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Cafe Luso

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Good music, average food

The Fado music and singing was good to experience. There were five singers in all that night and... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
Victoria, Australia
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We were there(6 of us)on the NYE. Food was great, service was o.k. Fado music was so nice.We were... read more

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The "Café Luso" established in Lisbon in 1927 at nr.31 of Avenida da Liberdade and later in 1939 moved to the Palace Brito Freire in the Bairro Alto borough. This Palace built in the late 17th Century for an aristocratic family, survived the...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there(6 of us)on the NYE. Food was great, service was o.k. Fado music was so nice.We were really impressed.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wanted to dine and listen to fado, so I used an app to book a table and it would give me a discount of 50%. This leaves me with the idea that they practice overpricing. I had a drink, water, bread and olive oil...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

I was very, very concerned about being in a FIRE HAZARD because could only see one exit that was also the main entrance. Place seated about 150 to 200 people for the performance we attended. Would NEVER GO BACK.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John H
Reviewed 29 November 2018

Our first experience of Fado music/singing. It was very memorable and romantic. Two out of four of the singers on our evening were very good. They stop serving during the acts. We really enjoyed the evening and the food and wine were of a good...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

I suppose their fado was nothing great, but the show was pleasant and the atmosphere in the fully crowded hall was good. The same can’t be said for their food. Trying to keep a restaurant with that quality of food and those prices would lead...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

Fado was great ,why don't they fire Jeffery Dalmer as Chef,the food was abject botulism, at extortionate price,don't do it

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Eddiekelly63
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Avoid this place! It is "high quality" tourist trap! 1. Music: they had a different singer every 10-15 minutes, each was low average. After listening Mariza few years ago in Boston it was really poor performance. Oh BTW, I paid ~$25-30 per ticket for Mariza...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marina S
Reviewed 21 October 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the Fado, 5 singers and 4 musicians, all very good, but the rest was just dreadful. The food was a disgrace and on the whole inedible and we have had much better wine in Street cafes at 2€ a glass. Massively overpriced...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Timetoo
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

The Fado music and singing was good to experience. There were five singers in all that night and each did wonderfully soulful renditions of songs. The disappointing part is the food. We had three courses with wine but none of it was great. It was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Slim5144
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Definitely best place in Lisbon with live music fadu. Amazing voices, authentic atmosphere, friendly stuff and delicious food.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nigar A
FadoandFood, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Luso, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Dear Customer, What you express reflects the authenticity of this establishment on the way to almost 100 years of existence. Well, let's hope to welcome them again. Thank you very much for visiting Café Luso.

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Response from Nigar A | Reviewed this property |
Best way is taxi. It’s quite cheap in Lisbon and our way from hotel to the place took about 5-7minutes and costs not more than 5 euro
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Yes, we accept all cards.