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Cantinho Lusitano

Rua dos Prazeres 52, Lisbon 1200-355, Portugal
+351 21 806 5185
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (81 reviews)
“beef” (50 reviews)
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European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
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Rua dos Prazeres 52, Lisbon 1200-355, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Away from the buzz of the city, Cantinho Lusitano was a very pleasant surprise. The menu is simple but hearty. The service is impeccable. The pataniscas are a must. Booking in advance is recommended.

Thank Claudio S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I almost hate to review Cantinho Lusitano because it's already so popular, and the owners have to turn people away at the door every night. If you want to go here, do yourself a favor and MAKE A RESERVATION. Seriously. We loved every bite we...More

Thank lizdra
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying 5 minute walk away and had to try this much reviewed restaurant. Queue formed at 7 pm and we were given our table .. pls remember to book in advance. The tapas were unique. We were intrigued by the octopus and beef...More

Thank cupcakeli2717
Reviewed 15 December 2017

I love the authenticity of this tiny restaurant. The staff of two (one in the kitchen and one in the dining room) serve simple, well-prepared Portuguese classics in a small dining room in Principe Real. The experience is very intimate and laid back. Service is...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Found the place on TripAdvisor ! Otherwise we would never have found the place. .a small room with simple interior and we were met by a friendly waiter in the doorway. Had made reservation a head on the phone. We were guided to chose 3-4...More

Thank Nikolaj I
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent tasting food and very good service. A beer and bottle of wine with lots of food was super value for money. It’s in a residential back street and small and cozy. Highly recommend you book a table by phone or email. It’s the best...More

Thank the_Geee
Reviewed 27 November 2017

I founded this place on Facebook and I'm so glad we were in Cantinho Lusitano. They answer so fast! I booked table for me and my mum just to see real Portuguese atmosphere and we saw😊 Food was delicious. Shrimps amazing - number one! And...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

It is very small so you must book or you won’t get in. This is a tapas or as the Portuguese say a petisco restaurant. Great value for money with friendly and helpful staff

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Thank AB1957
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Small place but great restaurant. Kindness and tasty meals at this restaurant. Don't hesitate...but think to book before !

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Thank didierm6972
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Fantastic homely place. Family run. Great food. Must visit place. Bit hard to find. The grilled cheese in honey and the Rice with cutlets were the standout dishes

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1  Thank ppmac
Principe Real
From the splendid garden and its cafe-kiosk to its
restaurants, Príncipe Real is more than worthy of a
visit and it won't let you down: its attractions
include "Pavilhão Chinês" (one of the more eccentric
interior designs you'll ever see), museums and a
fantastic botanical garden. It's also a commercial
neighborhood, and you can visit a renovated Palace,
home of the Embaixada (embassy) trendy shopping center
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20 August 2016|
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Response from Joyce C | Reviewed this property |
My boyfriend and I visited in May and we walked everywhere and found Lisbon to be very safe. The only thing is it's very hilly and there are a lot of small streets that you can get lost in.
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18 July 2016|
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Response from Karenteresa | Reviewed this property |
I contacted them via their Facebook page and was able to book a table for 10. Just had to fit the time around them. Definitely the best meal of the trip and such a lovely couple.
4 May 2016|
Response from JNoronha | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your being interested in our place. We accept all credit cards excect American Express. Best Regards, Cantinho Lusitano
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 34
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua dos Prazeres 52, Lisbon 1200-355, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Principe Real
  • Neighbourhood: Principe Real
  • Phone Number: +351 21 806 5185
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Small restaurant dedicated to the Portuguese cuisine with careful choice of snacks, wines and delicatessen
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