Come find us!
R. da Madalena 120
1100-323, Lisbon, Portugal
Who Visits Maria Palato?
First and foremost, Maria Palato is a meeting place for anyone who enjoys wine. Lisbon locals and international tour groups mingle and enjoy our friendly, casual space. Maria Palato-Wine Bar has evolved into a gathering place for international visitors as well as a daily stop for our neighbors in Baixa, Chiado and Alfama. A number of languages can be heard here. Acquaintances are made, debates engaged and many, many friendships formed. The owners take pride in welcoming all and making visitors and ex-pats feel as welcome as our neighbors. Our philosophy is to welcome all and treat our customers as guests in our house.
We encourage our guests to bring their well-behaved pets, and you’ll often see Poncha (left), our most dedicated greeter wandering around!
Maria Palato pours elegant wines produced by the smaller vineyards from all over Portugal. From a dry Alentejo to a Ruby Port. These wines, not found elsewhere, will delight and educate.
We’ll help you find the perfect wine to drink in the wine bar and to take home. And of course, the wine flavor can change depending on what you are eating, so we have a wide selection of delicious wine-friendly petiscos that are ever-changing.
Our wine tastings are legendary.
No stuffiness allowed. Occasionally we break out in song.
Our food is of course, typically Portuguese, including francesinha, smoked swordfish, sardines, cheese, tosta mista and charcuterie. The menu changes often, taking advantage of the season’s best offerings.
Fresh bakery breads accompany many of our plates. Feijoada á Trasmontana (Portuguese bean and pork stew) as well as borscht make occasional appearances at our tables.
Rui and Sofia make Maria Palato Wine Bar the star that it is. Charming, genuine, lovely hosts who welcome and care for guests like friends and family.
It is a rare guest who doesn’t engage in conversation with a fellow traveler or neighbor and discover a serendipitous connection that extends and livens the conversation. Cell phones kissing to exchange contact information is a common scene.
Lively debates, introductions, shared experiences, travel tips, home country stories and of course food and wine are all topics of conversation at Maria Palato.
Most important is the fun, good cheer and new friendships.
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Join us for a tasting or a special event
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Our winemakers love to talk about their wines, the flavors, the winemaking process and of course the history. Lively discussions are guaranteed with the perspectives of many countries.