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Cafe de Sao Bento

#54 of 3,571 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Gastropub, Steakhouse, European
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Rua de Sao Bento 212, Lisbon 1200-821, Portugal
+351 21 395 2911
19:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 19:00 - 02:00
Mon - Fri 12:30 - 14:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best steaks worldwide!!! You definitely have to try the Cafe de Sao Bento style steaks with the delicious special sauce and French fries, I have never tried anything better!!!

Thank Clara G
Wigan, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I stumbled across this place whilst looking for somewhere for dinner. The food is very, very good. We had steak of the house and it was amazing and very reasonably priced. The staff were very helpful and friendly and spoke excellent English.

Thank VAI3064
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The steak is so nice , I went there in the noon , only me stayed in the restaurant.The waiter was so sweet and my meal was well served . This is the best steak I've ever had so far in my life . I hope it could be bigger as I finished it so quick !

Thank Annie L
Zwolle, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I've been here tonight, actually less than 15 minutes ago and I am so enthusiastic to tell you all about this hidden pearl in Lisboa. This place is definitely worth a golden medal, maybe the key to the city or some kind of Nobel price in my opinion. My partner and I were looking for a nice restaurant in Lisboa... More 

Thank Manita P
Lisbon, Portugal
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74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Good place to visit if you fancy a great steak. The menu is fairly limited but the meat is delicious. The Bife à Café de São Bento is very tasty. Order a side of Esparregado (creamy spinach), it is also delicious. It is not a cheap place (drinks, in particular, are a bit too much) but the steaks are worth... More 

Thank Mariana P
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This place was one of my top food places in Lisbon. What a steak! It might not be the cheapest, but it's truly a reasonable price for the quality of meat and charming service they offer. I would definitely recommend this place and I surely visiting next time I'm back to Lisbon!

Thank Johanna E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This was the best place we went for eating out,if you like steaks its excellent,dont let the outside put you off once you go through the door its very well presented and staff and food all great.

1 Thank ian p
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Best steak we've ever had! We cut it with a butter knife :) Home made fries cooked in olive oil, super crispy. Absolutely delicious!

Thank Valentina F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

An incredible place .. where we have eaten the best meat ever ! The service is very professional and the decor is unusual but very nice and cosy . Although the meat is incredible , the deserts are also very good ;

1 Thank Marion L
Lisbon, Portugal
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Went here with a group of 4 adults and 2 children. Very nice staff and quick to service. The menu doesn't have many options, but the steaks are 5 stars, although the price is a bit high. It is easy to pay 40€ per person. The restaurant has a great deco.

Thank Ângelo M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$58
Gastropub, Steakhouse, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Street Parking, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 02:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 02:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 02:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 02:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua de Sao Bento 212, Lisbon 1200-821, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: +351 21 395 2911
Portuguese restaurant specialized in steaks (steakhouse) . Known as the Best Steak in Town ( by Time Out , " vox populi" and other magazines . You can have lunch in working days and dinner everyday until 02 AM.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?