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Cantinho Lusitano

#14 of 3,605 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Principe Real
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Rua dos Prazeres 52, Lisbon 1200-355, Portugal
+351 21 806 5185
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 00:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

This little Tapas restaurant is fantastic. There are very few tables, so we were turned away when we arrived spontaneously as the place was fully booked. However, we wouldn't be deterred and were able to reserve a table for the following night. And was it ever worth coming back!

Thank Maciej J
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Made me and my partners evening absolutely perfect, incredible food and the green wine is a must! Fantastic service

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Co Mayo
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We had a lovely meal here tasting different dishes and the service and wine were excellent I would visit Lisbon again just to visit cantinho lusitano again. Recommend booking as they only have a few tables in the restaurant.

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Thank Bernadette B
County Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Lovely cosy restaurant, seats 18 so book in advance, lots of people turned away while we were there. Food really nice, good wine, nice atmosphere

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Thank Linda494
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

A group of 9 of us had a really excellent, authentic Portuguese meal here a couple of weeks ago. The stew, prawns and goats cheese were particularly good! Highly recommended!

Thank Oli C
Halstead, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Loved this place toooo much and returned on two further occasions! I quote the first line from their webssite..... "Cantinho Lusitano is born of a dream, of a passion for cooking, and an even greater love for experiencing flavors and textures." What more can I say?

1 Thank PeterC00per
Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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778 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Small and very friendly we were told not many tourists find this great restaurant so we were very lucky . It was full when we arrived but the owner suggested a place for a drink and booked us in for later . The food is local Portuguese but is served similar to tapas style so we picked 10 dishes between... More 

Thank Alan W
Kent, UK
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170 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Tucked away down a little side street not far from the Praca des Flores lies this little gem of a restaurant run by a dedicated husband and wife team providing outstanding service with exceptional, good, quality, traditional Portuguese food. The restaurant offers an authentic setting with rustic wooden tables and chairs and traditional stone flooring. Booking is essential - especially... More 

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Pinhal Novo, Portugal
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244 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This very small restaurant nearby the national parlament is a unique place to enjoy small dishes with the best starters anyone can get. Excellent.

Thank Nuno O
Bristol, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This husband and wife team are a perfect example of how to do things right. They responded very quickly on Facebook to reserve (and rearrange) our table. The restaurant is cosy with only a few tables. Overall a really nice ambience. Our host talked us through the menu, recommending a great wine from Porto. The tapas style menu was varied;... More 

Thank Whittal85

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$34
European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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 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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