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A Licorista O Bacalhoeiro

Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
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Rua dos Sapateiros 218, Lisbon 1100-581, Portugal
+351 21 343 1415
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

we walked around. saw trip advisor sign. saw the menu saw the locals. tried it. unfortunately we waited for 45 min to eat due to peak times. tight spaces but tasty simple grilled foods, enough to chill out. the wait staff are congenial and patient. memorable for us - the wait, the hidden gem feel and the food. thanks!(but nit... More 

Thank unagiichi
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our group of 3 noticed this place on a walk from the plaza en route to hotel, for the fact it was busy with locals rather than tourists. We went back tonight, grabbed a good table by the front window. Witjin 30 minutes, the place was full, and late diners had to wait 10-15 minutes. Quality of food ingredients is... More 

Thank AlphaXplor
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Recommended by our hotel, this provided extremely good quality Portuguese Food in pleasant and unpretentious surroundings. This restaurant appears to be popular, particularly with locals. You cannot book so it is best to eat early evening to avoid possible extended waits in a queue out in the street. There are two dining rooms, each with about 12 or more tables.... More 

Thank john l
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135 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

.. where you have to queue and cannot make a reservation, but mainly I have seen tourists there. Anyhow the food was very nice but the space very limited. Nice and original atmosphere though

Thank arekuna
Wide World
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this place by our hotel, 100m away, as a good traditional restaurant. We waited about 15 minutes for our table as the place was full with mostly locals - a good sign for what we were after. As soon as we were seated, we were given cod croquettes and octopus salad without asking for them. Interestingly, it... More 

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fort erie
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had high hopes on the basis of seeing people lined up the previous night to our visit. This is definitely not an establishment that I would ever wait in line. They did not accept reservations so we arrived at 7:00 pm with mostly tourists who eat earlier than Portuguese. We were promptly seated and then the show began. The... More 

Thank MacdonFortErie
Southport, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This place fills up fast and that will come as no surprise if you have eaten here. The menu reflects some typical Portuguese food and the waiters seem happy to please and make you feel part of the place. The fish is especially good but the meat is nice as well. Try the cod fish cakes and homemade sausage for... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Typical restaurant with tiled walls. Gets busy early. Not all waiters are multilingual. Nice food, good value. Gets very busy so arrive soon after 7. Small tables so not great for larger groups. Do not confuse with A Laurentina Bacalhau which may also be good, but is a different restaurant. Known for its typical salted cod.

Thank Chalmers30
Singapore, Singapore
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98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was conveniently located but one street away from the other main tourist traps. I arrived early - just 5 mins after they opened for dinner. By 7.30pm, the entire restaurant was full. The crowd were mainly locals and if you do not have a reservation, best to go early to avoid waiting for a table. Had the salted... More 

Thank dt0809
Jerusalem, Israel
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

The place was full when we arrived and thought this was a good sign so waited for a table to free up. Big mistake! In light of the other reviews, perhaps we just fell on a bad day, or maybe, being quite late, there was less choice and the fish less fresh, or maybe the cooks were too rushed. Whatever,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua dos Sapateiros 218, Lisbon 1100-581, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Neighbourhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Phone Number: +351 21 343 1415

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Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!
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