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Madragoa Cafe

Rua da Esperanca 136 | Madragoa, Santos-O-Velho, Lisbon 1200-659, Portugal
+351 21 400 5447
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish stew” (19 reviews)
“acorda” (11 reviews)
“bread” (41 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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Rua da Esperanca 136 | Madragoa, Santos-O-Velho, Lisbon 1200-659, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Madragoa Cafe was our favorite restaurant in all of Lisbon. Would highly recommend the cataplana with shrimp and pork. The owner Cristina was wonderful, some great stories and recommendations for places to visit.

Thank 2020gordo
55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words. We will keep improving, always looking forward to pleases our costumers.... Hope to see you soon! Cristina and Antonio

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beatiful night with great food and nice staffs. Seafood Cataplana is a must!! You will never regret it.

Thank Flyer805089
55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank ypu so much for your wonderful words! Is for people like you, that come to Lisbon to taste the real Portuguese gastronomy, that we work hard and put our hart in everything we do. See you soon! Cristina and Antonio

Reviewed 14 August 2018

We were out walking on a Sunday afternoon and came across the Madragoa Vinhos e Petiscos and had a wonderful lunch with Antonio. He was very generous in his time explaining the origins of the wine and native Portuguese food his restaurant offered. Upon leaving...More

1  Thank Malcolm G
55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Dear friends ! It's absolutely wonderful to read what you wrote. No words can describe what we feel! We are now seating, in family, at the beach, as today is our day off. And it's great to read your words to everybody and share with...More

Reviewed 13 June 2018

It has been exactly one year my boyfriend described his experience in Madragoa Cafe, and since then our talks over Lisbon would always touch on this point. I could never get tired of our extensive talks over the food, wine and Christina, but I certain...More

Thank Rovie F
Maria P, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

Dear Costumer So lovely words! Somehow tripadvisor did not like my first answer... So, let us say only that your review was very, very, very.... So, thank you in the same measure... Waiting for you next visit, sooner then later! Cristina and Antonio

Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

From the moment we walked through the door Christina made us feel welcome. She explained the menu to us and her own recipes. Great atmosphere. Very friendly. Great food. Attentive service. We will be back

Thank Lindandmary
Maria P, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

Dear costumer Thank you so much for your kind words. We love what we do and we guess it shows. Will be waiting for your next visit. Beste wishes Cristina and Antonio

Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

The owner waits on you & recommends dishes & wine We split an order of Seafood Cataplana. It was very flavorful & since we weren’t super hungry it was just the right amount of food The bread we ordered was delicious

Thank Carla H
55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Thank you for your review. Our fiish and seafood cataplana for two persons has 1 000 g of fish and more 250 g of shellfish and shrimps. The cataplana for one person has, exactly half of those portions. Best regards Cristina and Antonio

Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Let’s start with the positives. The owner and staff are very friendly and welcoming. However, we were encouraged to book here by the very sophisticated website with lots of appetising items on the online menu. The reality is very different. When we arrived there was...More

1  Thank hillybills
Maria P, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

Sorry, we know that we can't please everyone, although our 900 very good reviews and five Excellence Prizes. Best regards Cristina and Antonio

Reviewed 30 April 2018

We have visited many many countries and their restaurants and are usually satisfied with our choices. Once in a while we run across a gem and Madroga Cafe was ours in Lisbon. Great variety, wonderfully prepared and presented. The proprietress was so helpful with the...More

Thank Richard M
55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you for your lovely words! We do what we do with joy in our hearts and always hopping that your experience in our place is as good as possible. The best ever, if possible. Thank you so much you made our day... Cristina and...More

Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Amazing food, amazing atmosphere. We felt really welcome. I would definitely recommend this to everybody. We went there twice, as we liked it so much. We came there early so we were lucky to get a table, but I would suggest to book a table...More

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55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Thank you so much for your words and for your enthusiastic second time at our place.. What else can we say??? Please be back soon! Warm regards Cristina and Antonio.

Reviewed 23 March 2018

A must-visit for any holiday in Lisbon. We had a long day of delays and waiting around in airports and arrived in Lisbon a bit fed up. We quickly googled restaurants nearby and stumbled upon The Madragoa Cafe. It was full when we arrived, Cristina...More

Thank Alex M
55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Thank you for your sweet words. You made us win the day.Our's is a very hard job, but costumers lik you are the reward we need to keep on! Warm regards Cristina and Antonio

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Robert F
31 December 2017|
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Response from 55Cristina | Property representative |
Sorry we just saw your question today!( Lots of work). Yes! We always are open for the last diner of the year and also for the first. Is our tradition!Always with our Portuguese gastronomy and wines, and a great atmosphere... More
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Response from Marc Flanders P | Reviewed this property |
Book far in advance if you want a table. It's a small restaurant and they prefer groups. You can eat in their second restaurant and enjoy the Fado later. Hope you find a table because the restaurant is very busy. Good food... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 29
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Esperanca 136 | Madragoa, Santos-O-Velho, Lisbon 1200-659, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: +351 21 400 5447
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Description
The Madragoa Cafe is a place where you can find a traditional Portuguese cuisine, where the products used are fresh and Portuguese. The predominant wines are from the Douro region, however it is possible to find wines from other regions. The dishes are a selection of some of the best that each region of Portugal has to offer. The desserts are traditional and some are made at the restaurant. The affection with which clients are received, that comes from the heart. See you soon!
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