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Cantinho do Bem-Estar – Tasca #1!

Since most restaurants in Bairro Alto are small and the demand for a table is high in the weekends, you can normally spot a good restaurant by the line in front of it.

Judging by this measure o Cantinho de Bem-Estar (“Little corner of well-being”, more or less) is one of the top dogs. And it is!

I have to admit that in my 8 years in Lisbon I finally managed to go there last November! Like I said, they are always full and they don’t take reservations.

The place is really small and you would walk by it in a sec. But please turn around and wait in line, it’s worth your while!

The food is typical Portuguese, served in generous portions. One portion is enough for 2, but I normally can’t resist and order one just for me!

Don’t expect fancy service, tables or menus! They have a basic menu, friendly (but busy) service and great food. Try to go during weekdays, in order to get a table.

The last 2 times I ordered the veal (Lombinhos de Vitela), great!

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Details about this spot



Rua do Norte 46, Lisbon

Telephone number


Opening Times

Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30 & 19:15 - 23:30


Average meal: € 19.00
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)