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Cafe do Rio

#34 of 3,635 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
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Rua da Alfandega 114, Lisbon 1100-076, Portugal
+351 21 886 8050
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 19:30 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 19:30 - 12:00
Sat - Sun 12:30 - 15:30
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Frankfurt, Germany
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285 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Situated not far away from the Terreiro do Paço, the Café do Rio is a very good option to enjoy maybe the best burgers of Lisbon.Next to classical burgers, the Café do Rio also proposes Portuguese burgers with local ingredients like Portuguese cheese, alheira or Port-wine.To note is that the burgers have no buns (but you don't need them really)... More 

Thank CPJD00
Toms River, New Jersey
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It goes without saying the food was amazing!! While the burgers don't come on a roll, they do come with a little burger on top of a big burger. Way better than a roll! Their menu has a variety of creative and mouth watering choices. I narrowed my choices down to 4, and left the decision up to the waiter,... More 

Thank tynkerbell311
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The service was great, the food even better. Fresh quality burgers with decent non greasy chips. Really nice place.

Thank G1211G
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131 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Tried this as previous good reviews and near our hotel. Gourmet hamburgers with no bun, delicious and very filling! We didn't book and just managed the last free table, very busy, advise booking. Would recommend!

Thank DiscoveryLeeds
Rui D, Proprietário at Cafe do Rio, responded to this review

Dear sir, thank you for your review which we much appreciate. Best regards More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service very friendly and polite staff. Tasty food with a good variety that is slightly different from most of the other food offers in the area. Restaurant is a beautiful rustic setting. We would definitely go back.

Thank Bryan M
Rui D, Proprietário at Cafe do Rio, responded to this review

Dear Bryan, Thank you for your review whoch we much appreciate. Best regards More 

Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service here is wonderful, the waiters are so sweet and attentive, it was such a pleasant experience! The burgers were delicious and really hit the spot! I got the Gorgonzola Burger while my partner ordered the Black Beer Burger. Both highly recommended by us, yum! We also ordered the chocolate mousse for dessert which we shared and was super... More 

Thank Melts88
New Orleans, Louisiana
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461 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

as the burgers hit the table, there was no doubt, we weren't in texas any more. and it was a good thing, because these burgers were great. big patties dressed with an aoili laced with garlic and cilantro, smoked ham wrapped over this stack, a dash of grilled onions and a fried egg, sunny side up, on top of it... More 

Thank worldexplorer53
Espoo, Finland
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Old classics still on the list but new interesting options now available since my previous visit. This time I took gorgonzola, so good. Friendly service, thank you very much.

Thank IlonafromFinland
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is amazing. We made a reservation beforehand and it was the best thing to do. Around 8:30-9:00 it's packed and people waited outside just to be able to have dinner. The restaurant is nice and the staff knows what they do. The food speaks for itself. I'd recommend it if you like burgers as much as I do!

Thank Wilkins C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant twice during our stay - excellent food on both occasions. Really liked the idea of no bun as so many times when eating burgers I end up leaving half of the bun so I can finish the burger! Choice of burgers is very good and the staff are excellent in advising you if you have queries about... More 

Thank Rosina D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Portuguese, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 12:00
19:30 - 12:00
12:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Alfandega 114, Lisbon 1100-076, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Neighbourhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
  • Phone Number: +351 21 886 8050
Probably this is the most unique burger of your life. We serve our no-bun burgers, with a combination of traditional Portuguese products and flavors, combined with products and flavors from many worldwide origins, like Mexico, India, France, etc. Everything we serve is prepared in-house, using artisanal products and techniques.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!
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