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Avenida Ramos Pinto 252, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
+351 22 375 0492
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a very interesting visit to a museum of one of Porto wine companies and, for sure, after 2 Porto wine cups, we were starved. It was a good tip of our museum's guide to go to this very peculiar restaurant. Small, without novelties speaking about architecture or fashion colors or furniture, but with the real way to eat portuguese... More 

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london
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566 reviews
433 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Nothing interesting to be honest, but it was right place and right time for us. Full of locals, and we were the only travellers, and we felt like it ! Locals suggested we should want McDonalds, which was their humour I guess, but not exactly a compliment ! I can't say it exuded warmth, by the staff, and actually it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and ambiance, family run resto. The best authentic and genuine experience in Porto, big and fresh portions, and very fair prices! We were 5 people, came 2 nights in a row for dinner, it was just the best. Depending on how hungry you are, I highly recommend: seafood soup, grilled octopus in garlic souce and of course some... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Do not eat here if you mind being very close to other diners. We happen to like this arrangement and became very friendly with the Brazilian couple who were seated right next to us. The restaurant was busy when we went at lunch time so service was slow but this is why we like dining in europe. I can only... More 

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london
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I've just been to Porto and went here twice and it was great on both occasions. We tried to get into Graham's Port Lodge but it was fully booked plus it is pricey and as we were hungry we ended up here just by chance. The food was lovely, cheap and with big portions! The wine is also damn cheap... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The place's got a great family atmosphere with an amazing service. The food we ordered (mainly seafood rice and meat) was tasty and fresh. It was the last place we've visited in Porto and so it was unfortunate we couldn't revisit.

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Saint Hyacinthe, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

My wife and I went to this restaurant that was recommended to us as a typical portuguese family restaurant. We decided upon the menu do dia; pork and clams and a hamburger steak cooked rare covered with a slice of ham. The portions were very large although much of the plate was comprised of rice and chips. It was a... More 

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Lagos, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This may have been our best meal in Porto. We had to wait about 15 minutes for a table but definitely worth it. Very large portions of fresh fish. Very reasonable prices and friendly service. Highly recommend.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The restaurant is family run on the waterfront on the port houses side. The service is fabulous and really friendly - it was our first night and a great introduction to the fabulous people. We ordered starters - the star of the show was the little hot samosas - and the wine - at 8 euro a litre - and... More 

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Porto District, Portugal
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Family owned, traditional Portuguese restaurant with very good food and huge portions at small prices. Not the best looking/comfortable restaurant in the world, but who cares...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Ramos Pinto 252, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Phone Number: +351 22 375 0492

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