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Casa da Morna & Semba

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Rua Rodrigues Faria 21, Lisbon 1300-149, Portugal
+351 21 362 1169
Fri - Sat 19:30 - 04:00
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I spend new year eve with friends and family at this place and it was most pleasant! The food was reasonable and the staff was quite prompt and pleasant considering the fact that the place was full. The music was nice. Dany Silva was great but the music was a bit outdated and repetitious!

Thank 483paulan
London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

I will start to say that the restaurant is not anymore at Rua Rodrigues Faria 21. I booked a table by phone and they never told me that they had just moved to another place. So when i arrived I could not find it. When I called them they told they had just moved, fortunately it was just around the... More 

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Casa_Morna, Gerente de relações públicas at Casa da Morna & Semba, responded to this review

Dier Sir, We sorry for your bad experience. Hope you can give us another chance to redeem ourselves next time. Thank You Casa da Morna & Semba More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014

It was a pleasant experience. The food is based on the culinary of Cabo Verde, and it is very good. We tried the Chicken Moamba and the Cachupa, two of the most typical for main course. We went at a saturday night and there was alive music. Service is good and prices are ok, it is not a cheap place... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2013

It's good but it doesn't worth the price you pay for, the staff should be more helpful and available, the doorman was nicer than the waitresses.

Thank Gonzalo M
Boston, Ma, Usa
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

I have visited this restaurant a few times during my past trips to Lisbon. My husband is Cape Verdean and we live in Boston, MA. I have fallen in love with everything in this restaurant - the food, the ambiance, the funky style, the wonderful entertainment and music. It's a great experience that I would recommend to anyone who wants... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2011

Delightful authentic west African cuisine. Served by enthusiastic and informative staff. After our yummy meal we were entertained by a sensational singer and keyboard muso. If I closed my eyes it was Cesaria Evora herself! This new restaurant should not be missed. The only other place to have this experience would be Capo Verde itself.

Thank Lynne53
Lisbon, Portugal
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2011

I didn't like the decoration a lot and the food was average

Thank dianacqin
Siena, Italy
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2011

Specialized restaurant in Capo-Verdian food. We had a cachupa and tuna-beef, everything very good. The waiter was very nice and helpful, and at the end the there was music, but not as a concert, as if we were in family. It's very frequented by people from capo-verte, and it feels like a very authentic place. Prizes are affordable, and booking... More 

Thank CarinaPort
Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2010

Hidden spot... good conditions ..african flair..alot of artists... Nice and different

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2008

Good Cape Verdian cuisine, but not the best

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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
Average prices
US$11 - US$27
European, Portuguese, African, International
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Open Hours
19:30 - 04:00
19:30 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Rodrigues Faria 21, Lisbon 1300-149, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: +351 21 362 1169

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