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“Helpful staff. Relatively speedy service for Europe.”
Review of Costa do Castelo

Costa do Castelo
Ranked #2,345 of 4,354 Restaurants in Lisbon
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Graca & Sao Vicente
Reviewed 5 July 2013

The owner was attentive and helpful. Since the temperatures where in the upper 90's, we asked for the soup of the day (carrot) to be served cold and it was. It was good. For lunch, we ordered the chicken asparagus salad thinking it was cold but it came on sautéed vegetables with warm smoked chicken and cooked asparagus. It was tasty even though it was not a cold salad. Relatively speedy service for Portugal lunch. Convenient location to the hilltop. It's crowded at nighttime.

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Thank JenJen024
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

Caprese salad and Gorgonzola stuffed mushrooms were quite tastey. I had the smoke chicken with fuselli ' the pasta was overdone and there was no sauce. My husband had the lamb, which had a very nice sauce but the lamb was well done. Overall the food was a little lacking but some simple changes could make it great (and actually worth the price we paid). If you are looking for a small bite after visiting St. George´s Castle this would be a good place to grab an appetizer- we were underwhelmed with the main meals.

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Thank Jaime M
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

We had the shrimp couscous, which was tasty and interesting, and the grilled codfish, which was very well-cooked. The portions were generous and the green wine refreshing. The street was quiet and the view was great. All in all, a pleasant experience, though slightly expensive by Lisbon's standards.

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Reviewed 16 April 2013

I took my guests to have a lunch in Costa do Castelo because of positive reviews on Tripadvisor.
Unfortunately I have to say - with a lot of experience of restaurants in Lisbon - that this restaurant is expensive place to have lunch and the quality of food is average.

One of us couldn't eat the sirloin steak because the meat was so chewy. Well, I have to say that this is a common problem in restaurants in Portugal, but for 12,5 euros lunch you can already expect very good quality.
Afterwards the waiter came to ask if the food was good, and we told him honestly that we were sorry for how the meat was. He just nodded "ok" and went away with the steak plate. That's it?

The restaurant has ok wine list, but for example good quality Alvarinho type of wine (4 eur/glass, high price again) was the label you can buy cheaply (bottle is less than a price of one glass) from local Lidl. The bottle was opened before and it could be tasted that it had been open some time. Portugal is a wonderful wine country, so please, dear restaurant keeper, try a little bit more.

Positive things are some nice views from the terrace outside, and other dishes that were all right (even though also expensive).

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Thank MrsT0ad
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

This is quite a small place but perfect for lunch. The interiour is very colourful and really lifted our spirits on a rainy day. The food was light and nicely cooked: We had tasty risotto (a daily special that I would strongly recommend) and chicken with spinach and bacon. The staff was very friendly.

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Thank ellie_hoop
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