Clube de Fado


94 Rua São João da Praça,


Clube de Fado is one of the top hot spots to hear Portugal's folk music and owner and guitarist Mario Pacheco has assembled a strong roster of traditional fadistas, including Maria Armanda and Machado Soares. The club is located in Alfama near the Lisbon Cathedral; ogival ceilings, thick, stone-edged walls and doorways, and a Moorish well are complimented by golden-yellow walls and red tablecloths. The traditional Portuguese entrees include bacalhau suado, the Clube de Fado steak, cod with prawns served in a cataplana, and grilled sole. Visitors have included such celebrities as Neil Armstrong and Woody Allen.