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Sr. Fado de Alfama

#16 of 2,539 Restaurants in Lisbon
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Rua dos Remedios 176 | Alfama, Lisbon 1100, Portugal
+351 914 431 971
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8:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Wed - Sat 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: On off the least pretentious of Lisbon's Fado restaurants is also one of...
On off the least pretentious of Lisbon's Fado restaurants is also one of its finest. Hosts Duarte Santos and Ana Marina treat guests as family and the homely ambiance is warming and inviting. The homemade gastronomy is noted for its textures and flavours and generous portions, with the seafood cataplana (stew) a much-lauded feast. The menu is limited, but here it's all about the quality of the food. As for the entertainment, this is local fado at its most authentic -- the singers and musicians have known each other for years, and the performance is heartfelt and genuine. Quite often, diners are invited to join in which makes the evening truly memorable.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Unforgettable experience!

Unforgettable experience! Fado music lasted three hours, from 11 pm to 2 am. It was a non-stop series of songs, where the owner and his partner plays the guitar, and the soloists alternated three or four songs. However, they did not leave, and singing to each other and close contact with the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2012
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1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Unforgettable experience! Fado music lasted three hours, from 11 pm to 2 am. It was a non-stop series of songs, where the owner and his partner plays the guitar, and the soloists alternated three or four songs. However, they did not leave, and singing to each other and close contact with the public, no one left out, each treated individually... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
SrFado, Proprietário at Sr. Fado de Alfama, responded to this review

dear friends our thank you so much for your words and for having rated Mr. Fado, but especially for your presence. We are happy to have had an enjoyable night a big hug More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

(Though I knew nothing about it before) for me this was the Real Fado. A night with an amazingly friendly couple who do EVERYTHING ....... They welcome you like family - the husband tells you about the food (its all local) - the wife does all the cooking (its very local) - he serves enthusiastically with a smile and a... More 

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SrFado, Proprietário at Sr. Fado de Alfama, responded to this review

dear friends our thank you so much for your words and for having rated Sr. Fado, but especially for your presence. We are happy to have had an enjoyable night a big hug and we have no one to clean :) everything is done by us, with lots of love for all who visit us, leave as new friends. Until... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Booked very easily via e-mail. My mate being observant noticed it on the other side of the street from where I was looking. Owner was multilingual, friendly and considering he did all the front of house business kept on top of things remarkably well. Cheese Olives and a complimentary Port got the evening off to a good start. We did... More 

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SrFado, Proprietário at Sr. Fado de Alfama, responded to this review

dear friends Thank you so much for joining us and for having enjoyed our traditions. When we recommend cataplana is by being faster to make, since we prefer quality to the quantity, we decided that the food at Sr.Fado would be made ​​all the time, but the kitchen and the stove are small, and when people of the same table... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Truly a unique experience! This fado restaurant is NOT a tourist trap. I searched for a good fado restaurant and decided on this one because it seemed the most authentic. The couple cooks, serves and plays the music for this little restaurant. (As well as friends that come and join in with the music). The wine, cheese, olives, everything is... More 

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SrFado, Proprietário at Sr. Fado de Alfama, responded to this review

dear friends thank you for joining us and for evaluating Mr. Fado. Remember the song I sang to you "Casa Portuguesa"? Song that speaks precisely the custom that the Portuguese have, when someone visits them at home, put bread, wine and cheese on the table, this was a custom that was transported for restaurants. The Portuguese when they go to... More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Hi Everyone. I took a group a college students to Sr. Fado in July 2011. Absolutely wonderful with the owners taking personal attention to you. The food was also very good. The highlight had to be the Fado performance. The owner is a fine guitarist and brings in several of his friends to play with him. His family and friends... More 

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SrFado, Proprietário at Sr. Fado de Alfama, responded to this review

dear friend was a great pleasure to have your student group with us, a young great sympathy and education, which left us delighted maybe one day we turn to find a hug and to always More 

USA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

A charming little restaurant on an easy to find street from the metro (although map recommended) in the Alfama district. We were made to feel at home right away. The owner is warm-hearted and sincere. The food is very good. We were served right away with wine and warm bread. We ordered the seafood special for the evening and it... More 

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SrFado, Proprietário at Sr. Fado de Alfama, responded to this review

dear friends Thank you so much for caring, for your presence and for the time spent in evaluating Mr. Fado we hope to have them back with us whenever they want a big hug and always More 

Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Last Friday we spent an amazing evening at Sr.Fado. Seeing other reviews we thought the evening might be long as they had said it finished around 1 in the morning! But no, the entire evening was wonderful and we did not see the time passing. The owners cooked their speciality a very tasty fish dish served in huge metal balls,... More 

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SrFado, Owner at Sr. Fado de Alfama, responded to this review

dear friends thank you for your words but above all for your presence. We see them again. A hug and even a day More 

Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

We were greeted by the owner Duarte and escorted to our table and the wonderful food was immediately introduced. We were served some homemade bread and a cheese called Serra da Estrela. Duarte explained that this cheese is delivered to his establishment once a week from the mountains. It was amazing. We enjoy some lovely house wine and his wife's... More 

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SrFado, Proprietário at Sr. Fado de Alfama, responded to this review

dear friends Thank you for your willingness to leave us your opinion, it is extremely important to us. Thanks for joining us, will always be a pleasure to welcome you again A big hug and always More 

Richmond Hill, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

This was an unforgettable experience. It is the essence of Lisbon. Sr. Fado's is a charming restaurant with maybe 10 tables. The owners were warm and attentive, as well as being great Fado performers. Their food was excellent, as they make and serve it themselves. It is like going to a friend’s house for dinner. You spend the evening with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
SrFado, Proprietário at Sr. Fado de Alfama, responded to this review

dear friends Thank you for your willingness to leave us your opinion, it is extremely important to us. Thanks for joining us, and understand the value of our efforts beyond the value of money. What we do, we do for love and heart and you understood and received with the heart as well. Well there are therefore A big hug... More 

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

What a wonderful experience. I had heard Fado forty years ago the first time I was in Lisbon and was stunned by the beauty and emotion of the genre. When I prepared to return for the first time since then, I knew that I wanted to hear it again. I researched many places and and from the enthusiastic reviews on... More 

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SrFado, Proprietário at Sr. Fado de Alfama, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Joe Thank you for your words and thank you for your contribution to an excellent environment in two nights that was between us. This house will always be open when you want to back these friends will always welcome you with open arms a big hug and always More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua dos Remedios 176 | Alfama, Lisbon 1100, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: +351 914 431 971

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 47 - 67
  • Cuisine: Portuguese

Description

On off the least pretentious of Lisbon's Fado restaurants is also one of its finest. Hosts Duarte Santos and Ana Marina treat guests as family and the homely ambiance is warming and inviting. The homemade gastronomy is noted for its textures and flavours and generous portions, with the seafood cataplana (stew) a much-lauded feast. The menu is limited, but here it's all about the quality of the food. As for the entertainment, this is local fado at its most authentic -- the singers and musicians have known each other for years, and the performance is heartfelt and genuine. Quite often, diners are invited to join in which makes the evening truly memorable.
Open Hours
Wednesday
8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
8:00 pm - 2:00 am

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