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Parreirinha d'Alfama

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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What they say is true but the fado is sublime.

You will be forced to forgive the ridiculously priced tiny little mineral water, crappy wine list... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
Pretoria, South Africa
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Great traditional music experience but overpriced food and artificial service

We ate here in recently as a suggestion from an aquaitence. Loved the singers and atmosphere, small... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2017
Calgary, Canada
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Aug 11, 2018
“What they say is true but the fado is sublime. ”
Apr 27, 2018
“Fantastic music, excellent meal”
Traditional restaurant/club where you can dine to the romantic sounds of fado.
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Beco Espirito Santo 1, Lisboa - Alfama, Lisbon 1100-222, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

You will be forced to forgive the ridiculously priced tiny little mineral water, crappy wine list, overpriced crappy starters, average main course at fine dining prices and friendly but mostly absent service. Your chair will torture you. If you are over 6 foot you will...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Forti
Reviewed April 27, 2018

The music by the owners is excellent. Service is attentive. Menu is imaginative. It was a very special night with 3 fado singers, intimate atmosphere, and, unlike most fado clubs, very good food.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Judebi
Reviewed July 29, 2017

We ate here in recently as a suggestion from an aquaitence. Loved the singers and atmosphere, small but quaint. The food was very overpriced, which you can somewhat justify since there is no charge for the performances. However, 3.50 for a small bottle of water...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank larp-12
Reviewed June 15, 2017

We had been looking forward to this experience at what the owners say is the oldest fado and probably most authentic fado in Lisbon. While the fado entertainment is advertised as being free there is a minimum charge of 30 euros per person. While I...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank GreekTraveller94
Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

What a lovely evening. Sitting between a lovely Australian couple and two sweet Dutch ladies, we really enjoyed our last night in Lisbon. The food was excellent and the 5 musicians gave a very professional performance of Fado. The service was also excellent. Quite pricey...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank garryhudson
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Parreirinha de Alfama is a hole in the wall in a secluded alley in the Alfama quarter of Lisbon. However, owned by a renouned fado singer it portrays a good mix of well known "fadistas". I understand the featured artists change frequently but at least...More

Date of experience: September 2013
Thank lecastaneda
Reviewed January 18, 2012

The reviews on this page are harsh. I have been here twice. I agree that the staff is is tired and not super friendly though the owner was nice to us. Our waitress though was dour and without any personality at all. That was palpable....More

Date of experience: October 2011
1  Thank bwdlinks
Reviewed November 25, 2011

Oh my god. That THIS is what some guidebooks recommend as a place to experience fado is simply CRIMINAL. Only if you have not experienced the warmth and hospitality of other venues, such as A BAIUCA, you might be momentarily taken with a few good...More

Date of experience: November 2011
6  Thank Matars_Z
Reviewed September 27, 2010

This fado bar is highly recommended by all guidebooks. But why...? Sorry to say, it's a rip-off. We went there to enjoy authentic fado. We heard five singers accompanied by two old musicians. It was all right, but the food was a total disaster and...More

4  Thank Judit P
Reviewed April 18, 2008

Small place, traditional atmosphere, good fado. This is actually the only reason to dine there. Definitely over-priced, the food needs major improvement, wine list is quite poor for Portuguese standards. Does not get any close to meet standards for the name that it represents. Would...More

3  Thank acoelho
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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Explore narrow streets and alleyways, small cafes and,
of course, the internationally acclaimed Fado music.
The earth-shattering Great Earthquake of 1755
destroyed most of the city but the contiguous
neighborhoods of Mouraria, Castelo and Alfama remained
standing to this day. These neighborhoods represent
Lisbon at its historical best. The cool breeze of the
Tagus river will take you up the hills to the sound of
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