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Alcantara Cafe

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Rua Maria Luisa Holstein 15, Lisbon 1300-388, Portugal
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 20 July 2015

A different place in the city. When you enter in this place you disconnect with outside. Is a pub, is a restaurant and a place to visit. Very cosmopolitan and modern. With a relaxing enviroment where time passes without being concious. I can´t give opinion about restaurant but the pub is fantastic. There is a disco with the same name... More 

Thank Jose A
State of Sao Paulo
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Excellent food and beautiful decor as one of the oldest restaurants in the world. Attentive service. I got one of the best cod fish dishes ever. Must try.

Thank CintiaGasparro
Miami Beach, Florida
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115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

As per beginning of October, Alcantara Cafe is closed for public. I understood that is accepting only large groups for private or corporate parties. It has something to do with the new taxes imposed by the government. A late victim of the crisis. What a pity ! Such a landmark!

4 Thank OnlyHighRollers
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2013 via mobile

The restaurant was recommended by some friends, so we arrived confident that we'll have a really good dinner and time. However the experience was so bad. The most of options for entrance were not available, even with only 3 tables occupied. My main dish was notso bad, but for 25 euros it should be mandatory. On the other hand, my... More 

2 Thank anascimento
Lisbon, Portugal
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72 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2012

I will keep it short. The design of restaurant is great but unfriendly and very bad service. Food quality is good but definitely by far over priced. The wines even worth overpriced.

1 Thank ErnestoSLX
Lisbon, Portugal
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174 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2012

go there once in a while, and this is a brilliant place just to have a drink in a nice trendy environment. great selection of drinks. (at a reasonable price)

Thank Afonso_TheHague
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2012

This place is amazing. Both decor and food! Don't go before8 though as that's when it opens and you won't want to hang round outside!

Thank Bernadette N
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2012

Has to be seen to be believed and food that is worth every penny that you spend, which you might blanch at when you see the prices. Don't be put off by the derelict neighbourhood, this is a restaurant worth trying.

1 Thank Kneeboy1
Fortaleza, CE
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Excellent place, interior architecture, food and service. What else do you want in life? Go without a single doubt! Marvelous in every way... Local excelente, decoração ímpar, comida e serviço fora do normal... AMEI!!!!! e volto, um dia..

Thank elianabragam
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Reviewed 31 December 2008

Really bad experience!!!

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Restaurant Details

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European, Mediterranean, Portuguese
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Maria Luisa Holstein 15, Lisbon 1300-388, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: 01-363-7176

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?