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“A good place for a light lunch”
Review of Canelas de Coelho

Canelas de Coelho
Ranked #1,087 of 1,797 Restaurants in Porto
Price range: US$12 - US$35
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: New restaurant opened in June 2010.
Reviewed 22 November 2012

It is very easy to eat far too much in Oporto - so we were delighted to find this chic little place offering a selection of tapas dishes.
More than a cafe but not quite a restaurant it is smartly furnished and seemed to be attracting a mixture of local business people as well as tourists such as ourselves.
Four little dishes of local tapas were excellent followed by a plate of ham and some local wine - perfect when we knew a large dinner faced us later.

Thank Britannia07
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Reviewed 9 November 2012

Perfect little restaurant with very friendly service. Pata negra was amazing and the recommended wine fit perfectly. Nothing negative to say about this place, would go again!

Thank Hanna V
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Reviewed 3 October 2012

It can be intimidating being the first diners in a restaurant. This can be double if it's in a foreign country. Therefore we were impressed by the warm welcome given to us at this modern looking tapas bar/restaurant.

There is a huge tapas menu chalked onto the wall, but this is only served up to early evening. After that it is their a-la-carte menu, which we ordered from. The list is small, which I prefer, and varied enough to cover most tastes. The food itself is well cooked and tasty. Whilst the service is friendly and reasonably quick and remained so even as the place filled up.

I'd certainly go back if I ever return to Porto.

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Thank markj706
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

There are no seafood (except octopus). Dishes are not so tasty and big for their prices. Each dish costs more than 16 euros. Everything was not so bad, but the waiter added to our bill 4 euros for appetizer we didn't eat.

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1  Thank Akonst
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Reviewed 18 July 2012

We chose Canelas de Coelho as a place for dinner on a Tuesday night since the other restaurant located at Foz was booked out.

Parking is available across the street, although much of a rip-off, so we managed to find free parking spots not far (300meters) from the restaurant.

We had salmon roses and scallops for starters. My scallops were cooked to perfection, it was just a pity that for 8eur, only 2 of them were served.
The tenderloin steak was cooked as instructed, i.e, medium rare. Very very juicy, tender, wonderfully seasoned. The syphon Port foam was a great complement, altough the steak didn't need any sauce/jus at all since all the flavors were there. The duck confit was tender, crispy skin, unfortunately the asparagus risotto was a bit on the overcooked side.

What did surprise us the most was the wine pairings (very very reasonable priced and available by the glass, which is not frequent in this price range restaurants). The co-owner owns a winery in the Douro valley and did a perfect job choosing the wines, also the service was great - pleasant, nice, but not poshy or pretensious. The wines were between 3 and 4 euros per glass, and there were at least 3 choices of white, red and green,

Certainly a def. come back.

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Thank Catarina M
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