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“Excellent food and music”
Review of Mesa Kreol

Mesa Kreol
Ranked #129 of 5,120 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$17
Cuisines: African
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Neighbourhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
Description: 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 live music and it was very good. An enjoyable experience

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Thank Claygum
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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 shaping options and the food was just amazing. Never knew we loved creole food til now. The service was spot on attentive without being over the top. The singer sung a mix of creole songs and favourite standards. For 3 people 3 courses with wine and beer we paid 77 euros given what we were expecting to pay for fado this was a Bargain. Im not a foodie but the strawberry and chilli gazpacho will have me dreaming. Thanks for saving the day.

1  Thank Ab N
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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 was a bit too oily/fatty for our tastes. The flavours were good, but maybe not using the best quality meats? Still - it was well priced and we had fun, so I feel a bit mixed. I wish I'd had the tuna steak which I saw another diner get and looked delicious. Wouldn't recommend the peanut-y chicken.

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1  Thank Kristin S
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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 was quiet so we decided to go in for a bite. To be honest our expectations were not high. However, we were very pleasantly surprised. Within a short time local musicians arrived along with the crowd. The ambience was wonderful. The extremely helpful owner assisted us in navigating the menu and offered up his recommendations. The menu is a collection of food from the former Portuguese colonies, including Cape Verde, Angola, Mozambique and Brazil. Everything that we had was delicious

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Thank Siwa08
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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!!!

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Thank Imnet G
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