Tascantiga

Tascantiga

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Hours
Mon
12:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Tue
12:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Wed
12:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Thu
12:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Fri
12:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sat
12:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.7 of 5 bubbles
About
The best of the portuguese typical gastronomy in the tapas version with an original presentation. A good choice to taste and share with friends and family, in a privileged place in the heart of the historical center of Sintra. Visit Tascantiga and have a good time with us!
PRICE RANGE
$15.00 – $30.00
CUISINES
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Portuguese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,288 reviews
Excellent
844
Very good
297
Average
67
Poor
39
Terrible
41
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Sayuri Yamamoto
Sao Paulo942 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
After walking a lot at Quinta da Regaleira, we were starving and went to Tascantiga. The restaurant is cute, full of details that make you feel in a cozy and friendly place. What could be improved in this restaurant is the service, the waitresses and waiters are not as nice as expected -, when I received my dish, the meat was practically raw. When I asked them to cook a little more, it took them forever to bring it back, and they were not worried about the inconvenience caused at all. Nevertheless, the presentation of the dishes was great, original and creative. The desserts were very different and delicious!
Written April 30, 2020
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Carol L
Chelsea299 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Thanks to YouTube we tried this restaurant. Lunch was a mix of different tapas. It was so easy to order, you just check what you want (menu was in English) and they bring out your food. Everything we tried was excellent. If you want wine, be sure to ask for the wine menu because it's not on the main menu.
Written February 20, 2020
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EFreviews
London382 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 none
Tascatinga serves up awesome Portuguese tapas with beautiful flavours at a very decent (cheap) price. I can highly recommend the oxtail cheeks and chorizo lollipops, in particular. Lunch for four of us, including alcoholic drinks, cost €12 each.
Written November 17, 2020
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Luc C
Brussels183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 family
Fantastic discovery, situated uphill further from center. Orders are placed by ticking the dishes & drinks on a paper menu and gaving it to waiter. The interior is gorgeously stored and staff is really friendly. We tried different tapas and everything was delicious. The baked Azeitão cheese and bacalhau bolinhos were especially tasty. Kids menus are really great with large portions. Bill was €75 for 7x tapas, 6x drinks and 1 dessert. Price quality is good. Highly recommended.
Written November 6, 2021
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Mathilde S
57 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 couples
The food was bland, oily, chewy and fatty. Everything was deep fried or stored in vinegar. We were quite hungry when we arrived at dinner time, as we hadn’t had lunch but the food was so terrible that we couldn’t even finish it. Nothing was fresh and we started feeling sick after eating half of it. We told the waiter when he took away the leftovers but he didn’t seem to care. We left with the strange combination of feeling both sick and hungry at the same time. The lack of people in there should have given us the clue not to order. Never again.
Written October 29, 2021
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sydney t
32 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 couples
Not even edible food. Our tuktuk driver Diogo scammed us first then scammed us into going into this restaurant. Seemed like all the tuktuk drivers were dropping everyone off here saying the foods amazing. The cuttlefish you couldn’t even bite through, the beef was so tough it took maybe 30 chews to ingest it, the prawns were gummy and the only thing that was semi decent was the cod dumplings but it’s kind of hard to mess up deepfried paste. Really sad that tuktuk drivers have some sort of deal with this place because we were really relying on local recommendation but it’s just a sham.
Written October 18, 2021
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Ralph
London11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 none
We arrived at the restaurant on a wet lunchtime and we weren't even sure it was open! So glad that we investigated further and then hung around for a table to become available - the food was AMAZING. We had eaten at a much more expensive restaurant in Lisbon the night before, but this was so much tastier. My wife and I shared the Tuna Sandwich (the bread and the relish were so tasty and the tuna a generous portion and perfectly cooked), Beef pieces (such a good sauce), Cuttlefish (Mmmmm!) and the Goats Cheese Salad (perfect!). The really friendly waitress recommended the Pumpkin Cake dessert which was so delicious. The dining room was atmospheric and the overall experience was really enjoyable. Oh - and the homemade beer is really good!
Written May 4, 2022
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Tascantiga
Thank you very much Ralph 😊🙏❤️
Written May 9, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Straus Mouse
Albany140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
This place was recommended to us by travelers who had been living in Portugal for two months, we talked to them on our way from Pena Palace to the Moorish Castle and they told us to go here for lunch, and we are so glad they did! We ate outside in their beautiful courtyard. We had the fennel, orange, smoked ham, goat cheese salad, the tuna steak sandwich, and the potato peels, which we thought were going to be like potato skins but were actually just chips. The salad was wonderful - the different items complimented each other perfectly, and the very light dressing tied it together nicely. The sandwich was incredible, served on soft bread blackened with squid ink. The tuna was juicy and tender, and it had a subtle sweet chili sauce on it. It was an amazing sandwich! The potato chips were good, freshly made and served with a very tasty oregano mayo. Definitely go here when in Sintra!
Written July 30, 2022
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Tascantiga
Thank you very much 🙏😊❤️
Written July 31, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BobbyBR
Atlanta207 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 none
This restaurant was recommended by your guide. Lines start forming before 1215 when they open. When you get in, there is a rush to serve but then wait a long time to get food. Service then is rushed to get you out the door. Food was okay for all the hype. I generally don't write less favorable food reviews but hope the owners look at their their service, from when to open, how to deal with the lines (even do reservations) and their processes. Couldn't enjoy the food because of it.
Written September 4, 2022
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Tascantiga
Caro Sr. Bobby, agradeço a sua crítica mas peço que faça o seguinte exercício. Temos uma cozinha prepara para 200 e poucas refeições em 4 horas, quando abrimos entram 30 refeições ao mesmo tempo, qual a cozinha que consegue dar resposta ao mesmo tempo? Só mesmo quem nunca trabalhou num restaurante ou sabe o que é uma cozinha. Se reparou, existe fila para entrar 15 a 20 minutos antes de abrirmos, algo que não achamos normal nem positivo pois vai causar a tal demora inicial já explicada. Daí fecharmos durante 40 minutos após a primeira “ronda”. O tempo de espera quando abrimos é de cerca de 15 minutos para os primeiros pedidos e 30 minutos para o último pedido a entrar. As bebidas entram logo mas os pedidos são 5 mesas iniciais e conforme vai saindo vai-se pondo os restantes havendo sempre 5 pedidos na cozinha. Respeito a sua crítica mas espero ter sido suficiente esclarecedor em relação ao porquê do tempo de espera. Obrigado
Written September 4, 2022
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Gordon B
Netanya816 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
People were waiting for tables but we decided to sit inside where there is no smoking. We ordered,wings foe me and mushroom for the wife. Full marks for presentatkon, to match the lovely room we sat in. Unfortunately we did not realise how hungry we were, coming from Coimbra via Lisbon, so much so that we left hungry. Prices match the service and place.
Written November 8, 2021
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Carla I
Spain39 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 couples
The view is nice at sunset, the service is good and fast, the waiters are very nice. It wasn't very expensive (40 euros for 2 people). HOWEVER the food is really mediocre. It's not a tourist trap but almost. We ordered seafood salad, chorizo, octopus. We felt that the octopus was from cans, the chorizo was old, the shrimps in the salad very normal. To drink we ordered a caipirinhia which was nothing compared to other places. Wouldn't go back there.
Written July 8, 2022
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Robert F
San Francisco17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
The cab dropped us off at a narrow street above this restaurant. We took a short flight of stairs and there was already a line of people waiting for seats. The food and location were marvelous. The three tapas in the photo really stood out: the shrimp sauce was so delicious, we were scooping it up with bread. The Portuguese have a way with octopus and fish croquettes. Definitely, a sweet spot to refresh and rehydrate with delicious sangria after visiting the Pena Castle and Moorish fortress.
Written July 29, 2022
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Tascantiga
Thank you very much 😊🙏❤️
Written July 31, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

stephaniecO2405ZS
34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
My husband and I went here while in Sintra. It was a cute little restaurant with amazing food. We had the vegetable soup, the steak sandwich and braised beef I believe. It also seemed to have amazing wine, however we were about to hike so decided against drinking too much!
Written October 17, 2022
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biff1311
Manchester207 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 friends
I wouldn’t really recommend this place to someone, but potentially this was down to poor choices from the menu. The beef was quite chewy and the cheese didn’t arrive unless after the rest of the food was finished. The place felt a little run down and overcrowded
Written May 31, 2022
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Tascantiga
Boa tarde. Ao contrário da maioria a sua não recomendação não é algo que nos agrade. Em relação á sua escolha do menu é algo que não podemos ajudar pois entregamos o menu na entrada para que veja e escolha de gosta sempre com a opção de sair e escolher outro restaurante. A carne é sempre de primeira mas os cubos de carne- pica-pau deve ser mal passado e não como pediu. Nós avisamos. O queijo vêm depois pois têm que ir ao forno. Em relação ao local um pouco degradado, não percebeu o conceito do restaurante cujo nome tascantiga é mesmo isso, um local antigo.
Written June 3, 2022
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Keega16
412 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 couples
We came down from touring Pena Palace hot, exhausted and hungry. We picked this place randomly and are so happy that we did. The service was fantastic with our waiter bringing an extra table to hold all of our drinks and advising us when our hungry eyes were causing us to order way more food than needed. The food was fantastic especially the Tuna Sandwich, the french fries, the chorizo appetizer and the sangria. There was a small line (wait time) but it went pretty fast and was well worth it.
Written July 7, 2024
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