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Calcada da Estrela 57, Lisbon 1200-661, Portugal
+351 21 395 6118
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
4 days ago
“chic portuguese”
19 Nov 2016
“Smoke. And food that would have been Really Good 20 years ago.”
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Portuguese, European
Calcada da Estrela 57, Lisbon 1200-661, Portugal
Neighbourhood: Lapa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

if you want excellent service, excellent portuguese typical cuisine, and valet parking for your rental car, it´s the right place. Confort, chic but not to much, XL it´s a calm but fashion place, were you see parlament and politics having lunch, or lisbon "bourgeoisie" having...More

Thank ZUKT
Reviewed 20 November 2016

If you don't smoke, don't go here. People were smoking at multiple tables and this totally permeates the entire place. Our clothes and hair are now smoke-filled, and it seriously impinged on our ability to experience the food and wine properly. Other than that -...More

Thank Entiat
Reviewed 22 October 2016

It's always a "safe choice" for a great dinner. For decades that Vasco (the owner) have been providing one of the most consistent but different menus in Lisbon. Always book in advance, walk-ins usually have to wait for a long time.

Thank TheBlackSheepGroup
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

It has been a while since I had gone to XL, and Whowww! Amazing Portuguese wine list an simply incredible simple food. All the sophistication is on the ingredients and that apparent simplicity . Revisited Portuguese food at its best

Thank Verneuil13
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Good for a couple, family, friends. Excellent high quality food. Reasonable price for what it is. Couldnt name a thing to complain.

Thank maria m
Reviewed 11 October 2015

great portuguese food with a mix of French. The best over there is the soufflé. The steaks are amazing too. I really advise people who go to Lisbon to go there.

Thank john m
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

This is still a place where you eat really well. The decor may be a bit outdated, but the food is outstanding. If you like to eat well, this is one of the best places in Lisbon.

Thank Mimaco
Reviewed 19 August 2015

The service was friendly and helpful and the food was tasty but it did feel a bit like going back in time. The decor was very formal and there weren't very many other customers when we visited so it was quiet, which added to the...More

Thank MCE63
Reviewed 8 August 2015

This place some years ago was Nice , considered a fancy restaurant and with good Portuguese food . Today is a bad image of it' s past with a bad decor and a bad staff . The food is good , nevertheless with a bad...More

Thank FranKlar
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We ate here on June 2015. The place looked nice and the service was good and professional. The food was delicious, but the the costs were a bit high but worth every penny. The wine list was wide and there were also quite expensive portuguese...More

Thank Tukano
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calcada da Estrela 57, Lisbon 1200-661, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Lapa
  • Neighbourhood: Lapa
  • Phone Number: +351 21 395 6118
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