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“Excellent food, great location”
Review of Darwin's Cafe

Darwin's Cafe
Ranked #198 of 4,118 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Belem
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent food, great location”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

A really good place to eat when visiting Lisbon.

Good choice of food at a reasonable price for the location. Service was prompt and polite and the food was well cooked and balanced.

If it's a sunny day and your in Lisbon I would definitely add a visit to Darwin's Cafe to your trip.

  • Visited May 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“The view makes up for some sloppy service”
Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

The river view is perfect for a summer weekend lunch with friends. The restaurant has a nice design and it feels trendy but not too much. It could be a 5 star place if it wasn't for the below average service. The food took ages to get to our table and the service was always very slow. The food was ok but not excellent.

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Hamburg, Germany
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect bacalao”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

The location itself was recommended by our hosts in Lisbon and was indeed very nice located with a view over the waterfront from the nice terrace. The restaurant is decorated in a very modern style. Food was perfect as well. Probably one of the best bacalao dishes I ever had.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Nils M
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Darwin's”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

The location is great because it is right by the river and it has subterranean parking. It has an outdoor area which is great but I would advise you to take your sunglasses with you. :) The food itself was very good. We had the tuna and the salmon because we were told fish was the best at this restaurant and were not disappointed. Desert was also very good I would advise the lime merengue.
The room is very beautiful. The service was kick enough bearing in mind that the room fill in a matter of minutes. We were the first ones there (12:30) and fifteen minutes after we entered the room was already half full; and it is a big room! I've read some comments about the service being slow and I wouldn't be surprised if that's the case when the room is completely full. I would advise you to arrive early and you should be alright. The waiters were very nice but very busy. The price was a bit over the top but worth the experience.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Joana R
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Lisbon, Portugal
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic experience”
Reviewed 5 April 2014

The restaurante has a great decoration. The service was very good, all the staff was impecable. A fantastic view to the Tagus River, the ambiance is exceptional. The food was very good. The all night was fantastic. The price is accordingly.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank MicheleVC
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