Gastrobar ‘Rio Maravilha’ Lisbon: disappointing experience :-( , breathtaking views Tagus river, LX old factory buildings: creative, dynamic area & weekly Sunday LX market

New gastrobar Rio Maravilha (Wonderwul River) is situated on the fourth floor of one of the old ‘LXfactory’ buildings in the Alcântara (‘bridge’ in Arabic) district in Lisbon, surrounded by huge windows overlooking the Tagus river, the 25 April bridge and the Cristo Rei statue .

Gastrobar Rio Maravilha LX Lisbon view Tagus river 4th floor

Gastrobar Rio Maravilha Lisbon & wonderful view 25 April bridge from a formerly factory building

Very different from the usual

We didn’t have to wait long before the friendly welcoming staff seated us at a small table near one of the the huge windows: what a wonderful view! The multi flowered designed chairs and the bright pink coloured outfits chosen for the waitresses are quite surprising.

Gastrobar Rio Maravilha LX Lisbon 4th floor flowered chairs 2

Gastrobar Rio Maravilha, ‘LX factory’ Lisbon & the restaurant’s decor

The whole space is very different from the usual. But you can expect this from those who already are experienced of managing remarkable spaces in Lisbon like unique bar ‘Pensao Amor’ in a former red light district and restaurant ‘Casa do Pasto’ , with sophisticated Portuguese cuisine. A few months ago this place, ‘Rio Maravilha’ was opened, influenced by Brazilian flavors.

Restaurant RIO Maravilha LX Factory Lisbon 4

Gastrobar Rio Maravilha, ‘LX factory’ Lisbon: squid salad & grilled mushrooms

We decided to order a few small dishes like Salade de Lulas (squid salad, grilled sweet potatoes, onion and croutons) € 15.60, Cogumelos na Brasa (grilled mushrooms, foliage of sour cream and chestnuts) € 13.70, Ovo BT (egg BT) € 9.80, Hambúrguer de Novilho (veal) € 9.10,  and a bottle of white wine: VB Filoco € 12.00.

Surprising : Ovo BT, a poached egg accompanied by cream cheese with some marmalade, parmesan cheese and ibérico pancetta.

Restaurant RIO Maravilha LX Factory Lisbon wonderful views

Gastrobar Rio Maravilha, ‘LX factory’ Lisbon & wonderful views

Disappointing

The Hambúrguer de Novilho (veal) was not such a good experience: we ate just a little bit of it, due to the unpleasant ‘aftertaste’. According to the waitress nothing was wrong, but both we had no good feeling, also afterwards… (the restaurant is aware of our complaint, they asked to come again to enjoy a better experience, that’s all 🙁  ). BTW: the hamburger was not mentioned on our bill.

Lisbon LX Factory restaurant Rio Maravilho ambiance

Gastrobar Rio Maravilha, LX factory Lisbon, entrance & very friendly staff

LX FACTORY Lisbon: dynamic & creative area in old restored factory buildings

LXFactory Lisbon is located in the heart of the Alcântara district, a former industrial area (23.000 m2), built in 1864 to manufacture thread and fabric.  An abandoned industrial site has been turned into a trendy creative and cultural hub.

The past and present converge in a wonderful way! 🙂

Lisbon LX Factory Lisbon street in wintertime 25 april bridge

LXFactory Lisbon in wintertime: old factory buildings under 25 April bridge

Restaurants, galleries, architecture, studios, terraces, music, nightclubs, fashion boutiques and a spectacular book store: Livraria ‘Ler Devagar’ (litt. read  slowly, website with a virtual tour)

Facebook ‘Ler Devager’ bookshop

Lisbon LX Factory Lisbon Alcantara streetart 2

LX factory area Lisbon

In 2008, LX Factory was born, the area was transformed into an Arts Center, where numerous significant cultural events are held, nowadays one of the most visited arts centers of Lisbon.

Here, visitors can participate in events that underline the city’s vibrant contemporary arts scene.

Lisbon LX Factory old restored buildings Sunday market art 25 April bridge

LX Factory Lisbon & weekly open air market on Sunday

Weekly Sunday LX market from 12:00 -19:00. Facebook

Every Sunday an open air market is held, selling original pieces, trendy hand-made items, 2nd hand, vintage, shoes, plants, food and much more…I love it!  🙂

Lisbon LX Factory weekly Sunday market

LX Factory Lisbon & weekly open air market on Sunday

Some shops are closed on Sundays, but most restaurants and cafes are open. Really worth a visit!!

Lisbon LX Factory Lisbon Alcantara streetart 3

LX FACTORY
Rua Rodrigues de Faria, 103
Lisbon  facebook metro map (Alcantara)

Gastrobar Rio Maravilha – eating & dancing
Tuesday from 18:00 – 02:00
Wednesday u/i Saturday 12:30 – 02:00 – Sunday: 12:30 -18:00
Closed on Monday – facebook Rua Rodrigues de Faria, 103

LX Factory | 4th floor, Lisbon

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