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La Siesta

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Passeio Maritimo de Alges, Edificio La Siesta, Lisbon 1400-039, Portugal
+351 213 011 522
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 30
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  • 78
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 33
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  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place, poor food

This place deserves better cuisine. We were there 3 times. All excellent when we look at environment, staff, music, shows, view... even drinks.. but when it comes to food, they ought to bet more here. The kitchen is the heart of the restaurant. Still, a lot of people go there, maybe because it's so... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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English first
Lisbon, Portugal
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I continue to come to this place only because of the Margaritas, and the most amazing view of the river!!! The service is the worst in town, and the quality/cost of the food is not good at all!!!

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Faro
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The service was fast and in general ok. The food is very bad, microwaved heated and insatisfatory. The best of the restaurant is the wiew and the atmosphere. the prices are very high for the poor quality of the food.

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Lisbon
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place deserves better cuisine. We were there 3 times. All excellent when we look at environment, staff, music, shows, view... even drinks.. but when it comes to food, they ought to bet more here. The kitchen is the heart of the restaurant. Still, a lot of people go there, maybe because it's so colorful. parking is no problem and... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This must be the worst review I have written on a restaurant in Lisbon. Situated in a privileged position on the Tagus river with a wonderful view from the terrace it quickly disappoints you as soon as you walk in. The welcome and initial service is non existent. I got a kind of "what do you want look" from the... More 

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Shenzhen, China
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I'd already been in Siesta some four years ago. If the food was not memorable, I'd kept a feeling of an overpriced restaurant. Monday evening and the place was full by 9PM - always a good sign. The view over the river makes a very nice setting for a dinner out with friends (architecture geeks, that's Gonçalo Byrne's beautiful leaning... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A couple of hours holiday is what it is! It's busy, in an industrial sort of river front with average quality food, but the portions are enormous, the price very reasonable, the service fast and the selection is varied. But all this is not the thing: Everybody go here to get away for an hour or two: the view, music,... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Took forever to bring the food. Everything tasted like supermarket Mexican food. When we ordered the desert (which was part of the menu), the waiter didn't care to let us know they didn't have that desert at the moment and left us waiting for more than 15min until finally deciding to inform us of what was happening. Lastly, we had... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Good: Nice view of the river, fun decor Bad: Some of the slowest service in Portugal - i.e. 2.5 hours for lunch service on a Tuesday., Food is not really Mexican - it's a bad, tasteless version of Tex-Mex (FYI - pico de gallo is not salsa, it is pico de gallo & they need a refresher on what actually... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Had to wait 30minutes for the heat up my kid food. When the qeso arrived. It was just hot melted cheese like pizza cheese... no qeso!And I'm still waiting for my food almost an hour. Too pricey. Slow service. Never again!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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127 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Went to this restaurant with a group of people for lunch, even with the selection of the day menu our food took 30 min to arrive after all finished the starters ... really strange and bad service. Food is ok. view is brilliant! the value for money is ok (just that you shouldn't wait so long for them.

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Address: Passeio Maritimo de Alges, Edificio La Siesta, Lisbon 1400-039, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 213 011 522
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
Average Prices: USD 10 - 27
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Passeio Maritimo de Alges, Edificio La Siesta, Lisbon 1400-039, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: +351 213 011 522

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 27
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

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