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Alpendre

#85 of 3,574 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Rua Augusto Rosa 32 34, Lisbon 1100-059, Portugal
+351 21 886 2421
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Chicago
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240 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Alpendre was one of our favorite restaurants in Lisbon. To begin with the staff is fabulous – making jokes and making the whole dining experience a complete enjoyment. But even without the staff, the food spoke for itself. We started with our usual sangria – and it was quite good. For food – my husband had the garlic shrimp and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We were recommended this place as being off the tourist route. Certainly it was full of locals and looks very "no frills". Our food and was excellent and the service good if you don't mind being constantly ribbed and teased. It was funny to begin with but the joke did wear a bit thin after a while. To be honest... More 

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Thank Magglington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I had the shrimp salad and grilled grouper. Antonio was my waiter and did a fantastic job, great sense of humor. This is a cute little restaurant just off the street. There are a lot of seats in here and it can be warm but the small menu is very good. Would absolutely come back again sometime.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Back in the city after a couple of years I was keen to revisit this nice family run place. Prawns with garlic, muscles with onions and Shrimp Soup excellent. If you fancy some meat,that's very good too. Pork with cockles comes with nice home fries. A mention for the steak on a hot stone, excellent meat that cooks in seconds... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This is simple Portuguese cooking at great prices. The waiting staff were friendly, helpful and good fun. They recommended a great wine to go with our food. I had steak on a hot stone which was a good theatre dish with great quality meat (very filling) and my partner had sea bass which was beautifully fresh, well cooked and full... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We had an good value adequate meal here. Nothing special nothing wrong. If we had been staying longer we would probably eaten there again.

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Thank timbo49sail
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This was our favourite meal we shared during our entire trip to Portugal, which is really saying something. We ordered the mixed fish for 2, and the house white wine, and everything tasted so delicious. The staff were amazing, joking with us despite not speaking much English (and our complete lack of ability to say much more than hello, please... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The staff at Alpendre really made the whole evening for us. So funny and warm and obviously enjoying themselves. Even if the food had been average I would recommend it based on this alone, but the food was fantastic! I would especially recommend the 'steak on a hot stone' which you cook yourself at the table - delicious and fun,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Alfama three days and ate at Alpendre three times. The food, the service, the atmosphere were all excellent. Highly recommended.

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Thank HamishMorui
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Went here the last night of a week long trip to Lisbon. We wanted authentic Portuguese. Wow this placed really delivered. We had tried Taberna Portuguesa and Taberna Tosco which are both really great but Alpendre has the true local feel. It's off the main tourist drag which is great. The service is through the roof. Antonio really took care... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Augusto Rosa 32 34, Lisbon 1100-059, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Neighbourhood: Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Phone Number: +351 21 886 2421

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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