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Cafe Nicola

#3,402 of 3,929 Restaurants in Lisbon}
$$ - $$$
Praca Dom Pedro IV 24, Lisbon, Portugal
+351 21 346 0579
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good31%
  • Average22%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible18%
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“seafood” (22 reviews)
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Praca Dom Pedro IV 24, Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well if th3 food was good it was not worth the price!! We stopped by for an evening meal. The menu was good, not exceptional, but ok. The food was nice and service ok but very, very expensive and not good value given there were...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Positives first. Good coffee. Good pastel de nata. Reasonable priced. Poor service - it shouldn’t be hard to put a smile on your face if you’re a waiter but clearly he wasn’t going to!

Thank Agathaisthebest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'll get to the point: avoid any restaurant with photographs of the food on the menu. This place was way overpriced, the food was poor, and the service rude. It was clearly a tourist spot. Avoid.

1  Thank Wulfblat
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

This place has a great breakfast menu The actual menu offers pictures of all available selections which helps. The Orange juice is fresh. The coffees are exceptional. If your small table is a bit too small they put a larger tabletop on it to make...More

Thank Edwin H
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We decided to wait for a friend in cafe Nicola in Lisbon. It's been mentioned in some of travel books a a good choice . Well it was the worst and most expensive coffee we had during our 5 day trip in Lisbon. It was...More

1  Thank Alexerna
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The Cafe Nicola is actually a great value restaurant, which offers some of the best fish dishes we've ever had! We ate inside both tmes and the service and food were all excellent, with very friendly and helpful staff. Some dishes are expensive, but you...More

Thank Allan H
Reviewed 30 October 2017

It is rare to find places where the service is horrible and slow, the food not so good, and prices are quite expensive. Cafe Nicola has managed to combine all three for our lunch session. The only positive was that the waiter spoke english.

Thank Francois-Serge
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This busy restaurant looked really inviting with a fancy stone frontage and pavement tables under the trees. Surprisingly for central Lisbon, the mature waiter didn't speak English (..or did he really?). It's not a hanging offence to stick to your native tongue (we were in...More

Thank JaneR123
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Nothing special, not cosy at all... Interior since 1935 modern Deco, has some interest aspect though if you like that.. People claim there are 5 iconic Lisbon cafes, incl . this one (but it's only Versailles and Brasiliera; okay: 3. Martinho Arcada). But this one...More

Thank Hans M
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Our first night in Lisbon and we wanted to experience an authentic traditional meal and with no need to people and street watch, sat inside. The grilled cod fish was dry and unappetising with blandly cooked vegetables and the Nicosia salad had the beans substituted...More

1  Thank Philip N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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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