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#350 of 4,350 Restaurants in Lisbon
Travellers' Choice2023
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PRICE RANGE
£13 - £26
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Mediterranean, European, Fusion, Portuguese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
0.3 miles from Chiado
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Reviewed 22 September 2023

A good sized tapas restaurant located just off one of the main strips, there are plenty of bars and other nightlife in the vicinity. Service was pleasant and friendly. We opted for the curried pancakes which were a very generous portion, somewhat more than I...would normally except for a tapas style dish. They were ok, but rather on the dry side. The salmon “meat” balls were better, a nice tasty sauce and again, a quite generous portion. Alongside that we had a bowl of rice which included broccoli, courgette and cauliflower mixed in with it. This was an enormous portion and very hot, although somewhat bland in taste. We had a tray of olives and bread brought to the table, which in retrospect I should probably have ignored, but instead naively assumed it was just a generous gesture on their part, so I was rather annoyed to find I had been charged around €12 for this when the bill came. I assume this is just something they do to rip off gullible tourists, since I did not notice this approach at any of the other tables. That said, the olives were very good indeed. Overall, this was a fairly average meal, and the charge for the unwanted bread and olives left a rather sour taste in our mouths. Not somewhere I’ll return to.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 4 July 2023 via mobile

Tapas. Food was excellent, the roast beef in particular was brilliant. Service excellent and music in particular created an excellent atmosphere on a Monday night. Location is excellent for less touristy bars on edges of the pink street.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 22 June 2023 via mobile

This was a pleasant surprise! Tosca is surrounded by a lot of drinking places so is a bit of a foodie oasis. The food could be classified as large tapas. All dishes are beautifully presented and there is a wide range to choose from with...50% of the main course selection being fish. The waiters are helpful and friendly. They have outdoor seating in a small square. Very professional and a delight.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2022 via mobile

Really friendly staff and very delicious dishes (especially octopus salad, shrimp pancakes, fried cuttlefish and other seafood). Live music was excellent.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 18 October 2022 via mobile

This was our favorite meal on our Portugal vacation. We loved the small, simple atmosphere and the food was exquisite. We had a reservation and the restaurant had our table ready with a cute sign for us. The service was great and the food was...truly our favorite. Padrón peppers, Iberian Pork cheeks, fish cakes and two desserts. Everything was perfect. Definitely check Taberna Tosca out if you’re in Lisbon!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 6 October 2022 via mobile

This place opens for lunch at 1:00 and has seating inside and outside in the plaza in front of the restaurant. The bruschetta is very nice as are the padron peppers. Service is efficient and friendly. A good choice for lunch.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 26 September 2022 via mobile

Great food with wonderful and helpful service. Our host was proud to talk to us about their produce & local wines. Nothing was too much and we really enjoyed our meal. Would definitely return.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 September 2022 via mobile

The location of the restaurant is very good and the atmosphere there is pretty charming. Food was nice and the price was fair. The garlic prawns were a bit overcooked for my taste, but the pork cheeks were very tender.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 27 August 2022

my family loved this place for its intimate seating, large windows looking out onto the small square across the street, and delicious small sharing plates.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 22 August 2022 via mobile

Even we did not made a reservation they made place for us. The quality of food and wine is really good and the prices are normal. Quick and friendly service and clean toilets. Definitely a yes!!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 March 2022 via mobile

Good feel. Lovely vibrant atmosphere. Informal, Delicious Portuguese cuisine. Good, friendly and attentive service.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 25 February 2022 via mobile

We didn’t speak Portuguese and the staff wasn’t very helpful. The menu wasn’t clear and one dish that arrived was probably not the one we ordered, but we weren’t able to ask the waiter and it wasn’t very good either. My octopus salad was way...too seasoned and you couldn’t taste the fish at all, just the onions, spice and a sour taste probably due to the oil or the vinegar. Wouldn’t recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 16 February 2022 via mobile

We had a great evening with lovely tapas dishes, not exclusively seafood(!) and local singers throughout. Very good value for food and wine, good service and great atmosphere.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 11 October 2021 via mobile

We made an reservation a day before and stood at the door waiting for 5 minutes. Everyone saw us, nobody bothered to say anything, ask anything or show they cared. When someone finally asked, we got a table that had not been cleaned after the...previous guests (crumbs of some sort). Instead of cleaning (and I would assume disinfecting nowadays), we got a placemat dropped onto the table as well as a menu. By that time we felt so unwelcome and so bad, we just left. Our worst experience in Lisbon, because we generally find people very friendly everywhere. At Tosca, hospitality is not part of the dictionary.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 4 October 2020 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise! We chose this place for a late lunch and took all the time to explore its menu. Every dish was simply perfectly executed, ranging from the chorizo in firefighters style, smoked codfish, braced Iberian pork, sweet potatoes, their signature rice, and...garlic sausage fried balls. Of course we were quite full but overly satisfied!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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I agree with others. Good place for a casual meal, but not upscale if that's what you are looking for. Also, not as good as it was under the previous ownership. Still, worth a midday meal if you're in the neighborhood.
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Taberna Tosca is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5