Just a stone’s throw from the lively Avenida da Liberdade and the romantic Edouardo VII park, the new Mama Lisboa has moved into an impossible-to-miss corner building – an invitation to join us… And from the moment you step inside, the Mama spirit infuses the place mamamoji.

With its 500 m² space that houses a bar and a restaurant resembling a traditional Portuguese cantina with azuleros mamamoji , fish and seafood ceramicsmamamoji.

The 9th floor roof top is a real surprise! Covering 350 m², we have conjured up a genuinely chic and cool refuge with a “back from the beach” feel mamamoji .

Golden wooden boards, mattresses and sunbeds mamamoji topped with large brightly colored cushions, an imposing cocktail bar in enameled terra cotta… A unique place overlooking both the old city mamamoji and the modern districts.

  • For foodies

    A Cevicheria

    International, peruvian, seafood - €€-€€€ - 12 minutes from Mama

    The fiefdom of the talented Chef Kiko (Francisco Martins) and the best place for ceviches enjoyed sitting at the counter sipping a pisco sour - the house's signature cocktail.
    Rua Don Pedro V 129 - + 351 21 803 88 15

    A beautiful all-white space, topped by a huge sculpture of a tentacled octopus… The stylish arty decor is worth a visit, but here the main attraction is on your plate – namely Chef Kiko’s cuisine. This young chef has traveled many a mile across the world (including Le Doyen in Paris), in particular bringing back a collection of recipes from Peru that he has great fun reinventing. The menu largely revolves around seafood, with tapas and ceviche – tuna marinated in ginger, lemongrass and coconut; scallops with Iberian ham fat and black olive powder; shrimp and cockles with a cauliflower mousse and chocolate cream. Ideally, try the excellent six-course tasting menu accompanied by a pisco sour, a South American cocktail made with egg whites and lemon. One of the most popular restaurants in Lisbon, you have to arrive early (no booking) or wait with a drink on the street for a table to be free!

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    Chill & Shop

    Embaixada concept-stores

    Local design - 10 minutes from Mama

    The heart of the old Ribeiro da Cunha palace is home to one of the city's iconic concept stores, entirely dedicated to Portuguese design...
    Praça do Principe Real 26, 1250-184. Lisboa - +351 965 309 154

    It’s the crowned head of concept stores, designed with an ambitious project in mind: to bring together a perfect selection of contemporary creations in one of the most beautiful buildings in the city – a 19th century orient-inspired palace. There are about twenty designers here covering fashion, furniture and jewelry (often limited editions) rubbing shoulders with art galleries whose very elegant preview events have the whole of Lisbon buzzing. We also like the Gin Lovers Lounge, a delicious café on the large patio.

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    For culture buffs

    Calouste Gulbenkian museum

    Unmissable art collection - 30 minutes from Mama

    In itself it makes the trip to Lisbon worth it. People visit for the exceptional collection of oriental art and the European masterpieces. Once there, admire the beauty of its gardens and enjoy the rich program of events.
    Av de Berna 45. Lisboa - +351 217 823 300

    This unique collection is a reflection of its owner, the Armenian billionaire Calouste Gulbenkian, who arrived in Lisbon at the age of 73 with his wife, oriental cook and twelve cats. He fell in love with the city and the Tagus river which reminded him of the Bosphorus of his childhood. A discerning collector, during his lifetime he acquired major works that span the history of painting, from Rembrandt to Rubens, Watteau, Corot, Manet, Monet, Degas and more. But the insatiably curious Gulbenkian also collected objects from the four corners of the world, which are equally well worth seeing: 14th century mosque lamps, incredible Japanese lacquered boxes and a sublime 17th century screen commissioned by the Emperor of China, to name but a few. Don’t miss the many concerts, exhibitions and other events scheduled throughout the year, which make the museum one of the liveliest cultural spots in the city.

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  • The most creative

    A Cevicheria

    International, peruvian, seafood - €€-€€€ - 12 minutes from Mama

    The fiefdom of the talented Chef Kiko (Francisco Martins) and the best place for ceviches enjoyed sitting at the counter sipping a pisco sour - the house's signature cocktail.
    Rua Don Pedro V 129. - + 351 21 803 88 15

    A beautiful all-white space, topped by a huge sculpture of a tentacled octopus… The stylish arty decor is worth a visit, but here the main attraction is on your plate – namely Chef Kiko’s cuisine. This young chef has traveled many a mile across the world (including Le Doyen in Paris), in particular bringing back a collection of recipes from Peru that he has great fun reinventing. The menu largely revolves around seafood, with tapas and ceviche – tuna marinated in ginger, lemongrass and coconut; scallops with Iberian ham fat and black olive powder; shrimp and cockles with a cauliflower mousse and chocolate cream. Ideally, try the excellent six-course tasting menu accompanied by a pisco sour, a South American cocktail made with egg whites and lemon. One of the most popular restaurants in Lisbon, you have to arrive early (no booking) or wait with a drink on the street for a table to be free!

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    The most foodie

    Mini Bar by José Avillez

    European, Vegetarians welcome, gluten free - €€€€ - 20 minutes from Mama

    He is one of the most talented of his generation. After Bel Canto and Café Lisboa, in 2018 José Avillez opened this little gem in the former Sao Luiz theater where you can nibble on some petiscos, which are Portuguese style tapas that have been raised to the level of a work of art.
    Rua Antonio Maria Cardoso 58 - + 351 211 305 393

    The Portuguese swear by him. This prolific chef with two Michelin stars for the Bel Canto has opened 16 restaurants in Lisbon, two in Porto and one in Cascais, where he was born, all with the same ambition of bringing Portuguese cuisine to the forefront of international fine dining. A gamble that has paid off, as we can see with this more intimate (and our favorite) restaurant. In a pure Art Deco ambiance, José Avillez prepares high-flying snack-style food, a real concentration of flavors – airy avocado tempura with kimchi and coriander, crispy crab and pork spring roll with fresh herbs, delicate massaman duck curry; all washed down with homemade cocktails, local wines and craft beers. It’s the perfect way to discover the chef’s talents at a reasonable price.

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    The most Japanese

    Yakuza by Olivier

    Asian, Japanese, Sushi - €€€€ - 8 minutes from Mama

    This cozy and chic spot attracts lovers of Japanese cuisine, who all agree that this is where you'll find the very best sushi in the capital.
    Hotel Avani, R Julio César Machado 7, 1250-135 Lisbon - +351 934 000 913

    Yakuza means mafioso in Japanese and a clandestine spirit certainly pervades the place with its dark lights and enigmatic portraits, all in the heart of the very elegant Hotel Avani building. The decor is sumptuous but the real hub here is the sushi bar where the faithful flock to admire the chefs cutting the fish to the millimeter and assembling an anthology of sushi. And that’s not all! The menu also offers airy tempura, octopus carpaccios and one of the signature dishes – the sakana taco, with fish and guacamole.

     

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    The most bucolic

    Praia No Parque

    International, Mediterranean, European - €€€€ - 19 minutes from Mama

    Set in the heart of the Edouardo VII park, the restaurant, which opened in spring 2019, is a magnet for all lovers of cool festive atmospheres, with its tropical feel and open-air terrace. Perfect for the evening's first cocktail and until the wee small hours.
    Alameda Cardela Carejeira, Lisboa - +351 222 038 120

    Headed by Nuno Santana, one of the key faces in Lisbon’s nightlife, it lays claim (rightly so) to a trilogy full of promise: food, drink and fun. People come here not only for the beauty of the decor – a central bar made from tropical wood, a glamorous dining room with round red velvet bench seating – but also for its remarkable cocktails and a wonderfully well-traveled cuisine – impeccable ceviche, excellent black rice with shrimps and a few flights of fancy to Asia with a very tasty nasi goreng and baos straight from Vietnam. And at the end of service, it turns into a stylish and seductive club with Brazilian music and regularly invited DJs.

    Contact: reservasparque@apraia.pt

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    The most foodie

    Time Out market (Mercado da Ribeira)

    Wide selection - 25 minutes from Mama

    Home to Lisbon's street food scene, these 1880s market halls cover some 3,000 m². On one side, a market with stalls overflowing with flowers, fish, fruit and local vegetables. On the other, a food hall that rises to the ambitious challenge of bringing together the ultimate in local gastronomy.
    Avenida 24 de Julho, 1200 481 - +351 213 462 966

    The first Food Court in the city, opened in 2014 under the aegis of Time Out magazine, it was was immediately so popular that the British publisher rolled out the concept just about everywhere in the world – from Dubai to New York and from London to Prague. The concept? A traditional market, but above all a glass and steel hall lined with stalls run by some of the city’s best chefs (selected by Time Out critics). Just place your order before settling down on the large wooden tables in the central aisle to enjoy a high-flying culinary experience – small dishes by Marlene Vieira for traditional Lisbon recipes and, above all, the ultra-creative cuisine of Henrique Sa Pessoa, Alma’s star chef. Last but not least, don’t miss the bar named “A TABACARIA” on rua de São Paulo 75 nearby – a friendly local atmosphere is assured.

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  • The most architectural

    Maat (Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia)

    Architecture lovers welcome - 5 km from Mama

    This former electrical factory extended by a modern building designed by British architect Amanda Levete is the city’s new cultural hub, acclaimed for its cutting-edge programming and avant-garde architecture... A sublime white wave of soft curves and hypnotic reliefs.
    Maat Avenida de Brasilia, Doca do Bom Sucesso 1300-598 Lisboa - +351 918 620 032

    Created as an extension of the museum of electricity, the MAAT is above all noteworthy as an architectural miracle, but people come for its exhibitions that bring together the finest in contemporary art. It was conceived by Pedro Gadanho, the former curator of the Moma in New York, who is now the head of the center. After the visit, don’t miss A Marguem, a terrace on the water’s edge where you can enjoy a freshly prepared salad while admiring the sparkling waters of the Mar da Palha and the sailing boats that come and go under the April 25th bridge.

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    The most bewitching

    Calouste Gulbenkian museum

    Unmissable art collection - 30 minutes from Mama

    In itself it makes the trip to Lisbon worth it. People visit for the exceptional collection of oriental art and the European masterpieces. Once there, admire the beauty of its gardens and enjoy the rich program of events.
    Av de Berna 45. Lisboa - +351 217 823 300

    This unique collection is a reflection of its owner, the Armenian billionaire Calouste Gulbenkian, who arrived in Lisbon at the age of 73 with his wife, oriental cook and twelve cats. He fell in love with the city and the Tagus river which reminded him of the Bosphorus of his childhood. A discerning collector, during his lifetime he acquired major works that span the history of painting, from Rembrandt to Rubens, Watteau, Corot, Manet, Monet, Degas and more. But the insatiably curious Gulbenkian also collected objects from the four corners of the world, which are equally well worth seeing: 14th century mosque lamps, incredible Japanese lacquered boxes and a sublime 17th century screen commissioned by the Emperor of China, to name but a few. Don’t miss the many concerts, exhibitions and other events scheduled throughout the year, which make the museum one of the liveliest cultural spots in the city.

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    Park

    Verdant - 20 minutes from Mama

    On the top floor of a car park, there is a bar on a huge roof top with a spectacular view as the sun's last rays light up the waters of the Tagus at dusk. Admire the view while sipping a glass of vinho verde or a house cocktail.
    Calçada do Combro, 58 - +351 215 914 079

    A sunset that lights up the city and one of the coolest atmospheres in Lisbon… At the gates to Bairro Alto, the Park plays to a full house every night with its 360° view and open-air terrace decorated with sunbeds and small coffee tables. An ideal way of enjoying the Lisbon night while sipping a cocktail accompanied by delicious tapas and hamburgers (with a special mention for the salted cod one). No booking required and the evenings are always full of surprises: jazz concerts, Brazilian music, open-air cinema, guest DJs.

    Go up the floors of the car park building to the 6th floor.

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    The most trendy

    LX Factory

    Fashion etc. - 40 minutes from Mama

    Just a stone's throw from the famous April 25th bridge, a former textile factory has been restored and now houses a mixture of bars, art galleries and fashion boutiques. The hub of Lisbon's creative scene.
    Rua Rodrigua de Faria, 103 - + 351 213 259 992

    The 23,000 m² make it a district in its own right – the stronghold of a new generation of designers and entrepreneurs who are opening some of the city’s most exciting places. Special mention should be given to the Brazilian cuisine at the Rio Maravilha restaurant, which can be enjoyed while admiring the waters of the Tagus, or the traditional Portuguese dishes revisited at Cantina LX, in the former Mirandela print shop. As for shopping, it’s impossible to miss Pure Cal, for its collections of ceramics, candles, furniture and Portuguese rugs; or Nae, the first Portuguese brand of vegan shoes that’s now a global hit. And the best is yet to come with Ler Devagar, one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world set in a former printing house. An impressive collection of books, but also a space for concerts, exhibitions and even two bars that are always full.

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    The most edgy

    Symbols Lisboa concept store

    Eclectic - 2.3 km from Mama

    Devised by Alexandra and Vanessa, two talented young Frenchwomen, this concept-store has created a sensation since it opened last April. Right now, it’s one of the coolest and most creative spots around.
    Calçada Marques Abrantes 67A, 1200-808 Lisboa - +351 21 396 0327

    The kind of place we love, where you’re sure to be captivated as well as surprised! Alexandra and Vanessa are the ones to blame, as they decided to make their boutique one of the most cutting-edge places in terms of creativity. Just a stone’s throw from Avenida Dom Carlos, this vast space brings together fashion, jewelry, ceramics, tableware, beauty products…. Everything is constantly changing, which also explains the enthusiasm of the faithful who come every week to discover our duo’s new finds. When we were there, we loved the lucky charm jewelry from the designers Gachon Pothier; the Mama Africa vases from Madam Stoltz; the custom kimonos from Jpearl, the blouses from Magali Pascal and the funky trinket dishes from Gangzaï Design. In short, well worth a visit.

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    The most kitsch n’ cool

    Topo club

    Hot spot - 8 minutes from Mama

    Beware, you’ll have to suffer a bit to get your reward! To get there, you need to cross a soulless shopping mall and take the elevator to the 6th floor. Then it's paradise: a magnificent view at the foot of the castle and cocktails to die for.
    Centro commercial Martin Moniz, Praça Martin Moniz, 1100 341 - + 351 21 588 1322

    Opened in 2015 under the genius inspiration of Zé Filipe Pinto, Lisbon’s nightlife guy, this improbable rooftop terrace quickly established itself as one of the city’s hottest spots where Lisbon locals gather after work to admire the breathtaking panorama of St. George’s castle and Martin Moniz square while nibbling petiscos and sipping house cocktails (you just have to try the strawberry mojito, Fly Me to Cuba). An ideal place to start the evening, unless of course you decide to settle down at one of the large wooden tables and savor the simple and delicious Asian-inspired fusion cuisine, or go totally Hong Kong under the sign of the Dragon on the same floor at KIN, a new 100% Asian and 100% exotic address. Success is a sure thing.

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    The most local

    Embaixada concept-stores

    Local design - 10 minutes from Mama

    The heart of the old Ribeiro da Cunha palace is home to one of the city's iconic concept stores, entirely dedicated to Portuguese design...
    Praça do Principe Real 26, 1250-184. Lisboa - +351 965 309 154

    It’s the crowned head of concept stores, designed with an ambitious project in mind: to bring together a perfect selection of contemporary creations in one of the most beautiful buildings in the city – a 19th century orient-inspired palace. There are about twenty designers here covering fashion, furniture and jewelry (often limited editions) rubbing shoulders with art galleries whose very elegant preview events have the whole of Lisbon buzzing. We also like the Gin Lovers Lounge, a delicious café on the large patio.

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    The most unmissable

    Lux

    To dance all night - 45 minutes from Mama

    On the banks of the Tagus, THE temple of Lisbon nightlife where the most cutting-edge international DJs perform. Don't miss the terrace overlooking the Tagus where you might even meet the former owner, a certain John Malkovitch...
    Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Armezem A, Cais da Pedra a Santa Apolonia - + 351 218 820 890

    The most popular club in Lisbon and famous worldwide. This is where cutting-edge DJs, future international clubbing stars and alternative musicians perform. The program is always very eclectic (hip hop, techno, house, jazz) with electro dominating. The atmosphere is relaxed and ultra-festive and you can happily spend part of the night between the dance floors and the rooftop terraces that have a view of the docks and the waters of the Tagus glittering under the stars.

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    The most festive

    Bairro Alto and its bars

    Put your dancing shoes on - 16 minutes from Mama

    Even if it is now an impossible to resist tourist attraction, we love this historical district that has kept its traditional character and charming alleyways. Explore it first thing in the morning or in the early evening, when the real locals haven’t been replaced by the influx of tourists.
    Around the streets of Sao Pedro de Alcantara, Dom Pedro V, da Barroca...

    One of the most endearing districts in Lisbon. In the morning, stroll through the maze of silent streets to admire the weathered facades, the patios overflowing with flowers and the incredible views of the lower city from the Sao Pedro de Alcantara viewpoint. Stop off in the art galleries and the simultaneously trendy and traditional boutiques, a witness to a gentrification that respects the local spirit. And then, come back in the early evening to savor a change of mood and atmosphere. From 7 pm, the district starts to come alive as Lisbon locals meet for a first drink in the cheek-to-cheek bars, before the tourists again invade the district. Our favorites? Clube da Esquina for its mojitos, Decadente for its selection of beers, and Lost in for its view of the city.

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  • Beach life

    Discover the beaches close to Lisbon

    Lisbon's coast - 25 minutes by car from Mama

    A few minutes from LX Factory by roller skate or bike, our favorites are along the coast around the Caparica, with its bars and restaurants side by side on the sand.

    Choose according to the time of day and the mood of the moment: Princesa, Irmao, Posto 9. Or the delicious Yamba, which recently experienced a terrible fire but is already being rebuilt thanks to the donations of its (many) faithful customers.

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    Chill and explore

    Live like a local

    Fishing village - 32 minutes by car from Mama

    Learn to surf, take a dip in the big waves or simply laze around in a fishing village. Fans will join the Caparica beach clubs where you can find the best clubs/restaurants (Princesa, Irmão, Posto9, etc.).

    But if you fancy a more authentic local vibe, follow the coast to Covo de Vapor. An unlikely fishing village with our two favorite bars – Albatroz and Bugio’s.

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    Ultra romantic

    And have a drink at sunset

    Seafood, Mediterranean - €€-€€€ - 3.3 km from Mama

    Our ultimate spot? Ponto Final that is reached by taking the ferry to Cacilhas from Cais do Sodré.
    R. do Ginjal 72, 2800-285 Almada, Portugal - +351 21 276 0743

    A simple little bar at the foot of the Cristo Rei with the long docks of Almada and, in the background, a breathtaking view of the ‘White City’.

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LISBOA MOOD

 mamamoji Night train to Lisbon by Bille August

mamamoji “The Book of Disquiet” (O Livro do Desassossego) by Fernando Pessoa