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Taberna da Esperanca

#423 of 3,568 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Rua da Esperanca 112, Lisbon 1200-658, Portugal
+351 21 396 2744
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had originally planned to come here but it was shut so we ate in the sister restaurant a few doors down (Petiscaria Ideal) and were so impressed that we had to come back and try this place 2 days later. This restaurant is more intimate that the one down the street and I much preferred the ambiance here. The... More 

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Thank Mark G
Leeds, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and wine were brilliant don't miss this restaurant From the outside it does not look very appealing but once inside you will get a warm welcome and the food will amaze you.

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Thank Geoff P
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to find this simple but memorable restaurant on a Sunday evening. Both the quality and preparation were a refreshing change. The focus is on the food with zero pretense. If only this place was at the end of my road.

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Thank Ph C
Bath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Walked off the beaten track and found this friendly and informal cost resto. Got there about 19:00 empty, 20:30 full - people booking and being turned away or eating in the bar next door also owned by the same Young man and lady very friendly efficient and could help with choice and portions - also new their trade Five tapas... More 

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Thank 1Eeveedog
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this place and had a lovely meal. In particular I would recommend the tuna tapas. The service was great and we throughly enjoyed the food - so much that we were fighting over the leftovers. Quirky homely ambiance- you may be advised to book as we saw several people being turned away.

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Thank NRR453
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We were walking around looking for a restaurant, some of them fully booked...Taberna da Esperanza was full too, but the nice waitress suggested us to wait for a wile in the wine bar close to the restaurant...then she came to tell us the table was ready...the food was nice, the ambience cozy and cute, the staff was very warm... We... More 

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Thank Roberto F
PetiscosdaEsperanca, General Manager at Taberna da Esperanca, responded to this review

Hi Roberto, Thank you for your kind words. We're glad that you had a good time at Taberna. Feel free to come back! The team at Taberna More 

Paris, France
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

We had our best dinner in town in this cute, lovely, not expensive and friendly restaurant. Excellent food with not too much variety, cosy place with nice decoration and light for a typical Portuguese restaurant with really friendly service. Not to miss

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Thank Gregory M
PetiscosdaEsperanca, Gerente geral at Taberna da Esperanca, responded to this review

Dear Gregory, Thank you for your kind words. It was great to have you in Taberna, and we'll wait for your come back anytime soon! Taberna's team More 

Sillamae, Estonia
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Small place near the house we've lived in surprised us with quality of food, managers' practical advises and opportunity to share everything in order to try as much as possible. We were lucky to find free table just walking around, but when we desired to go there again another evening, it was totally full. Try stew made of bread (!)... More 

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Thank Marina A
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Food is very good. Never tried anything that I didn't like. They encourage you to share your meal with your friends, which is not common in Portugal. But I think it's great because this way you get to try more of what they serve there. They also have a good variety of wine and the waiters/waitresses are very nice. Also,... More 

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Thank Natália R
PetiscosdaEsperanca, General Manager at Taberna da Esperanca, responded to this review

Dear Natália, Thank you for your feedback and kind words. For us is very important to know that you had a good time, and that all is to be tasted with pleasure. Hope to see you again soon! A Equipa da Taberna More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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95 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

The team is fast and kind and the food is so good, especially the "petiscos". Is not cheap but is worth it. The manager was very flexible with our group, he reserved a room for us that was very cozy, and where we could enjoy dinner undisturbedly. A place to come back.

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Thank Pedro G
PetiscosdaEsperanca, Gerente geral at Taberna da Esperanca, responded to this review

Hi Pedro, Thanks for your kind words. For us is important that you enjoyed your time at Taberna, and everything was great. Hope to see again soon! A Equipa da Taberna More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Esperanca 112, Lisbon 1200-658, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: +351 21 396 2744

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