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O Forcado

Rua da Rosa 221, Lisbon 1200-384, Portugal
+351 21 346 8579
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible8%
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“bairro alto” (4 reviews)
“folklore” (3 reviews)
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Rua da Rosa 221, Lisbon 1200-384, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a delightful evening we had when we happened into O Forcado for dinner and Fado. First the Fado. Fantastic! There were three singers, a man and two women, and two guitar players. All were really wonderful. The food was delicious, the serving staff attentive...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Very expensive, average quality. They invited us with 25 euro menu and at checkout they asked 35, very tricky. So pay attention. I will not recommend.

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Reviewed 15 December 2016

We came here on the recommendation of our host, which seems to be a trend after reading the reviews. It looks a little more upmarket but is really just well presented. As it was off-peak season, there was just us (a couple) and a small...More

Thank codenamehamster
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

For the unfamiliar with fado music the dinner at O Forcado is an amazing experience. The moment the lights are out you stop eating your delicious dinner and talking to your friendly Portuguese hosts and just listen this soul music, watch this dynamic folklore dances...More

Thank Vanya N
Reviewed 12 October 2016

What is a trip to Lisbon without listening to Fado? We stumbled across Restaurante Tipico o Forcado as it was not too far away from our hotel and we were taking a short cut to someplace else. The street it is in is shabby. The...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Very good location, in Bairro Alto. Very good service. The waiter, Mr. Henry, very kind. But I was very impressed by the dancers. Very very good. I intended to return, and I hope I'll have again this opportunity.

Thank Gogu G
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Fun and romantic, I went with my partner who is Portuguese and authenticated the dishes we ordered. The Portuguese can really deliver on excellent service, and I say this as a nit-picky New Yorker. Although somewhat knowledgeable about wine, I told the waiter to pick...More

Thank SamNYC1959
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Went here because of the location, wanted one fado experience during our stay. Turned out to be very crowded because of large tourist groups. Several "reserved" tables though next to the stage for walk-in customers. Were there at about 8:30 which turned out to be...More

Thank kjraiha
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Our waiter was welcoming and outstanding. The food was just okay. The fado and dancing very enjoyable. We wanted this experience on our last night. I am not sure, but this whole experience seemed very expensive. We chose this because of location and did not...More

Thank Btrtrvl
Reviewed 9 October 2015

After visiting National Palace of Sintra we came to O Forcado for its Fado and dance. The restaurant was crowded with people, more or less attracted by the Fado show, not for food. The main dish, Squid Spanish, was Interesting. The restaurant was relatively small....More

Thank Chuang004
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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Rosa 221, Lisbon 1200-384, 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 21 346 8579
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