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O Soajeiro

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Rua do Merca-Tudo 16, Lisbon 1200-267, Portugal
+351 21 397 5316
12:00 - 15:00
21:00 - 23:30
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21:00 - 23:30
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is good, but the service becomes confused with large groups. We were in 10 people, and they were not able to serve the meal, potatoes and salad at same time... so, or we had meat or potatoes in our plate...

Thank Dorival C
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141 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across the restaurant but decided to try it for a late lunch because it was full of largely locals with both inside and outside dining .It is not service with a smile (the dishes are slammed down somewhat hard on the table !) but the food itself is very good and excellent value . We had two types of... More 

Thank Dorlcote
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Busy place it´s hard to get a table. The speciality of the house it´s a tender meat in big skewers. The meat was delicious and juicy. The french fries really crunchy. Great Lunch. A little bit noisy for my taste.

Thank Dorine P
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Great food and service. Back next day after good time. Sardines looked great as was meat guy who served was good remembering wine choice.

Thank iansaway
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

A nice place to eat near the Bairro Alto, were you can have a taste of Madeira island specialities like the Espetada. Quick service and price not bad.

Thank NeloFernandes
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This place was recommended by a local and did not dissapoint. The beef brochette cooked on a bay twig was delecious, along with fresh fried potatos slices and mixed salad.

Thank triwbe
Lisbon, Portugal
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

This is a small "casa de pasto" of Madeira cuisine, where you can taste the real flavours from the Islands. The food is great, the environment is from an old typical portuguese restaurant where the food is what it counts. If you're a local you need to get here at least one time in your life, if you're a visitor... More 

Thank FBatista
West Mids
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156 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Ate here last night at the recommendation of our hotel. We weren't disappointed. No frills restaurant, full of locals, with friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere. Well cooked fish and steak and a bottle of wine suggested by our waitress, plus bread, cheese and olives, all for €30. Bargain evening for some lovely food.

Thank Schnapped
Lisbon, Portugal
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2016

very typical tavern in the Old Santos zone. Their specialties are grilled fish and veal kebab sticks Loureiro a product you should try. Usually very crowded place, which is small, it is more pleasant at the time of spring and summer when you can enjoy the outside space.

Thank isidorodaniel
Lisbon, Portugal
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2015

Meat on a stick put on fire. Simple, tasty and great. open just at lunch time. traditional from Madeira Island but in Lisbon, the same great taste.

Thank JoaoCabezas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Portuguese, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
21:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
21:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
21:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
21:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
21:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
21:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Merca-Tudo 16, Lisbon 1200-267, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: +351 21 397 5316
tel 213 975 316

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?