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UMA

#206 of 3,635 Restaurants in Lisbon
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Neighbourhood:
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
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Rua dos Sapateiros 177, Lisbon 1100-577, Portugal
+351 21 342 7425
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:15
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Preston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We ordered the pot of seafood rice for 2 people and it was fantastic! Reasonably priced authentic Portuguese food - booking Is essential! Worth a visit (or 2!)

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Thank RebeccaKate1994
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything we heard about this very small, family run, authentic restaurant in the heart of the city was accurate. The rice with seafood stew was out of this world. It is made for two and comes in a steel pot with a metal serving spoon. Also comes with delicious crunchy bread/ rolls and cheese and pâté. It's absolutely delicious. So... More 

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Thank George T
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Uma is an old school Portuguese family owned and run restaurant. Be prepared for quirky but delicious food. Don't even think of going without reservations. Grandpa puts out the bread rolls and spreads (extra charge) and serves the drinks. Don't ask him any questions. The owner cooks the food and manages the flow of customers. The wife helps to serve... More 

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Thank Worldfoodie1
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was here twice, always at 6:30 pm to get a seat.The fresh made seafood rice is amazing for this price. The rice is not hard as some people mentioned here. Because you have to eat the seefood first, then the rice when the soup mixed with the rice. Of course there is no fantastic service, but what do you... More 

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Thank EllenShao
Madrid, Spain
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this restaurant two years ago, yet I still remember the good taste of the marisco! I would give 5 stars to the marisco, the quantity of the seafood are satisfying. My poor friend didn't like seafood, she only ate some rices. When we were there, the restaurant is full of Korean ppl.The waiter is an Portuguese who... More 

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Thank Gin_Deng
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good arroz marisco we ate restaurant uma.very good keep continue like this.we highly recommended to every body to try one time...

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Thank Kumar K
Hong Kong, China
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

There are around 15 items in the food menu, but like 100% guests ordered the seafood rice. One of the best seafood rice in Lisbon, very down to earth, nothing fancy. However, please dont expect any service. No reservation, no smile, no timely response, no english speaking waiter (ended up the chef came out helped us to get seats). Still... More 

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1 Thank Polly T
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Found this hidden treasure through TripAdvisor... I would advise to come before 7pm as there will be a queue! The restaurant is small and only fits about 15 people ish. As you can see from the photos.. The shellfish rice pot is the restaurant's speciality which is 25euros it was amazing and totally worth it. Definitely enough for 2 people..... More 

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1 Thank itsthuybui
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The only good thing of this restaurant is its awesome seafood rice. The best one I´ve ever tasted. I went with my partner, without reservation. We had to wait a while for an available table. The service was terrible, there is this old man who didn´t speak to us, he just asked "rice?" we said yes, that´s all. Despite the... More 

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1 Thank Sergi R
Bristol, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Visited UMA after many recommendations however we were dissappointed by the food. It all tasted the same, no flavour at all. Regarding the old man at the front of the bar, I appreciate he's in his 70s therefore hearing might be difficult, he didnt talk at all to none of us just made noises that seem everything disturbed him. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 33
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:15
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:15
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:15
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:15
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:15
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua dos Sapateiros 177, Lisbon 1100-577, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Neighbourhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Phone Number: +351 21 342 7425

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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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