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Sr. Fado de Alfama

#35 of 3,598 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Rua Dos Remedios 176 | Alfama, Lisbon 1100-452, Portugal
+351 914 431 971
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7:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Turin, Italy
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We choose this restaurant in order to experience a dinner with Fado and we were very happy at the end. The atmosphere is really warm, you fell like at home! The owner and waitress at the end of the dinner start playing and singing Fado, it was really nice! The dinner is at fixed price including a starter to share,... More 

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Lodz, Poland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small, family restaurant, food very good, especially the seafood. The owners, delightful couple and daughter, cook themselves, then give a concert of fado. Atmosphere great, they treat guests like family. Reservation required and a deposit. price of the meal and concert all inclusive 45 euro / person. Well worth it! Amazing experience remain long in the memory.

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1 Thank Maledivy2015
scotland
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the first email contact to last night visit the whole process has been faultless.Quick reply to confirm one vegetarian meal required then email on deposit required,paid with PayPal.Email reminder on the day about the booking. Meal and drinks were great ,no issues with the quality or the prices.Actual fado performance was intimate display of musicians well versed in their... More 

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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What would you like to be invited along with other nationalities to a dinner in a small place with charm. The hosts cooks, chats and serves. After we are all full and content the hosts shifts to entertainment, singing and playing guitar in genuine Fado style. Well, then this is the place for you. Book in advance and have a... More 

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Asia
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful evening with traditional Portuguese food and Fado music. At the current time, its 45 euro flat fee, fairly expensive for Lisbon but totally worth it for such a warm atmosphere and cultural evening. The hosts are lovely people and very talented! Highly recommend it!

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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017

Simply put, Sr Fado is an unparalleled experience of Portuguese culture. Duarte and family make you immediately feel at home in their cozy space. Unlike some of the other Fado hawkers accosting tourists on the streets of Alfama, Sr Fado is at capacity due to its pristine and well-deserved reputation. The food was delightful; the seafood cataplana was fresh and... More 

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Cannes, France
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

We celebrated New Year's Eve here and it was a great way to start the New Year! Ana Marina and Duarte make you feel like you are in their home, they take care of everything, with serving traditional dishes then playing,singing and explaining "Fado" as they entertain you! So intimate, only seats 24 so you must book! A great experience... More 

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

Dear friends Thank you very much for your sympathy and for having chosen us on this special date which is the commemoration of the New Year. It was a pleasure for us to spend tonight in your company. More 

Berlin, Germany
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

If you like to listen to fado, then you should come. It is a bit touristy, but you will enjoy it neverthless. We did.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

There are many Fado dinner shows offered in the area but this is by far the best all around. A family owned restaurant that only seats 24 - It is absolutely perfect. We felt like we were in their living room. The family greets, cooks, serves and the entertains you.

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1 Thank David R
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

I heard a lot of good things about this place and I really wanted to go with my family there in my birthday. I wrote them to ask a reservation and they asked me very fast that they are already full booked, but I can try to go there around 8:15 pm, if somebody cancel the reservation. We want there... More 

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

Have you noticed that of all the horrible things we have on our page, none of them refer to poor quality of food, or that they have had a bad experience of Fado, or that they have been treated poorly? Have you noticed, that almost all the horrible, are posted here, by malformed people and misunderstandings? Or why not get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$47 - $67
Cuisine
Portuguese
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Dos Remedios 176 | Alfama, Lisbon 1100-452, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Neighborhood: Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Phone Number: +351 914 431 971
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.

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Staying in Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria

Neighborhood Profile
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 Fado, where you'll discover the best "tascas," eat delicious fresh fish and drink great wines. Discover hidden viewpoints and ancient traces of other civilizational ruins in the heart of the Portuguese capital. These are centuries-old neighborhoods that will welcome you to the very best of old Lisbon culture.
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