Chapitô

Price guide: Mid-range

Rua Costa do Castelo 7, Lisbon

Price guide: Mid-range

Chapitô

By Guyan Mitra, your Lisbon expert

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#22 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Lisbon
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Food and drink:
4
4.0
Ambience:
4.6
4.6
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
4.7
4.7
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Art, Great views / scenery, Live entertainment, Romance

Expert review of Chapitô

A quirky and charming restaurant within the grounds of a circus school.

Part of the local circus community, this arty cafe and restaurant takes on the bohemian and colourful spirit of the carnival with live shows, a boho crowd and tasty treats.

Food and drink: 

Nothing fancy, just simple tapas, steaks and grilled fish dishes. They have good and affordable Portuguese wines too. There's a cafe section as well with coffee and cakes.

Recommended dishes: 

I usually come for just a coffee and a pastel de nata (custard tart) but the tapas is pretty good too. I like the pimientos de Padrón (roasted chilli peppers) and the boquerones (raw anchovies).

Ambience: 

The candle-lit fairy-tale views over the city are what bring most, so you get the odd romantic couple. But the alternative circus vibe keeps this place jovial and frivolous.

Service: 

Can be a bit lax, but circus performers-cum-waiters weren't ever going to be super efficient. There's always a smile, though.

Location: 

High up in the historic Alfama district, near the castle.

Price advice: 

Depends on whether you're snacking or dining. Dinner for two and some drinks won't come to much more than 60 euros.

Tables to book: 

By the window for some of the best views in the city.

More information on Chapitô:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Café, Restaurant
Food:
International, Mediterranean, Spanish, Steak
Address:
Rua Costa do Castelo 7, Lisbon
Telephone:
021 886 7334
Website:
http://www.chapito.org
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 12.30pm–midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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