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Farta Brutos

#579 of 3,604 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
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Travessa da Espera 20, Lisbon 1200-176, Portugal
+351 21 342 6756
12:30 - 23:00
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Sao Paulo, SP
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We were walking around Chiado looking for a place to eat one day before Christmas eve, assuming they would all be closed... then we found Farta Brutus. Looking from outside it seemed very cosy, but empty, only one table being served... but we decided to take the risk. It was totally worth it ! We were treated like never before,... More 

1 Thank gustavo n
Lisbon, Portugal
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This tiny Restaurant has several vegetation in the outside and you simply can't not find it in the approach of the inside Bairro Alto. When i was there i really did not worry about money because this restaurant is quite expensive for Portuguese People. So, if you are in vacations in Lisbon and you can spend 100 euros per person... More 

2 Thank Duarte R
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

It was one of the great surprises of our trip! We end up eating at Farta Brutos twice in the same week as the food was really delicious !! Not to mention the staff. Our waitress Fernanda did so much to please us that I felt like she was part of my family. I will never forget the best "Bife... More 

1 Thank juneparisi
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We found this restaurant by chance and we decided to go based on Trip Advisor reviews. What a good choice! Excellent food, typically Portuguese, and wines. More locals than tourists. Very kind staff. Strongly recommended.

Thank Stephane C
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

we almost walked straight past this restaurant and so glad we didn't - small place with great service and great local food. excellent wine collection

1 Thank Russell C
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Very good food, nice place and pleasant service. The servings are huge and everything we tried was really tasty. Will probably return!

Thank inessagrario
Paramaribo, Suriname
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Farta Brutos has to be found. Unlike nearly all other restaurants in the area there is no waiter waving a menu in you face to attract your attention. The walls are covered in photos of past diners including Portuguese Nobel Prize winner, Jose Saramago, who was a regular, and the Brazilian writer Jorge Amado. The food is great and not... More 

1 Thank gastropod2016
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

This is a real Jewel Great atmosphere excellent food and an outstanding "mein host" An experience not to be missed A good comprehensive but too big a menu. All food cooked to the highest standards.

3 Thank Mike T
Noblesville, Indiana
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265 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

After finishing a tour of Lisbon with our guide, we asked for a local restaurant to try. She suggested this one as it was one her family went to often. She was a bit unsure about suggesting it as she did not know our tastes. It was about 1:30 and there were only a few diners in the place. We... More 

4 Thank Gary C
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90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

In Lisbon, we were often advised to go for "typical" restaurants which ended being tourism nightmares. This small AND spacey restaurant has all the local specialities you can dream of - meat and fish - , a cosy atmosphere but also excellent service by few dedicated people as well as large tables. Issue is to manage the swallowing process as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Portuguese, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Travessa da Espera 20, Lisbon 1200-176, 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 21 342 6756

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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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