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Restaurante Avo Maria

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Cais Ribeira 30, Porto 4050-510, Portugal
222 033 166
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
appearences can be deceiving ... in a nice way

Well, try to picture this: you are walking through beautiful Porto's waterfront under the sun, amazed by a pictoresque, unique pace, enjoying the sun and the nice weather, in such a great mood ... you relax, feel like eating somethig typical and possibly opting out for any of those restaurants... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Well, try to picture this: you are walking through beautiful Porto's waterfront under the sun, amazed by a pictoresque, unique pace, enjoying the sun and the nice weather, in such a great mood ... you relax, feel like eating somethig typical and possibly opting out for any of those restaurants lined up by the sidewalk would look like a perfect... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Sitting only feet from the Douro, the area is packed with tourists, of course! and why not! A perfect spot for Sunday lunch in the sunlight, you can take in a lot just sitting there....there is so much to see. Perfectly grilled Dorado and tuna salad... Both excellent. A variety of wines to choose from... all fairly reasonably priced. Service... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Was the first restaurant that ever served me soup with rice on it...fantastic! A place to visit, to have a taste of what real food is, very cosy, right in the heart of the city!

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Amman, Jordan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We arrived in the evening to Porto and we were hungry. The receptionist pointed to a remote location for good seafood (next day we found out she was right) but we were tired and wanted to have a meal around. Our hotel was next to the Cais da Ribeira, which is a main tourist area lined up with restaurant. We... More 

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Emerald Hills, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It is a difficult thing to choose a restaurant in Porto, there are so many. We were walking up and down the Ribeira looking for a place to eat. All of them looked good. We were drawn to Avo Maria because of the name and the friendly waiters outside, drawing us in. The place is quaint and very clean. The... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We dined at Avo Maria at the upstairs window table. You have a fantastic view over to the Port Cavas. The ambiance was very romantic. The food was very good and the service attentive. Tip - in Portogual when you are seated you are served wine, olives and crackers. If you touch/eat them you will be charged for them even... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Good food but overpriced. My grilled octopus was drenched in oil (my guess it was from potatoes) but still good and nicely served.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I have visited this restaurant a few times, normally when I had business colleagues on from out of town. The menu is quite large and has a few items not found on your typical Porto menu. For me, service has always been great, and the waiters remembered me after the first visit - always nice! The people I have taken... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Good food,Good wine list, Good service. Lovely views over the river. Bit pricey, but well worth worth a visit

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Sydney
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had an early dinner upstairs in front of the picture window as opposed to outside for people-watching. It was quiet and the ambience of the old sandstone architecture inside was just what we wanted. Beautiful view of the bridge and water activities while also capturing the Ribiera vendors and juggling clown who was also performing for children right in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cais Ribeira 30, Porto 4050-510, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: 222 033 166

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 28

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