Cafe Martinho Da Arcada

Top 1% of restaurants in Lisbon
7 / 10

5 expert reviews

“Once a favourite of literary figures such as Fernando Pessoa, this is a good place to eat traditional Portuguese food in the right kind of setting (though outside it is noisy).”

– DK Eyewitness

Frommer's Frommer's
"In its way, the Martinho is one of the city's most famous restaurants, thanks to its age (it was established in 1782) and its association with Portugal's beloved poet, Fernando Pessoa,..." Full review
The menu here is long and varied, but if you ask for what the kitchen is proudest of, a staff member will talk about the house-style cod (a thick "tenderloin" of cod served with twice-cooked onions and fried potatoes) and house-style filet steak served with coffee sauce and fresh vegetables.
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
"Sizzling since 1782, this old-world restaurant was once a haunt of poet Fernando Pessoa." Full review
Rough Guide Rough Guide
" It is now divided into a simple stand-up café and a slightly pricey restaurant."
Fodor's Fodor's
"One of the original buildings on Praça do Comércio houses the Café Martinho da Arcada, a literary haunt since 1782, favored by modernist poet Fernando Pessoa." Full review