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UMA

#211 of 3,567 Restaurants in Lisbon
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Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
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Rua dos Sapateiros 177, Lisbon 1100-577, Portugal
+351 21 342 7425
Today
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:15
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:15
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited UMA after many recommendations however we were dissappointed by the food. It all tasted the same, no flavour at all. Regarding the old man at the front of the bar, I appreciate he's in his 70s therefore hearing might be difficult, he didnt talk at all to none of us just made noises that seem everything disturbed him. We... More 

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Buenos Aires
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gruff and surly waiters (the owners), don't respect reservations, doors were locked when we went for our reservations and pointedly ignored ours and others knocking on the doors to be let in (the restaurant wasn't full and we were on time, but even if we weren't that's hardly a way to treat customers). Can't comment on the food since we... More 

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Thank TangoSmiles
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here with two friends of mine on suggestion of another one and I think I have eaten the best seafood rice ever! The restaurant is very small and usually there is a long queue so I suggest to avoid peak times. If you are in Lisbon you have to try it!

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Thank SuperAleBros
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend visited Uma back in December 2016. First night we tried to go, there was a huge queue outside so we tried again the second night. We arrived 20 mins before doors opened. We must have been about the 5 couple/customer. Soon as the doors opened we all filed in and filled up the available seats. Within... More 

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Thank _Rachel_uk88
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Authentic Portuguese food and atmosphere. Highly recommended! Best seafood rice ever tasted. A experience to repeat.

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Jinotepe, Carazo, Nicaragua
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Everybody recommended this restaurant. By the good and excellent opinions it seems that the food is good (the rice to be specific). Nevertheless, we tried twice to find a table (for lunch and for dinner) and the results were the same. Long waiting, rude customer service and denied to service with no good explanation. We And several clients left very... More 

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Savona, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Well, the famous and decanted risotto is not for guinness!! Considering , long waiting list, narrow spaces but , absolute lack of courtesy, the place cannot be fully recommended but , with time and little more .. endurance , why not to try. All in all good for price!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Out of all the restaurants I tried in Lisbon, this is the most memorable one. Uma has the best shell fish rice in town, period. The rice came in a large metal pot with rice integrated. The shell fish rice was thick, flavorful, and loaded with seafood: shrimp, langoustine, stone crab, fish, etc. I thought it was tomato based but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Went there at 6.45pm on the first day and didn't get a place so we went there again at 6.30 to queue and got a place at 7pm. The price of 10 euros per person for the seafood rice was fair provided there were quite a lot of prawns and crabs etc. However the rice is not surprising at all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

It's a challenge to get in to say the least. We have queued twice, and finally got a table at third attempt. I would recommend to go there half hour before opening! Once you are in then it's very straight forward, the menu is simple and, only one dish is available for dinner: the seafood rice dish served in a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 33
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:15
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:15
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:15
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:15
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:15
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua dos Sapateiros 177, Lisbon 1100-577, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Neighbourhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Phone Number: +351 21 342 7425

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores

Neighbourhood Profile
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!
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