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Cafe Luso

Travessa da Queimada, 10 (Bairro Alto), Lisbon 1200-365 Lisbon, Portugal (Encarnação)
(+351) 213 422 281
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Ranked #81 of 138 nightlife in Lisbon
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Dining
Owner description: Café Luso is the most renowned Fado and Folklore Restaurant in Portugal. Founded in 1927, its history is the history of Fado music itself, since all... more » Owner description: Café Luso is the most renowned Fado and Folklore Restaurant in Portugal. Founded in 1927, its history is the history of Fado music itself, since all major singers and musicians performed here.Located in the Bairro Alto district, one of the most typical and historically rich in Lisbon. Café Luso occupies the charming former wine cellars of a 17th century Palace. « less
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Malaga
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Oh how I wish I had read all these opinions before stepping foot into this place! I had gone to Barrio Alto to watch Fado on my last night in Lisbon, the last night of a splendid holiday in Portugal where everything had been great- until that night. I was going to a place that had been recommended by friends,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Worst experience of holidays expensive rip off food was awful by far the worst I have eaten in a long lime. Do not go there.

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66 reviews 66 reviews
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Allegedly one of the best places for eating while enjoying Fado. But, the singers, dancers and musicians are the only thing that saves this location from falling under the rug of most undeserving fame. The cafe is a really beautiful location in Barrio Alto, famous for presenting Fado and other traditional Portuguese acts. In order to sit and enjoy the... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Worst experience I had at Lisboa. I had already written another bad review at the restaurant page of this place but cannot help to write another one here. The food is outrageously bad, with appetizer and desert both looks and tastes cheap < 1 euro value. These plus the dry, salty and otherwise tasteless main dish make their 41 euro... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This IS a real ambush for tourists !! DO NOT GO THERE, they will charge for everything! What you ordered and what you did not! Food is bad and service even worse! NEVER AGAIN

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Esfahan, Iran
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Our group have a nice time there full of romance, happiness, good memories & ... Cause of amazing crew & singer & musician About food the beef is better than fish except you are a marrine food lover cause the original smell & taste of fish remain but I love it

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Stavanger
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We were there with a large group on a Thursday evening. I expect going to smaller establishments would ensure a more authentic experience. This was geared towards tourists, and some people would without doubt call it a tourist trap. The performers were certainly not bad, and after several glasses of wine you will definitely enjoy their show. Because that's what... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This place was recommended to us by our hotel's receptionist. We were told a reservation must be made. They reserve at 8:30 or 10:30 PM. So we made reservation at 10:30, got their on time only to queue and wait until we got seated at 10:50. Why make reservation if you are gonna queue anyways? we were seated to the... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Charming atmosphere, good food & very entertaining Fado! I didn't quite know what to expect but we we're re able to hear 10 different entertainers plus 3 exceptional musicians & thoroughly enjoyed the evening. We were fortunate enough to have a great table with a close-up view of then to performers & thought the price was a bargain at €50... More

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Oslo, Norway
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This place is located in the Bairro Alto area that has a lot of not so good places – and the Luso Fado and food definitely falls into this category. I got a small table next to a bar, could hardly see the performers or hear the music, but not a big loss as such. Some people mentioned the place... More

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