Since 1961, a chaste and warm atmosphere, ideal for dining and listening to fado in a typical atmosphere, where you can taste the best flavors of our land, but also, in the daytime group tours of Lisbon, it is an ideal place to have lunch and regain strength.

In addition to the main room, which accommodates up to 130 people, it also offers a private area, the Forge Room, suitable for closed groups (up to 40 people) and various events.

Arriving and crossing the wrought iron gate is a stone’s throw from the table set in a very original restaurant, the old Portuguese!

Being located in one of the most characteristic neighborhoods of Lisbon, Alcântara, near the riverside area, here come the Tejo plains. The cool shade of the grapevine, the old drinking horse drinker, the whitewashed walls, two arms waiting, the promise of a well-spent night.

The space boasts a simple characteristic of popular taste, the irregularity of the walls, the decorative objects, the nooks and the unevenness in the floor of the main room give it a curiosity of lines that makes the look constantly change direction.

The center window, open to the outside, creates a nostalgic connection with the night lights.

Live, fado castado with clawed claw, regional singing and folk dancing (show runs from 9 pm to 10 pm), graceful, stunning, contagious, and what is expected most, eat and drink the good and the best.

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It was 1961 when, suddenly, 22-24 Gilberto Rola Street wandered, where a woodworking shop was operating.

This circumstance, together with the wish of the founding Forjaz Family, to wish to celebrate the birthday of Mercês da Cunha Rego, a fado singer who succeeded with one of the most appreciated classic themes of the time, Paulo Vilar and Frederico Valério’s “Russian Horse”, determined the opening of this new fado house in Lisbon.

By reference to the activity that previously existed there they called it “Spoon of Wood”, but soon someone made the happy suggestion of moving it to Timpanas.

The name was directly inspired by Leitão de Barros’s phonofilm, in which the actor Silvestre Alegrim plays a bolero, “King of the Traquitanas”, who whistles in a revolutionary hat to patulaia and slips tied to the sling carries the chapels of the neighborhoods carrying bohemians.

In 2019, Timpanas remains true to its origins and the most original expression of Portuguese Fado and Folklore.