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“Great Find in Tourist Center”
Review of Tasca do Xico

Tasca do Xico
Ranked #106 of 278 Restaurants in Sintra
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

Normally we avoid restaurants on touristy main streets whenever possible and search out places off the beaten path. In this case however, we were looking for somewhere to have a drink and watch a world cup match. We wandered into the tiny downstairs of Tasca do Xico for the game and ended up staying all night. We even came back a second time! The staff were really wonderful and made the experience so much fun. Great sangria and tapas and tasty mains like grilled octupus and golden brim. All around a great place to stop in for local flavor. Say hi to Sebastiao for us!

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

We stayed in Sintra for a few nights recently and visited here on our first night. Because our trip to Sintra wasn't for long we intended to eat somewhere different every night but ended up here for 3 out of 5!!....

Although the place is in the tourist area it doesn't feel like it.... It was homely and nothing fancy about the restaurant itself which made for a relaxed and casual few evenings. The wine was good and the waiter was friendly, there was no rush with ordering etc and things went at a nice leisurely pace without being too slow.

The food was good, steak in the 'house' sauce was my favourite, also the octopus salad was delicious. Even the covers of bread, cheese and olives were really nice - especially the cheese.

After we had eaten there was no rush to get us out and we were able to sit and chat for a while enjoying a couple more glasses of wine.

We would definitely recommend this place....

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1  Thank Jaysu999
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Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

Passed by here into between visiting the sights of Sintra. Service was a little alow to get started but once a couple of waiters swapped shifts it was fine. Had a variety of seafood starters, bread, half a pint of beer and a large house white wine - came to 34 euros. Slightly more than you woukd pay in Lisbon but very reasonable considering the quality of food and location.

1  Thank H0llyE88
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

We enjoyed a meal here. Not cheap but nowhere is in the tourist area of Sintra. We enjoyed fish of the day and an amazingly good vegetarian main course which consisted of a healthy mix of green veg, pulses, fried breadcrumbs and herbs - a lot more interesting than it sounds! Would visit again.

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1  Thank CoolCaro
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

This place is in one of those small streets in Sintra. After a day walking we decided to stop here for lunch. The truth is that everything on the menu sounded great and the plates on other tables looked very good so we gave it a try.

The service was really slow and the food did not taste as good as it looked. Also, for being Portugal and for the taste of the food the prices, in my opinion, were high.

Not a bad place but I would try somewhere else.

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Thank Piscus
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