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Joao do Grao

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Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
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Rua dos Correeiros 222-226, Lisbon 1100-170, Portugal
+351 21 342 4757
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Lisboa
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225 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located in the heart of the historical district. Two small halls and an esplanade. The cuisine used to be very tasty and cooked in the traditional Portuguese way. Today, it's just one more of the many tourist spots that are lined in the street. Too much noise, not so much quality. It has lost its genuine popular charm. Staff is... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The couple we traveled with prefer much more discreet, hometown places to eat--but even they admitted this was a good experience and not overpriced. The four of us ate our fill and a bottle of wine for under $60E. We won't be back--but glad we were there once.

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Norcross GA
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is very convenient as it is begins a long line of restaurants that run along this street. Food was generally above average but not particularly memorable. Don't bother with their cod cakes because the likelihood of finding any cod inside was non existent when we dined there. More like mashed potato cakes. Sea bass was well cooked and... More 

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed lunch sat outside. Portuguese swordfish, sardines and steak with fries. Service was quick and friendly and the good was good and plentiful - with drinks it cost around 35 euros. There is no children's menu but we asked for a small steak and they obliged, charging just 6 euros Menus are available in lots of different languages. One... More 

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Kent, England
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290 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was recommended by our tour guide, Jorge, as providing decent food, friendly service and good value. He wasn't wrong. In a pedestrianised street of many similar establishments this was the only one not actively touting for business, hardly surprising as it was practically full. Always a good sign. An extensive menu, in 9 languages, it isn't exciting but... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another good Rough Guide tip. From the outside, Joao looks pretty unremarkable, lying at the northern end of a street full of competitors, who were all vociferously looking to hook in the customers. Joao, it must be said, were far more understated, and that's no bad thing. Inside, the restaurant's decor is similarly bland, but stay with it: its edge... More 

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netanya, israel
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219 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is located at the end of Rua dos Correeiros, maybe the the street with the most number of restaurants per km in whole of Lisbon as it is lined with restaurants on both sides practically from the Praca do Comercio near the Arco of Rua Augusta to Rossio. As such it is not different from all other restaurants... More 

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate grilled octopus with green beams. Very delicious. Staff was so kind and helpfull. After too many rude people i met in Lisbon. They changed my mind about locals. Prices are avarage and you won't have fear that they are gonna cheat you. Good people ...

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Diksmuide, Belgium
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice waiters, but we got a bread basket which was already half eaten. They said sorry and replaced. Food was very basic. Just to fill stomach, nothing else.

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Thank ywillo
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We've got there by "accident" for our first night in Lisbonne. That was a terrible idea.. The food was not really good, even bad.. Service bad... They are waiting for Tourist like us. Many many many others restaurants Before this one.. First Time i write a comments like this one.. but i must say it. N'y allez pas ..

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Portuguese, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua dos Correeiros 222-226, Lisbon 1100-170, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Neighbourhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Phone Number: +351 21 342 4757

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Staying in Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores

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Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!
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