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Ora Viva Restaurante

Rua Fonte Taurina, 83, Porto, Portugal
222052033
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Ranked #121 of 807 restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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AZ
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were the only diners tonight by 8:30pm when we finished dining. We had the sea bass which was smothered in onions, cabbage, and something green-made finding the bones more difficult. Fish swimming in lots of oil. Also came with shredded carrots and the usual boiled/roasted potatoes. Perhaps the reviews of late have turned people away-we would not go back!!

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Limoges, France
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Not a bad choice if you are wanting to eat in the touristy part of Porto down by the river. Husband's sardines were very good but my meat dish (Chef's steak - with cheese on top in a sauce) was really only average. Otherwise might have given an excellent. Portion sizes as ever in Porto were generous and the service... More

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Albury
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

We were referred to this restaurant as it was our first night in Porto. I am so glad we tracked it down ... The Manager and Staff could not have offered us a better experience right from the moment we walked though the door. The suggested local red wine was as good as I have ever tasted and the dishes... More

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Montreal
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93 reviews 93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We decided to have lunch there on our arrival to OPorto (based on TA ratings) and we were not disappointed!!! Restaurant is set in a quiet alley which runs parallel to the river (just one block up from the main walkway along the river). The fish and squid dishes we tried were very good. The squid was very tender, but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The restaurant is fairly cosy and the staff were pleasant but the food was only average. The seafood rice was quite tasteless compared to others I tried in Portugal. There are better places to eat in porto for a similar price. Jimao Tapas e vinhos, which is just around the corner, is excellent.

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xxx
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stumbled into this place because it looked quite busy and people coming looked satisfied. Starters were nice, main was as well good. We did skip the desert. Maybe not the best p[lace to eat in Porto, but good value for money and worth a visit.

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Beaufort, SC
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134 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner there recently on the recommendation of our hotel. The fish dishes were dry and servings meager. The beef (if that's what it was) was nothing short of disgusting. Even the bread was lousy. Find somewhere else to eat!

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Unfortunately we were disappointed with this restaurant. It is set in a lovely little alley with a number of other restaurants and based on reviews we thought it was worth a shot. They were not too welcoming, and only after we had sat and ordered wine, did they inform us to order right away as the kitchen was closing, something... More

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Astoria oregon
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318 helpful votes 318 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

This is a very inviting intimate little restaurant located in the restaurant row of places slightly above the river. It is very good and we are going to make this our stop for dinner tonight. Fresh fish is available as well as daily specials on the board. Recommend? Yes.

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Houston, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyable evening in this small restaurant 1 block off the Duoro river. Tasty appetizers and entrees. Pleasant staff.

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