Prix did not help!

Even the waitress seemed to know that all was not as it should be as she apologised before we had even started our food. No offer to change our food, which again was a symptom of the pressure the staff were under.

If the food had been halfway decent, it would have been good value for money.

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2  Thank PROLLAND
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Reviewed June 14, 2011

What a beauty of a restaurant, the menu is great and the fish of the day (sea brass) was absolutely to die for. Service was the best I have seen yet in the area, quick with a smile but never overdone or pushy... one I will definetly return too.

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3  Thank TasteOfLife
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Reviewed May 31, 2011

Really nice place to drink some beers and eat some nice portuguese "petiscos" . Amazing staff. Ask Vanessa for the specials of the day !! And don't forget to eat some pastéis de bacalhau and drink a ginga ( a kind off a cherry liquor).

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3  Thank VictorMuniz
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Reviewed May 23, 2011

I had the set 8.50 euro menu with soup, bread and 2 tapas and it was delicious. The waitresses were great- friendly and interesting.

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3  Thank Gill123England94
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Reviewed April 5, 2011

but that is not important... Very important is that they serve such great food and have very good service. Our waiter really knew to make food even better by telling stories behind those local meals (omelet with beef, sea bass etc) and was able to pick the right wine from local brands, unknown to us.

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3  Thank ettelbruck
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