Fado Houses in Lisbon

Bairro Alto

Adega do Machado

The oldest Fado House in Lisbon. Today it seems to many
too turistic, but you can still feel the souls of the
great poets that performed there. Be careful that there
is a minimum consumption.

  • +351 21 322 46 40
  • Rua do Norte, 91
  • From 20.30 p.m. to 3.00 a.m., closed on Mondays


More than half a century of an existence always side by side with great names of the Fado song, along with a dedicated respect for the rich and varied Portuguese gastronomy make from O Faia a place impossible not to talk about in what Lisbon tradition is concerned.

Names such as Lucília do Carmo or Carlos do Carmo (they owned the restaurant until 1980), as well as Alfredo Marceneiro, Carlos Ramos, Tristão da Silva, Fernando Maurício, Ada de Castro, Vasco Rafael, Camané and so many others who are unquestionably references of the Fado song, made O Faia itself a reference of the Fado and the of the night life in Lisbon.

A bit expensive, but the food is excellent.

  • +351 21 342 67 42
  • +351 21 342 19 23
  • [email protected]
  • Rua da Barroca, 54/56
  • From 20.00 p.m. to 2.00 a.m., closed on Sundays

Café Luso

Café Luso today occupies the old coach-houses and
cellars of the S. Roque Palace, one of the buildings that
withstood the 1755 earthquake. The original vaults,
dating from the XVIIth century, are still there. The
Café Luso is also a cultural space, where shows
that combine fado and theatre have already been performed
and the place where famous singers like Amália
Rodrigues and Tony de Matos started their careers.

  • +351 21 342 22 81
  • Travessa da Queimada, 10
  • From 20.00 p.m. to 2.00 a.m., closed on Sundays


Parreirinha de Alfama

One of the oldest and most famous fado houses in Lisbon.
Still receives true fado lovers. You should reserve your
table, as it is generally crowded.

  • +351 21 886 82 09
  • Beco Espírito Santo, 1
  • Every day from 20.30 p.m. to 2.00 a.m.

Taverna do Embuçado

Located among the narrow streets and alleys of Alfama, the
Taverna do Embuçado gives you the feeling of being
in the Middle Ages. The building was erected hundreds of
years ago atop the Fernandina wall, a thirteenth-century

Clube de Fado

In the heart of Alfama and just a "stone's throw away" of
the renowned Sé de Lisboa (Lisbon Cathedral).

  • +351 21 885 27 04 & +351 21 888 26 94
  • +351 21 888 26 94
  • http://www.clube-de-fado.com/
  • Rua de S. João da Praça, 94
  • Every day from 19.00 p.m. to 2.00 a.m.