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Ora Viva Restaurante

#203 of 1,031 Restaurants in Porto
#214 of 1,076 Places to Eat in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
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Rua Fonte Taurina, 83, Porto, Portugal
222052033
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good!

Small place! a Family business! The chocos was delicious! Very tasty! My friends shared a cod (2 pax) and it was enough. Very good meal for a fair price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Eduardo L
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This small restaurant was fairly busy when we went for dinner and the 2 waiters were dashing around trying to keep everyone happy and just about succeeding. Food is typical local Portuguese fish and meat with potatoes and salad. Both mine and my friends fish came floating in a lake of oil. Maybe the local way but not necessarily to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The Ribeira is full of riverside restaurants offering the same bland fish and meat dishes Ora Viva is in a quiet street nearby, run by a young enthusiastic team. It's small -maybe 30 covers-so best to book. Let the team guide you through the menu and follow their recommendations. We had the fish stew and a beautiful slow cooked octopus... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Small place! a Family business! The chocos was delicious! Very tasty! My friends shared a cod (2 pax) and it was enough. Very good meal for a fair price.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I can't believe I went to the same place as some of the other reviewers.. We all had different main courses and found them to be uninteresting and served with either a mish-mash of salad and masses of grated carrot or a huge lump of chewy cabbage, topped off with a fried egg! The desserts were 'assembled' rather than made... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The food was very good and a fair portion for a great price. It's on a side street close to the water and we found it while meandering around and looked inside and it was too cute to pass up. There aren't too many seats inside and it's a little tight but very quaintly decorated, and there is also seating... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Had a very good meal here. The restaurant is small with lots of character, the ceiling is covered with hanging bank notes from around the world and small coins are pushed into the cracks in the stone walls. Welcome was good and the waiters were helpful in offering advice on the menu and the wines. We had a starter to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Down a side street off the beaten track we enjoyed a good meal in here, neither of us eat fish but they had lots of fish dishes and everyone else seemed to be having fish. We had pork chops with rice, chips and egg. Good and hot. The restaurant is small with about 20/25 seats inside and a few outside... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We dined here late on our first evening in Porto and while the food was rather slow in making its way to our table, the charm of the atmosphere, staff and fellow diners more than made up for it. Ora Viva seemed a little touristic but if you beat the rush a good time is assured.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A very nice small restaurant with a good atmosphere. Good seafood and friendly service. The pricelevel absolutely on the good side. The Wine was good, right temperature but a little bit on the expensive side. Absolutely worth a visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that we went here because of a Rick Steves recommendation. But we were down in the Ribeira area and hungry. We thought the cafes along the water were too touristy and overpriced compared to other meals we'd had in Porto. We decided to give this one a shot and were glad we did. The... More 

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Additional Information about Ora Viva Restaurante

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

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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: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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