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“Central location but rather disappointing” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurante Cervejaria Santiago

Restaurante Cervejaria Santiago
Ranked #3,179 of 4,014 Restaurants in Lisbon
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
Solihull, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Central location but rather disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

One of many restaurants in the street with waiters outside enticing you in. We chose this one because you can see the fresh fish and cuts of meat waiting to be cooked on the charcoal grill inside. I chose Arroz de Mariscos which came piping hot in its own pot. There was much more rice than seafood, mainly small prawns, one piece of lobster and crab claws that I couldn't break into. I chose this dish in other places on our holiday which made me realise how poor this was. My husband chose a T-bone steak from the meat on display, but it came off the bone which made us wonder if it was the same cut of meat. Also they brought it well done - why do they assume this is how the English like their meat cooked? The service was good and friendly, and it was fun sitting outside watching people pass in the street. Fairly pricey for the quality.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Pricey”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

Not stunning at all and pricey , food was OK but could have done with fresh veg not tinned asparagus for starter , also don't ask for mayo - charged 95c for this !

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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london
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Good value, and good for people watching”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

Came here on our last night in Lisbon , think the waiters are in competition to get you in . Right in the middle of a main drag of restaurants, most took the outside tables. Good value for money , esp if you don't make use of the starters ( cheese looked pricey). Staff seemed to talk most languages , although the Danish group sitting next to us were a bit of a challenge. Food was good , I had the rack of ribs , my wife had the grilled chicken. Fast service , but interesting to see the buzz in the street while we were waiting. Think the only criticism was that the table was a bit wobbly , but put that down in the main to the Portuguese paving. A good choice.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London
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119 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Ok for a standard lunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013 via mobile

Restaurante Santiago

Visited for lunch on a hot Sunday afternoon. Clearly a popular restaurant patroned by tourists and locals alike.

Greeted by the exceedingly friendly "James" with a lovely warm accent.

Good "standard" Portuguese menu - I was pleased that James pointed out that the cheese that was brought out was in the "covert" menu (phew! They were pricey!). Lots of grilled fish, shellfish and grilled meats. They even had snails ... If that's your thing!

Try the "green wine" - slightly sparkling white wine - from the northern region. Very tasty.

Lovely grilled sardines (albeit not gutted) and fresh salad and chips. My son had it right when he ordered the sea bass. Yum!

Nice average meal - ok price. €60 for 2 adults and 2 children with wine and beer.

Haggled by four sets of hagglers.... Saved by James!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Milan, Italy
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103 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Not bad”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

The service was fast and not so kind. The value is around the average of the other restaurants (walking around that street you can find several restaurants with almost the same prices).
But the Santiago rice with seafood was amazing. Around 8 €, eaten directly from the pot, I've found more seafood (lobster included) than rice.
Be careful about the starters, they try to give them to you without asking you, but they're not free and quite expensive.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MrSignorAl
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