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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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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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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150 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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376 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 410 helpful votes
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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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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
Titusville, Florida
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

I had a noonday snack and spent more time in line than eating. There was an additional line to the restroom. Patrons got a single-use voucher with purchase, others paid half a euro. I suppose, due to the location near the monument, the facility would be overwhelmed if the restroom were free. I saw no waiters. The café appeared clean... More 

Thank Ben T
Boynton Beach, Florida
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230 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

This self-service cafe is located between the Discoverers monument (Pardrao dos Descobrmentos) and the Tower (Torre de Belem). Quite pleasant. You can eat inside or outside. Purchase of food also provides password for their free WiFi and free entrance to the restrooms in the basement.

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Dublin, Ireland
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310 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Had lunch in the waiter service section. The food was excellent - fish/shrimp soup and grilled cod. Service was excellent too. Oh, the white wine selection was great. Hope to come back soon.

Thank Beahive
Lisbon, Portugal
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246 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Went to this restaurant several times ,but the last one was during restaurant week. Although the choices are restricted at this time i had a very enjoyable meal.The pumpkin soup with shrimp was delicious and so was the grouper on a cod risotto. The dessert was a deception ! The ambience was quite nice . Service was quite good. I... More 

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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
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Belem

Neighbourhood Profile
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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