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Malmequer Bemmequer

#973 of 2,575 Restaurants in Lisbon
#1,025 of 2,669 Places to Eat in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Portuguese
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Rua de Sao Miguel 23, Lisbon, Portugal
351 218 876 535
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 11
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  • 11
    Terrible
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:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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170 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Berkshire
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
1 helpful vote 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 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I came here because of the good reviews from several websites including TA. the restaurant is quite small, with few tables. it is locked normally, and you will need to ring the bell, then the owner will open the door for you. grilled sardines was too salty for me. the breads and the olives served were expensive.

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Berlin, Germany
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93 reviews 93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I am in Lisbon since one month and that war the worst experience is a trap for tourist I could not choose for the wine and later I saw the wine list I payed nearly twice what I could pay in others place : a lot for what I had

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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: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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