The Food Temple

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Beco do Jasmim 18, Lisbon, Portugal, 1100-289

Small restaurant tucked in a residential square in historic Mouraria neighborhood. Dinner is served in the way of changing tapas with a daily main dish as well. Groups of 7+ diners must book in advance, and in general reservations are recommended. Kitchen closes 11pm. Open Wed-Sun 7:30pm-12:00am.

Categories: Vegan, European, Portuguese

122 Reviews

First Review by chrdold

Good, tasty food in a comfortable environment. - Edit

My partner and I enjoyed a fresh, flavoursome meal consisting of a selection of tapas and a shared main and dessert. The venue is compact so its worth booking ahead, and I did this easily by email. It was difficult to find the restaurant using Google Maps, I had to call en route for instructions and they suggested, with success, to key in ‘Largo Severa’; of course a good old fashioned map might be more helpful!.

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great atmosphere - Edit

Went here twice as it was so good! The food was very tasty and it was lovely sitting outside on the makeshift tables listening to fado coming from somewhere else. Would highly recommend for atmosphere but get there early to sit outside!

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Best in Lisbon - Edit

My favourite. Great place to try something new.

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Take me back!!!! - Edit

This is a truly hidden gem. Hidden because took us long to find but Im glad we did. The nicest people on Earth, a small and yet familiar type of restaurant where you share table with other people and enjoy a cosy dinner. Food is deliciously cooked and enjoy, is awesome!

Pros: Staff, Food

Cons: Opening time

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Good food, small menu - Edit

This is a bustling little restaurant and we were lucky to get a table without a reservation on a Saturday evening. It was recommended that for two to three people (we were three), we order one soup each, one of each of the three starters (tapas), and one main to share. We did just that and everything was good. The menu changes so you could be a little unlucky with the options. We didn't have any desserts due to lack of time but they looked really good. Staff were friendly and helpful and spoke good English. All in all, a pleasant experience.

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Underwhelming - Edit

You need to be desperate to go there. The food was bland, the portion sizes were tiny and it was bad value for money. Plus, it's community style seating so everyone is squished together. Not recommended.

Pros: Friendly staff

Cons: Expensive, food was bland and portion sizes small,

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Little gem - Edit

After walking trough the small neighborhood we didn't expected such a cool place, but it was crowded so you'll have to reserve a table in advance! We had to wait about 45 minutes. But other than that the food was great. I ordered all of the tree tapas and each was delicious, beeing still hungry I also ordered soup which was pretty good too. I didn't feel like having a stew that day (which was the only main dish they offered) but I think they change the menu every day or atleast each week. The "ferrero rocher" cake was great. Even tho the had only one main dish I would definetely come back!

Pros: Delicious, Pretty place, Friendly staff

Cons: Only one main dish

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Not worth the price - Edit

The food tasted boring -> was not spiced good. It was very simple cooked. And for this the price was just too much. We had the feeling that they just charge so much because there are not many vegan options in Portugal/Lisboa and so they can do it. Would not recommand it.

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Portuguese vegan fusion tapas - Edit

The place is cute and welcoming, and the food is always different and creative. The food is not always spectacular (it's normally something you could cook yourself at home) but it's tasty. The portions are rather small and it can get expensive. Friendly staff.

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Vegan na Mouraria - Edit

Espaço muito agradável, principalmente o exterior onde podemos estar sentados na escadaria aproveitando a vista da Mouraria. Ementa com 1 sopa, 3 tapas, 1 prato principal e varias sobremesas. Esta ementa vai variando consoante os dias. Pratos bem confeccionados. Equipa extremamente atenciosa. Um espaço para voltar a visitar.

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portuguese vusion food - Edit

if you are looking for "portuguese atmosphere" and really good portuguese vusion food - GO here! one of the best vegan restaurants next to ao26 and jardim dos sentidos.

Pros: portuguese vusion food, no fastfood, nice atmosphere

Cons: hard to find, small

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one of a kind in Lisbon - Edit

The food Temple was funded with crowdfunding (and that already says something about the place) and its now one of the most famous vegetarian restaurants in town. The location is great, in the middle of the popular Mouraria neighbour hood.
The only thing I will have to say is that the menu is a bit limited - I can understand the concept behind it but for a costumer it can be a bit...boring.
There is artisanal beer and ciders.

Pros: location, food quality, vibe of the place

Cons: the menu is quite limited

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Caro, scarso e con pochissima scelta - Edit

La scelta è limitatissima: 1 zuppa (fredda) 3 entrate (fredde, una delle quali a base di patate dolci) e UNA SOLA portata principale: se ti piace, bene altrimenti ti arrangi. Noi abbiamo provato uno di tutto. Loro hanno capito male e una delle entrate l'hanno portata doppia. Per fortuna perché altrimenti morivamo di fame. Le porzioni sono piccolissime. Il cibo è discreto e abbastanza gustoso, ma ho mangiato cibo vegano anche più interessante in Portogallo a costi paragonabili se non inferiori. Quello che mi ha lasciato di stucco è la portata pricipale: una fondina con circa 6 piccole patate lesse coperte di zucchine trifolate a loro volta coperte con 5 rametti di germogli freschi: 10 euro!!! Una cifra spropositata in se per la qualità del piatto e ancor più in Portogallo dove con 10 euro si può mangiare un pasto completo...

Pros: servizio molto rapido e buona qualità delle materi

Cons: porzioni scarse, poca scelta

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cute neighborhood - Edit

Hard to find but worth it. Healthy and delicious food. One entree, one soup, 3 tapas, and 4 dessert choices. Our seating option is unique and cool.

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Mauvais accueil :( - Edit

L'accueil n'a pas été des plus chaleureux. On s'est clairement senti de trop, tandis que d'autres semblaient accueilli normalement. Peut-être que nos têtes ne leur ont pas plu, mais on ne s'est pas du tout senti à l'aise: pas de sourire, pas chaleureux, on arrive avant un autre couple qui demande aussi l'extérieur, mais c'est nous qui nous retrouvont sur une table mal installé à l'intérieur. Je ne sais pas quoi penser, toujours est-il que l'on a préféré partir avant de commander.

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Very Good - Edit

Calm, with nice people, in a curious place and cosy.

Pros: All Vegan, Desserts Sugar-free and Gluten-free.

Cons: Kind of expensive

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So good!!! - Edit

Lets be honest, Lisbon isn't exactly known for its vegan food, so when we found this tiny little place we were in heaven, we came back twice (which we never do on a holiday).

Food is superb, small dishes, but so worth it.

Every mouth full is heaven!

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Heaven! - Edit

Cozy. Fresh (limited menu options - this time: soup, 3 tapas, main dish). Great drinks.

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Yuuuuum! - Edit

Food Temple is cute and has a great chilled vibe. The food is great, although make sure you have a pretty varied palette as the menu isn't big and you don't have much choice. But it's delicious and the staff very friendly! Maybe book as well, because it got busy very quick!

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Amazing!! - Edit

We have been there for santos populares last night and the atmosphere was fantastic. The food was completely yummy, we tried a bit of everything, all of it was very tasty but the tempeh burger was something else! The beer we only tried 2 variants, great beer! It's for sure a go, and we will come back.
Great job!

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great place with great food - Edit

Loved the atmosphere and the food. They have a new menu every day with a soup, three tapas and one main dish. And it was all delicious. Great selection of craft portoguese beers as well.

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you will meet some interesting people! - Edit

The food is great.

But what I found the most remarkable about this restaurant is the people you will meet there.

As the restaurant itself is tiny, my husband and I (Americans in our 50s) invited two single people to join us. One was a long-haired Dutch man in his 20s, the other a French-Argentine woman in her 70s. Both were very cool and interesting people.

After we ate we sat outside the restaurant and chatted with a number of people from
Portugal and a number of other countries, all friendly and intelligent.

This restaurant is a special place that attracts a wonderful variety of people. I particularly encourage people on their own to check it out; it's a really easy place to strike up great conversations with nice people from all over!

It's easy to call for a reservation before you go. All the restaurant's employees speak flawless English and are very nice.

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over rated - Edit

The location itself it's nice and people friendly. The food is really pricey and absolutely tasteless. Our main course was a bit of unsalted rice with some pieces of unsalted eggplant and few seitan cubes for 11.50€. Over rated.

Pros: location, friendly staff

Cons: expansive , small portions, tasteless

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good eats and good beer - Edit

This place is busy, so have a reservation or be willing to wait. Also a bit tricky to find. But most places are around these parts. Service is excellent and many different kinds of local Lisboa beers. If you are vegan it won't disappoint. I am vegan and was very happy.

Pros: craft beers , tasty food, good service

Cons: limited menu , difficult to find , reservation preferred

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Artful food! - Edit

We were a little freaked out trying to get there because Uber dropped us off in a walking only area because the streets were too small for cars. Don't be deterred. This place is worth the effort.

Pros: Eggplant, Mushroom pasta, Raw chocolate strawberry cake

Cons: convincing Camarons that I was a little afraid of, Finding the restaurant, Small place is probably better with a reservation.

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08/05/16 - Edit

This place is a hidden gem! Unfortunately, when we arrived (just after opening time) we discovered that the restaurant was already fully booked (this is always a good sign I guess), however this turned out to be a blessing as we were offered the opportunity to eat on the steps outside, sat on some mats with a purpose-made fold-up table to rest our food and drink on. And although it was a little chilly in early-May it was a lovely experience, matched by the friendly service and good food.

A couple of tips:

1. Book in advance
2. Sit outside (especially in the summer)
3. Make sure you have Google Maps on your phone!

Updated from previous review on 2016-09-08

Pros: Great atmosphere, Good food, Friendly staff

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Good food, not that many options on the menu - Edit

Although everything we tried was very tasty, the menu itself wasn't impressing at all. There was one soup, 3 starters, only one main dish and 3 desserts.
Secondly, we experienced quite bad service. In the beginning the waiter brought us soup by mistake and told us it was free. My boyfriend ate it but I didn't and informed the other waitress that we didn't even get the menu and didn't order the soup. They apologized, of course, but then brought bread and olives for my boyfriend who only ordered bread with olive oil. Afterwards we got charged for the soup as well as the olives. I have worked as a waitress myself and find it very unprofessional to charge clients for your own mistakes.
The place was also very small and packed only 30 minutes after opening, so if you go, definetely reserve a table beforehand.

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