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Madragoa Cafe

Rua da Esperanca 136 | Madragoa, Santos-O-Velho, Lisbon 1200-659, Portugal
+351 21 400 5447
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, 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 May 29, 2017 via mobile

We came across this beautiful little place located on a lovely street. The feel of the neighborhood alone was 5 stars. We arrived with no reservation. And lucky for us, they own another small place a few doors down. We enjoyed some lovely wine while...More

Thank Carlos C
55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2017

Thank you very much, dear Carlos! We work every day with all our hart and dedication for people like you. People that come to Portugal with the only idea to enjoy the weather, the food, the warmness of our wellcome. Be back as soon as...More

Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

We had reservated a table, what is really nessecary at this small restaurant. It was cosy decorated and we got a warm welcome. The owner took our order and explained and recommended dishes. The mixed starter plate was really good and the chest of bread...More

Thank Stefienchen W
55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2017

One little step and....we might be dreaming of a Michelin star :)! Anyhow, thank you very much for the wonderfull comments and come again soon so we could have the oportunity of get up to your 5*.....

Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

For those who like Indian food this is one of the best place. I know to enjoy it. Staff very friendly and helpfull.

Thank marvin m
55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2017

Thank you for your review, althought it might be misplaced...

Reviewed May 23, 2017

Really don't understand how this place received such rave reviews. Both my dish, which consisted of thinly sliced spuds, sprinkled with heavily (dried) herbs over non existent cod! And my wife's dish of what appeared to be some old leftover's amongst loads of soggy, chunky...More

Thank DHopper66
55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2017

Thank you for the time you took to write this. Cristina and Antonio

Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Christina and her staff serve up Portuguese food that is prepared from their heart! Their patience is to be commended and kindness towards all of our questions and demands. If I lived in Lisbon, I might eat here every day. The cafe is small intimate...More

Thank Craighartman
55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2017

Thank you so much for your opinion: Perhaps it may answer to the few who dont like our restaurante! Wish you could come every day... Warm regards, Cristina and Antonio

Reviewed May 21, 2017

This place is incredibly authentic, with a truly welcoming environment. The food was also delicious and we are so pleased that we chose to dine here on our last night as it meant we ended our trip on a high!

Thank ahayhurst2017
55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2017

Thank you for your words. We are glad to know that you had enjoyed everything. Best Regards Cristina and Antonio

Reviewed May 18, 2017

I did like the menu and the food was fine. however our table was in the way for the waiter to serve other tables! its not a place for a romantic meal for 2. All very reasonable price wise with good service! Would i go...More

Thank girlsalound
55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2017

Dear Costumer , our restaurant is known as a small cosy place. Thank you for your kind words, Cristina and Antonio

Reviewed May 15, 2017

I must confess, I've been here now maybe 10 times! Every time has been a flavourful, enjoyable, exciting evening! Sometimes solo, sometimes as a couple, always great. I've tried most of the pescetarian (and some vegetarian) dishes now—they're all great. The Fado singer on Thursday...More

Thank thedavestone
55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2017

Thank you, Dave. You are a very special costumer....as everybody else are!( Althought after the fifth visit it beguns to be more a frend's visit then costumer's visit!) But, you know, we open our arms to those who come to feal the portuguese soul... Maybe...More

Reviewed May 4, 2017

It is not just for the lovely and cozy place with Fado music every thursday or for the great portuguese wine menu that you should go to Madragoa Cafe. But it is also for the amazing and unique food that they prepare carefully and mostly...More

1  Thank Flaviasartori
55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2017

Dear Flavia, thank you so much for your most kind words. You made our day! What else could we deserve? looking forword to see yoy again soon Hugs! Cristina and Antonio

Reviewed May 2, 2017

We had a lovely dinner here! We enjoyed the food and most definitely we loved the personal service. Lovely people! Absolutely adorable. But unfortunately the overall experience was ruined by the fact that when we were completely full and asked for the bill, we were...More

Thank Miljonmixi
55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2017

Surely it was our non-intentional mistake and we are deeply sorry for it! No doubts It would have been clarifyed if you just have told us then. If you could be back one of this days, we will be very happy to offer you somme...More

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Suze_1714
August 4, 2017|
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Response from thedavestone | Reviewed this property |
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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tono9010
February 1, 2017|
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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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Daphnenero
October 29, 2016|
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Response from 55Cristina | Property representative |
Hi,Daphnenero, No we dont serve lunch. The new place is in the same street, same side, only a few dors up :Madragoa Café is the nr 136 and the new Madragoa Café is de nr 156. Hopping to see you soon Kind regards Cristina... 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, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, 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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