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La Siesta

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Passeio Maritimo de Alges, Edificio La Siesta, Lisbon 1400-039, Portugal
+351 21 301 1522
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's difficult to know how to start this review. Probably by saying that I just joined TripAdvisor because of the terrible experience at this restaurant. That says a lot. The waiters ignored us and displayed a lack of professionalism that is unexpected of a place so popular sometimes considered the best Mexican in Lisbon. The food was dry, tasteless and... More 

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Thank mariasoares100
Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the first minute it's very clear the service is very bad. Excessive waiting and the restaurant was only half full and lots of waiters slowly walking by ... waiters simply ignored us. The food is simply terrible, no taste whatsoever . My wife and I ordered two different chicken dishes and they were both bland and tasteless. The chicken... More 

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Thank ajdsoares
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to revisit what used to be one of my favorite restaurants in Lisbon, just to find that somethings should be kept only as a nice memory. The service was terrible maybe because they were to busy cleaning and counting money in the register and wouldn't care less if we were waiting or needed anything else. This was around 3p.m... More 

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Thank Fernando B
Lisbon, Portugal
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, good Mexican food, margaritas, pina coladas and great ambience. Service is excellent and super-friendly. Great lication and really easy and ample parking.

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Thank 588Ann_C
Lisbon, Portugal
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Mexican restaurant, great food and environment. Close to the Tejo river and Belém, excelent location. Highly recommended to book in advance.

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Thank Lisbon_PortugalJose
Lisbon, Portugal
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Beautifully decorated, very colorful and with a gorgeous view of the river, the place promise much more than what it delivers. Although the quality of the food might be high, it's not really a big deal, just average and for the price you are charged, I was certainly disappointed. Margaritas are perhaps the best of the menu.

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Thank RuthV145
Lisbon, Portugal
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I know this restaurant since many many years ago. The transformation it suffered it is shocking. A good location completely wasted with a terrible service and food that range from terrible to bad/average. There's currently no scenario or use case which can make me go to this restaurant.

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Thank Nuno P
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

I was not sited yet, and I was already very surprised with the place look and location. Amazingly located restaurant. The staff of this restaurant is friendly. The food it's not perfect, but very enjoyable.

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Thank Richasantos
Lisbon, Portugal
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

A friend of mine had the idea of the dinner, just mentioning that it is her mexican secret :) Since I have never been to this place, I decided to give it a delicious try. The restaurant is almost literally located on a beach, with a view even more breath taking during the night, with the lights from the ships... More 

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Thank spilled_ink
Lisbon, Portugal
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Slow service. Excellent place. A little overpriced. An average of 15€ per person. The food was good, nothing to complain about. Big portions. Average experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$27
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Passeio Maritimo de Alges, Edificio La Siesta, Lisbon 1400-039, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Belem
  • Neighbourhood: Belem
  • Phone Number: +351 21 301 1522

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Belem

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Belem
Belém is the "capital of the Portuguese Discoveries" and a photographer's paradise. You can spend an entire day exploring this neighborhood: monuments (Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries), museums (Coach Museum, Centro Cultural de Belém) and breathtaking views of the Tagus river will make your visit worth your time. Belém also offers a variety of restaurants and cafes, namely the famous - and delicious - "Pastéis de Belém" (typical Portuguese custard tarts; make sure you buy an extra box of those!). Easily accessible from Lisbon's historic center, Belém is a must-do, especially if you're spending more than one day visiting the Portuguese capital.
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