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Mercearia Castello Cafe

#351 of 3,534 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Rua Flores de Santa Cruz 2, Lisbon 1100-245, Portugal
+351 21 887 6111
10:00 - 20:00
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196 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Good little cafe away from the castle entrance hussle and bustle with nice cake options plus serves wine too.

Thank chchester
Benllech, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Found this little cafe after climbing up the hill in Lisbon to find the castle.We needed a rest before continuing our day out !We had lovely cappuccino and i had the famous portuguese custard tart the pastel de nata.Considering the position of the cafe its prices were reasonable only 2.50 Euros for the coffee and 1.10 Euros for the pastry.Friendly... More 

Thank Vonnymacd
Cannock, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Found this bar by chance tucked away. Amazing wines and port to sample. Staff were very happy and helpful too.

Thank jacquiguthrie33
King George, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were staying nearby and stopped for dinner one night. Hugo was so friendly that we ended up making it an afternoon ritual to stop in. The hospitality definitely contributed to making our visit to Lisbon such a positive experience. Enjoyed chatting with them and can't thank them enough for answering our questions. Warm and friendly atmosphere.

Thank kmjones0616
Belfast, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Small, pleasant and unpretentious family-run place that attracts locals, working people and tourists. Tried the `Francesinha` for the first time - interesting variation on the `Croque Monsieur` - glad that I did. Staff are welcoming and speak good English. Prices reasonable, service good. Good music to be heard here too. Surprising to find a place like this so near Lisbon... More 

2 Thank Tom C
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I've been to this place 5 times since visiting Lisbon. I really like it because it's very welcoming. The service is always good and I have never been disappointed with the food. There are a lot of places around the castle to eat, but this one is a gem among them.

1 Thank ScreenNameHere44
Rochester, Minnesota
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

An ideal and well located stop for lunch, cold drink or just coffee...steps from the castle entrance. Not a tourist trap, loaded with charm, friendly staff = must visit!

Thank MonsieurChef
Wageningen, The Netherlands
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175 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

In a super touristic area, closer to Lisbon's castle, in some side roads you can encounter this small pearl. It is more a bar than a full-blown restaurant. But it does the job well: good food, good service and nice location. The only drawback: no foreign cards. Thus, withdraw some money, go there and relax before or after a visit... More 

1 Thank GuilhermeVaz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Top notch service and very friendly! With the proximity to the castle we expected mediocre tourist fare, however, were pleasantly surprised with our lovely lunch. To start we had the duck, sardine and chicken empadas which were full of great flavor and nice ingredients. Followed by the ham, cheese and tomato toast topped with a olive tapenade and the sardine... More 

1 Thank Jlp7874
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We visited Mercearia Castello Cafe when we were wandering about the castle area and decided it was time for a light dinner. There was nearly no one inside, except a few people only having drinks. The outside patio was closed down for the evening, so we could only eat inside. The menu mostly featured salads, sandwiches, and crepes. We had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Flores de Santa Cruz 2, Lisbon 1100-245, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Neighbourhood: Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Phone Number: +351 21 887 6111

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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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