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Tavares Rico

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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
European, Portuguese, Contemporary
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Rua da Misericordia 35 37 | Chiado, Lisbon 1200-270, Portugal
+351 21 342 1112
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19:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
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Brasília, Brazil
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142 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We went to The Tavares for dinner, last December, 22. Some friends had given us mixed reviews about it and having tried to make a reservation for dinner at a previous trip and not succeeded, we made a reservation a long time before the date. We were surprised at seeing it was almost empty, with only four tables taken and... More 

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Thank Sarment0
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119 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

The place was amazing! The deco was fabulous with lots of details and very classy. The waiters are very knowledgeable and recommended great wine pairing options. The prices were a little high but all worthed it!

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Thank Vivian L
Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We had Christmas Eve dinner here and enjoyed the fantastic service, food, and wine pairings. The staff was very attentive and did a great job of explaining each course of the fixed menu. Although it is a pretty restaurant with history, it is very overpriced.

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Thank Darci H
El Masnou, Spain
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Tavares Rico is called the most impressive restaurant of the world, and it's in part true. The dining room is richly and lavishly decorated in gold and is full of mirrors like a French or Russian palace. Service is exquisite and you feel really an important person seating in the chair where some Hollywood actor, XX century statesman or Portuguese... More 

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Thank jcaparros
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

It is undeniable the place is charming.. if you just walk on the street your eyes are catches by the "shiny super star" mirrors! Staff was good and willing to help. Food wasn't that incredible as was the bill instead.. so, the restaurant is good, maybe a little overrated..

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Thank CateVENI
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent restaurant. Food very high standard. Surroundings most opulent and stylish. I cannot fault the service. Waiters very professional and attentive, and very knowledgable regarding wine choices and the cuisine. Highly recommend a visit if you are in Lisbon

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Thank helenashenheim
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Visited this place with my wife. In terms of food, it was uninspired at best. I did like their butter selection, but nothing beyond that. The food was just uninspired. In a city bursting with so many great restaurants and flavors it was especially disappointing. Every restaurant before that was such a hit, that this just didn't stand up and... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a great dinner with my mom while in town. We had the grouper and ox tenderloin. Everything was exactly like we ordered and better than expected. We started with a swordfish tartare, and also the bread and butter sampler. Both were great. The staff is very knowledgeable about the menu and the building.

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Thank Nicole H
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The interior of the restaurant was quite beautiful. All in gold and mirrors reminiscent of a French castle. The night we went there was only 1 other couple. The food was above average with beautiful presentation but lacking a bit in how it was prepared. For example, the fish stew was nice but the octopus was overcooked and chewy. The... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We did their tasting menu with wine pairings and the best you could say about both is insipid and uninspired. The wines -- mostly whites -- were non-descript and were not ones we would have purchased were we selecting our own wines. We both did a double-take when the sommelier/waiter informed us that the year of the wine really doesn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 50 - US$ 100
Cuisine
European, Portuguese, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
19:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
19:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
19:00 - 22:30
Thursday
19:00 - 22:30
Friday
19:00 - 22:30
Saturday
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Misericordia 35 37 | Chiado, Lisbon 1200-270, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Neighbourhood: Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Phone Number: +351 21 342 1112

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
Enjoy a cocktail, discover a jazz club, hit the dance floor or simply grab a beer and catch up with your friends in the street: Bairro Alto, Bica and Cais do Sodré are the core of it all. Amazing rooftops, restaurants, cafes, bars, art galleries, museums and theaters abound. Start off by admiring the river from the Santa Catarina belvedere, have a cocktail at PARK's rooftop bar, try a typical Portuguese steak, or the fresh grilled fish, at Príncipe do Calhariz, and later explore the dozens of streets full of bars and clubs! Whether you're visiting for a day or a whole week, make sure you visit Bairro Alto and its surroundings.
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