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Mandragoa

Rua da Esperanca 136 | Madragoa, Santos-O-Velho, Lisbon 1200-659, Portugal
+351 21 400 5447
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish stew” (20 reviews)
“acorda” (11 reviews)
“steak” (41 reviews)
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Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Rua da Esperanca 136 | Madragoa, Santos-O-Velho, Lisbon 1200-659, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We've eaten here twice, and everything - appetizers, entrees, and desserts - have been among the best food I've ever enjoyed. Sheep cheese and blood sausage; Black spaghetti with shrimp in cream-tarragon sauce and stewed pork with clams; chocolate mousse cake. I asked if they...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LarryEls
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went as a group of five for dinner. We we're immediately greeted by a server, and also the owner. We had a little bit of everything off the menu. My personal favorite was grilled pork. I would go back in a heartbeat

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Charis M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited twice during our stay in Lisbon in October/November - chef Christina is wonderful! Very friendly and lovely woman. The blood sausage, fried shrimp, seafood cataplana, pork and clams and steak are delicious. You cannot go wrong with whatever you choose. We felt very...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kleeg8686
55Cristina, Proprietário at Mandragoa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We thank you so much for your lovely words! You were at the one and only Madragoa Cafe, that are open since 2009, wellcoming our costumers at the level you experienced, avoiding the fake next dor.... Thank you for your kind and enthusiastic review! Hope...More

Reviewed October 20, 2018

Fabulous last meal in Lisbon. The Seafood Cataplania was so good it will be one of the most memorable meals of our 3 week trip to Portugal. Excellent wine selection, excellent service, personal attention by chef/owner made it a truly Portuguese experience. Warm cozy atmosphere...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jaret Y
55Cristina, Proprietário at Mandragoa, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Lovely review, thank you so much!. We are the really and only Madragoa Cafe that are here welcoming our costumers for the last nine years, so please don't let yourself be misled by next door copy of us!! Great to know that we made your...More

Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

With scaffolding looming next door, it would be easy to miss this tiny establishment. But as it was the closest to our lodging, we wanted to have a meal there. This is the kind of place where you can strike up a conversation with the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 435luzb
55Cristina, Proprietário at Mandragoa, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. It's allways wonderful to read such warm words. After nine years, sometimes is hard to keep going on with the same enthusiasm of the firsts days, but after a review like yours, we are back to those...More

Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Portuguese classics prepared with a modern twist in a cozy environment, great wines (I’m now a fan of vino verde!) and the staff is amazing! What else could I compliment? Definitely worth getting to know the surroundings since Madragoa is a an amazing neighborhood! We...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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55Cristina, Proprietário at Mandragoa, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2018

Thank you for the time you took to give us your opinion. Is very important for us that you keep the chain of communication with the TripAdvisor 's community. Thank you for your kind words. We are looking forward to see you again soon Your's...More

Reviewed September 20, 2018

How did we get so lucky finding this gem of a restaurant. Tucked away on a quiet residential area in Lisbon, I felt like I was in someone's living room. What charm. The service was great, and the host Antonio was so kind. Real authentic...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank onissenbaum2018
Maria P, Proprietário at Mandragoa, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words, although we think you were speaking about our other place "Madragoa Vinhos e Petiscos", where Antonio was your host. But no probleme : either there or here, our job is to keep our costumers really happy and,...More

Reviewed August 28, 2018

Madragoa Cafe was our favorite restaurant in all of Lisbon. Would highly recommend the cataplana with shrimp and pork. The owner Cristina was wonderful, some great stories and recommendations for places to visit.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank 2020gordo
55Cristina, Proprietário at Mandragoa, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We will keep improving, always looking forward to pleases our costumers.... Hope to see you soon! Cristina and Antonio

Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Beatiful night with great food and nice staffs. Seafood Cataplana is a must!! You will never regret it.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Flyer805089
55Cristina, Proprietário at Mandragoa, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Thank ypu so much for your wonderful words! Is for people like you, that come to Lisbon to taste the real Portuguese gastronomy, that we work hard and put our hart in everything we do. See you soon! Cristina and Antonio

Reviewed August 13, 2018

We were out walking on a Sunday afternoon and came across the Madragoa Vinhos e Petiscos and had a wonderful lunch with Antonio. He was very generous in his time explaining the origins of the wine and native Portuguese food his restaurant offered. Upon leaving...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Malcolm G
55Cristina, Proprietário at Mandragoa, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Dear friends ! It's absolutely wonderful to read what you wrote. No words can describe what we feel! We are now seating, in family, at the beach, as today is our day off. And it's great to read your words to everybody and share with...More

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Robert F
December 30, 2017|
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Response from 55Cristina | Property representative |
Sorry we just saw your question today!( Lots of work). Yes! We always are open for the last diner of the year and also for the first. Is our tradition!Always with our Portuguese gastronomy and wines, and a great atmosphere... More
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Hi Suze, you're in for a treat—I'm jealous. Maybe best to email madragoacafe a-t gmail d-o-t com just to be sure?
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Response from MarcFlandersP | Reviewed this property |
Book far in advance if you want a table. It's a small restaurant and they prefer groups. You can eat in their second restaurant and enjoy the Fado later. Hope you find a table because the restaurant is very busy. Good food... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$11 - $28
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Esperanca 136 | Madragoa, Santos-O-Velho, Lisbon 1200-659, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: +351 21 400 5447
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Description
The Madragoa Cafe is a place where you can find a traditional Portuguese cuisine, where the products used are fresh and Portuguese. The predominant wines are from the Douro region, however it is possible to find wines from other regions. The dishes are a selection of some of the best that each region of Portugal has to offer. The desserts are traditional and some are made at the restaurant. The affection with which clients are received, that comes from the heart. See you soon!
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