Opaq

Price guide: Mid-range

Rua Boqueirão do Duro 50, Lisbon

Price guide: Mid-range

Opaq

By Guyan Mitra, your Lisbon expert

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#10 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Lisbon
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.5
4.5
Ambience:
4.7
4.7
Service:
4.5
4.5
Location:
4.2
4.2
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Singles, Design and architecture, Nightlife, Special occasions, Trendiness

Expert review of Opaq

A Lisbon restaurant by beautiful people for beautiful people.

Owned by a trio of model agency bigwigs, this is the place to namedrop right now. But if you look beyond the crowd of long legs and rigid jawlines, you'll find there's also some pretty good food to be had here as well.

Food and drink: 

The menu is a seasonal and modern mix of Mediterranean, Italian and Portuguese fare with a mild emphasis on seafood.

Recommended dishes: 

On my only visit I had the octopus risotto, which was outstanding. The soft octopus blended well with the thick and creamy rice. I also noticed more then a few size-zero models being tempted by the cheesecake.

Ambience: 

Wall-to-wall models and fashion folk with just a waft of smug in the air, which may or may not, be bearable.

Service: 

The wannabe models and actors that make up the staff are probably more beautiful than efficient, which is fine by me when they look that good.

Location: 

Down an obscure street in Santos, this place is either awkwardly out-of-the-way or secluded and secret, depending on how you look at it.

Price advice: 

Lunch deals are pretty good with mains going for around the 10-15 euros mark. In the evening prices get closer to 20 euros.

More information on Opaq:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bar, Restaurant
Food:
Fusion, International, Italian
Address:
Rua Boqueirão do Duro 50, Lisbon
Telephone:
021 394 0602
Website:
http://www.opaq.pt
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
12.30pm–3pm 8pm–midnight. Bar, Thu–Sat midnight-2am. Closed Sat lunch, Sun and Mon and all of August.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to Opaq? Would you recommended it?