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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” (19 reviews)
“acorda” (11 reviews)
“bread” (41 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, 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 4 days ago 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

1  Thank joaosantiago13
55Cristina, Proprietário at Mandragoa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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

Thank onissenbaum2018
Maria P, Proprietário at Mandragoa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank 2020gordo
55Cristina, Proprietário at Mandragoa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Flyer805089
55Cristina, Proprietário at Mandragoa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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

Reviewed June 12, 2018

It has been exactly one year my boyfriend described his experience in Madragoa Cafe, and since then our talks over Lisbon would always touch on this point. I could never get tired of our extensive talks over the food, wine and Christina, but I certain...More

Thank Rovie F
Maria P, Proprietário at Mandragoa, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2018

Dear Costumer So lovely words! Somehow tripadvisor did not like my first answer... So, let us say only that your review was very, very, very.... So, thank you in the same measure... Waiting for you next visit, sooner then later! Cristina and Antonio

Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

From the moment we walked through the door Christina made us feel welcome. She explained the menu to us and her own recipes. Great atmosphere. Very friendly. Great food. Attentive service. We will be back

Thank Lindandmary
Maria P, Proprietário at Mandragoa, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2018

Dear costumer Thank you so much for your kind words. We love what we do and we guess it shows. Will be waiting for your next visit. Beste wishes Cristina and Antonio

Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

The owner waits on you & recommends dishes & wine We split an order of Seafood Cataplana. It was very flavorful & since we weren’t super hungry it was just the right amount of food The bread we ordered was delicious

Thank Carla H
55Cristina, Proprietário at Mandragoa, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2018

Thank you for your review. Our fiish and seafood cataplana for two persons has 1 000 g of fish and more 250 g of shellfish and shrimps. The cataplana for one person has, exactly half of those portions. Best regards Cristina and Antonio

Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Let’s start with the positives. The owner and staff are very friendly and welcoming. However, we were encouraged to book here by the very sophisticated website with lots of appetising items on the online menu. The reality is very different. When we arrived there was...More

1  Thank hillybills
Maria P, Proprietário at Mandragoa, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2018

Sorry, we know that we can't please everyone, although our 900 very good reviews and five Excellence Prizes. Best regards Cristina and Antonio

Reviewed April 30, 2018

We have visited many many countries and their restaurants and are usually satisfied with our choices. Once in a while we run across a gem and Madroga Cafe was ours in Lisbon. Great variety, wonderfully prepared and presented. The proprietress was so helpful with the...More

Thank Richard M
55Cristina, Proprietário at Mandragoa, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Thank you for your lovely words! We do what we do with joy in our hearts and always hopping that your experience in our place is as good as possible. The best ever, if possible. Thank you so much you made our day... Cristina and...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 Marc Flanders P | 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
$12 - $29
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, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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