The Most Emblematic Fado Houses in Lisbon Hotel Portuense

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The Most Emblematic Fado Houses in Lisbon

Fado, Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 2011, is part of the heart of Lisbon. And one of the ways to experience Lisbon’s culture is precisely by visiting a Fado house. Discover the most emblematic Fado Houses in Lisbon to spend an unforgettable evening!


A Severa

Founded in 1955, this Fado house has been in the same family for three generations. It is one of the best-known Fado houses in the city, and its location is one of Lisbon’s most emblematic neighborhoods, Bairro Alto. This neighborhood has an old tradition related to arts and gastronomy, and Severa has been part of that world for half a century.

Enjoy a beautiful candlelight dinner while experiencing the delicious Portuguese cuisine to the sound of the melancholic Fado.

Address: Rua das Gáveas, 51-61, 1200-206 Lisboa


Adega Machado

Another one of Lisbon’s most emblematic fado houses is Adega Machado. Also located in the heart of Bairro Alto, it was born in 1937 and restored in 2012.

Adega Machado is spread over three floors, adorned with photographic records of famous Fado singers from Portuguese history such as Amália Rodrigues and Alfredo Marceneiro, and other contemporary artistic images. The restaurant’s main room has a capacity for 95 people, with a central space for performances. The place also has a wine cellar, a fado room, and a terrace, where it is possible to taste Portuguese gastronomy and enjoy good Fado.

Address: Rua do Norte, 82-93, 2715-311 Lisboa


O Faia

The restaurant O Faia was founded in 1947 and is, today, one of the most relevant Fado houses in Lisbon. This house has adapted to the changing times and has hosted artists such as Camané, Carlos do Carmo, and Alfredo Marceneiro.

Chef André Pola is responsible for the menu, which combines contemporary cuisine with traditional Portuguese gastronomy.

Address: Rua da Barroca, 54-56, 1200-050 Lisboa


Clube de Fado

Clube de Fado is in the heart of Alfama, right next to Lisbon’s Cathedral. This Fado house boasts a sober decoration and a romantic atmosphere, with its ogival ceiling, columns, stone walls, and the well-known moiro well. However, this is also a must-visit for anyone who admires the traditional dishes of Portuguese cuisine. A meal that becomes even more unique when accompanied by the sound of Fado and the Portuguese guitar.

Address: Rua São João da Praça, 86-94, 1100-521 Lisboa


Café Luso

The Fado house Café Luso was founded in 1927 and initially located in Avenida da Liberdade. In the 40’s it settled in Bairro Alto, in a building built in the 17th century that used to be the old wine cellars and stables of Brito Freire Palace, a characteristic, which gives it very particular acoustics. The menu contains typical dishes of Portuguese gastronomy, and its motto is “Fado, tradition without translation.”.

Enjoy your meal in this incomparable space, whose beauty can’t be comparable to the performances of the Fado singers who come to Café Luso.

Address: Travessa da Queimada, 10, 1200-365 Lisboa


Now you know our selection of the most emblematic Fado houses in Lisbon, but you have many more to visit.

Enjoy your stay at Hotel Portuense and fill your nights in the city of the seven hills delighting yourself with the traditional Portuguese gastronomy while listening to the most talented Fado singers accompanied by the Portuguese guitar.