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Ora Viva Restaurante

#88 of 1,193 Restaurants in Porto
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European, Portuguese, Mediterranean
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Rua Fonte Taurina, 83, Porto, Portugal
222052033
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Television, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great restaurant

My boyfriend and i had lunch there. The food was very good, a little bit oily, but for us was no problem that. The price was fair, 25eur a plate for 2 pers, 1 big bottle of water and 1 dessert. We enjoyed the location and the atmosphere. We recommend this restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Alina S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and i had lunch there. The food was very good, a little bit oily, but for us was no problem that. The price was fair, 25eur a plate for 2 pers, 1 big bottle of water and 1 dessert. We enjoyed the location and the atmosphere. We recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Alina S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have pretty good list of wine. My meat (14e) - chunk of veal steak was really overcooked in very oily sauce. Steak of my girlfriend (10e) - ora viva steak was ok but nothing delicious. Tune pate was really good. At summary - average experience.

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Thank Dmitry E
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

First ones in the restaurant around 1215... It was a great experience. The food was awesome!!! In a tourist area, but definitely didn't have the tourist trap feeling. Service was excellent. The Seabass and the salmon were delicious!!!

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Thank PRFlyer26
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

My friend and I dined at Ora Viva while in Porto; too bad we were leaving the next day. We would have had another meal at this fantastic restaurant. It is small so either make a reservation or go early; we were in Porto at the end of November so it wasn't crowded. The grilled bacalhau that I had was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Friendly, great food excellent service. Had an excellent meal very recommended. Well priced very worth, such a great standard

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Booked for a Sunday evening , and with limited space this is important. Good home cooked sensibly priced Portugese food and wine. Not sophisticated but good value and very enjoyable.

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Martinez, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Our B&B had made us a reservation just up the street but they did not appear to have any inside seating so we canceled and continued looking. When we came upon Ora Viva, both the menu and atmosphere looked great so we grabbed a table as there were only about 8. We were very pleased with our choice. To start... More 

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Barwon Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We were recommended to try this restaurant by Nuno from 'Portugaltrails' on our recent trip in Portugal. The place was small but had an inviting atmosphere and a welcoming host (when we booked early in the day). I would definitely recommend booking as during the evening he was turning people away...a lot seemed to us to be locals, so that... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

It's a nice small restaurant. We ate arroz do marisco (seafood rice) and it was very good. Reasonable prices.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

We were reasonably disappointed with our experience. My wife ordered swordfish but received another seemingly cheaper fish in its place; there wasn't a misinterpretation as it was served as "swordfish". My meal was bland. To be fair the guys there were friendly and the wine we had was nice. For the price we paid for two meals and a wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Fonte Taurina, 83, Porto, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: 222052033

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic

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