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#24 of 202 Healthy in Porto
Travellers' Choice2023
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£17 - £34
CUISINES
Fusion, Healthy, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

5 out of 5 Very nice. lovely friendly staff the food was very tasty Great atmosphere and service was spot on xxx Polite and chatty staff

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 May 2022

Was recommended to go here and was smart enough to make reservations before we left. Was glad we did with the line that was outside waiting for tables. We were escorted right in to a table upstairs. Everything we ordered was amazing. In fact, we...even asked our server a couple of times if he could tell us how something was prepared so we could try making it ourselves once we got back home. Everything from the food to the drinks to the service was top notch, and i look forward to going back on my next visit to PortoMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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TapaBento, Proprietário at Tapabento - Bar Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2022

It is a great pleasure to read your review and to know you had experienced nice food and service. Thank you very much for your visit :) Wish you a great day !

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found through TripAdvisor and it was exactly what they said it was. Super good food, delightful family-run restaurant. Soup. Tataki. Dumplings. Shrimp. All outstanding. All served with a delightful vinho verde recommended by our host. We didn't mind sharing the big table with other people....Added to the experience. Thoroughly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great eating experience. For starter tuna teryaki it was best looking and tasting dish. Everything on the plate was working for the greatness of that dish. We just loved it. After that was codfish with potatoes - it was a realy nice, simple dish full...of taste and then we ate angus steak with tomatoes and potatoes which was a great experience also. Then we had a dessert - ice cream with nuts not to sweet but delicious. To all this: great, very kind and helpful team in the restaurant. It was a plesure to be there.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic food, very generous portions and lovely helpful staff. Vibrant atmosphere, even on a Sunday evening! Great wine

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty shrimps with garlic, super good fish soup and very friendly service. We had nice diner in very climatic place - the restaurant is located in the building of the railway station.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good but not amazing to match all the reviews it has so I gave it 4 stars. But it may be that I like my shrimp cooked throughly but our order of garlic shrimp was not. Still raw in the middle. (I don’t...know if it’s just how they cook their shrimp? Or it was a mistake) The flavor was on point tho! Staff working there were very busy.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointing after reading so many great reviews. My husband and I have spent several weeks in Porto, mostly cooking in and choosing very carefully where we’d like to dine out. This was for his birthday and we were eager to try Tapabento. The waiter...had very little charisma to say the least. After waiting more than 20 minutes for any kind of service, he came to our table without any kind of greeting, then, as we stumbled to order, he then said we should order small dishes which is the restaurant’s specialty. Okay, please go ahead and order your favorites for us, we suggested. The dishes were good but unremarkable - we were leaning toward seafood but he raved about the oxtail dumplings, which were fine but not special. The salmon ceviche with sweet potato chips was ok - he warned us about how spicy the serrano peppers were, when in fact they had little to no heat. There was something about the overall experience that made us feel like he targeted us as Americans and decided we were a certain kind of client. At the end of the evening he asked us what was our favorite dish - he looked fairly self-assured that we would have one. We left without ordering dessert. Not the birthday dinner we were hoping for. We would have much preferred a local hole-in-the-wall place without pretense.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 17 December 2023

Seriously good food in a quiet lane right next to the Sao Bento station. The service was attentive and the food was amazing that we went back again the next night. The peanut mousse dessert was the perfect ending to a great meal. Highly recommended....(They have now moved directly into the station)More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 16 December 2023

Super cozy space, eclectic menu and vibe. The cataplana of fish and seafood was ok, but will return for the tapas and fusion dishes.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 December 2023 via mobile

Everything about this place is authentic and perfect they keep it simple. Flavors are perfect, no fancy sauces trying to impress. Just perfectly cooked and seasoned. Friendly staff, large portions, reasonable prices. The shrimp, razor clams, fritters and steak were perfect . Finger licking good....Would have booked again but booked up . . Peanut butter dessert was excellent as well . Best meal in Porto. Do t waste time researching or looking at trendy places. Trapabento is the best. A bit difficult to find if newly arrived in Porto . They are in the train station. Follow the ramp set up around construction and you’ll find it .More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023 via mobile

Omgggg! I can't remember how many times I have eaten at this place, since around 5 years ago and still delicious with the highest quality of foods as well as the standard, so after you see this review make sure to book and come ASAP...you won't be disappointed I guarantee! 1000000000%More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 November 2023

Amazing food! And Isabel was so warm and accommodating even when we had to make a change of plans last minute due to a delay. And the server Milene was also wonderful! Overall a great experience!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Isabel Canhola, Proprietário at Tapabento - Bar Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2023

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

Reviewed 12 November 2023

Very Nice restaurant Food was excellent and Staff very helpful and Friendly Fish Curry was delicious 😋

Date of visit: October 2023
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Isabel Canhola, Proprietário at Tapabento - Bar Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2023

Thank you very much for your kind words and visit :) <3

Reviewed 9 November 2023

Very surprised that they have nasi goreng ( typically it was South East Asia food) and it was taste good. The other foods are also amazing. Recommend to all.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Isabel Canhola, Proprietário at Tapabento - Bar Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2023

Thank you very much for your kind words. Wish to see you again soon :) Have a great day

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The dress code is casual for both men and women. However, please be respectful in your dress code. Its advisable to book in advance preferably by e-mail as we did. This is a very popular restaurant and we found that... More
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We avoid meat and shellfish. There was enough options for us. Tuna and salmon tartare and/or poke. Surprisingly good veg fried rice, tomato and mozzarella. And the recommended dessert was also great.
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Tapabento - Bar Restaurante is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5