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We are a family that sings Fado do a little of everything cook, serve the table and played instruments and sang fado come visit us...
PRICE RANGE
€10 - €28
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
European, Healthy, Portuguese
FEATURES
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Table Service, Live Music, Dog Friendly, Family style
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Reviewed 5 days ago

First trip to Madeira..... We asked our hotel receptionist for a recommendation for somewhere to hear Fado.......this was her immediate suggestion - oh my god - what a night.... A small restaurant with long tables - do not worry - the skill, expertise, warmth and...joy exuded by Silvia will ensure you feel welcomed and comfortable with your neighbours all night. Silvia helps with food choices and drinks - swift efficient service delivered with humour and sparkle. The room fills up, Silvia carefully positions her guests with a supernatural insight of which groups will work well together "this will be a happy table!" Soon everyone is seated and the guitarist's gently strum their rhythmic ancient tunes...... Silvia's uncle with the amazing face and beard shares his deep powerful voice with us, full of experience and emotion. Silvia continues to serve food, drinks, take orders, answer the phone and then WOW - Suddenly she stops and the most sensational notes of passionate spellbinding singing come out of her mouth. The whole room is mesmerized (tears were rolling down my face at this point) and she just belts out this amazing song - just fabulous. We are then honoured to hear the heartfelt and most beautiful singing from Silvia's mum and her cousin - gorgeous, just absolutely gorgeous. We are treated to several rounds of sensational Fado from the whole, lights are dimmed and the atmosphere is totally electric. They glide between tables, working, serving, clearing, pouring and SINGING LIKE THEY HAVE ALL LIVED LIFE. Such a special, authentic, warm evening - brilliant food, drink and service but most of all the love, kindness and joy in that little room - absolutely priceless. Silvia had hugs for everyone as they left, everyone left as friends. What just happened? Is it really 2024? Were we in the Madeira of the 1800's with Silvia's family sharing their hospitality and their gift of Fado? Whatever it was it was pure, simple, human magic. Thank you Silvia - see you very soon 😘😘More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Management response:Responded 4 days ago

Hello my dear, I don't even know how to thank you for so many words of affection and love written by you, without a doubt the best recommendation we have ever received, it filled our hearts with joy. Better was impossible, I await your return...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant at the beginning of our holiday. We had a wonderful experience. The food was excellent. This is a family run business and they all get involved. They really care about their customers. Nothing was too much trouble. There was fado music...and singing. We enjoyed it so much that we booked to go again. Second time around and success again!! Love and best wishes to them all. When we return to Funchal we will definately go back and dine with them again.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Wowwwww thanks a lot, we wait for your visit kisses and hugs silvia

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were immersed into the soulful world of Portuguese fado at this amazing Funchal restaurant. A wonderful family provides delicious local specialties; we had a tuna steak fried on a stone at the table and the espetada beef skewer, both outstanding. The waitstaff doubles as...the performers with lively spirit and joy. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hello dear, thanks to the recomendation, i hope see you again kisses and hugs silvia

Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious food, unique atmosphere, listening to Silvia singing fado while serving meals was one of the most spectacular things we've ever seen. Absolutely fantastic experience, recommended!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hello dear, thanks to the recomendation, i hope see you again kisses and hugs silvia

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic fado restaurant. Informal, charming, family-run, incredibly atmospheric restaurant, very pleasant service. Here we felt really welcome and the food was very good. Incredibly pleasant premises. On tripadviser, the fado restaurant next door had a better score. This was completely incomprehensible to us. On my...next visit to Madeira - I guarantee that I will book a table at this restaurant. There were many different people who sang fado on this evening, it also did very well. We think we got good value for money, something we don't think about the restaurant next door. It was more expensive and inferior. Thank you for us and we will see you again! Greetings from Peggy and ElisabethMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hello dear, thanks to the recomendation, i hope see you again kisses and hugs silvia

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is 10 out of 10 plus 20 extra❤️❤️❤️ Heartwarming kindness from hole staff, and exellent food with Fado singing that fills your heart with joy

Date of visit: January 2024
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Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Hello dear, thanks to the recomendation, i hope see you again kisses and hugs silvia

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Familiar mood, fantastic and passion Fado from the members of the team. Dangerous (huge, and flameing), but also delicious meals.. very well recommended place. Muito Obrigado!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Hello dear, thanks to the recomendation, i hope see you again kisses and hugs silvia

Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

Beautiful evening with great food and amazing fado music performance. The place is run by a family - they do all including cooking, serving, singing and playing. Memorable evening - felt like being invited by the family to a dinner with music.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Hello dear, thanks to the recomendation, i hope see you again kisses and hugs silvia

Reviewed 2 January 2024 via mobile

I had a problem almost finish I had to get up to give my sit because they over booked and been on the side without table. They didn’t sing much .

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 December 2023 via mobile

Delicious food and best ambience!!! The best music and food. It was perfect night in Madeira. Friendly host or all the family!!! We will come back!!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Management response:Responded 29 December 2023

Hello dear, thanks to the recomendation, i hope see you again kisses and hugs silvia

Reviewed 20 December 2023 via mobile

Prebooking needed. Small but very cosy welcoming location for less than 40 people. Amazing Fado performance. In December there is blinking Christmas decoration.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Management response:Responded 25 December 2023

Wowwww thanks dear 😍😍 see you soon

Reviewed 20 November 2023

Sabor e Fado came highly recommended on all platforms, however despite researching, no written review accurately captured the warmth, atmosphere, and truly unique experience you are privileged to have when dining there. Here the music and its tradition is held in high regard and you...are both audience and diner, bearing witness to this important aspect of Portuguese culture. We left a family and with Fado in our hearts.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Management response:Responded 22 November 2023

Thank you for the recommendation, our family awaits your return, it was a great pleasure to welcome you, thank you kisses and hugs silvia

Reviewed 18 November 2023

Thank You for wonderful party! You are fantastic! OBRIGADO from lithuanians AČIŪ!🥰 LITHUANIA 🇱🇹🇱🇹🇱🇹

Date of visit: November 2023
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Management response:Responded 19 November 2023

Wowwwww thanks dear for your reservation 😍

Reviewed 11 November 2023

Wonderful place with excellent music and amazing singers, great food and drinks, lot of fun and a really warm and inspiring spirit and atmosphere. Highly recommended!!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Management response:Responded 13 November 2023

Thanks dear for the recomendation, see you soon 😆😚

Reviewed 11 November 2023

This is the best experience I had in years. Such a warm welcome and lovely people. The combination of traditional Fado music with excellent food is phenomenal. We felt the love of the family and the emotion of the Portuguese folk music. Highly recommend and...worth every cent. Love Ramon & MaartjeMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Management response:Responded 13 November 2023

Hello my dears, thank you for the fantastic night in your company, you are fantastic and I know you will definitely come back, Ramon thank you for the music, you play and sing very well, thank you very much and see you soon😍

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Yes they do. They used to be closed on wednesday but no longer do. They sing every night, from 7 PM but I would book a table for 8pm or even 8.30. I do recommend to book in advance, as it is a small but busy place. Having... More
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
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