Inspired by old wine cellars and stables, the Café Luso is one of the most impressive Fado houses in Lisbon.
Founded in 1927, this space is closely linked to the history of Fado: even the late Fado superstar Amália Rodrigues sang there. Traditional folk dancing is also an attraction in Café Luso.
In the heart of Bairro Alto – the location allows you to listen to Fado and then enjoy the rest of the night in the typical bars –, here the menu offers the best traditional Portuguese dishes and a great selection of wines. The spotlight here (besides Fado, of Course) goes to the shrimp ‘açorda’ (dish made with bread, eggs, seafood and cilantro) and the Veal ‘Naco’ (special part of beef) with garlic sauce.
Usually crowded by groups, make your reservation ahead of time, so you don’t miss the chance to hear the majestic voices of Elsa Laboreiro, Yola Dinis, Catarina Rosa, Filipe Acácio or Cristiano de Sousa.
Address: Tv. da Queimada 10, 1200-365 Lisboa, Portugal
Phone: +351 21 342 2281
How to get here: 38.71307, -9.1438