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XL

#566 of 3,602 Restaurants in Lisbon
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Lapa
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Calcada da Estrela 57, Lisbon 1200-661, Portugal
+351 21 395 6118
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20:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Tue 20:00 - 00:00
Wed - Thu 20:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 20:00 - 02:00
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Issaquah, Washington
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

If you don't smoke, don't go here. People were smoking at multiple tables and this totally permeates the entire place. Our clothes and hair are now smoke-filled, and it seriously impinged on our ability to experience the food and wine properly. Other than that - pretty good, if dated. We tried a number of different starters, as well as the... More 

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Thank Entiat
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

It's always a "safe choice" for a great dinner. For decades that Vasco (the owner) have been providing one of the most consistent but different menus in Lisbon. Always book in advance, walk-ins usually have to wait for a long time.

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Thank TheBlackSheepGroup
Paris, France
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192 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

It has been a while since I had gone to XL, and Whowww! Amazing Portuguese wine list an simply incredible simple food. All the sophistication is on the ingredients and that apparent simplicity . Revisited Portuguese food at its best

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Thank Verneuil13
Madrid, Spain
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Good for a couple, family, friends. Excellent high quality food. Reasonable price for what it is. Couldnt name a thing to complain.

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Thank maria m
Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

great portuguese food with a mix of French. The best over there is the soufflé. The steaks are amazing too. I really advise people who go to Lisbon to go there.

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Thank john m
Lisbon, Portugal
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

This is still a place where you eat really well. The decor may be a bit outdated, but the food is outstanding. If you like to eat well, this is one of the best places in Lisbon.

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Thank Mimaco
London, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

The service was friendly and helpful and the food was tasty but it did feel a bit like going back in time. The decor was very formal and there weren't very many other customers when we visited so it was quiet, which added to the rather formal atmosphere. It's a bit out of the centre of Lisbon, in an area... More 

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Thank MCE63
Lisbon, Portugal
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

This place some years ago was Nice , considered a fancy restaurant and with good Portuguese food . Today is a bad image of it' s past with a bad decor and a bad staff . The food is good , nevertheless with a bad presentation . The wines are Very expansível . Not a place to return soonly

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Thank FranKlar
Turku, Finland
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208 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

We ate here on June 2015. The place looked nice and the service was good and professional. The food was delicious, but the the costs were a bit high but worth every penny. The wine list was wide and there were also quite expensive portuguese wines. The atmosphere was good.

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Thank Tukano
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

A bit out of the main area but well worth the walk or taxi ride to find this place. Food delicious and beautifully cooked, great wine list and advice for people like us who are not that familiar with portuguese wines yet! The cod souffle is massive! Enjoyed our night.

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Thank annieoakley19

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Portuguese
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
20:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
20:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
20:00 - 01:00
Thursday
20:00 - 01:00
Friday
20:00 - 02:00
Saturday
20:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calcada da Estrela 57, Lisbon 1200-661, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Lapa
  • Neighbourhood: Lapa
  • Phone Number: +351 21 395 6118

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