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Cantinho Lusitano

#14 of 3,571 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Principe Real
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Rua dos Prazeres 52, Lisbon 1200-355, Portugal
+351 21 806 5185
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19:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sat 19:00 - 00:00
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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The four of us had a great experience having dinner at this place. Exceptional meals, we liked them all, especially the Chorizo and Pica-pau.

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Thank akristij
Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a place you will find if you don't take a cab or use googlemaps! It is on a random side street in what appears to be someone's living room.You knock on the front door and are welcomed into a living room-sized restaurant with 6-10 tables set up depending on how many are on each table. I reckon... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little Tapas restaurant is fantastic. There are very few tables, so we were turned away when we arrived spontaneously as the place was fully booked. However, we wouldn't be deterred and were able to reserve a table for the following night. And was it ever worth coming back!

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Amsterdam
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made me and my partners evening absolutely perfect, incredible food and the green wine is a must! Fantastic service

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Co Mayo
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal here tasting different dishes and the service and wine were excellent I would visit Lisbon again just to visit cantinho lusitano again. Recommend booking as they only have a few tables in the restaurant.

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Thank Bernadette B
County Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely cosy restaurant, seats 18 so book in advance, lots of people turned away while we were there. Food really nice, good wine, nice atmosphere

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of 9 of us had a really excellent, authentic Portuguese meal here a couple of weeks ago. The stew, prawns and goats cheese were particularly good! Highly recommended!

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Thank Oli C
Halstead, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Loved this place toooo much and returned on two further occasions! I quote the first line from their webssite..... "Cantinho Lusitano is born of a dream, of a passion for cooking, and an even greater love for experiencing flavors and textures." What more can I say?

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Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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777 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Small and very friendly we were told not many tourists find this great restaurant so we were very lucky . It was full when we arrived but the owner suggested a place for a drink and booked us in for later . The food is local Portuguese but is served similar to tapas style so we picked 10 dishes between... More 

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Kent, UK
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166 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Tucked away down a little side street not far from the Praca des Flores lies this little gem of a restaurant run by a dedicated husband and wife team providing outstanding service with exceptional, good, quality, traditional Portuguese food. The restaurant offers an authentic setting with rustic wooden tables and chairs and traditional stone flooring. Booking is essential - especially... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$34
Cuisine
European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
19:00 - 00:00
Friday
19:00 - 00:00
Saturday
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua dos Prazeres 52, Lisbon 1200-355, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Principe Real
  • Neighbourhood: Principe Real
  • Phone Number: +351 21 806 5185
Description
Small restaurant dedicated to the Portuguese cuisine with careful choice of snacks, wines and delicatessen

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Principe Real

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Principe Real
From the splendid garden and its cafe-kiosk to its restaurants, Príncipe Real is more than worthy of a visit and it won't let you down: its attractions include "Pavilhão Chinês" (one of the more eccentric interior designs you'll ever see), museums and a fantastic botanical garden. It's also a commercial neighborhood, and you can visit a renovated Palace, home of the Embaixada (embassy) trendy shopping center with its cafes, art galleries and luxury shops... and even if you don't buy anything, take a look inside just for its marvellous interiors. On top of this, Príncipe Real offers a variety of places to eat: if you're in a hurry, drop by "Pizza a Pezzi"; and if you're not, taste the delicious Honorato hamburgers, Argentinian cuisine at La Paparrucha and also great, delicious Portuguese food at Tascardoso!
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