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Cantina das Freiras

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner


European, Portuguese
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It wasn't easy finding this place (as everyone has noted). Even armed with a picture of the actual door we should be looking for, it wasn't easy because of the cramped and awkward angles of the buildings in Lisbon. We stumbled into a nearby hotel...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank therealDKLo
Reviewed 24 October 2018

This was a tip from our tour guide, Sofia I of Wild Walkers. It is indeed hidden and quite hard to find. There are no signs! Just check Google Maps. It is located in the upper level of the building. It is canteen food so...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank AkoSiAys
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

The canteen is very hard to find, but worth the visit. Plain food that serves a good purpose. Extremely cheap and the view is amazing.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank s_rengr_ndalh
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

As a family of 4 we wanted to move away from the well trodden tourist restaurants and Cantina das Freiras is certainly that. We didn’t go for the food, which was fine, or the view from the roof which is great, but to appreciate different...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank P1pster
Reviewed 21 July 2018

It may sound a little strange to write a review on somewhere without acutally eaten in! On the 18th July, I came looking for this restaurant with my family on a trip to Lisbon from the UK. All I knew was it is a local...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank B2205LZcaroll
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

First of all, it’s a church restaurant to help young women, so it’s no gourmet restaurant for sure. BUT that’s the thing about this place! It’s a unique view on the roof top of Lisbon. The food is basic BUT GOOD! And a cheap price...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank PmvD1
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This lovely unpretentious “Mensa” is run by a religious order serving decent but quite basic food. It is on the top floor of an anonymous looking building and the real attraction is the stunning rooftop terrace with panoramic views down to the sea. There are...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank 439JohnS439
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Cantina das Freiras is hard to find (on the top floor of an unsuspecting building with no signage), so it's nice that everyone there is looking for something a little different. Whilst the views were amazing, the food did not match. We had gazpacho, meat...More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

Going back in time to the nuns canteen .You get whatever they are cooking today to eat .Food very basic but good quality .You go there for the place ,the rooftop terrace and the views .Wow

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Eric M
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Good food, both taste and value, in the heart of Lisbon, with a fantastic rooftop view. We had a starter (to share), 2 mains and 2 dessert for 14.5 euros!

Date of visit: April 2017
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