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“Real local food and hospitality”

A Merendinha do Arco Bandeira
Ranked #217 of 4,178 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
Neighbourhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
Restaurant details
Neighbourhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
West Sussex U.K.
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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“Real local food and hospitality”
Reviewed 21 January 2013

A hidden little gem. Just through the arch south of Dom Pedro IV Square.
Don't be put off by the fact that it's opposite a Peep Show place or that it's pretty basic inside - this is a great place for lunch or early dinner. It's far from fancy, being family run, Dad and son serving and Mum in the kitchen (which overlooks the bar/restaurant and you can wave to Mum).
Food is local, fresh and delicious.
Pretty much exclusively locals, which is always a good sign, but we were made to feel most welcome. All dishes were explained and when it was served up it came with the comment "if you don't like, we'll do something else for you". But, no worries, the food was excellent.
And all at fantastic price.
Good to people watch the locals popping in for chats and drinks.
If you want a nice little local experience with genuine friendly service, good food and real atmoshere this is a cracker.

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