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Mar 20, 2012 01:01 PM

Food and Fado

We are going to Lisbon in October and want to hear some fado. I have read different views on whether to go to a restaurant that also presents fado and eat dinner or not to do this but to go to a special fado club and maybe have a snack, but definitely not go to a restaurant with dinner.

What do others think? Where should we go?

Also, we will be visiting the Alentejo. Could we hear fado there?



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  1. Fado and food do not mix...
    And, no, you will not find Fado in the Alentejo. Their typical song is the "Cantar Alentejano" a very moving men's choir. There was a recent post about Fado in Lisbon on this board; You should be able to find it by using the search box (top right corner of this page)

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    1. re: monchique


      Thank you for the good advice. Do you recommend any places to hear Fado in Lisbon? I will also search the board.