A Tapadinha

Address: Calçada da Tapada 41A, Alcantara, Lisbon, Portugal
Telephone: 213 640 482

- Mid-range

4.2

Lisbon’s only Russian restaurant is a fun night of vodka, music and top food.

Truly excellent Russian fare (yes, I was surprised too) is served in a setting of Cyrillic-scripted constructivist posters, wooden dolls and austere classical Russian music.

Food and drink
4.3
90%
Service
4.5
90%
Food and drink
4.3
90%
Value for money
4.4
90%
Ambience
4.5
90%
Location
3.8
90%

Food and drink

Traditional Russian cuisine such as sturgeon, dumplings and borsch.

Recommended dishes

I always have the steak tartar – a deliciously hearty and rich stew of butter-tender raw minced beef mixed with crunchy vegetables.

Ambience

Diners are plied with shots of vodka throughout the meal, creating a fun and raucous vibe.

Service

You’ll be full of so much vodka, by the end of the night you might have to be carried out by the staff, which they’re happy to do. Sort of.

Location

It’s in a bit of an obscure spot under the foot of the Ponte 25 de Abril bridge.

Price advice

I usually spend about 30 euros, which includes a fair few beers and vodkas.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Foodies
  • Stag / hen parties
  • Nightlife

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