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Cozinha do manel

#180 of 1,461 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
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Rua do Heroismo, 215, Porto 4300-259, Portugal
+351 22 536 3388
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Staff very willing to speak English and help,us with the menu. The food was excellent and very plentiful. Traditional tiled surroundings and a long bar full of photos and quirky antiques as well as food. Had two great evenings here.

Thank marionk26
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice and really enjoyed both meals, but the wine was exceptional, we had a Douro red 2011, which was one of the best years on record. The staff were exrtremely pleasant but one waitress, Katarina, was delightful. She spoke very good English and was extremely knowledgeable about the food and wine. A great asset to the restaurant.... More 

Thank Lesley M
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90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

One of the best restaurants I had the luck to visit in town. Very well known and highly rated, you should make a reservation. The food is extremely good and the staff is very nice and helpful.

Thank Antoniodiaspaiva
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309 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

"Cozinha do Manel" has recovered a very important manager and it has returned to its "historic" maximum quality and service! Very much appreciated by all that pay a visit. Its quality from starters, to main course and dessert quality is top level! Everything is cooked or baked in home cooking style and truly fabulous and tasty! Highly recommend it to... More 

Thank IsabelMNSS
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017

After all the good reviews, we decided to give the restaurant a try, but we got really disappointed. Since my grandparents were Portuguese, I do know how Portuguese food tastes, and that was the worst octopus rice I've ever eaten. Besides, the food was not enough and the prices were, for Portugal, above the average.

1 Thank RioNat
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The menu is small but the food is amazing. You can eat both meat or fish. You will not be disappointed. "Vitela or Rojões" or "Polvo" is mandatory. Desserts are heavenly.

Thank 313clp
Porto, Portugal
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Expensive place but a good one to taste very good Portuguese food. You should try the "Vitela assada" for meal and "Rabanada" for the dessert.

Thank Fabioscsilva
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309 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

"Cozinha do Manel" is a cozy traditional portuguese restaurant with fantastic food! Starting with its bread and the dark "brôa de Avintes" (it almost seems like chocolate), smoked ham (presunto) or other starters ("pataniscas", "croquetes", etc), moving on to main course such as "Tripas à moda do Porto", or roasted baby goat or veal; codfish, Octopus or Hake fillets, the... More 

Thank IsabelMNSS
Fredericton, Canada
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is a family owned restaurant located next to the Eurostars Heroismo hotel in Porto. They offer a good selection of local dishes including fish and meat. The service is great, friendly and helpful. It's a small restaurant so expect that your table will be located close to other patrons in the restaurant. Price is reasonable.

Thank Richard N
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We have visited and latterly lived in Portugal for many years and would definitely add the meal we ate in this restaurant to our top five of worst ever dining experiences. Waiters were surly and made no attempt to engage by explaining items on menu etc even though we spoke in passable Portuguese. Although we were the first customers we... More 

1 Thank Felixj53

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Heroismo, 215, Porto 4300-259, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 536 3388
Adjacent to Centro Commercial Stop on Metro

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?