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Mandala De Sabores

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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
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Rua do Diario de Noticias No 51, Lisbon 1200-142, Portugal
+351 21 594 4881
05:00 - 00:00
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

A nice place in the Bairro Alto District with great sea food! Wine list is pretty poor, but with some honest names in it. Prices are average and the service is quick and simple. Lots of people and quite busy.

Thank Mircea B
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I have celiac (i cant eat any food which contain gluten), and i asked them before i went inside, but they said: "Yes yes, we can do that." I sat down and asked if i could order a glutenfree pasta dish - again; "yes yes, we can do that." I was a bit suspicious, and i wanted to be sure... More 

1 Thank Marianne V
Heathcote, Australia
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82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Spotted this place at the end of our travels today and it looked promising. The tout at the door was working hard to attract customers but we were coming there anyway. The whole experience did not meet the initial expectation. The Penne Seafood dish I had looked ok but when 50% of the shelled product included hadn't opened then the... More 

Thank Hoodie562
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96 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

This is a great restaurant in the heart of Bairro Alto; busting narrow cobbled streets with plenty of late night entertainment. We chose Mandala De Sabores as they had both traditional Portuguese and Italian menus - both were excellent, and the house wines very reasonable. Our party of eight were all served on time, the waiters very attentive and the... More 

Thank smoboz
Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

I should have listened to the voices inside my head and avoided this place. Fussy son was persuaded by the bolognese pizza so we gave it a go. I should have gone over the road and got him chicken and chips (which would have been cheaper and he might have finished). For my part I had the chewiest ever "sirloin"... More 

Thank winter137
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We had a super great waitor, he was really friendly and had a good sense of humour. There were not so many customers as we there in the middle of the week in March and it was a rainy day. We liked the fado performance and specially the steak that was fried in the table was delicious!

Thank HelluM
Helsinki, Finland
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

When we stepped in the restaurant there were no other guests which was a bit odd but of course this is out of season. There were fado starting... some say it is not real fado but the music was good and well sung... more like chanson-like. The staff is friendly and helpfull and everything worked like charm. The menu is... More 

Thank Likis
Covilha, Portugal
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Like many in the ware this is another restaurant that uses greeters to attract clients (normally a bad sign), but, at least, the greeter wasn't abnoxious like many other places and so I felt compelled to get in. The owner was very nice and our server too. The restaurant advertised fado as a main attraction but fado was all of... More 

Thank rcrdleitao
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Hello, I would never ever recommend this place to anyone. Food was disgusting, i was about to throw up. Waiter was nice but couldnt help. They overcooked the fish plate and fishes were not cleaned. I felt like throwing up while chewing it. Everything on the table was disgusting except the potatoes. They were cooked well. Dont ever try this... More 

1 Thank Sevi S
Zwolle, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 November 2015

Attracted by a folder promising Fado handed out to us, we changed our plans and gave Mandala de Sabores a try. The food was passable, the guitarists tried their best, but the lady singer was not very good. Prices are moderate but when you only have a few days in Lisbon this evening is a bit wasted. We prefer the... More 

Thank Henk R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, European, Portuguese, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
05:00 - 00:00
05:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Diario de Noticias No 51, Lisbon 1200-142, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Neighbourhood: Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Phone Number: +351 21 594 4881

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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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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
Enjoy a cocktail, discover a jazz club, hit the dance floor or simply grab a beer and catch up with your friends in the street: Bairro Alto, Bica and Cais do Sodré are the core of it all. Amazing rooftops, restaurants, cafes, bars, art galleries, museums and theaters abound. Start off by admiring the river from the Santa Catarina belvedere, have a cocktail at PARK's rooftop bar, try a typical Portuguese steak, or the fresh grilled fish, at Príncipe do Calhariz, and later explore the dozens of streets full of bars and clubs! Whether you're visiting for a day or a whole week, make sure you visit Bairro Alto and its surroundings.
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