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Populi Caffe & Restaurant

Ala Nascente Terreiro do Paco, 85/86 | Next door to the Renova Sexiest W.C. on Earth, Lisbon 1100, Portugal
+351 21 887 7395
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“bok choy” (5 reviews)
“cod” (23 reviews)
“octopus” (24 reviews)
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Contemporary, Mediterranean, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ala Nascente Terreiro do Paco, 85/86 | Next door to the Renova Sexiest W.C. on Earth, Lisbon 1100, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited late afternoon in January and chose this café as it is the café closest to the river and the outside tables had the afternoon sun. Friendly service and a good selection of gins. Can definitely recommend the 'mare' Very pleasant to sit watching...More

Thank Fiona H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by our hotel we stayed at in Lisbon. Great location at the waterfront and the food was delicious. We chose the grouper Catalanas meal for 2 which was stunning. It wasn't busy due to the time of year. Very attentive server was Ruben who...More

Thank WynG437
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right on the main square, this restaurant was one of the best we tried in Lisbon. The interior is super cool, contemporary but warm and inviting. Best of all was the food - we had the cod three ways (delicious!), shrimp with garlic, Caesar salad,...More

Thank M3inMT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice and well-run place in Lisbons main square Terreiro do Paco. Go on a nice day and sit on the big terrace facing the sqaure. The service is very professional (which is not always the case in Libon): quick (the owner often observes everything from...More

Thank BigMan66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No Comments... Only beeing there and tasting all the flavours... Excelent Quality/Price The Best Service... quality and simplicity reached with Honesty

Thank BinaCatarino
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We would like to express our thanks to all the staff at this lovely restaurant for the warm greeting, exceptional service from Joana, and delicious food. The cod three ways for starter was divine, my partner's steak medium rare was cooked to perfection and my...More

1  Thank Mary-Jane M
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Incredible staff& food!Thanks to Mariana& Sam &co! Love this guys! Can t wait to come back in this wonderful place ❤️

Thank Raluca N
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Sat down outside 10 minutes fore a downpour and the host and wait staff helped everyone inside in a hurry. They were very cool about it. Food was good but service was a little remote. Charcuterie plate and the brown bread were darn good though

Thank Gopher-Vol_Fan
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Went to this restaurant with my wife, once arrived they looked at us from top to bottom and only after I complained that i had a reservation they decided to show as a table. My wife is coloured by the way and this guy (i...More

Thank RodrigoDuarteAmaral
janpe72, Diretor-Geral at Populi Caffe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017
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Caro Rodrigo Amaral, Recebemos o seu comentário o qual mereceu a nossa atenção. O Populi não se revê de forma...More

Reviewed 14 November 2017

There's no better view of Lisbon or the world than in the location where Populi is. Great service, tasty food with a modern twist, and amanzing service ! You can really tell that there is a concerned manager around supervising the place

Thank Ricardo C
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Questions & Answers
27 August 2015|
Response from João P | Property representative |
Good morning, Our restaurant served Starters inspired on Portuguese traditional food , called Petiscos ( tapas), witch include cheese, smoked ham , slices of beef with pickles, shrimps in a garlic sauce, cod pastry,etc... More
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 37
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ala Nascente Terreiro do Paco, 85/86 | Next door to the Renova Sexiest W.C. on Earth, Lisbon 1100, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Neighbourhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Phone Number: +351 21 887 7395
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