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“Over priced very poor restaurant. The view is superb, just follow my guidance”
Review of Amarra o Tejo

Amarra o Tejo
Ranked #98 of 357 Restaurants in Setubal
Price range: US$36 - US$145
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 23 June 2014

This is our worst meal in Portugal ever.
Very limited choice of preparations. The ingredients were fresh but they were cooked in pretentious though poor way. Presentation was below self-service snacks.
Although we went there on a Friday night, there were only four tables occupied.
Service is minimal.
Prices are unreasonably high.
What attracts people to this restaurant is its location on top of a hill facing Lisbon, sitting on the other bank of the river.
It is indeed a magnificent view over the city and a large part of the coast.
All visitors to Lisbon should see it.
But this restaurant doesn't have the exclusivity of the view.
In front of the building, there is a public walkway with exactly the same view. Even better, the walkway is equipped with public benches where one can sit to admire the view and maybe wait for sunset.
My tip should now clearly appear to the reader: spend some time on the public walkway admiring the landscape but don't take a meal in this restaurant.
One last piece of advice: it is practically impossible to park a car in the vicinity. Leave yours somewhere in the centre of Almada, catch a cab and ask the driver to take you up to Jardim do Castelo (GPS lat=N 38.684383 lon=W 9.156244).
Hope this helps.

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5  Thank Carlos_R_888
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

When we got there, the view on the 25 April's bridge and sunset took our breath away! We could not stop staring. Then we order starters and we were still happy and satisfied. Then the main dishes came and we thought it was just OK. Nothing amazing, just OK. Cheese cake was a good choice for a dessert.

Thank Paulina_Bali
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

As indicated by other reviewers, the view on Lisbon and the bridge is extraordinary (other side of the Taag river).
The food is good, even excellent, more French (nouvelle) cuisine with a Portuguese touch, not expensive for what it is, but expensive for Lisbon norms.
Difficult to find (if you try to do it without taking a taxi), but worth the travel.
When we were there, the airco didn't work, only a high number of fans blowing, I hope it works in summer, otherwise it is probably way too hot.
In summary, if you have a special occasion, and/or want to have dinner/lunch with a magnificent view, you should go there. If you want to eat cheap, there are better places in Lisbon for fresh seafood.

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2  Thank MarcG007
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

The food is excellent and the view of Lisbon is outstanding. It's hard for a tourist to find their way up the the restaurant but it is worth the search.

Thank BranRor
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

The view is the only thing that it´s 5 stars, despite the food is very good the price is way to high and quantities could be more generous...
The staff is nice but the vies is the star here, you get the chance to see the entire city of Lisbon

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1  Thank Luisenna
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