9.3/10
Excellent
based on 513 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
  1. 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.

  2. Lola G.
    Lola G.
    • 3 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.

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

  15. Larry S.
    Larry S.
    • one review
    9/10

    A very nice Portuguese home cooking restaurant. I had the picanha and it was just perfect.

  16. Chris A.
    Chris A.
    • one review
    10/10

    Best meal of my entire time in Portugal. The atmosphere is perfect and every dish we got was truly I’m unbelievably good. Be sure to get the chocolate cake!

  17. Andrii B.
    Andrii B.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Very nice restaurant, friendly staff, delicious food. Been there twice, both good. Recommended

  18. Aylee S.
    Aylee S.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    AMAZING food and a very accommodating kitchen! :)

  19. Stefan O.
    Stefan O.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Best lamb chops I've had so far! Really well made food, nice staff. Situated a bit away from the central tourist district, but well worth the walk!

  20. Robin H.
    Robin H.
    • one review
    10/10

    What a great way to spend our last evening in Lisbon. Our table of 9 was seated in a square, and the complimentary cheese tray and olives was a nice start to the delicious food we had. The owner was lovely, explaining the various Portuguese phrases on our placemat that only a mother would say! Great ambiance. Highly recommend this gem of a place!

  21. Brian M.
    Brian M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great restaurant with a family flair. Waiter were very helpful and the food was delicious. Can only recommend

  22. K K c.
    K K c.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Friendly????unpretentious ????delicicous????great value????

  23. Mary S.
    Mary S.
    • one review
    9/10

    A wonderful small restaurant off the beaten path in a residential area of the city. The cod dish was wonderful and my husband's steak was good. Service was excellent!

  24. Olive M.
    Olive M.
    • one review
    10/10

    I really enjoyed how engaging. pleasant and patient the staff were (I asked a lot of questions about the food). I loved their idea of guests sending their Moms pics to be put up on their Mom wall, that is incredible. The food was also really good and in very generous portions. I wish I had discovered it earlier then I would have enjoyed more meals there before my trip ended. I highly recommend it.

  25. Alisa H.
    Alisa H.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Feel of a neighborhood restaurant with great food. Comfy and friendly.

  26. Allison B.
    Allison B.
    • one review
    9/10

    Our trip to Mae met all expectations; it was delicious, had a nice ambiance, and delivered both fine dining and wine at a VERY reasonable price! The shrimp bras and a type of beef (whose name I definitely cannot remember) were both so good my husband and I did a “taste swap”. They were both so good we had to share! I’d definitely recommend!

  27. Kathy B.
    Kathy B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent, friendly service and great quality food at a very reasonable price. Highly recommend.

  28. Bev B.
    Bev B.
    • one review
    9/10

    We were welcomed warmly, the service was amazing, and the wine was excellent - they only sell Portugese wines which I really support.

  29. Rupert D.
    Rupert D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Delicious food and service that will do everything to make you happy. Very affordable prices. I highly recommend!

  30. Peter g.
    Peter g.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    great food and service

  31. Caroline R.
    Caroline R.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great if a little quiet for a girls group dinner. One of the tastier dinners we’ve had and really reasonably priced. Also some of the better service we’ve had in Portugal: attentive and friendly but not hovering or creepy. Loved it!

  32. Paulo M.
    Paulo M.
    • 40 reviews
    8.5/10

    Good service and nice food

  33. Bill G.
    Bill G.
    • one review
    10/10

    Beautiful food well cooked and presented and very attentive staff with really good advice, would go again if back in Lisbon

  34. Darryl r.
    Darryl r.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Great food and wine in a cozy neighborhood spot!!

  35. Rod G.
    Rod G.
    • one review
    10/10

    This is a fantastic restaurant presenting quality and interesting food. It deserves to have support from locals and visitors. Check out the photo wall & bring a photo of your Mother!

  36. Gene g.
    Gene g.
    • 4 reviews
    9.5/10

    Had. Ann excellent dining experience.

  37. Gonçalo G.
    Gonçalo G.
    • one review
    10/10

    Everthing was perfect

  38. Stephen L.
    Stephen L.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Very enjoyable evening with excellent food. Would be happy to go again and we recommend this restaurant.

  39. Eva T.
    Eva T.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    The food is very good, the service friendly, nice atmosphere.

  40. Li y.
    Li y.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    food is nice,but a little small each dish.