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Mexicana Cafe

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Praca de Londres, Lisbon, Portugal
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

I was passing by and decided to have lunch here, they have a nice place outside where you can have a drink or a cake and then inside they have a restaurant which is very well presented. Had fish for lunch and it was nice and fresh. I asked to change the potatoes for vegetables and they were easy going... More 

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Thank Joao D
Lisbon, Portugal
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

I've known this excellent 'patisserie' in Lisbon since I was a teenager ! And it still is the top one in the area - nothing compares ! Located in a residential and commercial area of mid-high range, it has recently been remodeled but the main décor wisely kept with a lighter atmosphere. It offers a wide selection of salted and... More 

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Thank MarCascais
Macau
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104 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

The traditional and well known Lisbon establishment has been renovated recently. However the service remains very poor. I was there to have lunch with some friends and the waiter mixed the orders, forgetting one of them. The salad was not impressive too. And we had to call the waiter several times before they brought us the bill. I like to... More 

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Thank Goncalo2008
Kyiv, Ukraine
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

Local ambiance with a local decor, food was good. Recommendation from the waiter was worth it, Prices are mid range and affordable

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Thank marcholya
Lisbon District, Portugal
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630 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

I never understood why this restaurant/cafe is so famous, maybe because some history, I don't know. But in fact there´s nothing here that ake me rate it as special or different. It´s a ordinary restaurant/café on a "posh" area of the City. Is regular attended by high end society or pretending to be high-end. The service/staff is cold except to... More 

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1 Thank Henrique d
Lisbon, Portugal
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119 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

I have been to Mexicana a couple of times, and I always tell myself that I will never go back. It is quite expensive, especially for Lisbon and considering that it is not in the touristic routes, and the waiters are always a little rude, not insulting but not welcoming either, as if they were making you a favor for... More 

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1 Thank Santi P
Lisbon, Portugal
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246 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

It's one of the most traditional cafes in Lisbon.It needs redecoration.Service is very bad. The food is far from delicious. There is inside and outside seating. Price high for what they offer.Don't recommend it

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Trieste
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2011

Good café for a piece of cake with your coffee. If you happen to be in the area and need a place to have dinner, and you do not expect too much, it may be ok.

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Thank YouBeeTs
Lisbon, Portugal
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2011

Mexicana is a cafe/restaurant. As a cafe it is very good, perfect for a hot chocolat or a tea during the winter time or just an ice cream in the summer. You can sped some time reading and just enjoying the peacefull atmosphere of lisbon. As a restaurant i would not recomend it. For me it is better just to... More 

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Thank MartaGaspar
Brussels, Belgium
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2010

I believe that this place have better days but the cakes still good!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$31
Cuisine
Cafe, Portuguese, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca de Londres, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon

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