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“NOT IMPRESSED”
Review of Velho Macedo

Velho Macedo
Ranked #318 of 5,174 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 11 - US$ 28
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

The owner/waiter is a rather unfriendly person, the waitress was pleasant. Delivered to our table were olives, bread, cheese and water. We said we did not want the cheese or water but they appeared on our bill even though they were removed from our table. However the meal and olives were nice but the bread was dry and inedible. Both the olives and bread were also an added cost. The owner played dumb when we questioned our bill overcharge but did eventually give us a refund. Our advice is to CHECK YOUR BILL. There are other nearby restaurants that offer good food at a good price and much better service.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

During our stay in Lisbon we ate here twice. The waiter always seems a bit harassed but the young lady is very friendly and speaks English. For a small restaurant away from the tourist strip, it is very busy. Make a reservation or get there at 7.00pm when it opens. Not a big menu but everything is excellent, we had the John Dory one night and the sea bass fillets and the calf on a stone (veal) the second night. The desserts are all good, in a glass cabinet, just check them out. Wines very reasonably priced. All in all, good value for money.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

This restaurant is a favorite amongst locals and turists. The food is made with love, soul and pride. It's a treasure in Baixa of Lisbon. It's so hard to find a place like that in the city, that you all should be grateful for its existence.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank hugonin
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Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Had a delightful dinner here. The waiter was not the friendliest one we have met, perhaps he was having a bad day.

The food though was delicious. The servings are very generous. We shared a main meal of pork and we couldn’t finish it between us. The roasted potatoes were a waxy type we have had across Europe and they were very good.

The vegetables were fresh and very tasty. The cabbage had obviously been cooked in a good stock. It was stunning. The bill was very light. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ozrick33Sydney
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We were recommended this place by a local. We wanted to try delicious food paired with a great Portuguese wine.

And it was an excellent choice. We started with a cheese and olives. Then we had the Octopus, Duck Rice and a Picanha for the four of us. Enough food and it was all great.

The wine was suggested by the owner and it was really good, a Douro 2010 Reserva.

All in all a great place, everything delicious and the price was moderate.

Will come back any day.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Javo73
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