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Alfaia

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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
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Travessa da Queimada 22, Lisbon 1200-365, Portugal
+351 21 346 1232
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12:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Believe the other reviews. Pretty bad everything, service, setup, etc. My wife ordered a tuna steak and ended up in the hospital that night food poisoned. The tuna steak looked pretty suspicious and we asked the waiter if it was alright according to his opinion. He said it was ok so she ate it... bad decision. There are many places... More 

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Thank Paulo B
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on a rainy night. Waiters were very friendly and helped us choose the menu. My daughter was not very hungry and had an omelette. I ordered a sea bass. Food was excellent and wine was nice as well. The poached peach in port wine was to die for. Only grudge was that they put lots of starters including... More 

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Thank Milind B
Ware, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a classic case of should have read Trip Advisor! As per other reviews be aware of the sharp practice of bringing a load of starters and saying they were optional! We hadn't ordered them of course! Gin & tonics very expensive. Main course was ok actually, but compared with what else you can get in Lisbon for much... More 

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Thank Yogi533163
Sussex, England
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

What a disappointment this was after visiting so many great eateries. A real tourist trap. Extremely slow service throughout. Starters served in a large platter of bear and charcuterie etc was placed on the table eventually and left there for an age though we did not order it. We were told to only have what we wanted. Hunger alone forced... More 

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Thank GKSunBunnies
Madrid, Spain
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

It's just terrible food! We ordered octupus as starter and it wasn't octupus at all, it was "pota" (a very cheap mollusk that is similar to octupus) and the shrimp it was a frozen kind of shrimp so it was just the WORST place we ever went to in Lisbon. Wine is also terribly expensive.

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Thank Renata C
Hadera, Israel
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Do yourself a favor and stay away! The fish dish was disguising/inedible. The waiter refused to deduct it from the bill after we had asked him nicely. We have also tried to talk to the manager and got the same answer. This was by far the worst restaurant we ate in Portugal.

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Thank Rotem S
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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127 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Excellent, extensive menu of local delicacies. The menu included sardines, large and small, and other seafood. The service was quite good. Nice wine list. We would return with out hesitation.

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Thank travelsOK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Reached this place after a long struggling and adventurous walk through the narrow alleys of Lisbon. (Lisbon pavements are not for the weak hearted) And this place was a treat. The waiter was extremely courteous and his knowledge of wines is amazing. The food was great, where I had the Portuguese version of paella, and i finally agree...Portuguese cuisine is... More 

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Thank Agniva B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Found this place by mistake while walking in bairro alto. It was a good surprise, calm environment, great waiter, tasty food and excellent wine. Totally recommend!

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Thank Joana R
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Tripadvisor is debasing the value of its brand by handing out its stickers too easily ... we too were persuaded by the Tripadvisor sticker (and not checking online) ... service was friendly, but food strictly pedestrian, and not worth the cost. Disappointing.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Travessa da Queimada 22, Lisbon 1200-365, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Neighbourhood: Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Phone Number: +351 21 346 1232

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
Enjoy a cocktail, discover a jazz club, hit the dance floor or simply grab a beer and catch up with your friends in the street: Bairro Alto, Bica and Cais do Sodré are the core of it all. Amazing rooftops, restaurants, cafes, bars, art galleries, museums and theaters abound. Start off by admiring the river from the Santa Catarina belvedere, have a cocktail at PARK's rooftop bar, try a typical Portuguese steak, or the fresh grilled fish, at Príncipe do Calhariz, and later explore the dozens of streets full of bars and clubs! Whether you're visiting for a day or a whole week, make sure you visit Bairro Alto and its surroundings.
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