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Tapas Bar 52

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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
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Rua Dom Pedro V 52, Lisbon 1250-094, Portugal
+351 21 343 2389
17:00 - 02:00
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Wed - Mon 17:00 - 02:00
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place could be great if they were not focused on ripping people off. They put on a couple of plates as you arrive without you ordering them and then charge €8.50 for them. The wine is very poor but very expensive and disappointing for Portugal. Lisbon is a great city and places like Tapas 52 really damage the city's... More 

Thank Dave442
Oslo, Norway
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Fantastic good atmosphere and food. We get a nice table very quick. A starter was on the table at once. The food and drinks was great and the prices was ok

Thank Erik18
Charlottetown, Canada
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Just echoing some of the other reviews. This place has a nice vibe and we stopped in just for a couple of glasses of sangria. No one tried to serve us anything we didn't order, and they have a great tapas menu. But the bill could add up fast. The sangria was very good and cost 10€ for two very... More 

Thank Piscesman1946
Edinburgh, Scotland
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Thought I would write a fair review of this place given the large number of uninformed reviews I have seen. This is a busy restaurant with a great buzz, service is relaxed but attentive. Yes on the table there will be bread, chorizo and aioli which if you eat you will be charged for. While I am not keen on... More 

Thank bigbird01
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Went here and felt really ripped-off. What a shame as the atmosphere is great & it has potential to be a fantastic place. BUT. THe food is way overpriced. The staff are obviously instructed to upsell more expensive items....which we stupidly fell for...and then the 'recommended' items are really poor (ie. Baby squid rather than calamares, resulting dish; hard to... More 

Thank Corkschmork
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I'v read some of the other more negative reviews and normally tend not to write too critically but it seems our experience has been similar. Be careful here ! dishes are added without ordering, bread plates arrive, (but your paying for them), suggestions from staff are always for more expensive selection and the price to quality is off ... I... More 

Thank Clive F
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Great food and wine. Although be aware to check the prices of your food and drink, if you're on a budget.

Thank Adithi M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Charged 5 euro for 6 slices of chorizo. 2 euro for the "bread basket" wfhich consisted of 4 slices, and we didn't even order them, they were just put on our table. The bill came to 30 euro and we left feeling more hungry than when we arrived. Avoid this place

Thank Rosie J
Cadiz, Spain
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The quality of the food and wine were good, but the prices were well above the quality of food. 5 tapas and 5 glasses of wine for 100 Euro. To put it in perspective, we ate a full dinner with wine at Club Fado for less money....I would recommend that you look for another location in Barrio Alto....there are plenty... More 

Thank Diamond_Joe2015
Budapest, Hungary
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a nice place.Good service, friendly staff and good food. Prefered by locals and it is full. Nice local wines, little bit expensive for the common tourist but I would recommend to anyone.

Thank Ármánd N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Portuguese, Pub
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Dom Pedro V 52, Lisbon 1250-094, 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 21 343 2389

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