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“Good African food in authentic settings”
Review of Estrela Morena

Estrela Morena
Ranked #1,352 of 4,640 Restaurants in Lisbon
Cuisines: African
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Principe Real
Reviewed April 19, 2014

We wanted to try out some African food while in Lisbon and just googled our neighbourhood and "African food". One of the first suggestions was Estrela Morena and as it turned out to be just 200 metres away, we gave it a go.

Turned out to be a pleasant surprise as the service, the food and the price were all very good. We tried three different dishes that all turned out to be delicious and wholesome, just as the desserts were nice. The owners are from Cape Verde and take great pride in their heritage.

The cuisine may not be particularly advanced or complicated, but the restaurant focuses on a few good dishes and make them well. The servicemindedness and kindness of the owners added to the experience and we recommend the place to anybody who wants to try out good African food in an authentic setting.

Pricewise the restaurant is quite cheap with beer costing a mere 1.20 EUR and the most expensive bottle of wine less than 10 EUR, and no main course more than 11 EUR.

1  Thank Lars B
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

We did research on African food in Portugal after reaching our max (in a good way) on local food. We wanted a change. After hunting around we found this place which ended up being around the corner from our apartment we rented. It was a fun and delicious surprise. It has a few tables and is small and unpretentious. There were 5 dishes on the menu total. We ordered all of them and for a party of four that included one vegetarian and one gluten free it worked out great. The cook comes out to the refrigerator and gets the ingredients and cooks the meal. It was fresh, and delicious and the hot sauce accompanying it was terrific. Don't judge by looks or side street location. It was one of our best meals (and we are New Yorkers who eat out a lot) in Portugal and lots of fun. It's the kind of place that will never think about marketing itself but should be discovered and enjoyed.

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

My wife and I sought this restaurant out after reading about it on Chowhound. It was well worth it. I had the cachupa, which was a stew of beans and hominy with linguica sausage. Well-spiced, fresh, and delicious. The service was excellent, the staff friendly despite the language barrier -- they didn't speak much English at all. For a unique cuisine hard to find elsewhere, highly recommended.

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