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O Fernando

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Rua Herois de Franca 527, Matosinhos 4450-159, Portugal
+351 22 937 5905
12:00 - 00:00
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303 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Since this restaurant is one of our favourite "safe havens" in Matosinhos, we come here quite often at weekends and most of the times order the superb grilled fish (sea bass or turbot). This time round we chose the fried shad with hake eggs "açorda" as a sider. Seasoned with thick grainy salt and very well fried, it is a... More 

Thank IsabelMNSS
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Very good quality fish and overall cuisine! The atmosphere is very good and has good, polite and efficient staff ! Too bad the price tag is high otherwise I would rate 5*! The owner is very kind and one time even received us after hours . Good restaurant it you want quality traditional dishes!

Thank Nelson B
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219 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

FERNANDO restaurant is an amazing and cozy restaurant. The owners make Clients feel like one of the family! The fish and seafood offer are the best in Matosinhos. One can always be sure of having a fantastic meal and drinking great wine. It is the best restaurant to have fabulous grilled fish! Staff are very attentive to Clients's needs and... More 

Thank IsabelMNSS
Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

You can't describe it in words. Go there and try it, you won't be sorry! Also great grilled fish. A must

Thank Hugo M
Viseu District, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

If you're a "grilled fish and seafood lover" should have lunch or dinner at the "Fernando". Undoubtedly one of the best grilled fish restaurants throughout northern Portugal area. The service is very good but the food is excellent. Justify more than one visit.

Thank Jorge M
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55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

From the street this places is easily overseen - only a narrow front and a glass door. Inside is a big, simple but nice room. Very attentive and friendly service. Shellfish and catch of the day are on display on big iced tables. For starter we had grilled sardines and huge prawns in garlic oil - absolutely delicious. Main course... More 

Thank Christoph B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

This is a restaurant that I often visit in north of Portugal, where everything coming from the sea is the highlight. As known, in Portugal you will find some of the best seafood and fish in the world.. Tasty, juicy coming from the cold waters. Here everything is beautifully prepared. From the steamed seafood, grilled fish or even the rice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Excellent fish and seafood quality. Excellent ambiance with a great team of staff. The owner is a perfect P.R. and very friendly to customers. Highly recommend it!

Thank IsabelMNSS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

Known to the locals as the best restaurant in a town renowned for fish this is not a cheap option but cannot be faulted on quality and selection. Selection is extensive supported by an excellent wine list. Food is very fresh and the restaurant a favourite of local. Entrance hides a spacious dining area and a friendly set of staff.... More 

Thank Michael G
Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Placed in an old warehouse, the restaurante is huge, although confortable and well appointed (but far from beeing luxurious). It is a place where locals go, but do not expect a cheap restaurante, because one goes there for the fresh fish and seafood, which is always guaranteed. Good and efficient service.Good wine list. Good atmosphere. Very clean. Reasonable priced.

Thank JAVPina61

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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
Seafood, Portuguese, Mediterranean, European, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Herois de Franca 527, Matosinhos 4450-159, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Matosinhos
  • Phone Number: +351 22 937 5905

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