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Sr. Fado de Alfama

#56 of 3,676 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Rua dos Remedios 176 | Alfama, Lisbon 1100-452, Portugal
+351 914 431 971
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19:30 - 00:00
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Wed - Sat 19:30 - 00:00
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Riga, Latvia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a little gem! Came here with my husband to have an evening of Portuguese food and fado and were not disappointed. You need to book a table in advance, as the restaurant is small. Guests arrive at 19.30-20.00. I booked through email, all process was very simple and I found that the restaurant is very responsive. Upon... More 

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Oakland, California
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I admit to loving fado and having listened to a lot of it. That this small place is run by a family of talented musicians makes it truly remarkable. We loved the food, the music, the atmosphere and the conversation with the musicians. We stayed until they were ready to take us out with the trash. When we reserved we... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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90 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've read the debate as to whether this restaurant and Fado music was worth it. We feel it is worth the fixed cost... 45 euro for dinner and show. The food was very good. We had the seafood entree which was excellent, upgraded our wine to try the Vinho Verde (green wine... grapes that is - wine is white), and... More 

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Thank leisurebug2016
1 review
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

A friend suggested this restaurant. We emailed from Cape Town, well in advance, saying "we would like to come on Wednesday, 19 April ... ". The reply came "Yes , but come at 19.30 ...". When we arrived at said time (taxi, on foot), but we were told that we were not on the list! We had neglected to confirm... More 

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SrFado, Proprietário at Sr. Fado de Alfama, responded to this review

A bad classification within the parameters that is already habitual. Someone who did not confirm the reservation and blame us, when it was her fault, who did not understand the email The title of the comment begins soon with a Lie! She did not confirm the reservation so how could she say she had a reservation? This person asked for... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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126 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Sr.. fado de Akfama provided us a lovely evening of food and music---it's like having dinner with friends at their home. And the food is delicious.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The food and wine was nice. The fado experience was great :) We, my mother and I had a very nice evening.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We visited this restaurant with a couple of friends, all four of us coming from Holland. We enjoyed the atmosphere in the restaurant, very cosy, good food, and three of us getting acquainted with the "fado". I myself, am a great fan of the "fado", as I grew up in a Portuguese speaking country. I would advise anyone to try... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

A visit to Senhor Fado is like being invited into the home of a talented Portuguese family. You are made to feel very welcome and comfortable. The forthcoming evening is explained and the hosts show a sincere interest in you. We were all tourists of course: Poles Germans Americans, French, British and my Finnish wife. The lady of the house... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Duarte is the husband, Marina is the wife and the Alfama neighborhood of old Lisbon is the place...family-owned and run well, great food, organic and wholesome, lots of wine and delicious atmosphere. THEN, the cook and maitre D take off their aprons and sing FADO...so much fun, talent, pizzazz and soul! While I could do without a lot of the... More 

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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Found this place on TripAdvisor and decided to give it go!! On its ratings looked like a great night out in Alfama..But was the opposite. We arrived at 7:30 pm The food choice started with a selection smoked meats, cheese and bread all very tasty, then a choice of either seafood cataplana or pork and clams for two only, so... More 

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SrFado, Proprietário at Sr. Fado de Alfama, responded to this review

The best answer to this comment is the following comment :) Thank you Mr. Badgerbobby45 :) As for this gentleman himself: there is only an intention here to injure him when he says "..but I am Portuguese and perhaps for that reason more critical" ora this gentleman lives in South Africa for many years, he told me himself, of Fado... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 47 - US$ 67
Cuisine
Portuguese
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Wednesday
19:30 - 00:00
Thursday
19:30 - 00:00
Friday
19:30 - 00:00
Saturday
19:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua dos Remedios 176 | Alfama, Lisbon 1100-452, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Neighbourhood: Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Phone Number: +351 914 431 971
Description
On off the least pretentious of Lisbon's Fado restaurants is also one of its finest. Hosts Duarte Santos and Ana Marina treat guests as family and the homely ambiance is warming and inviting. The homemade gastronomy is noted for its textures and flavours and generous portions, with the seafood cataplana (stew) a much-lauded feast. The menu is limited, but here it's all about the quality of the food. As for the entertainment, this is local fado at its most authentic -- the singers and musicians have known each other for years, and the performance is heartfelt and genuine. Quite often, diners are invited to join in which makes the evening truly memorable.

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Staying in Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria

Neighbourhood Profile
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Explore narrow streets and alleyways, small cafes and, of course, the internationally acclaimed Fado music. The earth-shattering Great Earthquake of 1755 destroyed most of the city but the contiguous neighborhoods of Mouraria, Castelo and Alfama remained standing to this day. These neighborhoods represent Lisbon at its historical best. The cool breeze of the Tagus river will take you up the hills to the sound of Fado, where you'll discover the best "tascas," eat delicious fresh fish and drink great wines. Discover hidden viewpoints and ancient traces of other civilizational ruins in the heart of the Portuguese capital. These are centuries-old neighborhoods that will welcome you to the very best of old Lisbon culture.
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