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Rua da Junqueira - 207 A/B, 1300-346 Lisboa
Average price €20
#92 in the Top100 Lisbon


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What diners said about this restaurant:

Good value for money
Short waiting time
Moderate noise level
  • Vanessa G.

    Vanessa G.1 review

    July 15, 2024


    It was a surprise. The taste of all the dishes we tried was very nice! the balance of mixture of textures and flavors. Surprising!

  • João R.

    João R.6 reviews

    July 11, 2024



  • Albert M.11 reviews

    July 6, 2024


    Service was kind. Food was good which was expected. Beyond expecation it wasn't.

  • Jian C.1 review

    July 8, 2024


    The food was great. However seating at the bar just next to a stranger with a close proximity of touching each other's arm wasn't comfortable. If it was because I was alone, I'd argue that service should not be differed because of the number of the guest on of the table. Getting my order took a while. I patiently waited until someone noticed me as I did not want to be a rude customer waving her hands. The time I waited, however, was a bit longer than I expected. Because of uncomfortable seating, I had to rush and leave. Otherwise, I would've stayed longer, enjoying dessert and some other drinks. I believe the interior structure of the restaurant can improve by moving toilet more hidden corner. I am not sure how I would feel if I have to seat next to the toilet entrance. The price was much lower than I initially anticipated. Maybe it's because I'm from London where dining outside is costly. Overall, I felt that the chefs' skills are good but the level of service could improve.


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  • Mariana M.1 review

    June 30, 2024


    Food was amazing, can’t wait to go again so I can try other dishes on the menu!

  • Margarita K.10 reviews

    June 29, 2024


    A modern look on a traditional Portuguese cuisine.

  • Joao L.9 reviews

    June 24, 2024


    Too small place, too crowed, appreciaring price/place/experience/food , my conclusion is not to return

  • Pedro M.1 review

    June 24, 2024


    For the hype of the restaurant it’s a very nice experience although something very usual didn’t surprised me at all.

  • Ilze J.

    Ilze J.58 reviews

    June 23, 2024


    Excellent food! We loved every dish tasted - sardines, 'lulas', ribey and desserts. The restaurant however should rethink customer strategy. Although we had a reservation, we had to wait for around 30 min for a table ( drinks were offered, but at the end we paid for them as well). The service was slow, and we have to search for a waiter as it dissapeared. It was Sunday, we were not in a houry, but in general the lunch was 1 h longer than I expected initially. The quality of food was worth of time. I do recommend the place, but suggest to be mindful on possible delays with a service.

  • Jensen L.1 review

    June 20, 2024


    Great food!!

  • Kristina r.8 reviews

    June 18, 2024


    The food was outstanding as was the atmosphere. Small restaurant but very cosy. Felt the service could have been better. We were a table of 6 and I believe we were served by 3 different waiters....when we were able to get their attention. their attention. Either way will definitely be back

  • Roberto D.

    Roberto D.211 reviews

    June 17, 2024


    Ok… Personally I shouldn’t be saying this… but it truly lives up to the hype! What an experience. Let’s give these guys some credit and book yourself a table and enjoy. Wow!

  • Luís R.8 reviews

    June 18, 2024


    Eu waited 45 minutes for the food and in the end asked for an extra coffee and the waitress denied it saying that our reservation time of 1h45 was finished. Then they took 20 minutes to bring us the bill. A disappointment. The food was good.

  • Telma G.5 reviews

    June 6, 2024


    The food was great, the space is nice and cozy and we had a lovely family dinner

  • Francisco C.

    Francisco C.4 reviews

    May 29, 2024


    Food was great, the room is small so you are really close to other tables. The staff member who attended our table was telling us the food we ordered was not enough, that we needed more food. Result was, we couldn’t finish our dishes..

  • Mertens L.1 review

    June 4, 2024


    Excellent lunch! Very pleased

  • Camila J.2 reviews

    May 28, 2024


    One of the best foods of Lisbon in my opinion!


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  • Claudia B.7 reviews

    May 21, 2024


    I love the ambience, gently the service and the food.

  • Norbert W.1 review

    May 17, 2024


    We really enjoyed our lunch. It was easy to add an extra seat. The wine from Tras-os-Montes was a good recommendation. The atmosphere was very relaxed. We always like to come back.

  • Paulinha E.

    Paulinha E.2 reviews

    May 8, 2024


    Excellent food

  • Afonso M.1 review

    May 1, 2024


    Best in town!

  • Jose S.2 reviews

    April 24, 2024


    The simple and delicious flavors that remind my childhood food… Great quality food

  • Rodrigo M.

    Rodrigo M.1 review

    April 13, 2024



  • Francisco S.4 reviews

    February 15, 2024


    We arrived late because of an emergency that left us one person short and were seated at a table next to the bathroom and the door to the kitchen, which shouldn't even exist in a restaurant of this caliber. Food was good, but not as good as I had had there before.

  • Michael C.18 reviews

    February 9, 2024


    Fantastic meal.


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  • Dominique R.21 reviews

    November 25, 2023


    A delightful dining experience at this Portuguese restaurant. The friendly and professional service stands out. The charcuterie for starters is delicious, and the entrecôte offers a wonderful cut of meat accompanied by a very fresh salad and fries. The flan for dessert is also excellent. Additionally, there's a good selection of wines available by the glass.

  • Bertrand C.55 reviews

    November 10, 2023


    Excellent opening that has instantly made it to my top 5 in Lisbon. The service was super nice from the start as they were able to accommodate us despite a mistake I did in my reservation... And a the table we also have great service. Unformal and witty, but always professional. Finally the food was just fantastic. Amazing product quality with simple cooking to preserve it. I want to go back already!

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