If you’re looking for a funky hidden gem with a surprising view, this is the place!
It is located in LX Factory a creative hub in Alcântara (10 minutes driving from Lisbon downtown) and it recently opened in October 2015. The kitchen is led by the talented Chef Diogo Noronha, who also runs another restaurant called Casa de Pasto, in Cais do Sodré. The restaurant name Rio Maravilha means in English Wonderful River. It has two different rooms and from one of them you get to see the Cristo Rei (Christ the King), just like Brazil, the Tagus River and the 25th April Bridge – now you know the symbology behind the restaurant’s name.
Rio Maravilha is a gastrobar and the menu is influenced by Brazilian flavors, with the unbeaten Portuguese products.
The dishes are meant to split and some of my fav are the Lamb burger with tomato, beer jam and yoghurt as well as the Yucca and crackling chips with homemade ketchup.
I really enjoy the fact that it closes late – 2:00am! So it fits perfectly for a late night out dinner. The staff is friendly and informal.
Don’t miss: Their signature cocktails and sip them on the terrace! My favorite is the Raspberry Margarita with… Pop Rocks!
Hot tip: Reservation is definitely needed. However, in case you don’t get a table they will automatically suggest the brother restaurant Casa de Pasto and they will make the reservation for you – which I find as a pro-active nice touch.
Average price: 20,00€ – 30,00€ per person (excluding drinks)
Contact: (+351) 966 028 229
Address: Rua Rodrigues Faria, 103, 3, 4th floor, Alcântara, Lisboa (LX Factory)
Opened from Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner – from 12:00pm to 2:00am (except on Tuesday for lunch and Sunday for dinner) / Closed all day on Monday
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