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S. Miguel D'Alfama

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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Rua de Sao Miguel 17 | Alfama, Lisbon 1100-542, Portugal
+351 968 554 422
19:00 - 00:00
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San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Inedible steak, overpriced, bad service. Fado guitarists were good but very short set, singer OK voice but volume way too loud for small space. Definite tourist trap, wish we had read reviews before going!

Thank Jblg54
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing night at the restaurant: dinner was delicious, but a bit pricy. The fado singers got to my soul and it was a great night overall. Singing was done on swifts and before each one the performers required silence. Along with wine and candles, it sets the scene for a perfect night.

Thank Gabriela F
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Well, what can we add to the previous reviews. The food is mediocre at best, you can only pay with cash (they don't tell you in advance). It's packed with tables and drinks are twice as expensive as elsewhere in Lisbon. All meals are 15 euro's. Minimum charge is 15 euro's per person. A normal beer will set you back... More 

Thank Mark N
Boulder, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Jet lagged, hungry and needing food near the apartment we had rented, we stumbled into this restaurant. Food was ok but the music brought me to tears. Grateful for the musicians who shared the passion of Fado and their artistry with us.

Thank explorer275
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We had a lovely evening with great service at this "hole in the wall" restaurant. Two of the three meals were great. The one fish dish was not perfect. The music was nice, although the musicians warmed up for longer than they played! The singing was nice and the price was not terrible for the entire meal. Overall, a nice... More 

Thank Dave Z
Geneva, Switzerland
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201 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is located in one of the traditional neighborhoods of Lisbon, right next to the Fado Museum. It's a good option for dinner with small groups. Try the São Miguel Codfish - cooked with onion and wine.

Thank josefigueira
1 review
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The worst restaurant experience ever. It is not only about food as we had a chance to eat only a starter but the atmosphere and education of the owners. We entered to the restaurant after long day and wanted only to chill a bit while listening to Fado. It didn't seem welcoming from the very beginning but as it was... More 

Thank Monika O
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Very few songs, the food was mediocre at best, and not even that cheap, slow service (one waiter for entire place.)

Thank Mārtiņš P
1 review
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We were a group of French people and came here for the fado. Obviously, right? Well dinner was actually good (an excellent dourada fish), but in 2.5 hours we had exactly 6 songs. They make a point of being slow in the service to disguise the absence of action. Only one server for the whole restaurant. Why? They have a... More 

Thank Valiske A
Barcelona, Spain
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Slow and bad service. The food is below average. While the golden bream was OK the steak was just awful. And it isn't even that cheap. The only reason people end up here is the location and maybe the Fado.

Thank cdamian

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Restaurant Details

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European, Portuguese
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua de Sao Miguel 17 | Alfama, Lisbon 1100-542, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Neighbourhood: Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Phone Number: +351 968 554 422

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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 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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