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Malmequer Bemmequer

#972 of 2,739 Restaurants in Lisbon
#1,025 of 2,839 Places to Eat in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
European, Portuguese
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Rua de Sao Miguel 23, Lisbon, Portugal
351 218 876 535
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 11
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Recommended!!

During our weekend jn lisbon we were adviced to eat here. It was a bit difficult to find since the door was closed but a little note told us to ring the bell. Then we saw the nice owner, few tables and great atmosphere and were positively surprised! Really authentic and good food, very reasonable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
MarijeK87
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Small restaurant with a good vibe and, ofcourse, very good food. The restaurant is in an amazing neighbourhood with fado everywhere.

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Napa Valley, CA
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Four of us were wandering through the Alfama in the vicinity of lunchtime and spotted a sign that indicated a charcoal grill. We looked inside an attractive little blue and white restaurant and, although it was nearly empty, decided to give it a try. Good choice! We wanted seafood and ordered grilled sardines, prawns and cod baked with mayonnaise. Plus... More 

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Berkshire
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32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Saw this restaurant as we walked past during the day. It looked nice so we decided to go back in the evening to eat. We didn't make a reservation. When we returned the door was shut! But looking in I could see diners so I knocked on the door and the owner let us in! It wasn't full but there... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We tried to eat here tonight. Turned up at 7:30 to be told to come back at 8. We asked twice to make a reservation but were told "no need". When we came back at 8 there were people inside eating but the door was closed and locked. Having read the previous reviews we rang the bell. The owner came... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

During our weekend jn lisbon we were adviced to eat here. It was a bit difficult to find since the door was closed but a little note told us to ring the bell. Then we saw the nice owner, few tables and great atmosphere and were positively surprised! Really authentic and good food, very reasonable prices. 1/2 liter red wine... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

We were wandering aimlessly around and came across this place. We got a cod potato pie of some sort and it was very nice. Reasonably priced as well. Not the busiest (having to ring a doorbell to get in probably doesn't help) but nice once you're in.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

After some wandering around in the Alfama (during which you can so easily get turned around), we came across Malmequer Bemmequer. I recalled it being a place to go to, so we decided to stop in for a little “snack”. We ended just getting the grilled shrimp, and they were SO good (though slightly pricey). Even if that’s all you... More 

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Galway, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The "waiter" proprietor is reserved and moody sometimes ,but he can be nice ...we had seat by the window in his small intimate restaurant. The food was high end quality and great value too.

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London
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant when ambling around Alfama, and ended up being very pleasantly surprised at our luck in happening upon such a wonderful place. It's small, with about 8 tables, and has a cozy and simple yet charming decor. Our waiter was pleasant and attentive yet unobtrusive. My wife ordered the scabbard and I the sea bream. Both... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I was walking around Alfama district without a precise goal when I jumped into this little old fashioned treasure. 1) it really looks like being at the house of locals 2) the quality of food is very good and filled with love, exactly what I wanted to find in my destinationless path 3) it is very easy going: few seats... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua de Sao Miguel 23, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: 351 218 876 535

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget

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