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Restaurante Xenu

Rua Duque de Palmela 27D, Lisbon 1250-097, Portugal
+351 21 357 8406
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (5 reviews)
“steak” (4 reviews)
Opens in 24 min
European, Portuguese
££ - £££
Rua Duque de Palmela 27D, Lisbon 1250-097, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Xenu is an old school restaurant in more ways than one. The decor is something out of the early 80’s and so are the staff. However the food, varied and well accomplished and the waiters very efficient and attentive. It’s usually full at lunch time...More

Thank Nuno F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is just across the street from the hotel where we were staying (Porto Bay Marques), and we chose to eat here for the convenience. We were glad we did - the service is fantastic, very old school and friendly, and the food was...More

Thank marctor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our evening at Xenu was perfect. The service impecable, the fish fresh and prepared to perfection, sides of potatoes and vegetables delicious, the wine, the port, the dessert - amazing. Very happy to find Xenu.

Thank Rita F
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

I’ve dropped by Xenu at 23rd of July 2018. I had to make a quick stop for lunch. Found a lovely place. Had fish, beer and some green besides it. I chose the fish, they cooked it, showed it to me and asked if i...More

Thank Gwahaladur
Reviewed 20 July 2018

The food here is hearty and traditional and the portions large enough to share. Loved the cataplana which was really delicious and cooked to perfection. The waiter (Luis) was delightful and welcoming and urged us to come back. Also enjoyed the soup starter and the...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 16 June 2018

The food is of the quality that you come to expect while in Lisbon (the bar is set high here) and so is the atmosphere, with loud talking, wine glass clinking and kitchen utensils' banging background noises. This pertains to the dinner service (may differ...More

Thank maurojasse
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Had dinner one evening while on holiday in Portugal. Nothing much to say about it. Food was ok, price slightly high for the quality, but pleasant enough both service and food. Would not rush to go back with so many other good places to visit...More

Thank ScotlandArtDeco
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Not recommended if you want a quiet, relaxed dinner. The waiters are constantly running(literally) amongst tables, in a perpetuu agitation, noisly smashing drawers and giving the impression that you need to finish as soon as possible as they are overwhelmed; 2 men serve all tables....More

Thank Damnsmartblonde
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Good Home Style Food and Service - lots of interest in the customers and great local home style food.

Thank adapice2018
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

This place is a great find! Small, cozy and elegant service by a truly professional staff. The setting was very nice , the menu extensive, wine was inexpensive , and the food and service outstanding. We had the white asparagus appetizer which was in season...More

Thank David D
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$18 - US$82
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Duque de Palmela 27D, Lisbon 1250-097, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: +351 21 357 8406
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