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Mesa Kreol

Arco das Portas do Mar 9, Lisbon 1100-035, Portugal
+351 969 647 554
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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African, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Arco das Portas do Mar 9, Lisbon 1100-035, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended to us by a friend of my friend. Google map directed us all over Lisbon and we did peace of walking. Coming back on ourselves. But it was worth it. The place is of the main strip of the old town...More

Thank herbbieclarke
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We thought the food here was very good. It was very tasty African food and was very adventurous. It did not shy away from introducing new food. There were a lot of local people there which made it better. We were lucky that there was...More

Thank Claygum
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

After finding the fado restaurants fully booked we decided to try this place instead. The stakes were high as we were taking mum out for her birthday meal and she doesn't do foreign food but wanted live music. The manager couldn't have helped us more...More

1  Thank Ab N
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We were tired from a long evening walking around the Alfama when we came across this place. There was live music and a great buzz, and I liked the idea of trying something a bit different. We had a nice time, but ultimately the food...More

1  Thank Kristin S
Reviewed 16 September 2018

My husband and I and another couple were looking for a place for dinner near our Airbnb after arriving in Lisbon after a transatlantic flight. The two places that we had identified were full so we wandered around trying to find another alternative. Mesa Kreol...More

Thank Siwa08
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We got lost, and we found this restaurant. It was closed at that time, so we came back. Best decision ever. They cook Creole food (African, Brazilian, etc). Take the fish dishes, it tasted really good. We will come back!!!

Thank Imnet G
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We ate there twice and had lovely meals both times. With live music, a very professional waiter and good food, keep up the good work, Joao.

Thank jilldar
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We were touched deeply by the friendly chief. great music and vibe:)! Food taste is great - Portuguese quisine mostly but not only! Strongly recommend!

Thank Max C
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Perfect place to enjoy kreol food with good music. You can also just come by for a drink and dance. The food was just amazing ! I loveddd The tuna steak and my friend loved the peanut chicken ! The staff is so friendly you...More

Thank FarahFaro
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Very good food, great atmosphere, live music, super! Very small restaurant, but worth visit... Excellent tuna - very different, but very good.

Thank Janusz K
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site,
Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply
"Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake
construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755
earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its
name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in
Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the
Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
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12:00 - 15:00
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12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arco das Portas do Mar 9, Lisbon 1100-035, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Neighbourhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Phone Number: +351 969 647 554
  • E-mail
More than a restaurant, Mesa Kreol is an opportunity to meet with the Cape Verdean culture, traditional dishes like Cachupa moamba from Angola or Mafe from Senegal are some treasures are found in this small house of Cape Verde
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