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The Food Temple

#312 of 3,629 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Beco do Jasmim 18 | Socorro, Lisbon 1100-289, Portugal
+351 21 887 4397
19:30 - 00:00
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Lisbon, Portugal
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were recommended this place by a friend who did mention it is not super cheap, especially for someone living and working in Portugal. However, the food is definitely worth every penny! We tried most of the starters and then each had a main too - all were simply delicious. Our friends would have preferred more salt but we barely... More 

Thank kikibamba23
Dublin, Ireland
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were quite excited to visit the Food Temple but unfortunately we not overly impressed. Staff were nice, perhaps a little pre-occupied with their own friends. Menu is small, they recommend getting multiple small meals to share, which ends up quite expensive! The food was quite basic and not worth the price - example penne pasta salad, soup, curry. The... More 

Thank LTJ889
Poznan, Poland
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mouraria is a beautiful area in Lisbon and the restaurant is there. It's rather small, so it's better to make a reservation in advance. The food is in the indian style, all vegetarian and vegan. The taste of the food is heaven, even for my none-vegetarian friends, but the portions are rather small and you can't say it's a cheap... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Inspired, warm and absolutely delicious! Everything The Food Temple represents is truly unique and certainly worth the trip. I've eaten in many vegan restaurants around the world, and this place is a legitimate top quality experience. Bring your appetite because you'll want to eat whatever they're serving. Great staff, wonderful beer selection and loads of local wines...what's not to like?... More 

Thank Jenigee
Siena, Italy
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The place itself is very tiny, with tables so close on to the other it is like eating together with the other guests. But the food is really good, the service is peculiar and friendly and I would absolutely recommend this place.

Thank Shakai1
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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279 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Some of us we're slightly sceptic about the food offering but it was not bad at all. Tasty dishes, good beer selection, friendly staff.

Thank Patrick B
London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I found this place just because I was walking in that neighbourhood, I felt immediately attracted and I decided to stay and have dinner there. That was possibly one of the most positive and beautiful dining experience I had in a very long time. The vibe in that place was fantastic, the staff were incredibly passionate about their jobs, food... More 

Thank breatheindeeply
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I had dinner in this very charming and sympathetic place. There was only one option for the main course -- quinoa with beans, mushrooms and roasted peanuts for 10€, and unfortunately it was just... hmmm... bland and tasteless. BUT their selection of local craft beers was phenomenal! And it is a very cute place. I saw couples there on a... More 

Thank Johanna K
Cologne, Germany
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

A romanic dinner spot with food prepared with love. Nicely spiced food, good drinks, café and a good menu/tapas choice. In my opinion one of the best spots in Lisbon to have a great lunch/dinner. Incredible what Alice the owner achieved in this neighbourhood! Congrats and go on with that great work!

Thank toby l
Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We made dinner reservations and were well recieved by friendly staff. The restaurant is cozy and cute. We had soup, 3 starters, the main, and a dessert. Of the 6 dishes, 4 were creative and tasty, and 2 were very bland and disappointing. Based on portion size and quality, they were not worth the price. We all left still feeling... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$16
European, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:30 - 00:00
19:30 - 00:00
19:30 - 00:00
19:30 - 00:00
19:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beco do Jasmim 18 | Socorro, Lisbon 1100-289, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Neighbourhood: Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Phone Number: +351 21 887 4397

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

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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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