In Bairro Alto, is the Mascote da Atalaia, with more than five decades of fado.

The old tavern  as described by the photographer Luis Pavão:


..." a humble tavern, tiny in size, with a wide door, wooden stools, marble tables and a long counter, where you could listen to Fado  every night. A poor place with little more than wine, beer and peanuts. But the fado show was superb, the singers followed one after the other, with many people signing up and asking to sing.  At the door the crowd filled the street. It was always full of people, including tourists and intellectuals from Lisbon. "

An emblematic place. 


 Today the Mascote da Atalaia maintains the intimate and warm atmosphere with a full period décor of references, which invokes the environment of other times.

The menu is good Portuguese cuisine, of course, reinterpreted and served in the form of snacks. Highlight the national delicacies such as Muxama of tuna - recipe that Phoenicians and Romans did 2000 years ago and consists of salted and dried tuna - and the Maranhos - It's the "belly" of the goat or sheep, that is stuffed with goat or sheep meat, a typical recipe from the central region of Portugal, very tasty and appreciated - and the typical gizzards and codfish cakes always abound.


A genuine place, with good fado, good food and, of course, a good selection of Portuguese wines.


Phone:  (+351) 211 983 973

Portuguese Wine and Snacks



Monday to Thursday:
From 5 p.m to 2 a.m


Friday to Saturday:

From 5 p.m to 3 a.m 


Fado Nights from Monday to Friday: 

From 8 p.m to midnight

Happy Hour every week day:
From 5 to 7 p.m