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S. Miguel D'Alfama

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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Nrs. 9 Rua de Sao Miguel 17 | Alfama, Lisbon 1100-542, Portugal
+351 968 554 422
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19:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 19:00 - 00:00
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Geneva, Switzerland
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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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.

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Thank josefigueira
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Monika O
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank Mārtiņš P
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Barcelona, Spain
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank cdamian
Calgary, Canada
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Fado restaurant located in the Alfama district of Lisbon. We wanted to go to hear fado and picked this restaurant as we were walking around as it looked interesting. We had a decent meal and the music was good, two guitarists accompanying the singers (two females and one male each took turns). Nothing to compare to but we enjoyed our... More 

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Thank Michael W
belgrade, serbia
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46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Restaurant Sao Miguel D Alfama is placed in the oldest quarter of the Lisbon city, but S. Miguel restoran is more than a restaurant, it is also a fado music home. Fado is Portuguese was born in Lisbon, here in Alfama. A symbol of the nation it tells stories of the sea, the people and nostalgia - saudad. The... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Overpriced and as far as the cod main course is concerned overcooked. The service was painfully slow which would have been OK if the food had been worth waiting for, but it wasn't. Drinks also expensive and the wine we had was a bit bland. Puddings were a help yourself affair, we didn't bother as some looked like they had... More 

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Abbotsford, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant we wanted to go to was full so we ended up at this one. Very crowded but nice ambiance. Enjoyed the two female fado singers and the classical and Portuguese guitar. My husband enjoyed his meal, mine was mediocre at best. Meals reasonably priced but wine and water priced high and the dessert buffet wAs , I thought,... More 

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Thank Irene O
Huixquilucan, Mexico
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66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The food is absolutely normal. No seasoning, lots of grease. The cod was completely unsalted, no flavor, only oil on it. The fado... Well, good singers, but you'll have to be quiet during the 5-minute performance. They are rude and will ask you to shut up. That polite. Singers are good, but awfully wannabe people. And the unexpected thing: they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Portuguese
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 00:00
Monday
19:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
19:00 - 00:00
Friday
19:00 - 00:00
Saturday
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nrs. 9 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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Staying in Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria

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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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