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O Faia

Rua da Barroca 54-56 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1200-050, Portugal
+351 21 342 6742
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
Rua da Barroca 54-56 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1200-050, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have spent a fantastic new year’s eve in this restaurant where exceptional musicians play Fado. So authentic that I recommend this experience during any visit of Lisbon. The food is excellent but the music is very special. If you look for...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A pleasant experience al in all, the food was nice, but not as you would expect for the €50 minimum charge per person. The music had some low spots and some high spots, I would recommend the experience. But, don't expect high quality dining for...More

Thank Jmdouglas1
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Located right in the heart of Bairro Alto,this is a specific fado place.The strange thing is that altough you can enter the place at 20.00 hours the actual concert starts at 21.15.Meanwhile the waiters are trying to sell you some overprized appetizers ( for 2...More

Thank teoca2015
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Powerful and sad Fado music was only the frame on the greatest and nicest dinner time spent in Lisbon. Thanks to all the services and really congrats for food.

Thank Max B
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Overall we where disappointed, food was average to boring, entertainment was better than the food but not by much, service was also very average.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We looking for somewhere to enjoy Fado while in Lisbon and our hotel's concierge recommended O Faia. We took a taxi as it was a little off the main drag & our driver couldn't drive up to the door, but Google maps got us there....More

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I asked my cousin in Lisbon to suggest a non touristy place to take my friends to hear Fado. He said, O Faia is for tourists, however, it has some of the best singers ever and I think it would be a great place. He...More

Thank frank k
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Good food, Perfect service, And à heart warming FADO music. .. An old establishment which has distilled the essence of portuguese culture and tradition subtly... Thanks again. ..

1  Thank lalebarneau
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

The place is not cheap. The restaurant wants a minimum of €50 per person. And the cheapest wine does not fall below €23 per bottle. And while the food is not bad, it is not “gourmet” level either. So do not go there for the...More

1  Thank GranDia
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Very good quality entertainment and food. All four fado singers were excellent. Nice atmosphere. Local residents were a majority of guests. People signing with the performers. We had a really delightful evening.

2  Thank misenkii
Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
Enjoy a cocktail, discover a jazz club, hit the dance
floor or simply grab a beer and catch up with your
friends in the street: Bairro Alto, Bica and Cais do
Sodré are the core of it all. Amazing rooftops,
restaurants, cafes, bars, art galleries, museums and
theaters abound. Start off by admiring the river from
the Santa Catarina belvedere, have a cocktail at
PARK's rooftop bar, try a typical Portuguese steak, or
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$61 - US$79
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Barroca 54-56 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1200-050, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Neighbourhood: Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
  • Phone Number: +351 21 342 6742
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The balance between the cultural experience of a night of Fado and food culture that harmonizes with her best is a daily task in O Faia . Aromas and flavors that find themselves in a creative and contemporary cuisine without forgetting the tradition and respect for Portuguese cuisine . The talent and dedication of Chef Carlos Abreu create dishes from bases , marinades, soups and seasonings ever, which combine to excellence and freshness of seasonal products . In the wine list , which features all of the producing regions of the country, and that includes the most important national producers and the most representative varieties of each region , find the perfect complement to your meal .
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