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“Excellent fish restaurant”
Review of Casa Serrao

Casa Serrao
Ranked #11 of 332 Restaurants in Matosinhos
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 21 April 2012

We visited in March on recommendation from the guesthouse we were staying in. It was Tuesday and the restaurant was busy with families and business guests alike. We had the starters they placed on the table which were little parcels filled with minced fish or vegetables and grilled tiny peppers. You don't have to eat what they tempt you with, you can say no and order what you like, but we thought they looked so good we had them and even ordered more!
For mains we had Dourada and Skate which came with wonderful steamed greens and tasty chips and we had a good salad on the side. With a 3 beers and a very good glass of house wine we were full and rolled out into the fresh night air to catch our train back to Porto. For 39.90€ we thought it was good value. Do visit this unpretentious restaurant you won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed 28 March 2012

We both had fish, him golden bream, me skate and both were delicious and very well cooked.

Like many restaurants in Porto, they bring you food that you haven't ordered. If you haven't encountered this before, you should know that if you eat it, you will be expected to pay for it. They don't take offence, however, if you turn it away. Generally though, it was very well priced so we just had everything and enjoyed it!

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Reviewed 26 March 2012

The principal specialty of Matosinhos is fresh fish. At Casa Serrão you can find all kinds of fish, mainly grilled on coal. We also had a plate a fried green peppers “pardon” and delicious deserts. The service was quick and very friendly.

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Reviewed 15 December 2011

Went there in early November and the food was tasty and very filling. The restaurant is located in the Matosinhos area near the port on a stretch with a lot of other restaurants. We walked up and down and around and came back to this restaurant because the decor was nice.

We don't speak Portuguese and our server didn't speak English but this was absolutely no problem. She went into the kitchen a few times and brought out some fish on a plate to show us when we didn't understand. Really friendly service.

We started off with the traditional caldo verde (cabbage and potato soup) and the vegetable soup of the day. The soup hit the spot because it was rainy and cold out. We also tried the fried and battered bacalhau (salted cod fish), which was quite tasty too.

Then, we moved on to the mains, which consisted of large piece roasted bacalhau with a side order of homemade french fries and a huge pot of seafood paella. The portions here are huge. We could have shared one main.

We are true gluttons and even managed to squeeze in desserts of chocolate cake and flan.

We waddled out of the restaurant very content.

The placed filled up fast for lunch. You may want to make reservations. We were the only tourists in there that day. All other customers were locals.

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2  Thank nouglytourist
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Reviewed 1 December 2011

If you love grilled fish, reasonable prices in a popular ambiance, don't wait anymore and visit Casa Serrao in Matosinhos, a two floors house with a small terrace on the sidewalk during Summer. Located on a street where there are as many restaurants as house doors, Casa Serrao is a familiar run restaurant where you are gently and quickly served with typical portuguese entrées and soups, along with a varied menu of fresh fish where sardines are the main order for most of visitors. Wines are acceptable and desserts are good, especially sweet one's.

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