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Adega Machado

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Address: Rua do Norte 91 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1200-284, Portugal
Phone Number:
+351 21 342 2282
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20:00 - 02:00
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Tue - Sun 20:00 - 02:00
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In 1937 it was named "Barrete Verde" but soon iit was changed to...

In 1937 it was named "Barrete Verde" but soon iit was changed to the final name that acquired national and international fame: ADEGA MACHADO.

Today one may find a Fado House that renders homage to its history, to the founders and to all those who have added their personal and professional experiences to the memories of ADEGA MACHADO. In the Fado, Amalia Rodrigues proved her affection to this House with two yearly galas; the charismatics Alfredo Marceneiro and Fernando Mauricio came back many times. There are many to be named, but amongst those the interpreters Manuel Fernandes, Francisco Carvalhinho, Raul Nery, Adelino Santos, Beatriz da Conceicao, Maria Amelia Proenca, Maria da Fe and Mariza.

The space was totally refurbished based on a new project, with a total preservation of the famous tiled facade and in the interior an area was created to display the large collection of historical images: paintings, drawings and photographs, property of the Machado Family. There is now an additional area, the Wine Cellar that serves traditional tidbits together with a large choice of Portuguese wines.

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Nice fado experience nice service

Nice restaurant with fado music, it was my first fado restaurant i was extremely impressed with the service , food and the fado music. It was really an excellent and memorable... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice restaurant with fado music, it was my first fado restaurant i was extremely impressed with the service , food and the fado music. It was really an excellent and memorable Dinner. Recommended.

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FadoandFood, Guest Relations Manager at Adega Machado, responded to this review

Dear Client, So it was a fully successful experience in this famous house of fado, Adega Machado. Thank you very much, till next time in Lisbon. More 

Western Ireland, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful meal, we all enjoyed the music and food. Eduardo our waiter made our night , very pleasant and very efficient.....Top marks to him

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Thank ardcre
FadoandFood, Guest Relations Manager at Adega Machado, responded to this review

Dear Sir / Madam, Your short message gives us all the "fuel" we need for a new week! Thank you very much for choosing Adega Machado. We will notify the waiter Eduardo. See you next time in Lisbon, Best Wishes! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were going to O Forcado in Bairro Alto but the cab driver suggested Clube de Fado instead, saying O Forcado was a tourist trap. So when we got there,Clube de Fado had no tables available. After a few tense blocks as the driver drove aggressively through narrow, twisty streets of Bairro Alto, we arrived at Machado. We had been... More 

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FadoandFood, Guest Relations Manager at Adega Machado, responded to this review

Dear Sir, In first place, thank you very much for visiting Adega Machado. Also, for your impressive review, which terms are very correct. About the cab driver, there is not much to say, despite that, beaside the respectful existence of all this old and truly fado (houses) restaurants here mentioned, his suggestions are based on tips, so we can say... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is a case of price gouging coupled with churlish waitstaff. Our waiter showed his disgust when we didn't order his recommendations and asked questions about the prix fixe. The place was empty, and they were clearly trying to squeeze every penny out of us. Despite paying $125 for two people, we were made to feel unwelcome. I noticed that... More 

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FadoandFood, Guest Relations Manager at Adega Machado, responded to this review

Dear Client, Despite so, your statement was valued and inquired. We must say that we don´t recognize our selfs as you described us. We truly respect all our Clients, even when they decide to leave the restaurant when they don´t want to pay our quality. Maybe your mood in that night was not desirable. Anyway, thank you very for visiting... More 

Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We went there on the Christmas day and we enjoyed not only the food that was really good -the fish of the day was really fresh but also the music. Though we are familiar to the Fado music we never have been in a live music hall. The four singers that appeared in turns were excellent,they performed without microphones, their... More 

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FadoandFood, Guest Relations Manager at Adega Machado, responded to this review

Dear Client, Could happen to be a hard task to please a teenager :-) We did it! Your statement has a great value for us. Big thanks for choosing and visiting Adega Machado! Happy New Year! More 

Braunschweig, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This is my first review to Adega Machado, but not the first visit. I visit Lisbon frenquently and this Fado House is my favorite. The food, service and of course, the fado, will give you a remarkable memory of your visit to Lisbon. The customers are mainly turists, but the fado presentations are small concerts for a true fado lover.... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

a few years ago we were in a fado restaurant in alfama. the fado was so bad and the food so poor that we were afraid to have another fado-dinner session. to our big surprise we had in adega machado just the the opposite of our first bad experience : the food was tasty and the fado was excellent. we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

A well appointed, comfortable restaurant. The food appetizer and soup were excellent, the entrees good. The fado singers and musicians were entertaining. Very soulful music. Serves tour groups so may be crowded.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I wanted an Fado experience. The music was by all means lovely but the food was poor and extremely overpriced. The service was not that amazing either. The waiters seemed anoid. For the price I was expecting amazing food but Wat they are serving there you can buy at far lower prices at any restaurant in the city. And it... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The place is very nice and clean, the atmosphere is so so but the meal was the worst since we are here in Lisbon. We have been paying a third of what we paid at A. Machado for excellent food, what a pity

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