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Restaurante Rio Coura

Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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30 Rua de Augusto Rosa, Se, Lisbon 11000, Portugal
+351 21 886 9867
09:00 - 00:00
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Jerusalem, Israel
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived here on recommendation from a friend, Generally found the quality of the food on the good. side. The grilled octopus was delicious, The shellfish plate was also very good if a bit on the lean side in the quantify and selection. Octopus salad and Mista salad also good The house wine as in all Lisbon was very nice, Just... More 

Thank zeetammuz
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this restaurant with a friend and I had the fried cod. I usually don't like cod but I decided to try it because I've never had it fried before. It was very delicious. There was only one waiter, the owner was helping as well, and the place was packed. The waiter and the cook had an argument... More 

Thank Nydia V
Chester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Bumped into a local lady whilst we were taking a chance view into the small restaurant. Even with a language barrier we got the message to try it out. I'm no fish lover but had Grouper the first visit and sword fish the next. Both delicious meals at far less than city prices. If you want to taste local food,... More 

Thank Brian R
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We popped in as it looked like a place locals would go, off the beaten track. As starters, we order a tuna salad and some cod croquettes. Tuna salad was really good. On the contrary, the croquettes were cold, greasy and not very tasty. On to mains, we had some grilled squid, a platter with mixed seafood (clams, razor clams,... More 

Thank Mister5214
San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This is the place to go when you want to eat a real Portuguese meal like a local. Grandma and Grandpa from the neighborhood will be sitting next to you. The men from the local construction firm will eat their lunch here. Do not expect a perfect "foodie" type meal with high-end service. Go to Rio Coura for fish, shellfish,... More 

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Vecchiano, Italy
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We found this place while looking for a seafood tasca. The fried sardines were a delicious entrée, then the octopus and the grouper completed our meal as main dishes. We unfortunately had to eat very close to a guest, probably a friend of the owner, who shouted in Portuguese for the entirety of the dinner.

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Los Angeles, California
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96 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We had an omelette (average to good), a T-Bone steak (good but gristly), and grilled salmon (below average). The prices were reasonable and it's close to a lot of historic places... there's more restaurants around... to may to try on a short trip. Others, with better reviews, tended to be more pricey but there's a lot of options.

Thank Joseph L
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

When l came inside l felt like was not invited.Too fast service,forgetting ordered things.Main dish was served before l was finished with first meal.Meal not made at the moment,everything prepareted dont know when and just warmed up.Service to forget!rude and unpolite.They want that you order,pay and go so quick as possible.

Thank Eoliana91
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

One can always count on good food at the Rio Coura. I personally recommend the Cataplana. Mr Jose, Bruno, and Isaac are great. Other recommendations are the arroz de marisco e goat.

Thank Nelson F
Singapore, Singapore
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98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Came here for lunch on a weekday and it was packed with locals. Had Carne de porco Alentejana (Portuguese style pork cooked with clams) for my main dish and it was absolutely amazing! Full of flavour! I enjoyed the meal immensely. Also had some cod croquettes for a starter, biscuit cake for dessert and the house wine. Didn't disappoint. Recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Rua de Augusto Rosa, Se, Lisbon 11000, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Neighbourhood: Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Phone Number: +351 21 886 9867

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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Explore narrow streets and alleyways, small cafes and, of course, the internationally acclaimed Fado music. The earth-shattering Great Earthquake of 1755 destroyed most of the city but the contiguous neighborhoods of Mouraria, Castelo and Alfama remained standing to this day. These neighborhoods represent Lisbon at its historical best. The cool breeze of the Tagus river will take you up the hills to the sound of Fado, where you'll discover the best "tascas," eat delicious fresh fish and drink great wines. Discover hidden viewpoints and ancient traces of other civilizational ruins in the heart of the Portuguese capital. These are centuries-old neighborhoods that will welcome you to the very best of old Lisbon culture.
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