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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I were disappointed with this restaurant. It was our first time to Belém and we found Vela Latina has good reviews so we came in. The atmosphere in the hotel was lovely, as was the wine waiter. The problem was that our...main waiter who was also at front of house, had no understanding of what gluten free meant. I even said the Portuguese translation when ordering and he made us seem like everything was gluten free, yet when the food came it clearly wasn’t (was tempura hake). Then the manager came over and started listing all the ingredients which went into making the hake (including wheat flour). In a restaurant of €30 per dish, I shouldn’t have to be explaining what gluten free means to a restaurant manager. A shame as we got excited when we walked in at the lovely menu. Please learn about allergens like we have seen in every other restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had not been to Vela Latina for many years and having gone there recently, I only regret ......my long absence. Very rare in Portugal (not to mention Spain or France), there is a proper bar to wait for your table. And the food is...just terrific with a very professional service. Everything is just excellentMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 6, 2020

Excellent restaurant. Everything is fine – the location, the decoration, the service and the food. The only thing which is not probably so good are the prices. Enjoy!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed February 26, 2020 via mobile

We went to Vela Latina to have lunch. The service is polite and the room very nice. Regarding the food, to start we asked foei gras with apple and it was excellent. For main i had the classic filetes de pescada with arroz de alcachofras-the...rice was very weak with no flavor - and ventresca very good. For dessert, apple pie that was nice.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 24, 2020

We went to Belem in a Hop On Hop Off Bus to visit the important Belem Tower and the Padrao dos Descobrimentos. After the visits we walked into this Restaurant next to the Tower. The service was excellent, the food great and the price was...more than reasonable.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 11, 2019

We find out that place at the end of our water front visit and walk. Very nice restaurant. Offering authentic local food with option of indoor and outdoor sitting area. WIFI on request is available.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

If you are looking for great ambience, excellent food and tremendous service Vela Latina is the place to go. Salvadore is an excellent restauranteur and Vela Latina is a must visit dining experience while in Lisbon.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 30, 2019 via mobile

It was our first Portuguese food experience and turned to be amazing! The food was excellent, I have the fried fish with rice and my friends had steak and grilled fish, everything was done to perfection and taste amazing. It was a business meeting that's...why no photos could be taken. Highly recommend when in Lisbon.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 23, 2019 via mobile

We loved this restaurant. Cooling was delicious, well done with perfect products. Decoration is nice, we felt in a luxury place but very charming, warm and comfortable. Service was very attentive, smiling and efficient. Price are high but in line with the place and the...quality offered. We recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

Cafeteria/IKEA style eating but the food is not labeled. The three no name savory items we tried honestly ended up tasting like cat food inside anyway so I doubt the label would have helped. Best thing was the bread and butter. Quiche was extremely bland....Appreciated that the interior was clean and that the windows opened so each table could decide for themselves. You’re given toilet passes but otherwise you have to pay which I think is fair enough. Decent WiFi. There’s an ATM. They have a fantastic spot right near Belem Tower so if they made the food even half decent, it would be extremely successful.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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