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Restaurante Xenu

Rua Duque de Palmela 27D, Lisbon 1250-097, Portugal
+351 21 357 8406
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (2 reviews)
“steak” (3 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
European, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
Rua Duque de Palmela 27D, Lisbon 1250-097, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 36 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel suggested this restaurant when we asked for "a local restaurant that served good Portuguese food. We wound up having what we suspect will be "a life memory". The decor is simple and unpretentious. The menu is impressive but it is better to go--...More

Thank JasonfromHalifax
Reviewed 10 February 2018

We checked into Hotel Florida directly across the street, and headed out to find a restaurant for lunch at 2:00 p.m., knowing that nearly every traditional restaurant in Lisbon closes between 3:00 p.m. until dinner hour. Xenu was directly across the street, so in we...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Our hotel recommended Xenu Restaurant when we asked for a typically Portuguese restaurant. We had a sirloin steak - Portuguese style which was absolutely amazing!! The service was so friendly and helpful. Highly recommend the restaurant for a great dinner.

Thank Melaniekeague
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Walked in when we could not find the one recommended by our hotel concierge. We were thoroughly satisfied we decided to have our farewell Portugal dinner at this Marques de Pombal district restaurant. Our late lunch (3 pm) on our first day in Lisboa was...More

Thank Cherie Q
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We went there on a Monday night and place was half empty.We did not know what to expect but were promptly served by a friendly waiter who offered us 3 white ports for the price of one.A common ploy based on the reviews here. The...More

Thank petaling
Sara F, Proprietário at Restaurante Xenu, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Good afternoon, Thank you for your comment. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your visit at our restaurant. We aare glad to acknowledge that you were satisfied with our food and service and we hope we can see you in your next visit...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017

The desk clerk at Fenix Hotel Music recommended this restaurant and gave us the restaurant's card offering a free glass of port with the meal. So we unfortunately took his recommendation. Based on the languages heard while dining, there was only one local person there...More

Thank Denver_Mec
Sara F, Proprietário at Restaurante Xenu, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Good afternoon, We are sorry to hear about your visit restaurant but as you can see in the other reviews, our clients (portugues, english, german, spanish and so many other nationalities) are always very satisfied not only with our food as with our service and...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent food quality and service. The menu list with the prices are posted outside right before entering the restaurant. The staff had some good knowledge of what were the best dishes. The service was top level - 40 years experience and it shows this quality...More

Thank Zelda M
Sara F, Proprietário at Restaurante Xenu, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Good afternoon, Thank you so so much for your wonderful review. We were really happy when we read it and we are so glad that you enjoyed so much your visit to our restaurant. Our main goal is to offer all our clients the best...More

Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

This place was just across the road from our hotel, so thought "give it a try as it will save a long walk". So glad we did. When we went in there was only one other person eating & it felt empty. However, the waiter...More

Thank Paul H
Sara F, Proprietário at Restaurante Xenu, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Good afternoon, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are glad you and your wife enjoyed so much our food and service and it is a pity that you could not visit us another time and we hope to see you on your...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Had a great meal in this restaurant. Highly recommend trying the daily recommendations. good locationMore

Thank Gonçalo D
Sara F, Proprietário at Restaurante Xenu, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Good afternoon, Thank you for your evaluation and further comment. It is a pleasure to read this reviews and know that our clients enjoy not only the food but also our service. We try to serve the best meals we can and to offer a...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was recommended by the hotel that we stayed in. The place and the food were homey. We liked the food; yet, the best thing about the restaurant was the service. The waiter was extremely friendly and helpful. It was really great to see...More

Thank Yuki K
Sara F, Proprietário at Restaurante Xenu, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Good afternoon, It is with great pleasure that we acknowledge how much you enjoyed the service in our restaurant! We do our best to make everyone feel confortable and to serve the best food we can. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 86
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Duque de Palmela 27D, Lisbon 1250-097, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: +351 21 357 8406
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