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“The swordfish definitely wasn't swordfish”

Restaurante Rio Coura
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Ranked #692 of 5,065 Restaurants in Lisbon
Price range: USD 11 - USD 22
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We were staying in Lisbon for a couple of nights and were looking for a seafood restaurant near to our hotel. The Rio Coura has some good reviews, so we decided to give it a go.

We ordered vegetable soup for starters, with swordfish and seafood rice for mains. The vegetable soup was very tasty, but that's where the enjoyment ended. Despite the restaurant being half empty, the mains took ages to come, and when they did, the food was very disappointing.

The swordfish definitely wasn't swordfish, it was some sort of white fish with a long thin bone running through it. It didn't even have the texture or look of swordfish, and was far too white in colour to be swordfish. The seafood rice was average, but nothing special. It had a generous amounts of prawns in it, but contained lots of shells and it was difficult to pick our way round them all.

We were so disappointed that we didn't bother with dessert and left promptly.

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Thank kiplingcollector
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

A traditional restaurant serving delicious local food to locals and tourists.we both had great fish dishes beautifully presented and served kindly and efficiently. Excellent service and ambience seemingly family run. Go there.

Thank calleywell
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

After reading all the reviews for this restaurant, we were very much looking forward to our dinner. Unfortunately, our meals did not live up to our expectations. Both the grilled cod and the sardine dinners were too salty to enjoy. However, the seafood rice was flavorful and filled with seafood. We may have just experienced an "off" night, but we were not impressed.

Thank 777Stacey_S
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Just stumbled up on the family restaurant. Had to wait ten minutes for a table of 8 as it was extremely popular. Great food and service. Cannot fault it.

Thank Kevin S
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Best fish we had in Portugal, my wife haf the mixed fish plate. Their flan is also great! I had the mixed shellfish plate, and it was great too!!

Thank Jolian M
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