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Esplanada Do Principe Real

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Principe Real
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Jardim do Principe Real, Lisbon 1900-000, Portugal
+351 21 096 5699
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 09:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 02:00
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Miami, Florida
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got to Esplanada Café totally by chance while wondering the streets of Lisbon in the afternoon. It is located in a very charming park. It is quiet and has a great atmosphere. Not touristy at all, which is great. The servers are friendly and service is quite fast. The melted provolone cheese with garlic and toast was delicious. We... More 

Thank Jlaranj
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rather quiet and calm on a beginning of february, but definitely a place worth visiting. Not far away from intersting places to visit in Lisbon, like f.e. Bairro Alto, Rato, Chiado, Santa Catarina or Baixa. Some nice bars and stores in the surroundings.

Thank Georges R
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We've stopped here at least a dozen times over the past couple of years, probably every time we happen to be near Principe Real in fact. It's just a great place to chill and have a light lunch or even just a beer or coffee. There are always families wandering around the park, people walking their dogs, etc. , great... More 

Thank hgavel
Geneva, Switzerland
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501 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I popped in here one Saturday evening. I hadn't made a reservation but was just passing and thought it looked inviting. I was quickly showed a table and my order taken. I ordered the burger and beer. Beer arrived quickly and I was allowed to drink this for 15 mins or so and watch the world go by before my... More 

Thank HullPhil
Kansas City, MO
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122 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Good: Great location, decent coffee (we both had an iced coffee), and the prices are fair (FYI it is cash only). The Bad: The staff was not friendly or helpful--felt like they were annoyed by our very presence. Also the service was very slow.

Thank SummerGirl8888
Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We sat here because of the park , got cappuccinos and pastries , coffee tasted burnt , not enjoyable , pastry not fresh

Thank Farzanet
Warwick, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely spot in the park and in the sunshine. Good coffee and fab scrambled egg. V good friendly service.

Thank LouLewi
Miami Beach, Florida
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The food is good but the service is below everything. We started enquirering about our meals 45 minute after the order was taken. The waiter told us he was going to check. Never came back 15 minute later we asked again and we're told he would check. He came back telling us it's is on it s way. 15 minute... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Just a wonderful place to hide from the heat of the city, the park and the restaurant are a great family retreat. Just sit under the trees and watch the mid day heat go by, and you might even wait until the night come down as well. Breakfast menu is almost perfect, lunch and dinner are excellent as well. The... More 

Thank mawloudh
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Wonderfull to have dinner or just to have coffee. The food is very tasty, the staff are nice, but could be better. Has a park for the kids. Lots of sun. In overall a very good place to be.

Thank Brianlima12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, Mediterranean, Portuguese
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jardim do Principe Real, Lisbon 1900-000, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Principe Real
  • Neighbourhood: Principe Real
  • Phone Number: +351 21 096 5699

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Principe Real

Neighbourhood Profile
Principe Real
From the splendid garden and its cafe-kiosk to its restaurants, Príncipe Real is more than worthy of a visit and it won't let you down: its attractions include "Pavilhão Chinês" (one of the more eccentric interior designs you'll ever see), museums and a fantastic botanical garden. It's also a commercial neighborhood, and you can visit a renovated Palace, home of the Embaixada (embassy) trendy shopping center with its cafes, art galleries and luxury shops... and even if you don't buy anything, take a look inside just for its marvellous interiors. On top of this, Príncipe Real offers a variety of places to eat: if you're in a hurry, drop by "Pizza a Pezzi"; and if you're not, taste the delicious Honorato hamburgers, Argentinian cuisine at La Paparrucha and also great, delicious Portuguese food at Tascardoso!
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