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O Valentim

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Rua Herois Franca 263 | Matosinhos, Matosinhos 4450-158, Portugal
+351 22 938 8015
12:00 - 23:00
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

I don't have much to say, the service was impeccable, the fish was delicious, but the skewed prawns with squid, was just OK at best, one of the prawns was raw, and the squid was completely overcooked, a bit rubbery..

Thank Daniel Z
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

The proximity to the fishing harbour ensures that diners can eat exceptionally fresh fish, cooked simply and only after the raw material is approved by the diner. The best option is to choose grilling on the wood-fired grill that stands right outside the front door. You won't have fresher, tastier fish in Porto. Nice wine list too, as well as... More 

Thank MichaelCambridge53
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

The area this restaurant is in, on first glance looks unpromising, but I recommend you look past the facade. This restaurant is a complete gem: the freshest fish I have tasted in a long while, cooked on an outside BBQ, with super helpful staff on hand to suggest delicious options. We had sardines, prawns, Sea Bass and Bream. All utterly... More 

Thank tigharvey
Phoenix, Arizona
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112 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

If you have time to take the metro out to the beach...eat here! This restaurant was amazing. They started seating for dinner a little after 7. We waited outside by the hot charcoal grills. The entire street is full of restaurants that serve fresh, whole fish grilled in the street over charcoal. The wine was wonderful...garlic shrimp is fantastic, too!... More 

Thank sunwineandpasta
Berlin, Germany
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Checked out the excellent row of fish restaurants in Matasinhos and found O Valentim - really classy - super value, Sea Bass, great bottle of wine - up there with the best I've been too! Euro 80 for 3 bargain!

Thank Robert R
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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199 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Matoshinos, a small village on the outskirts of Porto is a home to many seafood restaurants. O Valentim is a bit more elegant than the restaurants in the vicinity but it still a very friendly place. The waiter brought us fresh fish and was advising us how it should be prepared. Finally it was an amazing culinary experience. We had... More 

Thank Piotr S
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

There's a row of fish restaurants in Matosinhos that are very unassuming on the exterior. We chose this one at random. Inside it is a beautifully appointed smart restaurant with an open kitchen and a menu almost exclusively of local seafood simply cooked. We had a lunch that comprised of just two starters (squid and prawns) that we shared and... More 

Thank Ian D
Silkeborg, Denmark
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

This restaurant is very nice with all new furniture and new menu cards etc. The service was great and even more important the food was fantastic, so all my recommendations even the price level is in the high end.

Thank MortenBR
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a special occasion and like fish this is the place. We had not booked and unbeknown to us it was fathers day and the place was heaving.We got the last table.The fish is sold by weight and then placed on the barbecue outside the restaurant other options of cooking are available. We had a starter... More 

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Baden, Switzerland
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

If you are in Porto take the Metro to Matosinhos to enjoy the typical atmosphere where the Portuguese People go to have delicious prepared Fish. We got these address from a Portuguese Colleague from my wife. You fill enjoy the great fish near by the fishing harbour of Matosinhos.

Thank Erwin P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Herois Franca 263 | Matosinhos, Matosinhos 4450-158, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Matosinhos
  • Phone Number: +351 22 938 8015

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