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Thu, 2/2
8:00 PM
PRICE RANGE
$27 - $38
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were travelling to Lisbon for Christmas holidays and we made a reservation through the website with more than 2 weeks in advance. We received a confirmation email (specifically saying: "Sua reserva está confirmada! Tudo está pronto, nos vemos em breve!"). We called on the...same day to check if it was possible to delay the reservation by 30 minutes and we learnt we didn't have any reservation. They claimed we had received an email asking for payment and because they didn't get any answer they decided to cancel the reservation. We didn't received any email (not even in the junk box) and we had an email specifically saying the reservation was confirmed, how could we expect they were going to send different emails later... They didn't offer an alternative. It was new years eve and we ended up having no reservation while we had booked it with 19 days in advance.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 2, 2022 via mobile

This place was recommended for the fado and the entertainment did not disappoint. We enjoyed the music very much. This is a nice restaurant, great for dinner with your partner or friends, romantic but cozy too.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 21, 2022 via mobile

Passionated service, amazing food and surprising performances. The grilled sheeps cheese is among the tastiest dishes in lisbon, and so are many others on the menu. Big fan of Carlos, Molly and the other people making Duetos da Sé to the gem it is.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 15, 2022 via mobile

First of all: the staff was very sweet and helpful! I only wish the quality of the dinner could match their enthusiasm. We ordered the codfish and the veal. The veal was very tough and dry, with soggy oversalted fries. The codfish was slightly undercooked...for my taste, and the of a chickpea purée like a bland hummus blended with too much oil. If they swapped the purée for some tasty vegetables with crunch the dish would’ve been better! The bread was the best part of the meal, according to my partner. We had to wait about 30 minutes for the dessert to arrive. The chocolate volcano was not a volcano, but rather a chocolate muffin - cooked all the way through. They had also topped it with chives for decoration, a curious choice. Our first fado experience, so I don’t really have anything to compare it to. A singer and guitar player player passionate fado from around 9 pm. A small and intimate venue with friendly staff, but you do get quite a lot of fan noice from the kitchen - which is a bummer.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 10, 2022 via mobile

If I could give something below 1 start I would. We booked with my parents and arrived at 8 30 right on time. Asked for the menu in Spanish and English because my parents are not English speakers. They just delivered the English menu and...we kindly asked for the Spanish menu and not only they didn't deliver it, but it was 9 already and they not only they didn't give us a Spanish menu but they didn't even asked us for drinks. The head waiter seemed a bit off from the beginning since he said he was too busy to pay attention to us. We decided to leave and the waiter got mad at us because we would leave and proceeded to YELL at my parents GO F*CK YOURSELVES, YOU F*CKING LATINOS. Nice to see not only this person is the worst waiter I've ever encountered, but also I've never felt insulted like this in entire my life.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 22, 2022

Atmosphere: 5 out of 5; service: 5 out of 5-on a busy night with fado music don't expect to be served in 5 minutes, go to a fast food restaurant; I went with my family to have a lovely time togheter and this is exactly...what we get! Food: 4 out of 5! Girls had veal-amazing dish and I had octopus, average I could say! Fado show: 5 out of 5!!! For other tourists: in Lisboa if you ask for couvert you get bread and a selection of something( olive oil, tuna paste and so on) and you have to pay for is not like in other countries. So pay attention!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 11, 2022

My son and I made a reservation at this place at 7 pm and were seated at the empty restaurant. We were offered a menu and ignored for at least 15 min. The barmen and the waiter were busy taking to each other without any...interest to perform their jobs. After the long wait we left and the barmen yelled numerous insults, unhappy to lose the customers.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 9, 2022 via mobile

Very unfriendly and bad service. The food was not good . We got things we did not ask for and the price was too high for this quality. The music was no fado at all, and not entertaining. The atmosfere was dull and nasty. And...none of the walters even looked in your eyes once. You beter look for another place.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 12, 2022

Booked table for 6 people, traffic was crazy so called in advance to let them know we would be running 5/10 mins late and they were fine over the phone. We got to the restaurant the staff were unbelievably rude, sat us with no menus,...asked to order drinks 5 times and we got ignored and got eyes rolled at us. They said they were understaffed which is fine but they could have explained that to us and we would have understood but instead they point blank ignored us and were so so rude so we had to leave as we were left sitting there for 20 mins with no drink order or explanation and made to feel unwanted. We told the waiter we were leaving very nicely and he said yeah ok rudely.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 29, 2022

Unexpectedly beautiful music. The warm velvet voice of the singer made up for any culinary shortcomings. I would definitely recommend the venue to friends visiting Lisbon.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 25, 2021

Absolutely disgraceful! We booked a table for Christmas Day with 24 hours notice. The restaurant was advertising a special Christmas menu and we booked the 4pm time slot that was offered. Before setting out on Christmas Day I checked the booking (via the Fork) only...to find out that the restaurant had cancelled our booking. Now, customers cancelling bookings is unfortunate, but restaurants cancelling bookings? Is that even a thing? And on Christmas Day? Lisbon is generally closed on Christmas Day so we were left absolutely high and dry. Our family Christmas meal ended up being pizza from the only place that was open. Totally unacceptable.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 17, 2021

Great dinner experience, from the enjoyable live Portuguese/Brazilian music to the good food and excellent service; everything was really nice. I'd happily come back and recommend this place.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 6, 2021 via mobile

Fairly intimate and cool place to eat, but let down by a lack of staff, curt waiting, cold food, warm white wine and long waits for service. Went there for a Fado night which was entertaining but brief. The fact that our hotel got us...a reservation at short notice might tell a story - it was impossible to get anywhere else for Fado on the Friday evening we went. Of the three restaurants we’ve eaten in so far this was by far the most average. Not recommended now - maybe better when there’s more staff, or if you really can’t find anywhere else for music.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Carlos L, Proprietário at Duetos da Se Cafe Bar Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2021

Dear Alan, thank you for your visit. we regret the service provided but unfortunately due to the pandemic situation we are not able to find staff, and let me tell you that this is a worldwide problem... I don't think you should see any news....More

Reviewed November 4, 2021 via mobile

We were 10 people, service was understaffed, 1 person for approx. 45 customers, very unfriendly and rude to a customer. You need to pay for the show 5 euros and they brought us without our consent the most expensive wine which we did not order.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 22, 2021 via mobile

This was a very average experience. Food was just ok - service very poor - we arrived at 7.50 and were still waiting for our mains at 10.30 - to be fair to the waiting staff there were only two and the young boy was...excellent. The cocktails were strange to say the least - the wine was good . The music was ok - again nothing special. Not cheap at all . Having said that we really enjoyed the evening although a little drawn out.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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