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Rubro Avenida

#311 of 3,629 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Rua Rodrigues Sampaio 35, Lisbon 1150-278, Portugal
+351 21 314 4656
12:30 - 23:30
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Mon - Thu 12:30 - 23:00
Fri 12:30 - 23:30
Sat 19:30 - 02:00
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153 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Calls in on spec on Saturday night as we were staying close by. Have to say that the service was so slow. We were dumped in the corner of the smoking section and whilst we were waiting an age for our drinks and food I passed the time by inspecting the walls and windows by our table. The were really... More 

Thank trev2906
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169 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner at the Rubro Avenida Restaurant in Lisbon. This restaurant is not far from the city center, just off Avenida da Liberdade. Service was great. The menu has a long selection of tapas, starters and main dishes. After several typically Portuguese starters, we had steak. This was one of the best steaks I ever had. Very tasty and... More 

Thank TightLoops
kansas city
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100 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beef "gem" of lisbon! Rubro is a Portuguese steakhouse with a basque/Spanish twist! The steaks are dry aged. The flavor is incredible! The service is top shelf! Located just off Liberdade- the location is perfect. I recommend the rib steak for two- not only is it the best and most flavorful cut of meat - it is also seasoned... More 

Thank mansfieldkelly
Perth, Australia
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dined there with my wife last minute. Even we arrived at 7.45 when it opens at 7.30 we had to have a shared table in the smoking area as non-smoking area fully booked. So if you are going try and book. We dined on black pig ham, chicken croquettes and tenderloin. Of course this was supplemented with a glass of... More 

Thank Karl M
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We couldn't get served until 7:30pm. We were seated. We waited. At 7:30pm we had to almost 'ambush' a waiter to get served. The wine we ordered was not available. The wine we substituted was charged at the previous (more expensive) bottle price. Weird menu - tapas was advertised on the blackboard - but nothing on the menu. Perhaps we... More 

Thank Rod1311
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We two enjoyed the experience. A tad pricy. For 9€ I would have expected Fresh Foi Gras. The pata brava not the usual and was just fried potatoes with a line of tomato mayonnaise and only okay. The pate was very good however and the service good. Very helpful waiter who explained the menu and wine if the week choices... More 

Thank freyaroseCumbria
Nova Scotia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This restaurant was a recommendation from a friend so I was hoping for a great meal. We went for dinner - knowing that we didn't have reservations we went really early to try to get a table. When we arrived they said they didn't have a table but we could eat at the bar which we were happy to do... More 

Thank mebarry
Burford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I think this a small (less than 5) group of restaurants serving freshly prepared ,portugese food. popular with locals which is always a good sign

Thank David c
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent Steak! Cooked to perfection. Basque style Steak house with meat as good as Basque country.

Thank Stephen K
Atlanta, GA
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162 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Wine menu is very good and I would consider going here again for a glass and a small appetizer bite. The beef and pork at our table were both a bit too "chewy" and not the best cuts. Service was fine.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Spanish, Mediterranean, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Rodrigues Sampaio 35, Lisbon 1150-278, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: +351 21 314 4656

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