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“Fantastic atmosphere and delicous Madeirain food”
Review of Sabor a Fado

Sabor a Fado
Ranked #282 of 653 Restaurants in Funchal
Price range: $9 - $29
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: We are a family that sings Fado do a little of everything cook, serve the table and played instruments and sang fado come visit us we will be open arms for allso if you come to drink consumer pays minimum of 7€.5 per person with a right to drink
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Superb family-run restaurant. Typical local food in fabulous atmosphere. Good wines.
And of course, the Fado singers were absolutely outstanding.
We were here on the New Year Eve. And were much impressed. Everybody in this restaurant sings fado: waiters, barmen, manager, cook and even the host of the restaurant.

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3  Thank Denis-from-Fulham
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Dropped in by "mistake" because we had looked for another place to eat. One of the few real fado-places left in Funchal - and never before in my life I have had my dinner served by Fado-singing waitresses!!!!!! What an experience. The singing waitresses were able to transform a rather ordinadry meal into something very special. The wine chosen - though - was quite excellent - Fado or not.

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2  Thank Sparregaard
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

We went for a bite to eat and ended up in this place. Great fun. The waiters and cooks al join in singing Fado. The food is als very decent and not very expensive. Definitely a place to go if you want something other than the regular bland restaurants.

Thank FrankDijkstra
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

Totally agree with previous reviews regarding this family run restaurant. The food is good, not inspiring, but try the beef on the stone which is simply a raw piece of beef served on a hot stone, which you then cook to your own taste and is served with vegetables and salad. The Fado music is the attraction in this restaurant. It is not a huge restaurant so expect to sit next to other diners but constantly throughout your meal the family take turns to sing and the atmosphere is wonderful. You do leave as previous diners have said with a smile on your face. We went twice during our stay and thoroughly enjoyed both visits and would recommend to anyone wanting a delightful evening of entertainment. The family work extremely hard to ensure your evening is special.

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Thank skater-babe12
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

fairly mixed feelings on this one
atmosphere is great and it did make a nice change to have entertainment
the fado is very 'torch' and after a while it can get a bit waring
however the whole family has a go and the players were really top notch
the food left a little to be desired but in aprt you're paying for the 'all in'
beware the hard sell on their cd's though

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Thank tonywilts
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