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#4,413 of 4,598 Restaurants in Lisbon
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Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service

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Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
0.1 miles from Cidade Baixa
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The restaurant was clean and the waiters were very attentive. The bread rolls were under baked and the cod fish was over cooked. The dish had oil poured over the fish and vegetables. It had a bland flavour and not a fruity one that I...would expect from olive oil.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed July 20, 2021 via mobile

Have been to Lisbin 3 times and enjoy returning to this cafe/restaurant. It is consistently good food and great service. Always a good place to start our day as it is at a great location on Rossio Square near the train station. Ms. Carminda Tomas...is always attentive and helpful to her guests. Prices are moderate but you get what you pay for here. It does not dissappoint.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 13, 2021 via mobile

Nicola is my favorite restaurant in Lisbon! Charming space, lively atmosphere. The menu has a very wide selection of entrees and desserts, complete with a picture of each item. Rui Miguel is an extremely attentive and professional waiter. Entire staff is very welcoming. I highly...recommend Café Nicola!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed August 23, 2020

The history of Cafe Nicola begins in the 18th century. Cafe Nicola was the meeting place of the Lisbon intelligentsia . It is not only a cafe, but also a restaurant . Its facade, in art deco style, is the work of the architect Norte...Junior . The interior encourages you to spend time pleasantly. The dining room has also a beautiful art deco style. We tried just coffee and dessert and were totally satisfied. Was really tasty. Good service, interesting location in Rossio Square, one of the oldest restaurants in Lisbon.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2020

We orded two dishes. One - that was served with three small tiger prawns grilled and some svery small salad cuts and a little vegatable rice on the side - EUR 27. The shrimps were overgrilled and thus dry and difficult to eat. The second...- 9pcs "fresh" larger king prawns. Really no taste. Why not add a little salt when you boil the shrimps? EUR 20 The local beer was rather expensive. This is what I call a tourist trap. We were first placed at the side of the door to the inner restaurant and at the side of people smoking! The staffer at the side restuarant was smoking and his smoking fumes drew allover our table. The staff was rude when no tip was added to the bill. He probably does not know that a tip is given when the guest is pleased with food and service. We were not pleased at all.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed March 31, 2020

We visited in early March, when Portugal introduced emergency measures relating to Covid – 19. Most restaurants had closed. We had arrived early at Lisbon Airport to catch our flight, hoping we could get something to eat. Unfortunately, we were not allowed in due to...restrictions. We managed to find a taxi driver, and asked him to take us back to Lisbon, and asked him to find a restaurant that was open. He took us to the Café Nicola. We were very grateful to the taxi driver for his help, as otherwise we would have had to stay outside the Airport for about 6 hours, with no water or toilet facilities. Café Nicole is on a major square, and we suspect it would be good for people watching, but there no people on the streets. We had a couple of drinks then had lunch ,a Waldorf Salad for myself, and carpaccio of beef for my partner. Then for dessert pastel de nata, every thing was ok, but not exceptional. We stayed four hours here and the staff were happy to let us sit at our table, and did not try and move us on. On a further note, we would like to wish all the staff our best wishes with the current Covid -19 emergency measures. Thank you for your good service, we hope you and your families keep safe.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 28, 2020

A good place to stop for refreshments in this bustling city. The atmosphere is good, the service is efficient and the range of cakes, etc is wonderful. We enjoyed our hot chocolates and pastel natal. The only downside was that the loos were blocked and...unpleasant and nobody seemed to have any urgency to deal with them.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 28, 2020 via mobile

Expensive for what it is with extra charge for bread and butter and a tricky part when the waiter ask u if you want to add tips on the credit card machine before doing your transaction so not pleasant. Food is average. They act like...a old brasserie but just deliver average food and service in a prime tourist areaMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 13, 2020

Cafe Nicola is fun restaurant to enjoy a drink and watch the people of Lisbon walking by. The food is also good with many local dishes. I advise you to take a seat towards the back of the patio this way you won;t get hassled...by the panhandlers and the people trying to sell you sunglasses and other items.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

We were tired and looking for a light lunch. The street side location looked appealing and with no research we accepted a table based on the salesmanship of one of the waiters. Very unimpressed. The mozzarella and tomato salad was very very average as was...the prawn salad. The push on extras was far worse than similar restaurants and we started to feel guilty for not eating them. We had an espresso and a small beer and our total bill was 25% more than any similar place in this vicinity. Don’t be tempted by nice table cloths!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Cafe Nicola is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 3.5