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Velha Gaiteira

#197 of 3,605 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
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Rua das Pedras Negras no 17, Lisbon 1100-401, Portugal
+351 21 886 5046
12:30 - 02:00
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Helsinki, Finland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

What can I say, this place has that something. It's very basic yet very cozy. The service is amazing. I had a bacalhau com broa (cod on corn bread), which was absolutelu delicious. Prices are ok. Will definitely come again!

Thank Mika_Fin
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

The ambience of this small friendly restaurant is lovely. The staff, especially the young lady who served us, were so helpful and friendly. We both had fish dishes which were delicious with generous portions of either salads or vegetables, There were some interesting beers on offer but we plumped for a very acceptable house red at only 6 Euro for... More 

Thank Jenny R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

First contact - you first have to find it. I really had the impression to go into some private place, not a restaurant... they first give me a Portuguese menu - good sign ! And that is the first time I am being offered the cheapest menu as a piece of advice - 9 euros while the most expensive dishes... More 

Thank gdugasphocion
Ghent, Belgium
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This little cozy place was just what we were looking for on a Friday date night. Great food, nice staff and delicious sangria! We loved the little things from the house! Would certainly come again!

1 Thank Elien B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Great food, super friendly people, lovely atmosphere and convenient prices! We were on holiday in Lisbon and we had dinner here twice, highly recommend!

Thank Joanna S
Budapest, Hungary
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

The waiter was very nice, the food was very good and the menu was very cheap. It's a very good restaurant to start the evening before going out (and they are open until 2am!) I really recommend this place !

Thank josephddd
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Visited with some friends. We were quite satisfied with the food and the prices. The people here were also very friendly

Thank Jose M
Baltimore, Maryland
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125 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Found this restaurant by accident. What a wonderful surprise! Had a nice cheese and meat platter, a great bottle of wine, the black pig kabob, and the black pig tenderloin (my favorite). Prices were very reasonable that the hostess was charming and welcoming. A really nice find.

Thank Neal B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

I had the black pork tenderloin which was tender and succulent. My wife had the kebab which was very flavoursome. Both served with chips (very tasty) and salad. Owner was very friendly and spoke good English, which was helpful. Free WiFi too. Great local pub food overall.

1 Thank acemathias
Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

I found Velha Gaiteira on a Sunday with a dear friend, when we were looking for a nice place to eat some tapas and have a glass of wine. We were delighted with the food quality and the cosiness of the food and space. Got back for a birthday lunch on a Sunday and, again, was delighted with the quality... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$41
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 02:00
12:30 - 02:00
12:30 - 02:00
12:30 - 02:00
12:30 - 02:00
12:30 - 02:00
12:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua das Pedras Negras no 17, Lisbon 1100-401, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Neighbourhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Phone Number: +351 21 886 5046
Perto da Sé de Lisboa, a Velha Gaiteira é um espaço a não perder. Aqui pode experienciar os mais variados sabores ibéricos, acompanhados com vinhos das melhores regiões portuguesas, seja numa refeição ou num petisco/tapas no decorrer da noite.Um espaço familiar e acolhedor, com duas salas, que proporciona o convívio entre amigos e novos conhecidos bem como a partilha de experiências num ambiente multicultural. Disponibilizamos acesso gratuito à internet por wi-fi.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!
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