A Baiuca is definitely not a place for a calm dinner. What makes this tiny family-run restaurant special is the fado vadio (literally translated as vagrant, but which means “amateur” in fado’s language). Anyone can get up and sing fado. Invariably, locals are the ones that perform their favourite fado songs, during which you will be hissed at if you dare to speak or stand up. At this restaurant, you get the genuine fado experience.
The octopus, bacalhau and steak are some of the traditional Portuguese dishes on the menu. Food is served until 10pm, though fado goes on until midnight.
Address: Rua de S.Miguel nr.20, Alfama, 1100-544 Lisboa
Phone: (+351)218 867 284
Thursday to Monday – 08:00pm – 00:00am
minimum charge per person: €25