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“Try their Paella!”

Old Lisbon Restaurant
Ranked #22 of 4,560 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Coral Way
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Recently enjoyed Old Lisbon's Paella with family and friends. It was most likely, the best Paella that we have ever experienced! Chichi full of wonderful seafood including shrimp, lobster and scallops- beautifully cooked rice in a broth that kept the rice moist and flavorful without getting "gummy". just plain delicious!

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Thank Marisol F
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Reviewed August 14, 2017

South Miami location. We ate here years ago, and couldn't remember why we hadn't been back so got a fresh reminder. I am simply astounded at the stellar reviews given our experience. We had reservations, but were asked to wait "5 minutes" at the bar. Five turned to closer to 15, which would have been ok if anyone worked the bar. Or asked us if we'd like a drink. Instead, they bizarrely put olive oil and a dish of butter in front of us. Finally bread, but never a drink order offer. Again, we were seated AT THEIR BAR. Our table was ready right as the bread hit the bar. Cod fritters with black eyed peas appetizer was ok, but nothing special as was the caldo verde (potato and collard soup). The cod with potatoes and onions entree was dry and lacked flavor. My son ordered octopus rice, which he could not eat because cilantro was an undisclosed ingredient (tastes like soap to him). The seafood rice was the best entree by far and the only item I'd order again.. Our dessert took so long we thought they forgot it. No one checked on us during our meal to see if we wanted anything. We felt almost like we were an imposition on the wait staff - yet watched them hug certain customers like they were family. All in all a huge disappointment, and given the hefty $200+ bill for 4, we won't be back.

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Thank Elizabeth M
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Reviewed August 1, 2017

My husband and my grandson ordered steak and it was outstanding. I ordered the fish and it was kinda bland but the shrimp on top of the fish were wonderful.
It is pricey, and the service is very European - they do not rush you here, they let you take your time and eat, and drink, and easily take two hours for dinner.
The side dishes were very good, the appetizers were delicious (ham and cheese plate, Portuguese sausage). We couldn't fit another thing in for dessert, but they all looked good...

Thank Danielle S
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Reviewed July 26, 2017

We had sardines as appetizers, cod fish as the main dish and green wine, all typical Portuguese dishes. The food was amazing, the wine great and the service very good! I definitely recommend! Need to return to try different dishes.

Thank Wagner V
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Reviewed July 25, 2017

Since it opened its doors in 1991 on the lush Coral Way in Coral Gables, Old Lisbon is considered the best Portuguese restaurant of Miami, its expansion has resulted in two other branch locations at Sunset South Miami, and Sunny Isles Beach.

Old Lisbon has been voted in the local top 10 best seafood restaurants of South Florida, and the truth is that the variety of dishes it offers based on the hallmark codfish are just small nibbles of the traditional Portuguese cuisine rich in aromas and generously served. Worth mentioning are octopus and sardines which are plated with a unique style too.

Old Lisbon boasts a wide assortment of green and red “vinhos” (wines). It is a place with affordable prices, amicable service and pleasant ambience to share among friends and relatives.

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