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Cantinho Lusitano

#18 of 3,686 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Principe Real
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Rua dos Prazeres 52, Lisbon 1200-355, Portugal
+351 21 806 5185
19:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sat 19:00 - 00:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant for dinner on the recommendation of a friend from Lisbon. We wanted authentic Portuguese food and we were delighted by our meal here. It's a very small space and this adds to the charm. We had attentive service, Which wasn't hurried; something you don't find in larger restaurants. For example, we ordered a particular beef dish and... More 

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Paris, France
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend this little restaurant, all the pesticos were excellent. I am still thinking about that grilled chorizo with Moscatel sauce! It was my best meal during my weekend in Lisbon!

Thank elido7
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Would really recommend this restaurant- we found it because it was close to our air bnb and are really glad we came across it. The restaurant is small- seats a max of 15 people I think, so if you can, book in advance. We ordered garlic prawns, tomato and chickpea salad and roasted octopus. Everything was delicious, really freshly made... More 

Thank HannahSid
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Hubby found it on TripAdvisor and 7€ taxi got us here! Alexandro was apologetic that owner Silvia was on maternity leave... no matter and I am sure as capable, we were in his capable hands and attentive care. He started us with a lovely white Porto, nicely chilled... and brought the bottle when he saw we looked curious. I dropped... More 

Thank Elssim
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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767 reviews
442 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Had a really enjoyable tapas meal here. Excellent food, friendly owner (although it would have been appreciate if he understood I was trying to practice my Portuguese and not keep replying in English). The restaurant is small, and booking is certainly recomended. Wines etc. all good too. Well worth searching out this place!

Thank crawfie
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103 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

First of all, definitely is necessary to make a reservation well advance, as they are very small (seating capacity approx 15-20pax). Q.Cabra c Mel - Cheese with honey - was delicious Pica Pau with their special sauce , served with homemade sweet potatoes - very good, I think the best dish from this restaurant was I tried. Cevapcici - was... More 

Thank felllicita
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We found this little place via the reviews here and were not disappointed. It is a great choice of a small, friendly restaurant with excellent quality tapas style local dishes. This is not a fancy place but pretty and non touristy and perfect for an relaxed dinner with good wine. The baked octopus and black pork smoked sausage we particularly... More 

Thank Natalie O
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2017

very nice food, regional specialities, tapas style, try the sausages ! very helfull staff, and needless to say great wines, by the glass and by the bottle.

Thank keesdevoogd
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Based on Tripadviser opening times, we made the special effort to go to this place but when we arrived, it was closed. This was at about 7.15pm on a Tuesday evening in late March so not a prime time. However, there are not any other places in that area so we then had to walk about 15/20 mins to find... More 

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Wye River, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Amazing food. We went back the next night to try the remainder of the menu. These guys provide a great dining experience for an unbelievable price. Highlight of our stay in Lisbon.

Thank alanddave2017

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 34
European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
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
Small restaurant dedicated to the Portuguese cuisine with careful choice of snacks, wines and delicatessen

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

Staying in Principe Real

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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 with its cafes, art galleries and luxury shops... and even if you don't buy anything, take a look inside just for its marvellous interiors. On top of this, Príncipe Real offers a variety of places to eat: if you're in a hurry, drop by "Pizza a Pezzi"; and if you're not, taste the delicious Honorato hamburgers, Argentinian cuisine at La Paparrucha and also great, delicious Portuguese food at Tascardoso!
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