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Cafe Nicola

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Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
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Praca Dom Pedro IV 24, Lisbon, Portugal
+351 21 346 0579
08:00 - 00:00
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a brunch there,,, coffee and mousse and rice pudding! Overall it was OK. Price was a bit high which I think it is because of their location

Thank andrenakhavali
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Cafe Nicola for an evening meal on a girls weekend away.. whilst the food was ok, the waiters were very friendly and chatty, they got us all blankets as it was quite chilly, this was all lovely, we then paid the bill and when the change came back whilst we were putting together a tip, the head... More 

Thank SnazzyUK
Salmiyah, Kuwait
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92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do. Not. Go. Here. I don't normally write a review if I feel apathy about a place I've been, and I don't want to hurt anyone's business, so I only write a bad review if it really deserves one. This place, thanks to my waiter, has earned this tourist trap a bad review. I went here pretty early on a... More 

Thank ATbackpacker
cannock staffordshire
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127 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to 10 plus other houses. This bar far the best. Attentive staff. Good for people watching. Good food. Amazing dessert selection. We went back every day. Can't fault the place

Thank neen101
milton keynes
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456 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in here the first night as it was close to our hotel. The food was good, reasonably priced and the waiters friendly and helpful. Decided to go back and we weren't disappointed. There is plenty to choose from to suit all tastes. It also serves as a cafe/bar during the day and is ideally located as a street... More 

Thank donnyMiltonKeynes
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No words to describe such an experience. I ordered​ an "Arroz de Mariscos": probably worst dish I ever eaten. Not properly eaten, actually left it there pratically intact. First time in my life. Most similar flavour you may imagine is "plastic". No time to waste for tell about these raw omelettes. Just avoid it!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Seattle, WA
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136 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to have lunch at Cafe Nicola and watch the crowds pass by. Food was good, our waiter was fine, and the people watching was amazing. We had a special treat in that a group of 20-30 female Spanish dancers and musicians in period dress performed in Rossio Square right across from us. Pleasant way to spend lunch!

Thank Dan C
Steyning, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an extraordinary event all by itself!!! Fabulous and we wished we'd filmed it! We didn't eat there, as we prefer to eat in places full of locals. Portuguese food is absolutely amazing, and being very particular about their food, they avoid restaurants geared to tourism.

Thank Celia M
Wurzburg, Germany
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407 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the end of the Praca Dom Pedro IV you will find this traditional cafe which is wonderful restored. We had only a cafe with cake and both were average taste. The water a bit slow. This is a typical tourist place, so you have to pay more than in other places.

Thank ralfkrueger2211
Sainte-Julie, Quebec, Canada
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Skip if possible - stop and if if hungry and tired and simply cant go further. Food is OK...drinks are OK...service is OK. Waiters are much less attentive and frinedly, maybe tired of tourists?

Thank Darrin C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca Dom Pedro IV 24, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Neighbourhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Phone Number: +351 21 346 0579

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!
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