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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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“acorda” (14 reviews)
“fish stew” (19 reviews)
“bacalhau” (33 reviews)
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All hours
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 14 October 2017 via mobile

This is a very small restaurant. The hostess (and owner) is exceptionally nice and seeks to help you make your food choices. This being a small restaurant with a very small kitchen you need to wait a while before you get served. However the hostess...More

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55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thank you very much for your kind words and for understanding our way of working. Warm regards Cristina and Antonio

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Great host, she explained everything to us in English. The food was amazing and absolutely delicious. See my pictures- this was taken a few days ago. The antipasto is a must try in my books. The rose was yummy too- perfect combination. Please make sure...More

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55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thank you very much for your kind words! Warm regards Cristina and Antonio

Reviewed 3 October 2017

We ate at Madragoa Café in February 2015 and liked it so much we dined again in February 2016. Friendly, good local cuisine, generous and helpful and very reasonable cost for full dinner and wine etc. We would have no hesitation in returning to Madragoa...More

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55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

We are waiting for you! Warm regards Cristina and Antonio

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing. Christina is passionate about her Portuguese cooking and we felt like we had been invited into someone's home. If you want fancy, go somewhere else. If you want friendly, great food and wine at very reasonable prices look no further. Blood sausage, sardines, omelette,...More

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55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

You made our day! That's because there are people like you that wr keep open ..and going on doing what we do with love! Warm regards! Cristina and Antonio

Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Visited with a group of friends. We could not recommend this restaurant highly enough. Christina the owner was welcoming and helped us choose a fantastic meal which was beautifully cooked with local ingredients. The wine recommendation was also perfect and inexpensive. A hidden gem that...More

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55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thank you very much for your kind words! Warm regards Cristina and Antonio

Reviewed 29 September 2017

Due to the good Rating, we went there in one evening. It is small, but nicely decorated. The tables are small but sufficient. The owner speaks english and some german. The menu is in portuges only, but the owner explains the dishes, way too fast......More

Thank nielsi
55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

We do everything to help our costumers to feel comfortable and welcomed. Obviously you were not in the mood.

Reviewed 17 September 2017

Delicious food, lovely evening sitting outside. Cod with potato, herb crumbed topping was excellent. One of the best puddings ever! Christina and Antonio were excellent hosts, chatty and fun. Highly recommend.More

Thank Julie B
55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you so much! That's wy we love having our two restaurants: you can choose if you whant to seat inside a very cosy little place ( Madragoa Café) or outside in a very plesant terrace ( Madragoa Vinhos e Petiscos). In both places you...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

My husband and I had a fantastic meal on saturday night. The hostess and head chef Christina was very helpful explaining all the local dishes and provided great recommendations. We shared a couple of mains between us - the fish stew with cod and bread...More

Thank MrsPudge
55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you very much. Your words give us the power to keep on, no matter what! Thank you for the confidence of your recommendation. Warm regards Cristina and Antonio

Reviewed 11 September 2017

Lovely hosts Christina and Antonio - delicious Portuguese fare. Cod with onion and potato great - fig tart scrumptious! Thoroughly recommend

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55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely words. Antonio and I are pleased to know that you enjoyed your meal and the time you spent in our place. You will allways be wellcomed. Kind regards Cristina and Antonio

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved our dinner here. Cristina was amazing, as other reviews say, she explained the entire menu to us as it's in Portuguese. The food was so nice, we had the seafood broth and the beef. Look forward to going back here for more!!More

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55Cristina, Proprietário at Madragoa Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Yes! Please do be back soon! We realy love to serve customers that apreciates our way of wellcome people and prepare the food, in a portuguese tradicional way. Thank you so much for your kind words! If evrybody who likes Madragoa's would write what they...More

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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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Hi Suze, you're in for a treat—I'm jealous. Maybe best to email madragoacafe a-t gmail d-o-t com just to be sure?
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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$31
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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 00:00
Monday
19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
19:00 - 00:00
Friday
19:00 - 00:00
Saturday
19:00 - 00:00
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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