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Ginjinha Sem Rival

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Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
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Address: Rua Das Portas de Santo Antao, 7 - Baixa, Lisbon 1150-277, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 346 8231
07:00 - 00:00
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Small, traditional place with plastic shots of Ginha liquor and more! these little things are tasty, (but don't drink too many of them!!) and cheap and the owners make fun with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
Dimitris K
Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Small, traditional place with plastic shots of Ginha liquor and more! these little things are tasty, (but don't drink too many of them!!) and cheap and the owners make fun with the customers!! it's worth it to visit it!

Thank Dimitris K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We tried the infamous cherry liquor, and I have to say that I didn’t care for it much. More like cherry cough syrup. But others seem to like it, so I think it’s all a matter of preference. I like the aspect that you can pay a small amount and then just get a sample of it.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

A little hard to find as building is currently under restoration. Excellent Ginjinha with cherries in the shot. A small little place that is worth finding for the Ginjinha.

Thank Shan C
Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

One of the most tasty ginja. This is the one e of the two oldest spots, where you can taste it. There working the fourth generation of family. Price is 1,40 EUR. Small place, just drink and go. Better come at evening, when weather become colder and wind stronger.

Thank Tomas K
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We found this tiny 'bar' by chance and had to pop in to sample the Ginja and wow it was lovely. This is more of a bar for locals who pop in and out constantly for a cold glass. The tip is to ask for a cold one and you get more in your glass! We only tried the cherry... More 

Thank nicargent28
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

A must-do in Lisdon. This is a pop in café (with no seats or anything) and they serve small glasses of ginjinha. Its very interesting especially as you see people calling in briefly for a quick shot and then off they go again. Very tasty.

Thank 894None
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

One ginjinha a day will make you fly over the hills of Lisboa! Great people, ask with ginja! Great deal

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We sampled this place when the one across the way was closed early in the morning. I found the flavor of the liquor smoother and the cherries tasted better. The competitor down the street seemed to be busier (maybe because it was on a TV show) but they served their shots in plastic cups, while Sem Rival always served in... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Near the church of São Domingos is the Ginjjnha Sem Rival. This authentic small store has the traditional Ginjinha liquor and the Eduardinho liquor. In a small glass a lot of Lisbon residents drink this, even in the morning. Great to go to for a quick after work drink or a pre dinner drink.

Thank FayeInAmsterdam
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

We went there just because I found it on tripadvisor. The place is not bad but it's really nothing really special. We tried the traditional ginjinha drink but the place seemed to be rather dirty (both outside and inside).

Thank spyFirenze

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A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!
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