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Tasca do Xico

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Rua Arco do Teixeira 4 8, Sintra 2710-533, Portugal
10:00 - 23:30
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Newton, Massachusetts
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102 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Located on a narrow side street, this is a wonderful stop for lunch. The soups and lunch plates were delicious. The famed Mafra bread is served here; the best bread EVER.

Thank Lena1947
Cardiff, Wales
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479 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

After walking from the railway station, past several sculptures exhibited alomg the way, we stopped of here just as they were preparng for lunch. We only wanted capaccino and cake for my wife, and I had one of their very good, strong expressos. Suitably fortified, we were able to continue our walk through this charming, pretty town, with its many... More 

Thank jollyrobert
Bordeaux, France
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in a back street for a light lunch. Had some nice soup and tapas washed down with a cold beer. Both food and service were very good, and at a reasonable price given the touristy location.

1 Thank dave k
Gloucester, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

My husband and I are staying in Sintra for a week and have eaten here three times...it is a great place to stop for a bite to eat while sightseeing, dinner, or drinks outside--it is not fine dining, but rather a casual restaurant. The staff is very friendly and the food on all occasions was very good. The apartment we... More 

1 Thank SHARON J
Sarasota, Florida
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965 reviews
681 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 452 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The service was pretty slow here, even by Portuguese standards! ;-) but the food was good (we ate 2 nights while in Sintra) - the sea bass and the cod were both great and also very well priced... The dishes are very traditional/simple Portuguese and very tasty... :-) Would definitely recommend, but book a table and relax with a glass... More 

Thank Geoff and Jenni G
Munich, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The menu is big bit does not really have vegetarian options. I decided to take the vegetarian main dish (13€) and asked the waiter what will be served, since it wasn't explained on the menu. It was asparagus (didn't really see that on the plate), spinach, potatoes and chickpeas. We had to wait more than 1 hour for our food... More 

Thank kathrin_e101
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I was in Tasca do Xico this summer, and unfortunately my review is not good. The food was as good as the food is generally in Portugal. But the service was really lousy, we have asked the internet password and immediately was given, but not working, after we insist the employee said it doesn’t work most of the times. Please... More 

Thank Miguel M
Umeå, Västerbottens Län, Sweden
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We were really hungry but started simple, bread, cheese, olives, sangria and some salami. Then we ordered some of the warm food. Everything was delicious but certainly not cheap. Really friendly waitress, but it seemed that the kitchen were a bit slow. The place was full though, which could have explained the waiting. The restaurant has a nice location in... More 

Thank Jens B
Lisbon, Portugal
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

On the corner. You hear music from the corner. You walk and Sara is there with her wonderful smile to greet you. Bella comes with another smile and help you choose a great octopus dish. If you are in sintra. Enjoy this place

Thank Charles Z
Barcelona, Spain
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 August 2016

the place was very cosy, with music. We've ordered only cod fish and octopus! And i Would say this was the best octopus I've tried during my whole stay in Portugal. It had a lot of vegetables and the portion was great, though not cheap around 19 euros (considering Portugal is not an expensive country)

Thank kristina_khrystova

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Arco do Teixeira 4 8, Sintra 2710-533, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Sintra Municipality  >  Sintra
  • Phone Number: 21-924-6016

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?