Last year, at the same time, we've ended up into a "tourist" Fado place… where there was much more noise than atmosphere and real good music.
This year, I've wanted a "real place" to celebrate one of my friends birthday. After consulting TripAdvisor I sent a mail to Sr. Fado. on Aug. 8. Though they were closed for summer vacation, I got an answer the following day from Ana Marina who confirmed my reservation for Friday, Aug. 24.
We were running a little bit late but Duarte made us feel very comfortable when we arrived. The place is a small place. Looks like much more like your grandmother dinning room than in a restaurant and we loved it.
Ana Marina was in the kitchen cooking while Duarte was taking the orders and serving. Duarte was going from table to table, always with a nice word for the guests.
We took the Cataplana (typical seafood) cooked in a utensil which is also named cataplana (shaped like two clamshells hinged at one end) as almost all other guests and we did not regret it. It was very good.
After a great dessert, at 11pm they turned down the light, push the tables and Ana Marina appeared, completely different. From a "kitchen chef" she was now a Fado singer and Duarte was playing the guitar.
What a night! Different males singers performed each with a different style but incredible voices.
There was also a German group celebrating one of their friends birthday. Duarte made an announcement, they played Happy Birthday song and Ana Marina came with a candle. My friend loved it!
Then it was the turn of Ana Marina!!! What a voice, what a talent and what an emotion!
This fantastic nights ended up around 1.30 am. My friend bought Ana Marina's CD.
Sr. Fado is not a restaurant is like going to a family reunion where at the end uncles are singing.
A beautiful experience that I will do again when going back to Lisbon!
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September 4, 2012
was a pleasure for us to have chosen Mr.. Fado to celebrate the birthday of his friend, now our friends too
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will always be a pleasure to welcome you again
a big hug and always
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