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Espaco Espelho d'Agua

Espelho de Agua Avenida Brasilia | Near the Monument of the Discoveries, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
+351 21 301 0510
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good31%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“tuna” (2 reviews)
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European, Portuguese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Espelho de Agua Avenida Brasilia | Near the Monument of the Discoveries, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only one good thing, the view, but the rest was awful. First the waiters were unwelcoming and they do not speak english even so it’s a touristic area. We waited 45 min for tap water and a diet coke, and more than an hour for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sophie250490
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Had a really lovely meal here - it was an unusual curry pasta dish but really tasty. Lovely location on the edge of the water too! Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank F1988-London
Reviewed October 8, 2018

The best part about this restaurant was the lovely terrace (with shade) where we sat right along the river. The inside space was super cool and modern but it was too nice to be indoors for lunch. We ordered a variety of sandwiches including their...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Fondue4two
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Great dinner, Dio (or Diego) was the perfect host, his suggestions for food and wine were great. Food was delicious - a great twist on Portuguese and international classics. Beautiful seating overlooking the river.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank klaus-dieterc
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Amongst the 3 experiences I had in restsurants in Lisbon, this one is by far the worst. We literally waited for 1/2 an hour for our bottle of wine and 1h30 for our meals. Some of our plates weren't even eatable, and service was just...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Toussaint B
Reviewed July 14, 2018

This restaurant was suggested by the Bloomberg article published in January 2017. It's probably the nicest restaurant in this tourist-laden area which oddly led to it being almost completely empty during the hour+ that we were there for lunch. We thought that maybe people were...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Timothy O
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Espelho de Àgua is a large restaurant located in Belém right in the water front close to the Discoveries Monument and next door to the chain restaurant bistro Portugalia. The restaurant is well known for its great outdoor patio offering unobtrusive views of the river...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank LuisMoreira
Reviewed May 24, 2018

This made a very pleasant place for a relaxing lunch with views of the Monument of Discoverers and the river with its saliboat traffic. We ordered a Portugese pizza -- very good, flavorful, thin-crust pizza. Also, a ham and cheese sandwich on excellent baguette. Plus,...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Arthur H
Reviewed May 20, 2018

We went with some friends, one couple knew the owner and made the reservation. Drinks wear taken outside at the terrace, champagne was at the right temperature which was nice. The appetisers were incredibly good and main courses were OK. Dinner room spacious with tables...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 47carlosm
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Ordered tuna sandwich and the food was extremely salty. The writer, rudely said “You order, you pay. Tune is always salty” we ordered 10 other dishes and other dishes was ok. Customer services was so bad we will not visit again.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Farmani
Belém is the "capital of the Portuguese Discoveries"
and a photographer's paradise. You can spend an entire
day exploring this neighborhood: monuments (Jerónimos
Monastery, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries),
museums (Coach Museum, Centro Cultural de Belém) and
breathtaking views of the Tagus river will make your
visit worth your time. Belém also offers a variety of
restaurants and cafes, namely the famous - and
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$8 - $28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Espelho de Agua Avenida Brasilia | Near the Monument of the Discoveries, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Belem
  • Neighborhood: Belem
  • Phone Number: +351 21 301 0510
  • E-mail
he emblematic Espelho de Agua building has been renovated and is the setting for the Espelho d'Agua Space project. In 2012 the Lisbon Tourism Association (ATL) held a public tender to operate part of the Espelho de Agua building, which is located in Belem, facing the River Tagus. The space comprises 1,200m2 and was first built in 1940 for the Exhibition of the Portuguese World. The central idea of the winning project was to bring contemporary cultures from the different regions visited by Portugal on its sea voyages to the spot where, five centuries ago, Portuguese people set off for the world. Following the renovation works, the Espelho d'Agua Space has emerged with a concept that is in tune with the original architectural identity of the building. Its aim is to house gastronomy, a gallery for art and design, music, cinema and video and other forms of cultural expression.
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