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Velha Gruta

Rua da Horta Seca, Lisbon 1200-221, Portugal
+351 21 342 4379
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“tartare” (2 reviews)
“cod” (2 reviews)
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European, Portuguese, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Rua da Horta Seca, Lisbon 1200-221, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place, very friendly staff. The food was good. The offer a good variety of dishes that suit most people.

Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

It was by chance that we got in, but what a lovely surprise! The tartar was excellent, and the salads and cheese fondue were also very nice! Katyana was just excellent: caring for customers, giving suggestions, unstoppable! Only downside is that we stay in the...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017

We had a really good lunch here - one of the people had to leave early to catch a flight and the chef was really quick turning their meal over so they had time to eat. Everything was really fresh and made with a lot...More

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

It is a small and nice pub with few tables. The food is enough and very good. We've had a vegetarian burger and home mad Fries. It was very delicious!

Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a place to have a lunch and by chance entered this restaurant. A warm welcoming, nicely arranged indoor and nice informal service! I tried the vegetarian burger and it was beyond my expectations, juicy, well seasoned and simply fantastic. The only...More

Reviewed 28 January 2017

We came across the restaurant by chance and were delighted with the welcome, service and food. The cod with coriander and octopus main dishes were both very tasty and the chocolate dessert a comfort! Good value

Reviewed 5 January 2017

We found this lovely gem by just walking around looking for a lunch spot. It was very good, well priced and highly flavoured. Two days later we decided to give it a try for dinner. Once again , we were very satisfied with our choice....More

Reviewed 19 November 2016

Centrally located, with delightful decoration, and very good cuisine. Food was outstanding, and service very quick and nice- Clients were both foreigners and Portuguese. 100% recommended.

Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We ended up to this restaurant by accident. Despite that it was Saturday evening, it was not too crowded. At least half of the customers were locals. Food was very good, carefully made, and service was quite ok. Reasons for not giving 4 stars were...More

Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

A brilliant find. Lovely food and excellent hosts. Highly recommend the Iberian pork on skewers and the prawns /shrimps with veg and rice.

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Horta Seca, Lisbon 1200-221, 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 4379
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