Solar dos Presuntos

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#2 of 14625 places to eat in Lisbon
Open now 19:00 - 23:00
Portuguese, Seafood, Vegetarian options
$$$$ Average price: 33-57 €
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R. Portas de Santo Antão 150
Lisbon, Portugal
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This is the greatest spot near Jardim do Torel. Portuguese cuisine is a must-order one at this restaurant. Nicely cooked açorda, grilled prawns and black rice have a good taste. Tasting good queijada, chocolate meringue and parfait is what many visitors advise. Visit this place and try delicious house wine, cordial or white wine. A number of reviewers say that you can have great cortado at Solar dos Presuntos.

This place is famous for its great service and friendly staff, that is always ready to help you. Prices are attractive, and the menu is worth every penny. You will certainly appreciate the calm ambiance and divine decor. This spot is a Michelin selection and has 2 black knife-and-fork symbols: the inspectors state that this restaurant guarantees supreme comfort.

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I was really anticipating this lunch reservation due in large part to the high reviews and Michelin recommendation. What followed was utter disappointment. I want to start by saying that we were served at one point or another by a total of three different people, so this rating reflects only one of those three people. We started by asking the waiter to pick a Portuguese lobster for us. We knew from looking at the tank that he had plenty of live Portuguese lobsters (as well as live European lobsters). Instead, he came back to us with a dead one that was on ice literally overnight. We came before opening and saw it in the window on ice that morning. For 99 Euros per kilo, we expect it to be live. We turned it away and asked him to pick out a live European lobster instead. He came back with one that was from the live tank but looked completely dead. Now this really pushed our buttons, as we saw him pick lobsters for two other tables (of Portuguese/non-tourists), and watched him make a show of how the lobsters were not only live, but utterly thriving. We asked him to pick out one of a different weight for us instead, in the hopes that he wouldn't insult us again. Those hopes were dashed. He clearly intended to provide us with inferior food and service, and we were very hungry, so we decided to accept the lobster. When it finally came as a lobster risotto, as we had requested after being given the option, we were shocked at how extremely salty it was. It tasted like they dumped literally half of a whole salt shaker into the pot. We suspect this was an attempt to cover up the low quality (in terms of live freshness) of the lobster. We had dined on live lobster at numerous restaurants before, as well as having cooked live lobster at home for ourselves numerous times as well, so we knew we were being screwed. All that being said, two of the three waiters did an excellent job serving us, so we decided to tip them what two-thirds of great service would qualify for back stateside. We do not recommend this restaurant, and sincerely hope other tourists will not be fooled by their Michelin recommendation and high reviews. We suspect there were other less savory reasons as to why we were treated less well than European guests, but we don't want to be overly inflammatory by elaborating on that.
We ordered the live European lobster risotto with very high expectations, partially due to their high reviews, Michelin recommendation, and high price. In the end, it turned out to be so  salty that we did not want to finish it. On the other hand, the bottle of white wine we ordered tasted good and the service was also good. They had a lot of specials that seemed appealing so it seems possible that we would have enjoyed our experience much more, if we had tried something different.
Great for large group of friends with a good appetite
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R. Portas de Santo Antão 150, Lisbon, Portugal
Delivery Booking Сredit cards accepted No outdoor seating Wi-Fi
Opening hours
SundaySun Closed
MondayMon 12:00-15:30, 19:00-23:00
TuesdayTue 12:00-15:30, 19:00-23:00
WednesdayWed 12:00-15:30, 19:00-23:00
ThursdayThu 12:00-15:30, 19:00-23:00
FridayFri 12:00-15:30, 19:00-23:00
SaturdaySat 12:00-15:30, 19:00-23:00
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