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Sr. Fado de Alfama

#33 of 3,604 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Rua Dos Remedios 176 | Alfama, Lisbon 1100-452, Portugal
+351 914 431 971
19:30 - 00:00
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Wed - Sat 19:30 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Everything in Lisbon related to "Fado" is touristy. This place, however, is family run and gives "beginners" a great introduction to the world of fado. You have to book in advance here - otherwise you have no chance of getting a table. There is basically one menu which includes starters, main dish and dessert, plus a litre of house wine... More 

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The Netherlands
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

If you are looking for a real Portuguese food and Fado experience, this is the place to be. There is no real menu, you can choose between fish or meat. We choose to eat fish and that was really delicious. When everybody has finished their desert and coffee, the Fado starts. Ana Marina and Duarte where singing and between songs... More 

Thank Pepijn1976
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Just wanted to thank Ana Marina and Duarte for the wonderful experience we had at SR Fado. All the food is delicious and homemade by this lovely couple. The products are from the countryside where they live. The service (also done by Duarte and Marina) is spectacular. They are true professionals. And finally, the fado is heartfelt, honest and emotional.... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice evening! The food was copious and tasty, Duarte was a lovely host, and their daughter has an amazing voice. We arrived around 8:15 and the music started two hours later once everyone had finished their meal and coffee. It was a great introduction to Fado for us, and the owners' explanations were quite useful as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This small restaurant is the place to go to if you want to eat tasty and typical Portuguese cuisine and enjoy an evening of Fado music performed by excellent singers and musicians. Make reservations in advance because it fits only 25 diners. מסעדה זו היא המקום לסעוד בה אם מעוניינים באוכל פורטוגזי טיפוסי וטעים ולהנות מערב שירה ונגינת פאדו. רצוי... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

An awesome fado experience!guys who run the restaurant give you a very warm welcome and they make you feel like home. They explain many things around fado and the philosophy around fado.And don't forget the food..the food is delicious!!

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Wonderful food, great atmosphere, lovely Fado experience. Only cons. that it was a bit hot as 23 guests dining at the same time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I cannot describe how grateful we are to Ana Marina and Duarte for such a fantastic evening, making us feel like home and enjoying an unforgettable experience with the seafood cataplana first and specially with Fado for the rest of the night. Moltes gràcies des de Catalunya, Thanks so much !

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Sao Vicente, SP
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The hosts made us feel like being among friends in a traditional Portuguese home. The place is pretty small, which makes it even more cozy. We arrived at 8 pm and had a fantastic dinner: a selection of cheeses and hams (including the Serra da Estrela cheese, a must try!), a seafood stew, a delicious red wine and desert. After... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Had an awesome dinner at Sr Fado. It is only 5 mins walk away from Santa Apolonia metro station. Costs EUR 45 per pax. Food was delicious and the fado performance was simply awesome. The emotions and heart by the performers were just out of this world. This is a family business and hence they have limited tables. When we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$47 - US$67
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:30 - 00:00
19:30 - 00:00
19:30 - 00:00
19:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Dos Remedios 176 | Alfama, Lisbon 1100-452, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Neighbourhood: Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
  • Phone Number: +351 914 431 971
On off the least pretentious of Lisbon's Fado restaurants is also one of its finest. Hosts Duarte Santos and Ana Marina treat guests as family and the homely ambiance is warming and inviting. The homemade gastronomy is noted for its textures and flavours and generous portions, with the seafood cataplana (stew) a much-lauded feast. The menu is limited, but here it's all about the quality of the food. As for the entertainment, this is local fado at its most authentic -- the singers and musicians have known each other for years, and the performance is heartfelt and genuine. Quite often, diners are invited to join in which makes the evening truly memorable.

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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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