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“Good friendly service and Tapas with a Portuguese twist”

Rua- Tapas & Music Bar
Ranked #19 of 1,786 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$29
Cuisines: Portuguese, Spanish, Gastropub
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Restaurant/bar that serves lunch and dinner, specialized in tapas and snacks , having a mood changing from a restaurant ambience to a lively and crowded bar after Midnight. Live music, of different styles, is always present from Wednesday to Sunday. Smoking is allowed after midnight!!
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We went to RUA on a busy Friday night. We received a very friendly welcome and started our night off with some cocktails. A very nice Porto Tonico! The selection of Tapas was very interesting and visually stunning. All our dishes were tasty and different, this wasn´t the same old stuff just mass produced. There was some wit and humour in the dishes too. Yes, they are a little bit more expensive than a more typical restaurants I go to in Porto but here you really get what you pay for. Our food came at a good pace and I must say the service all night was excellent! The Salmom mousse inside a ice-cream cone was great fun and tasted great too! Bacalhau was excellent and served in an old-syle "lata". We weren´t rushed out and stayed on for some more cocktails and some live music. The dance floor is a bit cramped but give it a go...enjoy RUA. It´s a fun night out!

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Thank 70COWANG
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Nuno G, Owner at Rua- Tapas & Music Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Hello,

It is not enough the space available in this reply to say how happy you made us with your review.
In fact your review focuses in all the points were we try to excell ourselves, and it is very rewarding to read comments such as yours!

We hope to see you again soon, for one more night of tapas and live music!

RUA, Tapas & Music Bar

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We went here for some tapas and drinks on the last night of our holiday after reading Tripadvisor reviews. The food isn't cheap but it was very nice with a unique twist on conventional tapas. What ruined the evening was the poor service from the kitchen. Most of our tapas arrived within 1/2 hour of ordering which was fine, however we had to wait 1 1/2 hours to get the rest of our food leaving one of our party very hungry indeed! We were told they were understaffed, then that they got our order wrong without much in the way of an apology.

A real shame

On a positive note Ricardo provided great entertainment.

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Thank markicof
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Nuno G, Owner at Rua- Tapas & Music Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Hello Markicof,

We are very sorry to ear that the service at your visit was not up to our usual standards. In fact we recall a sunday that surely was when you visited that we were severelly understaffed, and there was an enourmous afluence of people in a very short time.

By the other hand we are glad to know that you liked the food, and the live music!

We do hope to welcome you back again, this time so that you can get another, but this time better experience in RUA!!

Greetings

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Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

Excellent food and great vibe! Definitely a spot you don't wanna miss when visiting Oporto either with friends or family for food or a good time out

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Nuno G, Proprietário at Rua- Tapas & Music Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2014

Thank you very much for your visit and your nice comment! We look forward to welcome you back to RUA in your next visit to Porto!

Greetings

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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Came to realise that most places in Porto are a little different. Tapas food was excellent and original. Waiter suggested not to order too many and he was right. Didn't stay late enough to hear the band but bet they were great.

Thank Neiljw
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Nuno G, Proprietário at Rua- Tapas & Music Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2014

Thank you very much for your visit and for your nice comment! We look forward for your next visit, and with time to listen to our live concert!

Greetings!

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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Wonderful up market tapas. Try the mini steak sandwich. Charming young staff and relaxed atmosphere. Really good live music was just starting as we were leaving 10.30pm. Probably very busy with lots of young people later in evening so go early if you are "mature".

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Thank Sally W
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Nuno G, Proprietário at Rua- Tapas & Music Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2014

Thank you very much for your review and thank you even more for your visit. It was a pleasure to receive your group and we look forward to see you again in your next visit to Porto!!

Greetings!!

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