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“Excellent food, lousy service.”
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Ranked #148 of 4,146 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Excellent food, lousy service.”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

We were a party of six and arrived for our 8:00 reservation. After about 30 minutes, we received our drink order and 1 and 1/2 hours later we received our first course. One of our party complained about the delay to the manager, but it was another 45 minutes before we received our entrée. The food was excellent, but we have not had such poor service in any other restaurant of this price range.

  • Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“3.5 stars rounded down - great service and food but relatively pricey”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

We had a very nice meal but it was expensive by Lisbon standards. It is nice inside the restaurant but the area itself isn't that pleasant.

I thought that it was hard to find the place and when we called for directions we were just told that we should go to the train station (Cais do Sodre) and look for it - so we spent about 15 mins walking around aimlessly and accosting people in broken Portuguese.

The food was very good and service was great - the server took time to talk about the dishes patiently with us. I'm not sure that we would go back though despite this.

The view is nice, but the tables outside didn't really look that appealing to me, there seemed to be a lot of rubbish on the footpath.

  • Visited July 2013
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A gem! close to the river, great enviroment.”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Food, service, enviroment, location. All great. After two or three diners they will know your name and you will be treated as at home.
One of the times, as it was raining, an umbrella was offered to walk safely to the car and home. It's about details.

Please do try the food that is marked with Mozambique, these are the best and really makes the name of the restaurante (Ibo is a Mozambique island).

  • Visited August 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Interesting food, a bit pricey for Lisbon”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Were looking for an interesting food experience and we found it here. Had a great meal, perhaps because we both chose the Moçambique specialities that the restaurant is known for. So I'm sure, if this is what you want, this is definitely what yo will get.

  • Visited August 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Excellent food, interiors and staff”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Even though we had our 3 children with us to dinner (one sleeping in the stroller), the staff was very polite and attentive and made sure everyone had a great time. Food was excellent, African food is not something I am familiar with, but I was pleasantly surprised! I really liked the interiors too, white and clean, a real gem hidden behind the busy streets with river views. Will definitely come back next time we are in Lisbon.

Visited July 2013
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