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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Seafood, Mediterranean, Portuguese
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed December 16, 2020 via mobile

Awful service, cold food and high prices! The worst place in Lisbon, so I do not recommend you to go there!!!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed May 13, 2020

We had some difficulty finding it. We nearly passed the place because the sign was oddly located by the side of the building. Just in front of the Rossio station, this tiny place gets extremely crowded and is very popular with locals. Definitely not a...good place for a romantic dinner but perfect for lunch or a quick snack. Plates are big, not expensive and taste incredible. The bifanas here, are out of this world! It’s a traditional pork steak sandwich (in a Portuguese bun), and Beira Gare serve the best I’ve ever had (by far!). Strongly suggested, I will go here againMore

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed March 5, 2020

First of all: stand at the bar, do not let to be seated. At the bar you gonna feel yourself as a local, at the tables you're a tourist. Try a soup (sopa de dia/soup of the day or sopa de legumes/vegetable, caldo verde/Portuguese kale...soup ), the bifana is a must, with mustard and an imperial (small glass of local beer), if you like it hot, ask for piri piri oil. Try some popular Portuguese fried snacks, chamussa, croquettes, rissóis/fried turnovers. The guys over the counter are the same for decades, everything goes smoothly and incredibly fast. You gonna feel yourself as a local for some minutes! Do not forget: only at the bar, no tables!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed January 16, 2020

Was shocked after reading all the hype on culture trip and other sites about this place to find the food inedible! Both my fries and the meat in my sandwich was served cold. The bread Used in my breaded pork bifana was as dry and...stale tasting as sawdust and my pork was cold and so dry I could probably snap it in half easily as it was as dry as dust. It was also flavour less and to my surprise completely inedible. For what it was it was well overpriced and I left without eating more than a few bites. The wait staff is ok but uncaring and didn’t seem to care that I left it upon looking at my almost untouched plate after I paid my bill. My partners prego was not as dry (hardly high praise none the less) but he said flavour less and still far from great. Certainly left perplexed about all the hype.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed November 8, 2019 via mobile

Low quality and high prices. Probably they have some affordable plates too, but the octopus and the clamps are highly overpriced

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed September 29, 2019

We're killing time at the Placa Dom Pedro waiting to go on a gastronomic tour - which never happened! So we had a beer and a glass of wine here. Very pleasant too. Expect to pay about 5 euros for each but check out local...coops where you can buy decent wine for about 2.5 euros. Entertainment was provided by a local rummy who for some reason took exception to an american couple, knocking over their drinks. He was quickly accosted by the cafe bouncer and dragged away by the scruff of his neck!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

Very nice local restaurant, fast food. Best to order FISH, meat wasn’t so good. Service by Nuno was perfect, no doubt he’s the best worker there.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 20, 2019

We were looking for a reasonably priced cold draft beer and the desk clerk at the My Story Hotel recommended this place. He suggested standing at the bar where the beer costs 3€ rather than 5€ if you sit down. Bartenders were friendly albeit with...limited English. We were curious about their cask wine and they poured us a small tasting. We also ordered a glass of port. The food looked good but it was 3pm, too early for dinner.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

Our Tuk Tuk driver suggested we eat here and he was correct. A friendly welcome, great wine and superb food. I had never eaten Octopus before but will now. The Octopus with rice was tender and flavoursome - the prawns and rice were great as...were the sardines. Yummy. Friendly and helpful advice from our waiterMore

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed May 30, 2019

If you dont konw that Bifana is, this is the place to try them. I had many of them, but Beira Gare in Lisbon, is so far, the best

Date of visit: May 2019
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Response from Lavon R | Reviewed this property |
you like to enjoy the sea food you need the tools they provide you to eat the langoustines, lobster etc. It will be more comfortable to take your time and eat in the restaurant rather in a train.
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March 5, 2016|
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hello , it's not possible because small and many tables and chairs and people ! sorry for you.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Beira Gare

Yes, Beira Gare offers takeout services.

Beira Gare is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5