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Restaurante Cantinho do Aziz

#273 of 3,574 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Rua de Sao Lourenco N0 5, Lisbon 1100-530, Portugal
+351 21 887 6472
11:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Soenderborg, Denmark
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small hidden restaurant is fantastic. The staff are very friendly and the food mouth watering. The meat samosas are fantastic if you need and excuse to stop being vegetarian as they are addicting ( the sauce they come with is hot so be careful if you are not used to spicy food). I had coconut Rice and prawns in... More 

Thank Henrik N
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked in advance and received a confirmation email . Lucky i went one hour before the confirmed hour, and found that even with a confirmation email, i was not listed. Surprisingly staff, until i showed the confirmation email was unhelpfull, and blamming customer not to have confirmation, with at same time two persons o staff saying they had no confirmarions,... More 

Thank Jose L
Jerusalem, Israel
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great curries for who appreciate. Good vegetarian and non-vegetarian selection. Seems like a nice local hangout. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. If you like Indian / African food then highly recommended!.

Thank Lewis_R_B_2016
London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I walked past this place and I decided to get in and get some Mozambican food. The best decision I have made in a while. The food was absolutely fantastic and the people working there were very lovely and kind. I will visit again.

Thank breatheindeeply
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was probably the best dinner meal that we every had, Samosa for Starters and Chicken and Lambs ribs and coconut rice for Mains. Fantastic Tasting Food. However there was a downside, it was raining so the outside tables were closed so we ended up with a crappy table just inside the door. I had to keep my coat as... More 

1 Thank Murdo87
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very attentive staff. Amazing food. Very different but great. We tried Frango and several other food. Were not disappointed, we were referred by a friend otherwise wouldnot have stopped. It is in a very small street and does not look appealing. However the atmosphere the live Mozambique music was worth it. Recommended.

Thank Monie P
Lisbon, Portugal
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A simple restaurant in a old and typical restaurant. Don't be scared by the simplicity of it, because the food is great and the attendees such a nice persons. Try the shrimp curry or the crab curry. The prices are 8/12 euros a dish

Thank Joao C
Lisbon, Portugal
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I knew Cantinho do Aziz since the very begining 30 years ago. It was a very nice family restaurant with great food from Goa and Mozambique. Aziz was spectacular and we went there several times for years. Today the food is very good, but they work mainly for tourists and this way of doing things tends to move away people... More 

Thank Ana N
Oakland, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Our Airbnb host told us about this place, hidden in a little street near our apartment. We had never tried Mozambique cuisine so we checked it out - and boy are we glad we did! Not only was the food unique but the people were great. We had prawns macau and the lamb in dark coconut sauce, both were fantastic.... More 

Thank Alesialand
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The restaurant is tucked down a side street, and is well worth finding! Menu featured good choice of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes from Goa and Mozambique. Helpful English speaking staff

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
African, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua de Sao Lourenco N0 5, Lisbon 1100-530, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Neighbourhood: Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Phone Number: +351 21 887 6472
We do deliver to your hotel room, just call us, we speak English. The best mozambican food in Lisbon and probably in Portugal, we have been open for 30 years and we do unique food. Came and try the best chamoussas in Lisbon, the Makoufe a dish that the chef recommends and the Piri-Piri Chicken without doubt the best chicken in Lisbon for sure.Wi-Fi available inside for customers

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