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O Madeirense

#1,027 of 3,006 Restaurants in Lisbon
#1,091 of 3,149 Places to Eat in Lisbon
Neighborhood:
Principe Real
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Loja 3027, Lisbon, Portugal
01-3830827
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good

Food was very good but a little bit expensive. We tried the Espetada Madeirense and it was very tasty. The madeira wine with the dessert was very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
josé S
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Maputo, Mozambique
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Huddersfield
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

After trying to visit another local restaurant which was closed we ended up here. The menu enticed us to try, and we were taken upstairs and seated. The speciality salted codfish was served with raw onion and garlic which, when we enquired, was correct. The fish was dry and tasted almost stale and swimming in either garlic butter or oil... More 

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Maputo, Mozambique
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Food was very good but a little bit expensive. We tried the Espetada Madeirense and it was very tasty. The madeira wine with the dessert was very good.

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Thank josé S
Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Food was representative of Madeira cooking. Meat was excellent, waiters dressed in traditional costume. The place was full, suggesting it is well know. The hotel spoke highly of it. Too bad it is in commercial center. But we were with excellent friends and couldn't care less about the environment.

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Thank Didier M
Vallauris, France
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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Accidentally saw this intriguing restaurant tucked in a 'food court like' area of Amoreiras Shopping Center, so finally decided to give it a try, and surprisingly, the restaurant's wood-structurall style is admirable. Our server was a very helpful/nice guy who speaks good English. Delectable regional food, tasty appetizers and yummy dessert! So had lunch again the following day - again,... More 

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Oeiras, Portugal
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434 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

"O Madeirense" was the first restaurant offering Madeira cuisine in Lisbon, especially the famous "Espetada" and "Filetes de Espada". They're still good at it, but somehow I feel they have less passion for what they do and serve... The Espetada has good, tender meat and comes with fries and fried corn, and this is one of the few places I... More 

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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Friendly and helpful staff. Average food with small portion sizes and poor quality compared with local alternatives. Beware - compulsory side order, 1.9 euros so not too bad but still not requested or eaten!

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Thank owl687
Lisbon, Portugal
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250 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 482 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This has been one great restaurant, but not any more. Overall years went through this restaurant, and now is an expensive option for poor meal in a mall.

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Schelle
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Our first evening in Lisbon and we wanted to get early dinner to go early to bed as quite exhausted from the travel. We were the only guests in the restaurant at that time, but we were treated in a great way: very attentive but not imposing. We enjoyed both of fish dishes and of course a bottle of Mateus... More 

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Rio
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189 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

This is a Madeira's restaurant in Lisbon. Great food with great service. Try "espetos": pieces of meat served in a sword with types of potatoes. Good wine selection with good prices.

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Mombasa, Kenya
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172 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Nice cosy wooden cabin interior. Not a fast food restaurant. Typical cuisine from madeira. Good service, very attentive and polite. Menu is food. Try either seafood or espetadas. Not cheap. The madeiran garlic bread is a good starter.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Loja 3027, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Principe Real
  • Neighborhood: Principe Real
  • Phone Number: 01-3830827

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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

Staying in Principe Real

Neighborhood Profile
Principe Real
From the splendid garden and its cafe-kiosk to its restaurants, Príncipe Real is more than worthy of a visit and it won't let you down: its attractions include "Pavilhão Chinês" (one of the more eccentric interior designs you'll ever see), museums and a fantastic botanical garden. It's also a commercial neighborhood, and you can visit a renovated Palace, home of the Embaixada (embassy) trendy shopping center with its cafes, art galleries and luxury shops... and even if you don't buy anything, take a look inside just for its marvellous interiors. On top of this, Príncipe Real offers a variety of places to eat: if you're in a hurry, drop by "Pizza a Pezzi"; and if you're not, taste the delicious Honorato hamburgers, Argentinian cuisine at La Paparrucha and also great, delicious Portuguese food at Tascardoso!