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Malmequer Bemmequer

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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Rua de Sao Miguel 23, Lisbon 1100-542, Portugal
+351 21 887 6535
11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Fri 1:00 pm - 12:30 am
Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Went to this restaurant a few years ago, nice experience, cosy place and decent food. Went back this week for a second visit but it was disappointing. The staff attending the tables (presumably the owner) did a very poor job, having a very arrogant posture i don't think he treated the clients properly being rude at times. Had high expectations... More 

Thank Carlos D
Campbell Hall, New York
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

We were doing an exploratory walking tour of the Alfama neighborhood when we stumbled upon Malmequer Bemmequer. We took a peak inside and loved the vibe. The owner greeted us and took good care of us. We had a light lunch (soup, salad, smoked salmon and beer). The soup was the 5 star winner. The bread/spread appetizer was also excellent.... More 

Thank OCNYtraveler
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Nice, authentic space with great fish dishes. The owners were very sweet and accommodating. We had a lovely time.

Thank Maya V
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

It only opens at 1PM (for the moment incorrectly referenced on this page). We arrived too early and were invited to come back at 1, what we respected without discussion. Like this we discovered the typical and terribly sympathetic bar Medrosa d'Alfama at 50m for a beer. Back in the restaurant we decided for Sardines. A must, at least at... More 

Thank Gorg183
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Had dinner here one night and was one of the best meal in Portugal. The owner was extremely helpful and provided great recommendations on wines and food. The seafood meal I had was amazing as was the wine and the dessert. The meal I had for the price was also incredible. Highly recommend this place, but you may need to... More 

Thank JayRH2014
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch. This restaurant once was very well rated, especially about two/three years ago. But actually, it is very normal and the price is little expansive for what it offers.

Thank Renan K
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

We went to the restaurant 15 min. before the opening time. The owner was sitting in his car parked infront of the restaurant and reading a paper. He did not move in spite of the fact that he had 6 potential customers standing infront of the restaurant. The waiter told us that we will have to wait until they open.... More 

Thank Mila P
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2015

We tried one of their famous Cod mash dishes (there are allegedly 365 ways to cook Cod in Lisbon), and have to say it was one of the most unique flavors I have tasted. It came together great! The owners were very friendly despite my zero knowledge of Portuguese and prices were extremely reasonable. If you want local, high quality... More 

Thank Joseph D
Warsaw, Poland
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2015

Hidden, small place in Alfama. Door can be closed so you need to knock - it makes this place a bit mysterious. Restaurant is really quiet and calm - perfect for couples. And food - amazing! I can't say anything bad.

Thank Natalia S
Mannheim, Germany
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Nice traditional restaurant with cozy atmosphere. The grilled fish was very good. The owner was friendly and very routinated. Nice neighbourhood. We can definitely recommend the restaurant.

Thank mun1ch

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
1:00 pm - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua de Sao Miguel 23, Lisbon 1100-542, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Neighborhood: Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Phone Number: +351 21 887 6535

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Explore narrow streets and alleyways, small cafes and, of course, the internationally acclaimed Fado music. The earth-shattering Great Earthquake of 1755 destroyed most of the city but the contiguous neighborhoods of Mouraria, Castelo and Alfama remained standing to this day. These neighborhoods represent Lisbon at its historical best. The cool breeze of the Tagus river will take you up the hills to the sound of Fado, where you'll discover the best "tascas," eat delicious fresh fish and drink great wines. Discover hidden viewpoints and ancient traces of other civilizational ruins in the heart of the Portuguese capital. These are centuries-old neighborhoods that will welcome you to the very best of old Lisbon culture.
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