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Portuguese Good for families

Mãe - Cozinha com Amor

9.1/10
531 reviews

Average price €20

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Restaurant menu

Chef João Saloio
  • Average price €20 Special request
Creme de legumes
€3
Peixinhos da horta
€4
Salada de polvo
€6

Dietary options

Gluten free, Vegan, Vegetarian dishes
See à la carte and set menus

User photos

Polvo na Brasa
Grilled octopus with vegetables, mmm yummy
Trio de sobremesa
Octopus with vegetables
Menu do dia
Acorda de camarao
Bife do acém

+5

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.1/10
based on 531 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.3/10
Service :9/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. Beverley S.
    Beverley S.
    • 3 reviews
    9/10

    Very nice and staff great

  2. Mark S.
    Mark S.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    The food and the presentation was excellent. The grilled octopus was delicious and our friendly waiter, who also spoke some English, was a real professional and his suggestions were spot on.

  3. Hazel M.
    Hazel M.
    • 9 reviews
    6.5/10

    Easy going, light and friendly restaurant. Clearly wants to hit the big hotel clientele I think. Was our last night and looked for restaurant without catching metro to centre. This was ok, I had octopus salad followed by hot shrimps with sweet potatoes chips. My partner had poached eggs with peas and sausage followed by steak and sweet potato chips. All were ok for the price but main problem was everything, yes every dish had loads of sweet potato. The shrimps weren’t in lovely hot sizzling garlicky oil but sweet potato soup, same for the eggs and sausage. The salad and steak also had rounds of sweet potato piles in them..... nice friendly staff.

  4. Miguel C.
    Miguel C.
    • 26 reviews
    10/10

    Excecional

  5. Paulo S.
    Paulo S.
    • 40 reviews
    6.5/10

    The food is tasty, well prepared, innovative. Overall a bit pricey for the portions. The only negative I would like to mention is that all the staff is too young to understand that children are picky. Peas with boiled egg and chorizo is a Portuguese classic but they make it a very soft almost crude egg and knowing it was for a child they should have mentioned it. After having to order a stake and fries with white rice for the child that didn’t “loved” the crude egg, the white rice came with grated cheese on top and again no one mentioned it nor was it on the menu. We had to send it back to take the cheese off. So if you go with children be extra careful as they won’t, and if you are vegan beware that white rice has cheese on top! Go figure... all in all just too expensive for what it is.

  6. David C.
    David C.
    • 5 reviews
    9/10

    Lovely little restaurant with superb food. The fried green beans and prawn curry were amazing. Will be back when next in Lisboa.

  7. Jennifer C.
    Jennifer C.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    The staff were very nice and accommodating to our questions. The food was delicious, we got octopus with vegetables, steak and tuna taco. We loved everything we had.

  8. Lola G.
    Lola G.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    We were warmly welcomed, the waiter suggested some dishes and explained a lot about Portuguese cuisine. They indeed have the best chocolate fondant in Lisbon.

  9. Stefan K.
    Stefan K.
    • one review
    10/10

    Very tasty and you could see that it was prepared with love

  10. Jose L.
    Jose L.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    The concept is great, and quality of the food is also great. Would suggest speeding up service and attentiveness to guest needs- e.x. suggesting another glass of wine when noticing empty glasses while serving the main dishes). The menu is not big and would benefit from a wider selection or rotating dishes.

  11. 주희 이.
    주희 이.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Nice and the best restaurant❤️

    Mãe - Cozinha com Amor

    Hi Claudia, Mãe is delighted. We're glad you liked your dinner and we hope you can come back. Best, Mãe.

  12. Raphaël  W.
    Raphaël W.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    Nice place, Food was good but wouldn't say excellent. Service was good but not excellent. Place is nice lot of space between the tables which is a big plus.

    Mãe - Cozinha com Amor

    Hi Raphaël, Thank you so much for the feedback. We're glad you enjoyed and we hope to have you with us again soon. Best regards, Mãe.

  13. Alain F.
    Alain F.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    Bon restaurant sympathique

    Mãe - Cozinha com Amor

    Hi Alain, Thank you so much for your review. Hope to see you agian soon. Best regards, Mãe.

  14. Matt w.
    Matt w.
    • one review
    6/10

    Rated highly that didn’t live up to expectation. Food was mediocre. Wouldn’t return nor suggest it to someone if they were visiting Lisbon. Ambience was also just okay.

    Mãe - Cozinha com Amor

    Hi Matt, We're sorry that your experience didn't go as expected. Should you have any suggestions, feel free to drop us an email at maerestaurante@gmail.com. We work hard to give our customers the best dishes. We hope we can see you again. Thanks. Best, Mãe.

  15. Robert P.
    Robert P.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    The service and the food was more than we could have hoped for. This place is a real gem. Everyone should try it. There were plates to try which we had never sampled before and they were wonderful.what a great way to end our stay in Portugal.

    Mãe - Cozinha com Amor

    Hi Robert, Thank you so much for your feedback. We're glad everything was perfect. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Mãe.

  16. Gail O.
    Gail O.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Great find in Lisbon we were a party of 6 friends connecting the food and atmosphere were awesome totally impressed the service was excellent we will return the next time we are in Lisbon- thank you for making our experience one to remember! Gail :)

    Mãe - Cozinha com Amor

    Hi Gail, Thanks for the feedback! Glad you enjoyed. Hope to see you again. Love, Mãe.

  17. Mike B.
    Mike B.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    The best meal we’ve had in Spain and Portugal. We had the Rabbit Samosas and Garlic Fried Shrimp for starters. Both were in excellent, particularly the Rabbit which was amazing. Mains were the Hamburger and Grilled Octopus with Vegetables. Both were delicious. The wine list is excellent - the wines by the glass were exceptional. And finally the staff were friendly and professional. Loved our meal here

    Mãe - Cozinha com Amor

    Hi Mike, At Mãe, we aim to please. We're glad you enjoyed. We have a new wine branded Mãe. You should try it. Hope to have you with us for dinner again. Thanks. Best, Mãe.

  18. Laura H.
    Laura H.
    • one review
    10/10

    This is without a doubt one of the top 10 restaurants I've visited, the food was fantastic, the staff friendly & informative, the atmosphere was relaxed and it was exceptional value for money.

  19. Michael S.
    Michael S.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent food and service at reasonable prices. Nice wine list. The grilled octopus was superb and the Picanha steak was tender and nicely spiced. Also shared their really good empada (piglet pie) as a starter. Highly recommend Mae!

  20. Carin W.
    Carin W.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    This was our favorite restaurant in Lisbon when we visited in March 2019. I thought I had done a review then but it appears not! My bad as this was the best food and experience we had in Lisbon and we had many. Măe, or mother in Portuguese, is the perfect gourmet neighborhood restaurant. Service was impeccable and the food was outstanding. We are heading back to Lisbon in a few weeks and ate at Măe again. Just as delightful as in March!

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More information

Opening time

Almoço:

Segunda a Sábado das 12:00 às 15:00

Jantar:

Segunda a Sábado das 19:00 às 22:30

Closing time

Encerra à Segunda

How to get to the restaurant

R. De Dona Estefânia 92B, 1000-239, Lisbon, Portugal

Public transport

Metro: Saldanha (Amarela e Vermelha)

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