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Alfaia

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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
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Travessa da Queimada 22, Lisbon 1200-365, Portugal
+351 21 346 1232
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12:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Some prices on the menu posted outside are lower than on the menu inside the restaurant. Waiters will try and trick you into buying expensive starters by putting a plate of cheese and bread in front of you. If you send it back, it will be given to the next customer. Very questionable hygene procedures there. The prices for drinks... More 

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Thank Oliver N
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best part of our dinner were the boiled potatoes. Really weird that they give you some week old appetisers on arrival for which they show you the price list. Dry bread - 2,90€.

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Thank Romina Y
Mundelein, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for afternoon glass of wine and immediately presented with a platter of appetizers which we refused. Server gave the impression we were wasting his time. Had to ask for wine list (huge book) but only 3-4 available by glass. Asked for the week's special wine and told they didn't have it, so we settled for house white.... More 

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Thank Seabird_6
london
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was easily the worst place we ate in Lisbon. It was also the most expensive. Sharp practice abounds. The server puts a large plateful of various nibbles on the table without being asking and every plateful gets breathed over by the guests before they ask for it to be removed (and given to someone else!) Partner had starter of... More 

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Thank gorgeousgussieLondon
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Believe the other reviews. Pretty bad everything, service, setup, etc. My wife ordered a tuna steak and ended up in the hospital that night food poisoned. The tuna steak looked pretty suspicious and we asked the waiter if it was alright according to his opinion. He said it was ok so she ate it... bad decision. There are many places... More 

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Thank Paulo B
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Went here on a rainy night. Waiters were very friendly and helped us choose the menu. My daughter was not very hungry and had an omelette. I ordered a sea bass. Food was excellent and wine was nice as well. The poached peach in port wine was to die for. Only grudge was that they put lots of starters including... More 

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Thank Milind B
Ware, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This is a classic case of should have read Trip Advisor! As per other reviews be aware of the sharp practice of bringing a load of starters and saying they were optional! We hadn't ordered them of course! Gin & tonics very expensive. Main course was ok actually, but compared with what else you can get in Lisbon for much... More 

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Thank Yogi533163
Sussex, England
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32 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

What a disappointment this was after visiting so many great eateries. A real tourist trap. Extremely slow service throughout. Starters served in a large platter of bear and charcuterie etc was placed on the table eventually and left there for an age though we did not order it. We were told to only have what we wanted. Hunger alone forced... More 

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Thank GKSunBunnies
Madrid, Spain
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

It's just terrible food! We ordered octupus as starter and it wasn't octupus at all, it was "pota" (a very cheap mollusk that is similar to octupus) and the shrimp it was a frozen kind of shrimp so it was just the WORST place we ever went to in Lisbon. Wine is also terribly expensive.

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Thank Renata C
Hadera, Israel
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Do yourself a favor and stay away! The fish dish was disguising/inedible. The waiter refused to deduct it from the bill after we had asked him nicely. We have also tried to talk to the manager and got the same answer. This was by far the worst restaurant we ate in Portugal.

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Thank Rotem S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Travessa da Queimada 22, Lisbon 1200-365, 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 21 346 1232

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 the fresh grilled fish, at Príncipe do Calhariz, and later explore the dozens of streets full of bars and clubs! Whether you're visiting for a day or a whole week, make sure you visit Bairro Alto and its surroundings.
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