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A Severa

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Rua das Gaveas 51 61 | Lisboa, Lisbon 1200-206, Portugal
+351 21 346 1204
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Over priced and if a vegetarian avoid at all costs. We were persuaded to go here by the taxi driver. This was against my better judgement. The food was expensive and tasteless. The vegetarian option was a tasteless overcooked plate of vegetables. Music ok. The restaurant itself was clean and bright.

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Thank guy1_12
San Francisco
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is fine but not great. You should come to this place for the atmosphere and the music which is great.

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Thank ArikP
Twello, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Wine was good, coffee hot and tasteful, but the seafood was catched and cooked in a vacuum cleaner. After two nights delicious meals a disappointment, a disappointing experience!

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Thank pmdep
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Overpriced, unfriendly staff, deceptive in their service. If you want the FADO experience, go ahead and try this place. They have a 25 Euro per person minimum. I suggest you avoid the food and buy two bottles of wine. They had bread and other stuff on the table when we arrived. Then they charged for it. Food was mediocre. Prices... More 

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Thank Tony C
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The place has this special atmosphere. The service was great, good food and fast. Though we dont speak Portuguese, we very much enjoyed the Fado music, specially "Sophia". They started exactly on time. The general ambiance is just great. I do recommend.

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Cork, Ireland
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

After reading reviews here and comparing with my own experience a few tips to avoid dissatisfaction. 1) Place is classic late 50's ,meaning all,including service and food (both in good and a bad way) and choice of songs. 2) Good service from greeting to the bill 3) Consider this a dinner with show, not just overpriced food 4) Not an... More 

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New York City, New York
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

The dining-room has a cave feel with dark wood and candles. Service is soft and omnipresent. Surprisingly -and because this is a touristy place for fado singing- food was good and copious. The show lasted 2 hours with what seems like a family of performers. The young female singer is quite good!

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Thank catherine r
New York City, New York
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Went to this Fado-oriented restaurant on recommendation of our hotel. I ordered braised cod, which was tough, tasteless and inedible. Other guests' food was just OK, as was the service. Bill was outrageously expensive. Performance was fine, but did not appreciate the performers subsequently going from table to table peddling their CDs. There are no doubt better places to experience... More 

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Abu Dhabi
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

very nice atmosphere, nice Fado singing with 3 different singers; food is good and service is very nice

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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Let's face it, going to a place like this is likely to be expensive. The question is - is it fun. So forgetting it isn't cheap, we had a thoroughly good time. The music and atmosphere was great; the food ok but that wasn't that relevant to us. It was only spoiled by ignorant guests filming the singing with the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Portuguese
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua das Gaveas 51 61 | Lisboa, Lisbon 1200-206, 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 21 346 1204

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 the fresh grilled fish, at Príncipe do Calhariz, and later explore the dozens of streets full of bars and clubs! Whether you're visiting for a day or a whole week, make sure you visit Bairro Alto and its surroundings.
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