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Cantinho Da Paz

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Rua da Paz 4, Lisbon 1200-321, Portugal
+351 21 390 1963
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 19:30 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
Sat 19:30 - 23:00
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Lisbon, Portugal
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely little treasure, this restaurant. It only has about 8 or 9 tables and one person in the kitchen and one waiting the tables. Their food is based on the Goa traditions (a former Portuguese colony) and contains a lot of delicious curries. When we were there they had no creditcard machine, so bring some cash with you.

Thank 956elskev
Deventer, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We received a recommendation and tried this restaurant. Great taste. Straight. Very pleasant service. Very affordable. All types of spicyness available. We will certainly go there again.

Thank Hans N
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We visited this restaurant on a Saturday night and only one other table was occupied for the entire time we were there. This combined with a dimly lit dining area lead to a strangely quiet, almost uncomfortable atmosphere. The service was very good as was the spicy prawn dish. The curry dish was just fair as was the mango ice... More 

Thank kevinloriUsa
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Great Goan food in a local neighborhood restaurant. The prawns in a spicy dark sauce were amazing. My wife had the vegetable curry which was also great. Great food at an incredibly reasonable price

Thank mlcar62
Lisbon, Portugal
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2015

The best food from the Indian area. Goa food is even more tasty, less greasy, more spicy sometimes. The Chef is awesome! They have fantastic starters for each client. The light inside is very delicate, not too many people, what makes cozy atmosphere. The service is excellent.

Thank Agata W
1 review
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

I went on a Monday night as soon as they opened do it was super quiet and peaceful. The waitress was very kind and gentle. The food was lovely, especially the sauce with the entrees and it was all suitably spicy which pleasantly surprised me as I thought they would make it very weak for the Portuguese. Price a bit... More 

Thank Jeremy O
Lisbon, Portugal
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2015

For those of you that do not know, Goese cuisine is very different from typical Indian cuisine. Spicy but not hot; almost no oven; masala is not everywhere. This used to be a cheap restaurant when I was a college student but over the years it became kind of a “cult” restaurant. It is much more expensive but the place... More 

1 Thank Jorge P
Lisbon, Portugal
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2015

In Lisbon, when you think ‘Indian food’ you think Cantinho da Paz, the already historic small restaurant. It is a family owned business, lead by the ‘patriarch’ Senhor Sebastião, where Goa’s spicy flavours have great expression. Goa is a former Portuguese possession (it was so for 450 years, until 1961) in India’s west coast, some 500km south of Bombay, where... More 

1 Thank carlosribas
Faro, Portugal
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166 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2014

We were looking for a place to eat in this neighbourhood. Came across this place and liked the way it looked. We were lucky cause it was very early. Soon every table was taken. The service is nice but a little bit too distant...the food was good the house wine a good surprise. In the end we came with the... More 

1 Thank JOSE G
Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2014

I only went now to the Cantinho for the first time, but for decades I have heard of it as the best and most authentic Goan cuisine out there. My mother used to go when I was a child (over 30 years ago), and always raved. As I was (and still am!) a great fan of Casa de Goa, and... More 

4 Thank Miguel C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$55
Indian, African
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Paz 4, Lisbon 1200-321, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: +351 21 390 1963

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?