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“Fantastic food and entertainment in a truly Portuguese setting”
Review of Madragoa Cafe

Madragoa Cafe
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Ranked #122 of 4,411 Restaurants in Lisbon
Price range: US$ 12 - US$ 29
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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!
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This restaurant hit two birds with one stone. We wanted an authentic Portuguese dinner and a Fado performance. The reviews on this restaurant were good and we were very pleased that we chose it. Our waiter was very good at explaining the Portuguese menu and made several recommendations. We had the Bacalhau “Madragoa Café” and the "Portuguese Experience", a dish with different sausages. We wanted to share the dishes so the waiter split each dish onto two plates. The highlight was the Bacalhau. The way it was prepared mixed with a crunchy topping was fantastic...and no bones! The ladies in the kitchen, which we could see, were cheerful and always busy. Our table was right beside the Fado performers, who were great. When the music started, all food service stopped, so you could really appreciate the music.There was no rushing us through our meal (as is the case in any restaurant) so we lingered for 3 hours and listened to 3 sets of music. The owners were very gracious at the end of our dinner, called us a cab for our return to our hotel. Definitely a great spot for local food! Go on a Thursday, but reserve in advance.

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55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Dear Costumer
Thank you for your great reviwe@
Glad that you liked the all pakage!
But let us say that the fado is just a surprise we offer to our costumers and we should say that evryday is a good day to have dinner at Madragoa.
Special now that we have two options to offer in our two restaurants...
Hopping to welcome you again soon,
Cristiano and António

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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing and as a vegetarian was really happily surprised that the owner took really great care of vegetarians ! I was able to order a traditional Portuguese dish that she modified for me !! We will be back !

Thank Ben D
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55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Dear Costumer

Great review! Thank you! As a semi-vegetarien () I like to bild new vegi- aproaches to our gastronomy that, as you know, are not deeply concerned with vegetarians options....
I think that our muchrums açorda is realy a must!

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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I chose this restaurant by tripadvisor . The place is very cosy, me and my friend ate fish and it was absolutely excellent. The waiter is helpful and nice, he explained us the menu as it s written only in portuguese. I recommend this place.

Thank Sofia T
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55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Dear Costumer


Thank you for your kind words.
Yes we pay special attention to the qualiry of the service we provide and its impirtant for us your feed back, thank you.

Hopping to see you soon
All the best
Cristina and Antonio







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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Reception : very kind and Warm

Waiter : attentive with good explanations. Take the time with the client

Food: very local Food

Clean: 5/5

Prince : very good yield

Excellent

Thank nuageparadis
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55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Dear Costumer
Thank you for your reviwe....5/5 too!
Sometimes less is more.

All the best
Cristina and Antonio

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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff, lovely food en great atmosphere. We enjoyed our stay here very much. One of the highlights of our weekend in lisbon.

Thank rraabe
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55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

Dear Costumer

Thank you for your kind words that shows that we are in the good way and that we should keep on.
We are glad you enjoyed your dinner and we hope to welcome you again in a near future!

All the best
Cristina and Antonio

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