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Rua Gilberto Rola 22 24, Lisbon 1350-155, Portugal
+351 21 390 6655
20:00 - 02:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We've been welcomed by a kind and nice maître(?) that immediately guided us to our table in a room with a pleasant historic taste and where every table have a good view on the performing stage. Soon the staff took our order and advised us thru the menu, we didn't wait too long for the dishes, well cooked and in... More 

Thank UmbertoGalimberti
Mumbai, India
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Three of us had booked fixed a vegetarian dinner package with Fado @40 Euro per person. On arrival the staff started asking all type of questions and suggested few vegetarian dishes. And also that for wine one had to order a wine bottle. Among three of us we were served ONLY two soups, 2 salads, two pastas and one ice... More 

Thank vinay b
FadoandFood, Manager at Timpanas, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, As far as we inquired, there were several misunderstandings, starting on regular price of of our menus (€ 50,00/per Person) informed by the hotel. Because of that, our manager made a reduction on the bill. As a matter of fact there is not a fixed menu for Vegetarians, and also that was here in consideration. Anyway, it as... More 

Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We were at Timpanas for dinner on a Globus tour. The room was so crowded with other tour groups that I could not turn my chair to see the show. It was too crowded to stand up to walk to the bathroom. There were several other tour groups in the room too. The Fado music was good, however, the food... More 

Thank billandmarva123
Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

We had dinner here as part of a Vantage trip to Lisbon and the Douro. The restaurant is packed so tightly with tables that it is hard to move around and the waiters had a difficult time serving the meal. The food was okay, some courses better than others, but overall nothing to write home about. The dancing, Fado and... More 

Thank MDavisTucson_AZ
FadoandFood, Gerente at Timpanas, responded to this review

Hello, What remains from your review is a friendly recomendation, very good to read it! Thank you very much! More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

The fado and folk dance were good, but they didn't last long. As for the food, nothing special neither in terms of presentation nor in taste. Sincerely, I had dinner at better places in the city centre. Last but not least, considering their prices, I expected more and will certainly not come back.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

This is a place to learn a little bit more about portuguese culture. This concept is really good but in this house they don't do a good job because everything is so fast and confusing. People dancing, waiter serving, a lot of tables in the middles, fado presentation. They should review this show to do something better for the audience.

Thank WindsorFonseca
FadoandFood, Gerente at Timpanas, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, It was certanly a busy day, anyway we shoul consider your point of view and thank you for visit us. Best regards! More 

Pembroke Pines, Florida
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

The staff was outstanding, the food was great and the performers were fantastic. Cant wait to visit this place again when I travel back to Lisbon.

Thank Joaozinho1962
FadoandFood, Gerente at Timpanas, responded to this review

Thanks, we are fired up with your statement. Please, we would like to find you once more at Timpanas. More 

Santander, Spain
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

I highly disrecommend this place because, first, the prices are ridiculously high, and second, the spectacle, despite the good job of the singers, is treated with no respect. First, it is overpriced by a factor of 1.5 almost with respect to other Fado places, in Alfama, for example. We paid 145€ for a very simple meal for 2 persons. This... More 

Thank Anabel A
FadoandFood, Gerente at Timpanas, responded to this review

First of all, we would like to thank you for the visit and the review, despite the observations. We could agree about the distractions and the loud speaking and the uncontrolled gadgets. We must pay more attention to this point. Anyway, you must face the prices as an amount for all, liked and disliked. On the other hand, comparing to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Food was excellent. I was engaged at the one in Ft. Lauderdale. This place is awesome and the live band (jazz) was great. Not too loud and created the perfect environment. If I could give any constructive criticism it would be that this location seemed a little dated and may need a face lift. That said I would highly recommend.

Thank John C
Homosassa, Florida
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135 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

Our Vantage tour selected Timpanas in downtown Lisbon to show us all what Fado is and experience the music and food. My wife and I were agreed that the rating was about "average". The place was quite crowded with tables and chairs set so little room was left for waiters to deliver food and clean tables. The Tapas foods were... More 

Thank Ronald R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Portuguese, European
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Gilberto Rola 22 24, Lisbon 1350-155, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: +351 21 390 6655

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