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Tapas Bar 52

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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
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Rua Dom Pedro V 52, Lisbon 1250-094, Portugal
+351 21 343 2389
17:00 - 02:00
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Wed - Mon 17:00 - 02:00
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Busy place but that s what it takes !! Food is delicious and staff help you with choosing local meals and avoid tourist choices!!! Best food we had during our stay . A little bit more expensive than standard places but it worth it and waiters are really the best !!!! Loved it!

Thank Karine D
Dubbo, Australia
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53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a terrific meal in this little bar that was packed. The waiter, Raphael, was lovely and we pretty much let him choose our meal - and we weren't disappointed!! The highlight was a slow cooked beef dish with a red wine sauce. It was to die for. And we finished with a vodka lemon sorbet. Excellent!!

Thank lyndonjdavis
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145 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were ent here when the restaurant we wanted had an hour wait. There was soccer playing so we sat down for a beer and ended up having tapas for dinner. It was packed and lively but service was great. The waitress suggested the pork cheeks and octopus and we had some bread, ham, olives, etc as well. It was... More 

Thank Liz C
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1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have eaten at tapas restaurants in many cities in the world...but this is my favourite by a good margin. Extremely busy restaurant (always a good sign!), but service was quick friendly and efficient. Amazing food at reasonable prices. There were four of us and we all felt the same. Well done Tapas 52!!

Thank John C
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off here as it looked like a nice place to eat, had not read any previous reviews unfortunately as we stopped here in passing at lunch time. The food was nice however 7.50E for 6 mussels was a tad overpriced ! We also fell into the trap of eating the bread, chorizo and dip which cost us a whopping... More 

Thank Scrappydog
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I ate at Tapas Bar 52 once during our stay in the Bairro Alto neighborhood.We sat at one of the few outdoor tables right on the street. The tapas were generally very good, though the grilled shrimp and charcuterie were not exceptional. But the lobster risotto (not an obvious or well advertised choice) was just outstanding. Really... More 

Thank George T
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155 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice and both experiences were good. It is quite crowded, almost too much, it seemed to us. We ended up in a back room quite close to an enormous TV showing European football games. The small room was packed with fans so dinner was a bit noisy. We had a good waiter who made some astute recommendations.... More 

Thank bangkokcassidy
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Robbery on your face. Poor service, poor food. Sour experience. Anger stack when the bill comes. I wish I knew because it didn't look like the classic tourist trap.

Thank sandyman2016
Kragero Municipality, Norway
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153 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very good place in the area for a good selection of tapas. Friendly and good service,- also good wines, but wine are extremely over-priced, beyond understanding, so.....

Thank Bjorn C
Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I had read the reviews before going , as everything already mentioned is true: the staff have schemes to get you to order their most expensive dishes, which btw are very mediocre. Drinks are sooooo overpriced. But - you don't ueven get the chance to find out until you get the bill. We paid ridiculous 14 eur for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Portuguese
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Dom Pedro V 52, Lisbon 1250-094, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Neighbourhood: Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Phone Number: +351 21 343 2389

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