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“It is what it is”
Review of Mensa

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Ranked #6 of 148 Restaurants in Oeiras
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Third time at this great nice spot in Oeiras, serving mainly Portuguese-Asian fusion, enough to have an informed opinion. Very low profile place, tucked away behind Oeiras church, not obvious to find and definitely not the type of place that shows up on Time Out (fortunately...).  The menu is extensive, which makes it difficult to choose, as everything sounds delicious. What impresses at this place is the flawless cooking. It's great and, sadly, rare elsewhere to see ingredients being treated this way. An unknown Chef who delivers meat and tuna cooked to perfection, rice fluffy and loose, crispy vegetables. No fancy sauces with loads of cream or butter, no fancy foams, emulsions or reductions, you can actually understand what comes to your table. Unapologetic flavours, not disguised or toned down to please the crowds; they are what they are, like it or not (it's difficult to dislike).  The braised tuna with ginger and red chili is wonderful, the variety with sesame seeds is to die for, I could go on and on.

Value for money is adequate, one person can eat for less than €15, with wine and coffee; two persons or more can get a better deal.

Excellent, informative, friendly service.

This place is so good that could only exist outside of growingly pretentious Lisbon. I'll be coming back over and over again.

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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing family meal here this evening. Absolutely fabulous. Highly reccommend the tuna with seasame and tuna with passionfruit. The service was excellent, this is the first night of our holiday and I'm not sure how the rest of the holiday will live up to this. Thank you so much.

Thank Carrie S
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Excelent food, excelent staff, excelent place to dinner or lunch. Sometimes outside there is a musician playing jazz, excelent for summer nights.

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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Early dinner but delicious food full of flavour served by attentive kind staff. Do yourself a favour and take time to enjoy their hospitality. Very reasonable cost.

Thank Des F
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

It was our first time in that restaurant. Simply AMAZING. We ordered five different dishes, two desserts, and one bottle of red wine for only 80 dollars. But it was not about the amount and the price. It was about the quality of the dishes which was exceptional.
Very good quality of service, good ambience, exceptional tastes, and surprising price. What else do you want?

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Thank Panagiotis M
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