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Reviravolta

#1,168 of 3,571 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
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Rua dos Bacalhoeiros 16 A, Lisbon 1100-070, Portugal
+351 21 887 8387
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Milan, Italy
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

My wife and me caught this place with a bit of scepticism due to the English and French menu make it looked to be one of dozens of touristic restaurant in Lisbon..... such a big mistake: we have never been so happy to have been wrong! REVIRAVOLTA is the kind of place where most of Portuguese would spend an evening... More 

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Thank Andy M
Oslo, Norway
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

This place is far from pretentious and still they serve amazing fresh fish. The service is pretty good, the waiter took the time to explain the dishes both in portuguese and english. Prices can't get better for the portions they serve. Totally recommended for a casual meal!

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Thank Orian H
Paris, France
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

The place is filled with locals which is why I thought the place would be good for diner. This turned out to be wrong: the service was unpleasant. And more importantly the food was cold. Avoid.

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Thank MaxBerlin75000
Catania, Italy
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Best fish found in the city and really really cheap. You have to try. Waiters very kind and professionals.

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Thank Simposiasta
Lisbon District, Portugal
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Well located to tourist. Good bottled wine and food is souberb. Drink a beer first (Mini) outside and see the view. The waiters are awesome (I remember Fernando) and speak several languages.

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Thank Antonio C
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

Small restaurant with a big heart. The food and service is excellent. The waiter was fun and pleasant. Menu changes every day so you have different choices of the great portuguese gastronomy. Will recommend and will go back next time I visit Lisbon.

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Thank Lil4u
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

Warm atmosphere, traditional restaurant. We had dinner with friends. Mixture of grilled fishes was average, but cod fish with fries was very nice. We had house wine which was so delicious. It is small place, max 30 peoples. But they say you don't need pre reservation. I like this place

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Lisbon, Portugal
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118 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

This is your typical small neighborhood restaurant: a few tables (serving around 20 people in total), nothing fancy at all, but you will most probably leave satisfied. They have a few specials of the day (four fish, four meat, as is usual in Portuguese restaurants), and then quite a few more options "à la carte", which might take a little... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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164 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

This is A very tiny little restaurant where locals come to watch tv or sports or discuss about politics. The food is good (i had the homemade bacalhau reviravolta). The prizes are average. Not as heigh as tourists restaurants but higher than normal local ones.

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Thank Frinhard
lisbon
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

Outstandingly nice and professional service! Good and affordable food! Interesting surroundings, and typical Portuguese ambiance!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Portuguese, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua dos Bacalhoeiros 16 A, Lisbon 1100-070, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Neighbourhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Phone Number: +351 21 887 8387

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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