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Taberna da Esperanca

#417 of 3,602 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Rua da Esperanca 112, Lisbon 1200-658, Portugal
+351 21 396 2744
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2012

Delicious food with a nice staff and a beautiful decoration. Been there more than 10 times, strongly recommend the mushrooms with chestnuts (cogumelos com castanhas), the toasted bread with goat cheese and honey (Tiborna de queijo e mel) and the Steak (bife à ideal?). Reservation required, specially on fridays and weekends.

1 Thank Rodrigo M
Montgomery Village, Maryland
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012

Great Portugese food, fine atmosphere, good service.

Thank Jemi D
Lisbon, Portugal
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

Look like the old taverns of Lisbon in the yearly 20th century! With soul and one of the best typical portuguese food that you can get in the city! Has the magic of Lisbon

4 Thank Cristina R
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2012

Our first night in Lisbon and didn't want to stray too far from the neighbourhood we were staying in, Bairro Alto. The apartment we were staying in listed a few recommended restaurants, one of which was Taberna Ideal. It was a Saturday night and we did not have reservations but we managed to get the last two seats. The tables... More 

Thank BlazeVancouver
Lisbon, Portugal
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2012

"Petiscar" is the Portuguese verb for having a snack, but it really means a bit more than just having a snack, it usually means having something nice, tasty... This is one of the best places to try the traditional Portuguese snacks. The menu is written in the blackboard, if you don't know what something is the staff will gladly explain... More 

Thank Joao_PT
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

The restaurant came highly recommended by friends living in the area, but we found out the hard way that it is almost impossible to get seated on weekend nights without a reservation. However, two doors down the street they have a second location, which has the same kitchen but a somewhat different format (largely large tables which are shared by... More 

Thank tmk010
New York
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48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Upon Recommendion of some local women, we tried this restaurant. Reservation recommended on weekends before 10:00. Food was well prepared. The mushrooms with chestnuts were decent. I enjoyed the 'bruschetta' with goat cheese, honey, and rosemary. The migas- a sort of thanksgiving stuffing sort of pancake wasn't our cup of tea but at least we tried it. The fish stew... More 

Thank kramesnyc
Lisbon, Portugal
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58 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

nice place, not expensive, with good service, but the food is lower than the orestaurant. Go for the ambience

3 Thank toeatgood
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315 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

Cosy restaurant with dishes encouraged to be served "family style". You must have a reservation as everyone seems to know about this place. Daily hand-written menus with excellent salads and other hot and cold items. The knowledgeable wait staff can recommend how much food should be ordered for your table. Great wines too. Good prices. Cash only.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

We are regulars at Taberna Ideal, specially because of its great great food and cosy and casual atmosphere that makes you feel like you were back in your grandmother's kitchen for a big family party. It is always crowded, reservation is a must, but we actually love it like that, because it is a 'family crowded' frequently people chatting between... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Esperanca 112, Lisbon 1200-658, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: +351 21 396 2744

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