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Fabulas

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Chiado & Carmo
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Calcada Nova de Sao Francisco 14 | Baixa Chiado, Lisbon 1200-300, Portugal
+351 21 601 8472
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:59
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:59
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Melbourne, Australia
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357 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was just around the corner from the apartment, so it was a convenient choice for a first night dinner. The food was Ok, without being outstanding. We shared the octopus salad (which had a bit too much green capsicum for one of us), the garlic prawns and the seafood rissotto. The service was well meaning but a bit... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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160 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the Fabulosa by chance while looking for a place for dinner. It's in a lovely courtyard along with other restaurants. Tables inside have old sewing machines. Service was prompt and friendly. The food was delicious and we would love to go back. Highly recommended!

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Thank Teresa S
Wide World
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Housed in an ancient building, this restaurant is quirky and interesting, with its well spaced out, mismatched furniture, although it is pretty sparse and so lacking in atmosphere. Food is good - we had cod croquettes (of course), garlic prawns, cod "brazas" and roasted octopus. All were well cooked and seasoned, though maybe not "wow". Food and wine decently priced.... More 

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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Saturday night in Lisboa. Dinner without reservation is a real challenge. Not so for us at Fabulas. Service was was really freindly and the ambience amazing. The food was excellent and tasty for a reasonnable price. For us the perfect Stay this evening.

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Thank kaiaufreisen
Lisbon, Portugal
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Fabulas (tales) has been one of my favorite tables in lisbon. Because you actually feel inside a sweet and old charming tale, may it be because of the cavish style, the wooden grandma house tables, the chandeliers taken out of a film and the books everywhere...this is one of a kind. And then there's the sweet esplanade in a delicious... More 

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Thank Rita P
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39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We were 20 people for the brunch (we of course have booked it a month ago) but service still needs to be improved. It Was a buffet and despite it, we waited almost 20 minutes to get our drinks (fresh orange Juice, multivitamin juices and coffees). The food was ok even it needed to be refilled longly. Thank you for... More 

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Thank SiouxX2
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

For lunch, we went to a fantastic café called Fábulas, which we’d read about in our travel guide [the good one I talked about in earlier posts]. Using half my memory and half Google maps, it’s on Calcada Nova de São Francisco. To get there, we had walked down Rua Garrett until it ended perpendicular to Rua Nova do Almada... More 

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Pavia, Italy
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108 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We have been here twice in a week because it was near our hotel. We tried all sort of dishes (vegetarian, meat, fish) and appreciated all of them. The desserts were good as well. The selection of wines is not wide, but they are good. The restaurant has a nice vintage design, and the waiters are competent and polite. The... More 

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New York City, New York
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130 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Hidden in an old building tucked behind an archway this adorable restaurant offers a diverse authentic menu in a series of whimsically decorated rooms with candelabras! The staff is friendly and responsive. Seemed to attract a nice crowd. Loved that we could see the cooks through a large window from our table. Great value

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Great location. Great food. The staff are very attentive and friendly. The whole evening was amazing and recommend to all. The dorado fish was extremely delicious and vegetarian options. Thanks to the whole team for making the evening special . 👍🏼

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$33
Cuisine
Delicatessen, Healthy, Portuguese
Meals
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:59
Thursday
11:00 - 23:59
Friday
11:00 - 00:59
Saturday
11:00 - 00:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calcada Nova de Sao Francisco 14 | Baixa Chiado, Lisbon 1200-300, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Chiado & Carmo
  • Neighbourhood: Chiado & Carmo
  • Phone Number: +351 21 601 8472
Description
The best place to have a relaxed good meal away from the busy streets of Lisbon. Right int he heart of the city.

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Staying in Chiado & Carmo

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Chiado & Carmo
The traditionally trendy "Chiado" (literally, "squeak", the nickname of a 16th century poet) offers plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars where you can stop for a cafe or cocktail, after exploring its streets, shops, art galleries, theaters, museums and viewpoints. It's also the home to the statue of the famous statue of portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, having is usual espresso at "A Brasileira" as he used to. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of Lisbon from the Elevador de Santa Justa or the Carmo Convent, for example. A commercial neighborhood at its core, especially for its Garrett and Carmo streets, Chiado is to this day a mandatory visit in Lisbon.
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