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Parreirinha d'Alfama

Beco Espirito Santo 1, Lisboa - Alfama, Lisbon 1100-222, Portugal
886-8209
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Fantastic music, excellent meal

The music by the owners is excellent. Service is attentive. Menu is imaginative. It was a very... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2018
Judebi
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Oberlin, Ohio
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
larp-12
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Calgary, Canada
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Traditional restaurant/club where you can dine to the romantic sounds of fado.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible14%
29 Jul 2017
“Great traditional music experience but overpriced food and artificial service”
27 Apr 2018
“Fantastic music, excellent meal”
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Beco Espirito Santo 1, Lisboa - Alfama, Lisbon 1100-222, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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886-8209
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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.

Thank Judebi
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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

1  Thank larp-12
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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

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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

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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

Thank Luis C
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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

1  Thank bwdlinks
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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

6  Thank Matars_Z
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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 Tunderka
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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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Reviewed May 30, 2005

We visited Portugal in April 2005 and spent a few days and evenings in Lisboa before heading to the coast where we had rented a cottage near Malveira. First, the Hotel Olissipo Castelo on Rua Costa do Castelo in the Alfama is a great place...More

21  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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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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