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Beautiful fado show

The acoustics are amazing! We went to dinner elsewhere before and arrived at 9:15 for the 9:30 show... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Julia B
via mobile
Great experience

We did really enjoy the place. It is a great opportunity to listen to Portuguese music in... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Bashir C
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were originally excited to go to this restaurant based on a Fodor’s recommendation. It was stated as one $, meaning it was meant to be good value, good food, and inexpensive. None of that was true. We called and made a reservation as recommended....More

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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

I found a suggestion for this place on the Lonely Planet and decided to visit. Nowhere the guide suggested advance reservation, nor on the website I found any option unless digging later in the pages only in Portuguese. I was met at the door but...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

The acoustics are amazing! We went to dinner elsewhere before and arrived at 9:15 for the 9:30 show which gave us a great seat. It was 10 euros a person and included a welcome drink. The show lasted until 11:30-it was divided into 3 sets...More

Thank Julia B
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

We did really enjoy the place. It is a great opportunity to listen to Portuguese music in environment other than a touristy restaurant. Music was really good (I am not an expert, but believe that the musicians were very professional); collection of cheeses we ordered...More

Thank Bashir C
Reviewed 2 July 2018

This restaurant is in an old chapel deconsecrated, which makes a fantastic atmosphere, and it offers a good dinner with meat or fish and a beautiful show of Fado, the typical Potuguese songs. Price are good

Thank Stefdida
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Recommended for the music part which extends to about 90 minutes in 3 sets. The setting is an old church with high ceilings making for a more resonant acoustic space than the Fado ao Centro venue. The musicians are accomplished and there is a spoken...More

Thank Kang H
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a great dinner before the show at a nearby restaurant and came to the 930 show. It was only 10 euros and included a drink. They could charge more. The performers included two guitarists, a singer and a pianist/accordion player. There were two...More

1  Thank Art M
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Can’t beat the ambiance of Fado in an century old church :) Food and wine was excellent although expensive; staff very friendly, and performance, especially the Portugese guitar player, outstanding. The only downside is that there would be a break every few songs and impact...More

Thank Alex P
Reviewed 19 March 2018

A great little place! Built as a synagogue in the 1300’s, converted to a Christian church, then abandoned until the current owners turned it into a music venue. This small venue is an intimate spot to listen to live music. They do serve food, but...More

2  Thank IguanaHunter
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We went to aCapella for dinner and a Fado show. The meal started at 8:30 and the show was to begin at 9:30. The host explained to us that there is a €10 cover charge for the Fado show and you have two choices a...More

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