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Clube de Fado

Rua de Sao Joao da Praca 92 | Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal (Baixa)
218-852-704
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Ranked #822 of 2,266 Restaurants in Lisbon
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Baixa
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Liverpool
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A visit to a Fado house is a ‘must’ for any trip to Lisbon. We were recommended this place by one of our Portuguese hotel staff. It gets incredibly busy so a reservation is essential. We booked for 8.00 pm, with the Fado singing due to begin by 9.30 pm. It has a great authentic feel, not like one of... More

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Milano
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

There's no need to have dinner there if you just want to listen to some great fado. At around 11 pm they usually let few people in just for a drink and to enjoy the show. if that's what you're planning to do, make sure to be there slightly earlier to get in the line. The waiting is in a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a Fado's house, so we had to stop for a few times to listen to the music. And that was great! The menu is not high-fashion. Instead, they have traditional portuguese food, made with great ingredients and cooked perfectly. I totally recomend this place.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My Husband and I came across this gem while walking around Lisbon. He had been there once before as a kid and was incredibly excited when we found it! We had a fantastic view from our table, right beside the Fado singers, and truly enjoyed the singing and the amazing food!! I would love to go back! The service was... More

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Manacor, Spain
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

If you are a fan of Fado, you will undoubtedly enjoy your visit. The "club" isnt a club it's an expensive restaurant with itinerant fado singers popping in doing a couple of songs and then leaving to go to do the same in other fado centres. There are quite a few in this particular area. The owner Mario Pacheco is... More

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Los Angeles
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105 reviews 105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went on our last night in Lisbon, a Saturday night, very much looking forward to a great meal and Fado. We got very good Fado, with an average meal, but all were ruined by a screaming baby and another rambunctious toddler from the same table. We were very disappointed that the restaurant did nothing about the noise until the last... More

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My boyfriend and I had dinner at Clube de Fado yesterday night. As an overall impression, the place is much fancier than the authentic fado experience calls for. In fact, the setup and the service were those of a regular fancy restaurant. The fado was good: we saw 2 shows, about 15 minutes each, one at 21:30 and one at... More

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Mechelen, Belgium
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A dinner at Clube de Fado is expensive, but as far as I'm concerned (Fado aficionado) it's worth it. The food is not the best, but very good. The musical acts are excellent, club owner Mario Pacheco being one of the best fado guitarists. We heard topnotch fado singers such as Cuca Roseta and Miguel Capucho. Service is excellent and... More

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Food was good but entertainment was better. Very cool little restaurant with a very intimate setting. The fado music is excellent and the musicians change throughout the night. We went outside to wait for our cab and the pwner came strolling up with his guitar and chatted with us for a bit which made the night. Loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great atmosphere staff were very attentive food very good.Fado singers and musicians were the very best.Guitarist incredible.Not cheap but you get what you pay for.Not to be missed if you are in Lisbon!

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