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“Be realistic in your expectations”

Grelhador da Boavista
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Ranked #186 of 1,630 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$16
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Good for: Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Especialista em grelhados de carne e peixe no carvao, como vitela, bacalhau e polvo. Tambem funciona com take away.Aberto ate 23:45h.
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Be realistic in your expectations”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

For a (relatively) cheap and cheerful meal you can't go wrong. Our waiter was friendly and informative and his recommendations weren't wide of the mark. However, to go there expecting a 5-star experience, even in the context of the modest aspirations of this eatery, would leave you disappointed. The quality of the cooking and presentation was acceptable but no more (chips rather too soft and the steak served up on a cold plate). But this is not meant to be unduly critical. The five-star ratings might lead you to expect more (they did us) but that is our fault for having unrealistic expectations. It was fine for its class and we enjoyed our meal and certainly didn't leave regretting our choice.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Consistently delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

Have been to this unassuming local restaurant several times and it never disappoints. The picanha steak we had last time was absolutely delicious, as was the barbequed chicken, although the other local dishes being delivered to neighbouring tables always look good too. This place is great value and has great opening hours too - from midday until late at night, which is particularly good if you've got kids. It also does take-away.

  • Visited February 2013
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Portugeeze
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17 reviews
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“One of the best in Portugal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

I've travelled extensively in Portugal over the last Ten years and can whole heartedly say that this really is one of the very best restaurants we've eaten in. Not a flash contemporary place but a typically Portuguese experience with good service, a nice environment, spotlessly clean, great food and a relaxed attitude.

  • Visited February 2013
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Lagos, Portugal
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“Excellent Budget Restaurant with Good Quality Traditional Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

I have now eaten 5 or 6 at this restaurant over the past 2 years during various trips to Porto.

It is a typical Portuguese churrasqueira with a good range of traditional dishes at very reasonable prices! It is situated close to Casa da Musica and the HF Tuela Porto and HF Fenix Porto Hotels.

It also does takeaways.

  • Visited February 2013
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