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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$22 - US$45
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Fusion, Healthy, Contemporary

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0.2 miles from Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
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Unbelievable welcome! I felt like a regular after several visits in one week. The owner welcomes you with open arms. The food, service and yes, the beverages are nothing short of OUTSTANDING! The space is cozy. Want to feel like a local, go to Tapabento...for lunch and dine at the bar. You will find people that eat there every workday...yes every work day. Really who can blame them! Yes, it is that good!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 25 June 2020 via mobile

I fell in love ... and not only once but three times ! How lovely people how great food they serve - you did steal my heart and tongue ☺️ amazingly delicious razor clams and shrimps and just everything about this place was great! Lovely...staff made us feel spoiled, and we enjoyed sangria sooo much! They made our wedding anniversary trip very special and Can’t wait to be back one day, very recommended 🙏!!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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isabeltapabento, Proprietário at Tapabento, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2020

Thank you very much for your visit and beautifull words. It is a great pleasure to read this review :) We wish us to be strong and hope to see you in the near future ! A big hug !

Reviewed 20 December 2021

we order appetizer 5 dishes to try based on all good reviews here. We ordered bruschetta, veggie soup, tradition tortilla, braised shrimp/prawn, sautéed claims, tuna tataki, a raspberry sauce berry tart. I would strongly recommend braised/sautéed shrimp and berry tart/dessert. they are excellent, avoid tuna...tataki for sure. overall, the price is fair and amount of food are pretty good.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 14 December 2021 via mobile

Wonderful last meal in Porto. Great place, great service, great food, what more do you need. A must place if you’re in Porto. Just few minutes from our hotel, open after 19, what a shame and closed on Mondays. We had a great meal, good...sangrias, tuna and carpaccio recommended as is the steak. Everything looks and tested wonderful. Recommended 5 star!!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 29 November 2021 via mobile

Visited there with 3 friends, we didn’t booked a table but a lovely lady tried her best to call those who booked and see if we can replace them if they cannot make it. Very sweet and kind gesture for her to let us waited...in the restaurant under the cold weather. She is so lovely and very ‘mama’ like Their service is so good and the seafood pot was great! Love the tuna tartarky!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 29 November 2021

The food at Tapabento is good but is priced somewhat high in my opnion, I would expect to pay these prices at a high end restaurant, not a mid range eatery. The waiting staff are friedly and the atmosphere is fairly relaxed and laid back....Apart from the rather expensive menu, the one other thing that perhaps soured the experince was our treatment at arrival by the lady dealing with reservations. It seems that there had been a mix up with our booking and my partner was rudely accused of having lied in order to secure a table for that day. The issue was resolved and we were eventually seated, albeit after a 20 minute wait. Not a bad dinning experience, but for these prices there are much better places to visit during your stay in Porto.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 24 November 2021 via mobile

Visited with my partner in early October. Booked ahead, which was absolutely the right thing to do as this restaurant is very popular. The range of food and wine was excellent. The food we ate was stunning, generous portions and reasonably priced. The staff were...very attentive and the atmosphere of the restaurant was warm and convivial.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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TapaBento, Proprietário at Tapabento, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2021

Dear Simon, Thank you very much for your kind visit and review. We all feel happy you enjoyed the service and the food. Wish to see you again in the near future :)

Reviewed 23 November 2021 via mobile

A nice cosy place with extraordinary food. The service is very good. Very nice and quite welcoming employees based on the owner, Isabel, who is always there trying the customers to have an excellent experience. Every time I come to Oporto I do not miss...itMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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TapaBento, Proprietário at Tapabento, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2021

It is a great pleasure to read your review and to know you had experienced nice food :) We appreciate you took your time to write this opinion ! A big hug !

Reviewed 22 November 2021

Isabelle and her team at Tapabento really know how to make you feel at home. Welcoming with beautiful atmosphere in the heart of historic old town of Porto. Thank you for such a memorable meal, a perfect dining atmosphere and the best dessert ever. We...can't wait to be back.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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TapaBento, Proprietário at Tapabento, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2021

It is a great pleasure to read your review and to know you had experienced nice food :) We appreciate you took your time to write this opinion ! A big hug !

Reviewed 19 November 2021 via mobile

I emailed and spoke to the owner Isabel shortly before they opened for dinner.. she fit me in for a spot at the bar. I saw the great gluten-free reviews and was just excited to find a place to eat. What an incredible treat!! I...had the tomato bread,, caprese salad and an amazing seafood curry dish with Jasmine rice. I took some home so there was room for dessert! The peanut fluff was gluten/soy free so I had to try it - beautiful to look at and delicious. My server Diogo and owner Isabele were incredible hosts. I couldn't have enjoyed the experience or the food any more than I did! A must-visit if in Porto. Make a reservation.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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TapaBento, Proprietário at Tapabento, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2021

Thank you very much for your visit and beautifull words. It is a great pleasure to read this review :)

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LucyLou1878
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Response from 26harveyc | Reviewed this property |
Being vegetarian in Porto is difficult, not many restaurants cater so vegan even trickier- but yes just about but limited choice but so so worth it - but when book or arrive state what you need and I am sure they can do it... More
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Response from mzbreee | Reviewed this property |
Lots of options for everyone, seafood or not. Very dietary restriction friendly and just overall delicious! I have many food restrictions and appreciated how easily I could eat here.
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Yes, Tapabento is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Tapabento is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5