Adega Machado
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Adega Machado
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In 1937 it was named "Barrete Verde" but soon iit was changed to the final name that acquired national and international fame: ADEGA MACHADO. Today one may find a Fado House that renders homage to its history, to the founders and to all those who have added their personal and professional experiences to the memories of ADEGA MACHADO. In the Fado, Amalia Rodrigues proved her affection to this House with two yearly galas; the charismatics Alfredo Marceneiro and Fernando Mauricio came back many times. There are many to be named, but amongst those the interpreters Manuel Fernandes, Francisco Carvalhinho, Raul Nery, Adelino Santos, Beatriz da Conceicao, Maria Amelia Proenca, Maria da Fe and Mariza. The space was totally refurbished based on a new project, with a total preservation of the famous tiled facade and in the interior an area was created to display the large collection of historical images: paintings, drawings and photographs, property of the Machado Family. There is now an additional area, the Wine Cellar that serves traditional tidbits together with a large choice of Portuguese wines.
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Neighbourhood: Encarnação
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3.5 of 5 bubbles437 reviews
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Jonathan C
Victoria, Canada668 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
I can't say that I know what fado is supposed to sound like, but I can say that I enjoyed the show that this place put on. We came as a medium-sized tourist group, and we were well taken care of. The singers are very talented and it was a great way to get a taste of the local culture!
Written 18 April 2020
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StevoCumbria
Whitehaven, UK164 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Couples
Unless you have won the lottery and don’t mind paying through the nose for food and wine – DON’T GO!
On entry the attention to guests was super-efficient – if not imposing (perhaps read, intimidating). The food, however, was less than average and represented extremely poor value for money. Even worse, a bottle of famously branded Portuguese wine was QUADRUPLE the cost when compared with other restaurants – an absolute RIP-OFF! Recommendation – AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
Written 18 May 2013
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Dana B
Miami, FL6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Couples
We really enjoyed the dinner show, the singers were great. That said, the ambience of the restaurant is kind of cold and the food, while not cheap, leaves much to be desired. If I return to Lisbon I'd love to try another fado house, maybe one where you're not obligated to eat dinner.
Written 17 April 2013
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Shlomo W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Friends
We were a group of five and were pleasantly surprised by this gem Adega Machado restaurant, 700 meters walking distance from the center. The food was amazing to the tunes of different artist performing Fado. Excellent service and ambience. Top class. Highly recommended. Reasonable prices.
Written 8 June 2023
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Charlotte L
London, UK26 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2017 • Couples
The music is obviously lovely. Even though the sets are very short. Some only ten mins which is a shame. But the food. Aaaargh the food. Oh my goodness. We paid €49 each and I had a fish finger and tomato rice followed by cod. My husband had octopus followed by pork. It's some of the worst food we have ever eaten. Almost indelible. Which is such a shame. Especially when you consider the history of the club and the music. They forgot my husbands main course and when it arrived it was very dry. We had dessert as part of the set menu which when we were given it the waiter said sarcastically 'it's wet' as he had asked us why we hadn't eaten all our mains! Bonkers. Anyway. The food should improve. Lisbon really has amazing restaurants so this shouldn't be any different. No excuses really. Fire the chef and regroup. And persuade the musicians to look a bit happier about playing such short sets. Lol.
Written 16 July 2017
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Dear Customer, Your statements definitely don´t correspond to our aim. We are sorry about that and our usual acknowledgments. Anyway, thank you very much for your visit.
Written 19 July 2017
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RuteNinae
Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Couples
I'm Portuguese. This fado house was really disappointing... The room ambiance is too fancy, and not typical Portuguese. I asked for cod fish rissoles (pasteis de bacalhau), and they were hot (they should NEVER be served hot but at room temperature), and they fallen apart when eaten, no way possible to eat them with bare hands (as it's supposed to) also they hat too much potato and almost no cod fish.
The singer's and musicians quality is excellent. The ambiance is romantic when they are singing, because they dim the lights.
But the service and room ambiance are snobbish.
It's not a typical fado house, I don't recomend.. If only I've known that before....
Written 22 February 2013
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alisony213
Minnesota93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We enjoyed our early evening tapas and fado experience at Adega Machado. Since we'd been in Portugal for over a week, we'd heard fado on the streets, but we didn't really know what great fado sounded like until this experience. There was one male and one female singer who took turns, accompanied by both a Portuguese guitar and a classical guitar. At the end, both singers joined together for a finale. The music was sorrowful at times, coquettish at others, and always mesmerizing. And we all enjoyed the wine during the performance. Tapas consisted of bread, a yummy but unidentified cheese, prosciutto, and these delicious olives, marinated in some kind of garlic sauce. The experience was just over an hour, which was the perfect amount of time.
Written 1 November 2019
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discothequee
Bangkok, Thailand1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
We want to have a fado experience so we search online and found this place. So it turn out to be super overprice with a really bad service.
Written 15 May 2018
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John013
London, UK119 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2017 • Solo
I entered tonight at 23h - 23-45 approx with the desire to hear live Fado and have onw / two drinks

The waiter was extremely rude and arrogant with me when I asked for a table (replying that the kitchen was closed) - I replied that I wanted a glass of Port Wine

He continued to be rude (the establishment has two table occupied) - I asked to please speak toe the managerr

The manager came and I said I was not happy by the rude reception I had received by the waiter / greeter

His response were defencive and aggessive towards me I asked for the compaints book against the waiter / greeter

My cellpohe was grapped and I was physivally removed by force

I asked for my propeerty (my iPhone) once on the street - my wrist was now bleeding

This is no place for recommendation ....sorry .... I loce Fadoe but I felt that these are thugs who are more important them the paying clients....

I an NOT eble to reccoment unless you want to have this type of customer treatment
Written 21 August 2017
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ShreekantB
Mumbai, India78 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
The concierge recommended we come here as we wanted to hear Fado.
Service was rubbish, they came to take the drinks order after 10 minutes and that also when we waved a couple of times at all the waiters and finally one decided to visit our table.
Food came after 20 minutes and was very mediocre. The best fish was the tomato rice that came with the croquette.
The music was exceptional but I am sure many other restaurants in the area face better did and service to go with the music.
Written 30 August 2016
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