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Restaurante Bessa Lda

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Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
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Rua dos Douradores 206, Lisbon 1100-208, Portugal
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We met a friend in Lisbon and this restaurant was his choice for our lunch. An unassuming place in downtown Lisbon in the neighborhood of Rossio Square. Interestingly enough, just locals checking in for lunch (the place closes for dinner). Good typical Portuguese food and good wine provide an excellent range of choices. Dishes are generously served. Another one to... More 

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225 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Located in a back street of downtown Lisbon. Small restaurant and simple decoration. Local clientele. Traditional Portuguese cuisine. Ty the plats du jour. Helpful staff.

Thank Mabedui
Lisbon, Portugal
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Quiet restaurant, albeight busy, near Praça da Figueira. Simple, low profile place, but comfortable, speedy service, nice people and tasty food. I'd recommend.

Thank MariadosPostais
Bern, Switzerland
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305 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2015

The other clients in this place were all locals and tending towards the "old faithful" kind. This is a quiet and completely unassuming place, which is clearly not on any kind of circuit, and presumably lives in the shadow of its flashier and more exotic neighbours. Well, what you get is well-prepared, satisfying Portuguese food at a reasonable price, with... More 

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Alicante, Spain
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Decided to have our main meal at lunchtime due to having tickets for the evening game between Benfica and Porto.After leaving the main square near restadores metro we found and a resturant called Bessa.After looking though the window we were told by customers to come in and take a seat !!The menu was quickly to hand and the bread and... More 

Thank Adrian M
Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Calm and authentic Portuguise restaurent, close to starting point of tram 28. Tradional tile walls, attentive service, well prepared food and nice Portuguise wine. Fair prices.

Thank Hanne P P
Nuremberg, Germany
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2013

we arrived in Lisboa early afternoon and were hungry; while strolling around also in the side streets of Plaça de Figueira we found this lovely restaurant; the food and the typical location was just great, so that we were there twice; try this unbeatable arroz dos marisquos - you would like to bath in it - mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Thank bfrenzeline

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  • Address: Rua dos Douradores 206, Lisbon 1100-208, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Neighbourhood: 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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