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Populi Caffe & Restaurant

#341 of 4,043 Restaurants in Lisbon
₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Mediterranean, Portuguese
Ala Nascente Terreiro do Paco, 85/86 | Next door to the Renova Sexiest W.C. on Earth, Lisbon 1100, Portugal
+351 21 887 7395
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“cod” (24 reviews)
“octopus” (23 reviews)
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Contemporary, Mediterranean, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Ala Nascente Terreiro do Paco, 85/86 | Next door to the Renova Sexiest W.C. on Earth, Lisbon 1100, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed a fantastic dinner last night at Populi. The location was convenient and easy to find. We were keen to try some of the interesting Portuguese dishes we'd been reading about. Our starter gave us an opportunity to try three different ways of preparing...More

Thank Chorizofan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant on the recommendation of the hotel, and it was tied as our favorite restaurant in Lisbon. I want to begin by saying that I read a review on TripAdvisor that talked about being seated next to a restroom, yet when...More

Thank cjsmith4168
janpe72, Diretor-Geral at Populi Caffe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your sincerity and friendship. It is a privilege for us this interaction. João

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a Friday night. It was very busy so we thought the service would be slow, we were wrong. Our drinks were all delicious and they were served to us very quickly. We had 2 burgers between 3 of us, they were...More

Thank traveltime1818
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch. Sharing cheese and meat plate was very nice. The rolls came in a small bag and were the best. Had the local beer which was very good. It was lovely to sit outside in the sun and watch...More

Thank AngelaM007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

By far our best dinner while in Lisbon. The smoked codfish risotto was phenomenal and a very generous portion. The veal was also superb. Everything sounded so good. We did not have a reservation but had the perfect table in the loft overlooking the beautiful...More

Thank Carmel J
Reviewed 17 March 2018

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. We were skeptical because of the place where it is located: in the main square, near the Augusta street. We ate very well. The service is friendly and professional. The atmosphere is felted and cosy.

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We had dinner in Populi without reservation. The food was good and waiter Daniel was very helpfull and polite! The crispy duck is a real recommendation!

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Our hotel staff told us about this place. It is wonderful. WE shared a salted Cod stew along with some side dishes. The Rose wine was perfect companion. Our waiter was really nice and said he loved working at this place because the owner wants...More

Thank mitch w
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff delicious food good wine and Rafael made me happy with his good service I recommend this place to everyone,,,

Thank Zois d
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I came here for lunch and we were not expecting much because it was right off of the main square however we were very surprised with the quality of our meal. Everything was prepared exactly to our desire and the staff was...More

Thank RiceWP
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27 August 2015|
Response from João P | Property representative |
Good morning, Our restaurant served Starters inspired on Portuguese traditional food , called Petiscos ( tapas), witch include cheese, smoked ham , slices of beef with pickles, shrimps in a garlic sauce, cod pastry,etc... More
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 37
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ala Nascente Terreiro do Paco, 85/86 | Next door to the Renova Sexiest W.C. on Earth, Lisbon 1100, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Neighbourhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Phone Number: +351 21 887 7395
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