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Vela Latina

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Doca do Bom Sucesso, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
+351 21 301 7118
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 01:00
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Plano, Texas
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended to us as very good sea food restaurant in Belem by our Lisbon hotel staff . We found this restaurant by accident while walking from Belem Tower looking for late lunch place and we enjoyed every minute there. From the moment we entered - we were greeted very warm, host greeted us very friendly and respectfully... More 

Thank Je7375
Lisbon, Portugal
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156 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Vela Latina is located in a very nice surronding near the Torre de Belem (although it has no view on it or the Tagus River). The food and the service is good but clearly they charge for the location. It is mainly a business restaurant, and the for for what yu get you can eat cheaply elsewhere.

Thank TudelaMartins
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I loved the fish, veal carpaccio and a Grand Mainier gelato that was amazing! Great recommendation on a non expensive Vinho Verde. I think some reviews are from the cafeteria that is right by the side of the restaurant.

Thank Agamboaj
Frankfurt, Germany
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344 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Lovely location though! Still it is super busy and had some cold drinks and a snack for the family. Nothing exceptional here

Thank Nate H
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Quick stop for coffee and Pastel de Nata..! 2 coffee 2 pastel de Nata €5.40 cheap and cheerful. Nice & clean

Thank Ahmet K
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10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were looking for a place to have lunch when we saw Vela Latina! It was an agreeable surprise! I had a melon soup that I was simply delicious! The main dish was a codfish with corn "migas"that I loved too! The dessert was very special too:a sorbet of vodka and lemon! We were glad we found... More 

Thank Elisa C
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154 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

After hard work sightseeing sometimes you can't wait to find somewhere nice for lunch. This cafeteria is in the park right beside the Belem Tower. I had a medium mixed salad plate with 3 types of salad (no meat) some fresh squeezed orange juice and a nata tart. Cost was €10 and they still wanted people to pay 50 cents... More 

Thank Pauline_from_Port
San Jose, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Food is just ok. Price for one salad and one lasagna slice was €16, in my opinion too high for a self service and food with ok quality. Location is the only good thing, but if you are coming only to get a meal, there are much better options in the surroundings were you will get quality and enough quantity... More 

Thank Jose M
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252 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

I had been to the Belem tower and fancied a cuppa. On the way back to my hotel I save this lively restaurant and they kindly served me a cop of verbena tea with a tiny Madeleine . If this cake is anything to go by this is an excellent restaurant! I'll come back for dinner!

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Wichita, Kansas
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14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped against my better judgement after leaving Torre de Belem, but my husband was starving. Met the need but cafeteria line was slow and food quality was lacking for price. Price was reasonable for tourist area and was clean. Two adults ate lunch for 24 euro.

Thank AndiA084

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Portuguese
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 01:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 01:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 01:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 01:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 01:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 01:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Doca do Bom Sucesso, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Belem
  • Neighbourhood: Belem
  • Phone Number: +351 21 301 7118

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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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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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