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Boi Cavalo

8.6/10
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R. do Vigário 70B, 1100-451 LisbonSee map

Average price €40

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Guest spacing 2m
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Restaurant menu

Chef Hugo Brito
  • Average price €40
Berbigão, Rilettes, Brioche
€20
Cavala, pickles, alho
€12
Iceberg, boquerones, toucinho
€7

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Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous

8.6/10
based on 436 reviews
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Quality of food :8.6/10
Service :8.7/10
Setting :8.6/10
  1. Brendan c.
    Brendan c.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    Not sure what I was expecting, but its a hidden gem. I almost missed it walking past, but glad we found it. Small menu, fresh seasonal food, massively creative, tastes were excellent. The place is basic (don't dress up) and small (maybe 20 covers). Food presentation was good, but the taste was excellent. I also discovered an excellent Pinot Noir from Portugal (Atlantico). Go there with an open mind and a desire to try something different. Loved the cornbread, the Pate brilliant, the clams in green curry sauce...but as the menu changes frequently I'm not sure what you'll find next. Have fun.

  2. Alexandre T.
    Alexandre T.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    How to put it in a very simple terms? We had the entire menu between my three friends and. I. Food was very good, using simple local ingredients and turning them into great dishes. Good selection of wine. Lovely space in old butcher shop if not mistaken. Great food, good atmosphere, and good price. Will be back

  3. Davina J.
    Davina J.
    • 2 reviews
    4/10

    I was hoping for the famed tasting menu with wine pairings but on arrival discovered this had been discontinued. The a la carte menu was short and uninspiring and despite not being an especially picky eater, managed to feature three things I don't eat. A couple of dishes weren't available. Another dish was €7 for dressed iceberg lettuce. Nothing much appealed so we left.

  4. Peter K.
    Peter K.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Wondered if in the right place on arrival. Quickly recognized we were on a winner. Friendly and excellent service. Superb and interesting cooking. Full and helpful explanation to fully understand the ingredients. Really good fun and an excellent evening.

  5. Schwaller J.
    Schwaller J.
    • 9 reviews
    9/10

    we've been the 2nd time here. they seem now more established as before, food is still rock and roll, but maybe a bit less adventurous as before. we started with a homemade cornbread, going over a cold soup to some fish and squid, then we got a nice rice with rabbit followed by a meet croquette, followed by two sweet courses, ending with a sip of some "schnaps". we choose the wine pairing, here some wines were good some less...but a nice panorama what you can get (the wines were very natural, but rather simple). for the price you get a lot of very good food: if you are open for new combinations then this is the place to go. we will come again when hopefully again in lisbon in the next coming years.

  6. Jeanne L.
    Jeanne L.
    • one review
    9/10

    We really enjoyed the wine and food tasting menu. Every dish but one was interesting, flavorful and well-presented. A substitution was made for a quail dish which was replaced by French toast. This was baffling to me and I did not enjoy the dish. Everything else was wonderful. Be aware that Uber’s cannot get to this restaurant since it is in a restricted zone, so you need to take a taxi.

  7. Vasco C.
    Vasco C.
    • 16 reviews
    10/10

    Boi-Cavalo offers a unique experience of flavours with an unusual combination of ingredients in a set menu. One of the best cuisines in Lisbon! Totally recommend if you’re into a diffferent kind of experience superbly crafted.

  8. Carla C.
    Carla C.
    • 36 reviews
    10/10

    One of the most creative restaurants in Lisbon. It was my 3rd visit and the unexpected combinations never cease to surprise me. Brilliant table for those willing to try an out of the box dinning experience. I

  9. Mário S.
    Mário S.
    • 7 reviews
    9/10

    Small but cosy. Really nice atmosphere with open kitchen and very good timing all over the dinner experience. It was not the first time and we will be back for sure.

  10. Eduarda S.
    Eduarda S.
    • 23 reviews
    10/10

    Great!! We tried the tasting menu and the combination of flavours adapted to the concept and mainly the season was spectacular. Each dish complemented the previous one, perfectly. The explanation of each dish by the staff was a plus adding their profesionalism. Very nice environment. An experience to repeat!

  11. Jan v.
    Jan v.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Phenomenal food. Unusual elements, varied, clever, and not "internationalized" but instead real Portugal -- bravo! Charming and knowledgable waiter, and excellent vine too. This restaurant is a solid "foodie" place, comparable to the best places in the USA, especially Oregon.

  12. Marie-Therese D.
    Marie-Therese D.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    This small and cosy restaurant is really a gem It has a modern and fresh ambiance and the service is very friendly and attentive We had the menu with wine arrangement and it was more than fabulous! Original dishes and beautiful local wines Everything breathes love for food Super!

  13. James K.
    James K.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    I'm so glad to have found this restaurant. It's an absolute gem! Definitely worth a visit. It's a short walk from the metro but it's well worth it. Check it out!

  14. Odile B.
    Odile B.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Martin our server was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable. Dishes were full of flavor , mixing textures in a fun and unique way as well as combining unusual flavors. A very pleasant meal. Highly recommended.

  15. Tereza S.
    Tereza S.
    • one review
    8/10

    A place for foodies looking for something different and keen to experiment with different and often unconventional tastes. The team needs to put more effort into the desert - what we had on the menu was not great.

  16. Micah S.
    Micah S.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    We absolutely loved the place. The food was unbelievably great, a special treat in Lisboa which already has great food. We really enjoyed the american punk and metal music being played over the speakers, music I grew up on!! Highly recommended if visiting Lisboa.

  17. Kathrin R.
    Kathrin R.
    • one review
    10/10

    I'm sorry, I don't talk French but I would like to give a comment in English: For us (my husband and me) it was a very, very fascinating evening- we liked everything. The interior, the music ( amongst others Foo Fighters and Velvet Underground!) but most of all the very nice service (she explained everything to us!) and the unbelievable very, very good food. Thank you for everything!

  18. Alex C.
    Alex C.
    • 3 reviews
    3.5/10

    The one word that comes to mind is “Bizarre”. Bizarre does not necessarily mean bad (the desert was nice, for instance), but in this case it was. Very strange and VERY questionable combinations in the plate. If I didn’t feel bad for spending >60 euro per person, I would have said “very bad combinations”. Fish heads were just bad: there was very little meat, and the one that was there was overcooked. The bread with baked burrata was just a bad combination, period. But the desert was good and service was good. We were full at the end of 7-course dinner, but we had to have some pastel de nata afterwards. And don’t even get me started on the ambiance (that loud music was just bad, bad, bad) and the awful wines that were served as part of wine pairing. Service was nice... Overall, the whole experience reminded me of one of those movies that is so bad, it’s almost good. Don’t go.

  19. Rosalinda K.
    Rosalinda K.
    • one review
    7/10

    Great wine pairing. Personally thought the food was a bit pricy for what you got. We did enjoy all the dishes but nothing blew us away except the desert.

  20. Herman S.
    Herman S.
    • 4 reviews
    4/10

    It is a very small restaurant with tight seating. Pairing of the wine was inadequate. The food was disappointing. The service was well intended but average. Overall experience was disappointing.

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Opening time

Quarta a Domingo das 18:00 às 00:00

Closing time

Encerra à Segunda

How to get to the restaurant

R. do Vigário 70B, 1100-451, Lisbon, Portugal

Public transport

Metro: Santa Apolónia (Azul)

Directions to get there

City center

About the restaurant

Numa viela de um dos bairros mais típicos da cidade de Lisboa - Alfama, surge o restaurante Boi-Cavalo.

Pouco convencional, pode parecer, mas surpreendente na experiência que proporciona. Espaço cosy, atraente e com uma decoração original, atenta aos detalhes, o restaurante é desprovido de portas a dividir a sala e o lugar de preparação da comida, aproximando os comensais do processo de confeção.

Com uma cozinha de autor, inspirada na gastronomia tradicional portuguesa, o Boi-Cavalo revela influências da comida que era preparada nos melhores hotéis de Lisboa no século XIX, com produtos oriundos das províncias. A ementa varia frequentemente, de acordo com a disponibilidade dos ingredientes.

Deixe-se seduzir por esta atmosfera, onde os pratos são desenhados com sabedoria e mestria ,num agradável jantar de amigos.

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