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A Tasca do Chico

Rua do Diario de Noticias 39 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1200-141, Portugal
+351 965 059 670
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“tapas” (12 reviews)
“chorizo” (5 reviews)
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Rua do Diario de Noticias 39 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1200-141, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off you must make a reservation to see the Fado. Second eat before you go; the food is more like tapas and not that great. This place is for the drinks and the Fado. They have a great lineup of amazing Fado that will...More

1  Thank Kyle M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a small bar in the Bairro Alto of Lisbon, where you can taste some typical Portuguese food (I saw many chorizos cooked over flames on small ceramic plates), wines and sangria. But the best thing is the Fado music. There are several artists performing...More

1  Thank Roxana I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A receptionist in a hotel where we stayed recommended this restaurant in Bairro Alto. It's a very nice place with live fado music and a lot local people eating there so you can feel local atmosphere inside. The interior is in wooden style with a...More

1  Thank kvucur
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Tasca do Chico is a small fado bar in Bairro Alto. If you are looking for authentic fado, fado that will bring tears to your eyes, this is the place to go to. Listening to the fado performed by 4 singers (in turns) and...More

1  Thank Aleksandra K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a brilliant time at this tasca enjoying the high quality fado singers. Don't come for the food, do come for the fado. Drinks wee bit more expensive but seeing as there's no cover charge you're still doing very well!

1  Thank JoyFor2013
Reviewed 26 June 2017

A tiny and cozy fado bar full of atmosphere. Bar will be closed for a performance of 3 fado songs every hour at night. Don't expect a prompt service as only 2 to 3 people are working. Do come here for a drink and have...More

1  Thank BatesLau
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Thanks to all previous reviews on trip advisor, we went and had the time of our lives. It was classic fado. Just what we were looking for!

1  Thank Lynne L
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Amazing place, very small. So best to come in a bit earlier. Very authentic, we met lots of interesting people there the night we went. The fado singers are the best I've seen in all the bars we've visited, really get to your soul.

Thank Olga S
Reviewed 2 June 2017

It's good to know that this is a Fado club, not really a restaurant. Table reservations are for those who will order food, mostly simple, like plates of ham and cheese, and bread, something to go with your sangria or wine or beer. It's small...More

3  Thank Shelley2707
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We made reservations months ahead through email - and I'm glad we did bc we got the best seats in the house directly in front of the fado singers and people were standing if they didn't have reservations. We got there at 8 and the...More

2  Thank WorkToTravel123
Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
Enjoy a cocktail, discover a jazz club, hit the dance
floor or simply grab a beer and catch up with your
friends in the street: Bairro Alto, Bica and Cais do
Sodré are the core of it all. Amazing rooftops,
restaurants, cafes, bars, art galleries, museums and
theaters abound. Start off by admiring the river from
the Santa Catarina belvedere, have a cocktail at
PARK's rooftop bar, try a typical Portuguese steak, or
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Questions & Answers
17 July 2017|
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Response from Mandy2884 | Reviewed this property |
No, good luck finding a way to make a reservation. My advice would be to call or stop in on one night to make it for another night.
20 June 2017|
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Response from BatesLau | Reviewed this property |
I am afraid you need to call them for advice. They are supposed to have performance every night. Usually, every hour, such as 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, +10 mins maybe. When the fado performance is on, they will be shut.
Azra F
3 January 2017|
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Response from BatesLau | Reviewed this property |
Usually, every hour, such as 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, etc +10 mins maybe. When the fado performance is on, they will be shut. Every performance, there will be 3 songs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
19:00 - 03:00
19:00 - 03:00
19:00 - 03:00
19:00 - 03:00
19:00 - 03:00
19:00 - 03:00
19:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Diario de Noticias 39 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1200-141, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Neighbourhood: Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Phone Number: +351 965 059 670
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