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“Best Meal of The Trip”

Taberna do Vilarinho
Ranked #169 of 5,120 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$28
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
Description: This is a new place reviving the ancient Lisbon tradition of Tabernas. A modern and simple approach to the ancient popular wine bars in Lisboa: the "Tabernas". It's cozy, friendly and personal, but the food is exquisite and it's makes you travel back in time. Here you can try popular dishes almost forgotten, house made specialities that you'll hardly taste in normal restaurants, and at a very reasonable price. It's a secret spot to finish your afternoon stroll in Baixa, you get there through arches and small popular streets, there you can sense a little of the popular neighborhood. You must try this adventure!
Reviewed 23 July 2018

My family had a wonderful experience at this little restaurant. I enjoyed the best tuna steak I have ever eaten. My wife had the rabbit and my daughter (who isn't generally big on lamb) really enjoyed her stew. It's a small place and the entire staff was so gracious and welcoming it felt like dinner at a neighbor's house. Also, as other have mentioned, don't be put off by the Portuguese only menu. The waitress was happy to translate and describe each menu item in detail (and in perfect English) for those of us that are Portuguese language challenged.

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Thank bushbag
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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

not a huge menu but each dish is spectacular! Service is great and atmosphere is very relaxing. My favorite place for lunch...

Thank Amit1st
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

We were on our way to another restaurant when we passed the Taberna. It looked very quaint, with a cook and a hostess/waitress and room for about 20-25 customers. We are really glad we stopped — we had the chorizo that is grilled at the table, fresh goat cheese, marinated carrots and the grilled mushrooms. For entrees, the table split the beef rib stew and bacalao bras (and which was much better than the first time we tried it). While the menu is in Portuguese, the hostess nicely translated it.

Thank Joanne W
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

This place is great, and very nice even if you’re with a family. Food and service were on point. Dessert was great...a welcome treat to taste original ideas.

Thank Jason K
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

This is the most disappointing restaurant that we have visited in quite some time. We selected it as a highly rated, out of the way restaurant with interesting cuisine. In the event the service was totally perfunctory. They had run out of gin when we arrived, and the 5 entrees were already reduced to 4, in spite of the fact that the tables were virtually empty. It appeared to be run by a couple that were having a very bad night indeed and seemed to wish that they could close as soon as possible. It is ironic that the menu is only in Portuguese because the few people that were there were tourists. The second star in this review is because the food was passable home cooking and would have been OK in a cafeteria setting. The house wine was acceptable. Otherwise it is difficult to think of something positive to say about our experience. Hopefully the owners will decide to move on and turn over the restaurant to someone who can realize its potential.

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Thank Guy M
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