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Chez Lapin

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French, Seafood, European, Portuguese
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Rua Dos Canastreiros, 40/42, Porto 4050, Portugal
+351 22200 6418
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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 73
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A very lively restaurant situated in a charming neighbourhood

In particular, we liked The casual and friendly atmosphere and inexpensive food and wine - not to mention the very good location close to the Duoro river overlooking the Villa Nova de Gaia with its port wine facilites.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Tore K
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

In particular, we liked The casual and friendly atmosphere and inexpensive food and wine - not to mention the very good location close to the Duoro river overlooking the Villa Nova de Gaia with its port wine facilites.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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193 restaurant reviews
625 helpful votes 625 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We trieed to eat here in the evening - even though it's an obvious tourist trap. However, the 'hostess' ignored us (and everyone else) as she stood there in her own dreamworld. We ate elsewhere.

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Redding, Connecticut, USA
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179 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Our Insight guide suggested Chez Lapin, and it was one of the few restaurants on the list that was open Sunday Night. It is right along the River in the heart of the touristy zone - but it is an historic place that offers different dining rooms and is quite lovely. We ate inside - in a stone room, yet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The restaurant is next to the river and has a nice view. And it's just next to our residence, that's why I like going there and this is the only restaurant that I've been for two times in Porto. The food tastes well and cheap, I never expected it to be so cheap. Maximum 20€ and everything is included.

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Malmö
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Slow service, not really good or bad food. Wine prices quite OK and food price OK. The view from the restaurant is great though!

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Madrid, Spain
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

You can easily over-order and the portions are enormous. We had a flaming chorizo starter (not too spicy as chorizos go) and shared a Bacalhao com Natas (cod with cream and prawns), half a litre of house white (perfectly good 'Vinho Verde'), and we paid €30. This was actually our fourth visit and we just keep coming back.

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We read that Chez Lapin was a good place to go to try traditional Portuguese cuisine, and as we were staying near the river, we wanted to try a 'local'. The staff were very attentive, helpful and humorous. The food was lovely - we had a few appetisers, and they did not disappoint - the garlic prawns and mussels were... More 

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boston, mass.
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The title of the review says it all--the location is the best part of this restaurant. Granted, it may be better than most of the touristy restaurants in the area, but if you are looking for an exceptional meal, go to a different restaurant. This is a perfect spot to stop if you are interested in sitting outdoors by the... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

There was a good memory of eating at Chez Lapin, some years ago. Last week food was moderate but the mentality off the staff was disappointing. We felt like tourists; really exceptional for our two week holiday in Portugal.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We are a group of Chinese tourists of 3. There's a black waitress named Katia was kinda racist. She kept ignoring us no matter what we requested. At last we had to shout at her to get out check, like we were begging to pay. Should have just gone. Btw the food was moderate. All three dishes tended to be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Dos Canastreiros, 40/42, Porto 4050, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22200 6418

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 29
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?