Lisbon Best Fado Restaurants
Lisbon best fado restaurants to choose from is a bit difficult. The musical style depends of the singer performance, and probably you will go only once in a lifetime! t
The word ‘Fado’ is from the Latin word ‘fatum’ meaning fate and destiny. For centuries, ships sailed around the globe and in each return bringing new songs that spoke of dangers of the new worlds explored, songs of loneliness and homesickness, it is based on human emotions.
The roots can be traced back to the early 1800s, right in the heart of Lisbon’s oldest district, Alfama.
In Fado, the singer is accompanied by a Portuguese guitar and a classic guitar that provides the percussion. Sometimes Fado is “disputed” by two singers, in which case it is called “Fado to stray.”
5 Lisbon Best Fado Restaurants
1 – A SEVERA, since 1955, in Bairro Alto. Combining fado and traditional Portuguese cuisine – famed for the quality of its ingredients.
Address: Rua Das Gáveas, 51 a 61, 1200 -206 Lisboa
Open from 20:00 until 02:00 – Closed on Wednesdays
Fado show start at 21.00hr
RESERVATIONS: 213 428 314 | 213 461 204
2 – O FAIA, since 1947, in Bairro Alto. Portuguese Cuisine, combined with excellence and freshness of seasonal products.
Address: Rua da Barroca 56, 1200-050 Lisboa Bairro Alto
RESERVATIONS: +351 213426742
Open from 20:00 until 02:00 – Closed on Sundays
Fado live: From Monday to Saturday
Artists: Lenita Gentil, Anita Guerreiro, Ricardo Ribeiro, António Rocha
3 – CLUB DE FADO. The Restaurant is in the heart of Alfama near the medieval Lisbon Cathedral. Solid walls, columns, arches, ogival ceiling combined with discrete style.
Address: Rua S. João Praça, 86 – 94 (next to the Cathedral Sé) 1100 – 521 Lisboa
RESERVATIONS: (+351) 218 852 704
Open from 20:00 until 02:00 – Every day
4 – CASA DA MARIQUINHAS, Bar And Restaurant in Alcantara. Instead of going to one of the touristic places in the Alfama or Bairro Alto area, check out Casa da Mariquinhas Lisboa.
That is where some of Lisbon’s best Fadistas meet!
Address: Rua da Armada, 17, Alcantara – Lisboa
+351 918 335 560
Address: Rua da Atalaia, 13, Bairro Alto, Lisboa
RESERVATIONS: (+351) 211 983 973 Tlm: (+351) 918 777 239;
Open From – Sundays to Thursdays 17:00 – 2:00
Fridays and Saturdays: 17:00 – 3:00