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Tapas Bar 52

$$ - $$$
Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
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Rua Dom Pedro V 52, Lisbon 1250-094, Portugal
17:00 - 02:00
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Wed - Mon 17:00 - 02:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was lovely atmosphere and service very nice. Pricing is a bit on the high side for tapas though. Just a couple of items is more than an average full meal. The good food does make up for it though.

Thank R. D
Madrid, Spain
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After more than an hour of waiting for dinner, it arrives with a lousy quality. But the worst is when the bill arrives, they charge you for everything, including the small bowl of alioli. Slow, poor quality and exaggerated prices. The worst of Lisbon. Typical place where tourists are scammed. Never again.

Thank iparraguirre2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

A wonderful restaurant with brilliant service. Good value for money and a bitsy restaurant. Booking is advisable.

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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Will slap down bread and chorizo with alioli and charge you for it. Will try and sell you the most expensive items as a recommendation. The food was OK, but the prices are high and the service poor. Check your bill.

Thank CTadvice
Poznan, Poland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately the place is not worth a visit. They charge you for the starters that they serve the minute you take a seat, without even asking if you want them. The music is so loud you can hardly have a chat. The food is ok, but I expected much more.

Thank trimarchewka
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

This restaurant refused to serve us tap water - charged an extortionate amount for a very little white wine and added an item we hadn't had to the bill. Saw us coming! Pork cheeks were delicious though

Thank LAM656
Alges, Portugal
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122 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Portuguese style tapas. I like this restaurant a lot and I am going frequently there. Better in the summer because you can smoke inside. Staff very nice

Thank Mariana G
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We popped in here for a drink by accident just looking for a drink. Firstly we were initially told the wine was 12 EUR per glass!! (which is extortionate considering we stayed in a 5* hotel and their wine was less than 10 EUR a glass inducing a fantastic view, impeccable service and nibbles). Anyway, we asked for house wine... More 

Thank dbroadfield
Limassol District, Cyprus
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The menu is endless and u get confused. Dishes r small, the smallest tapas i ever served and quantity is zero. U have to go eat somewhere else when u r done from there, if u have any money left. Rip off. Not recommended.

Thank Soteris C
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Very busy on a Saturday afternoon, staff couldn't really cope and waited ages for our drinks. Only bothered ordering Calamari which was pretty tasteless. Much better places in Lisbon to go to. Would highly recommend Quermesse on Rua da Gloria, absolutely charming place, great service and food.

Thank JOD1953

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, Portuguese, Mediterranean, Spanish
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Dom Pedro V 52, Lisbon 1250-094, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Neighbourhood: Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Phone Number: 213432389

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