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“Cute Taverne in the Old City”
Review of Casa Do Xico

Casa Do Xico
Ranked #201 of 260 Restaurants in Sintra
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Kaiserslautern, Germany
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Cute Taverne in the Old City”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

We had driven from Cascais to the “Cabo da Roca”, the western most point in Europe, and then on to Sintra. We parked at the train station and walked up the hill to the old city. We like to do towns and cities on foot and, despite being in our mid-fifties, are still very able to do it at forced march pace. All the same, when we reached the narrow and steep alleys of the quaint old city, we were tired, hungry and thirsty.

Around one of the first corners, we spotted some shady tables perched precariously on one of the steep alleys. We plopped ourselves down among a multinational group of other tourists and were immediately greeted by 2 young, energetic and gregarious servers. We ordered the most expensive wine (Douro, Vila Real Reserva, 2011, 16E) on the menu and lots of sparkling mineral water and proceeded to watch the world go by. I ordered the grilled “polvo” (octopus) that was smothered in garlic and absolutely scrumptious while my wife ordered a green salad and an “octopus salad” (small, chopped octopus marinated in garlic, onions, peppers, olive oil and vinegar.) Our meals were both excellent and the service was super. Despite being on a busy and narrow tourist thoroughfare, it was also a pleasant place to enjoy our standard 2 hour meal capped off by 2 espressos.

We recommend this tavern if you don’t mind being a little cramped and constantly in danger of falling backwards down the cobblestone alley.

  • Visited September 2012
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