You can’t escape all the advertisements for authentic Fado as you find yourself lost in the labyrinth streets of Alfama, one of Lisbon’s oldest neighborhoods (it wasn’t destroyed by the earthquake of 1755). Many restaurants require cover charges for Fado but Bela Vinhos e Petiscos offers you an experience just about the music, no cover charge required. The food is simple, with a few suggestions on various tapas already on your table when you arrive. You can chose to send some or all back, and additionally you can order extra small plates from the limited menu. They serve house sangria as well as red and white wine, a few beers, and maybe even some gin and whiskey. But really, the reason you come here is for the Fado. It will touch your soul.
Ps. We don't have any pictures of the actual singers as the performance is such an intimate experience, we couldn't imagine pulling out our cameras. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!