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Calcada da Estrela 57, Lisbon 1200-661, Portugal
+351 21 395 6118
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (9 reviews)
“food and wine” (2 reviews)
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Calcada da Estrela 57, Lisbon 1200-661, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

After having struggled to find a good place for dinner in Lisbon we were recommended to this place by our receptionist. The restaurant itself was very nice but three of our party ordered the cod cooked Portuguese style. Our waiter had described the dish as...More

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We had had the classic bad experience flying from Paris to Lisbon in summer having paid for our AirFrance tickets we got bumped off the overbooked flight and got into Lisbon tired and exasperated half a day later. We staggered up the steep hill outside...More

Thank rob_watts
Reviewed 23 May 2017

if you want excellent service, excellent portuguese typical cuisine, and valet parking for your rental car, it´s the right place. Confort, chic but not to much, XL it´s a calm but fashion place, were you see parlament and politics having lunch, or lisbon "bourgeoisie" having...More

Thank ZUKT
Reviewed 19 November 2016

If you don't smoke, don't go here. People were smoking at multiple tables and this totally permeates the entire place. Our clothes and hair are now smoke-filled, and it seriously impinged on our ability to experience the food and wine properly. Other than that -...More

Thank Entiat
Reviewed 22 October 2016

It's always a "safe choice" for a great dinner. For decades that Vasco (the owner) have been providing one of the most consistent but different menus in Lisbon. Always book in advance, walk-ins usually have to wait for a long time.

Thank TheBlackSheepGroup
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

It has been a while since I had gone to XL, and Whowww! Amazing Portuguese wine list an simply incredible simple food. All the sophistication is on the ingredients and that apparent simplicity . Revisited Portuguese food at its best

Thank Verneuil13
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Good for a couple, family, friends. Excellent high quality food. Reasonable price for what it is. Couldnt name a thing to complain.

Thank maria m
Reviewed 11 October 2015

great portuguese food with a mix of French. The best over there is the soufflé. The steaks are amazing too. I really advise people who go to Lisbon to go there.

Thank john m
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

This is still a place where you eat really well. The decor may be a bit outdated, but the food is outstanding. If you like to eat well, this is one of the best places in Lisbon.

Thank Mimaco
Reviewed 19 August 2015

The service was friendly and helpful and the food was tasty but it did feel a bit like going back in time. The decor was very formal and there weren't very many other customers when we visited so it was quiet, which added to the...More

Thank MCE63
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calcada da Estrela 57, Lisbon 1200-661, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Lapa
  • Neighbourhood: Lapa
  • Phone Number: +351 21 395 6118
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