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Just what we were looking for

We came for the dinner and the show, 30 euros. Dinner was very good, I had the steak with pepper... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
Intimate--a must see!

We first experienced this wonderful little Fado club 5 years ago on our last trip from Canada. We... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2016
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Rua do Corpo de Deus | Largo da Vitoria - Capela N. Sra da Vitória, Coimbra 3000-121, Portugal
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

After taking advice from the tourist information Office, I book a table at the aCapella to listen to fado concert and to eat. The staff member told me to arrive at 8.30 but, to tell the truth, they didn't serve dinner before 9.30. Regarding the...More

1  Thank avvolga
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We came for the dinner and the show, 30 euros. Dinner was very good, I had the steak with pepper sauce, there was a soup before, potato and cabbage which was excellent, my sister had the goat cheese in pastry with honey which was also...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2016

We first experienced this wonderful little Fado club 5 years ago on our last trip from Canada. We enjoyed it so much that we decided to go again this time. We drove from Faro just to see a show and it did not disappoint. Beautiful...More

3  Thank Robert H
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Amazing Fado club. The house singer and music players are great and the songs are beautiful . We were fortunate to be in a night with a visitor singer from neighboring Galicia (Spain). She was a real soul singer and kept the crowd enthusiastic till...More

Thank eran88
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful old chapel, great acoustic and fantastic fado songs, mixed with instrumental pieces. Tonight we were entertained by a quartett of fado singer, Spanish guitar, classical guitar and accordion/piano. If you want to hear great fado, don't miss this place and have a drink while...More

Thank Nikolaus D
Reviewed 11 March 2016

The setting is lovely, the musicians are AMAZINGLY, the fado singers are two elderly gentlemen that may have had their glory days well before. An enjoyable evening, but this is not THE fado experience. There are other locals to seek. Go to Rua do quebra...More

Thank Sylviannethesaint
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We were advised by a local guide to visit aCapella for the food and music experience (we were from the US and were not familiar with fado music). We were very happy with the total experience: good food and excellent musical performance. We were impressed...More

3  Thank gpp_11
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Fado evening at O Faia is one of the best fado experiences in Portugal. They always have big names performing . The food and service is fresh and mostly excellant

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Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

This might not apply during peak season, but we followed the advice of fellow reviewers and arrived right before 10pm after eating elsewhere. The €10 cover charge includes a drink and we split a dessert (cream puffs - would not recommend). The setting was nice...More

Thank loveDCA
Reviewed 20 August 2015

What the Casa de Fado got wrong (and right) 1. When a booking for dinner is made weeks in advance and a menu item is promised do not say that it is not available. 2. When people book weeks in advance and have ordered a...More

5  Thank N S
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