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Restaurante Avo Maria

Cais Ribeira 30, Porto 4050-510, Portugal
222 033 166
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Ranked #337 of 808 restaurants in Porto
Price range: $21 - $28
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Sydney
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We had dinner in this restaurant, on the terrace. There was a very nice atmosphere: people walking on the Ribeira, little kiosk with colorful goods... On the terrace next to the one of Avo Maria, here was life music: fado, Spanish guitar, evergreens... The view on the Dom Luis bridge was really amazing, especially when the sun had set and... More

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We were walking the river front for a friendly, nice looking place for dinner. We had 1 of 2 occupied tables inside, overlooking the river. Beautifully restored, colorful original art, romantic setting. Our waiter was very attentive and personable. The salad was fresh and delicious. We had some of the few Italian dishes and they were excellent. Fun and good,... More

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Eight of us went to Porto last weekend for a break. On the first evening we decided on this restaurant which is in a tourist area. Food was poor with only 1 or 2 of us saying it was average. Meat appeared to be cheap cuts with fat and gristle. Yuk! Service was at best average. Go to Chez Lapin... More

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Palm Springs, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We wanted to eat at the Ribeira, but after a day of walking and mingling with the crowds we were hoping to find a place a little away from the noise. This is it. Avo Maria is near the bridge, so it has a fabulous view. But if you go early enough in the afternoon and put your name down... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

if you don't want the 'couvert' of (probably thawed) prawns, cheese, olives, bread (butter costs extra, I think) then just decline them (as you should do in all Porto restaurants, otherwise you may find the bill quite a bit higher thaan you expected. Fish soup was fine, salt cod was a bit of a disappointment - if it is soaked... More

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

The view of the harbour from the top alcove table was incredible. The staff and food were fantastic. We took our time and stayed for hours.

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Cork, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Lovely, riverside restaurant in Porto. We chose to eat here solely on looking at other diners meals coming out! Had an amazing seafood platter for 2 people, house wine was also great value. Staff were very interactive with guests, laughing and joking. Lovely atmosphere and would definitely recommend Avo Maria.

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Amsterdam
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411 reviews 411 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
380 helpful votes 380 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

The famous landmark of Porto is fronting our dinner table. My choice to sit in this restaurant. With a welcoming, nice atmosphere we were pleased to take our dinner table. Good food and fresh taste of fish and excellent wine. Vineyard is within the region. Satisfied of the service and the nice view. We lingered for a while, and see... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

This is a riverside restaurant, right in the heart of the tourist district. I popped in for lunch, prior to watching the blue shirted heroes of Manchester play Porto in the Europa Cup. The place was absolutely buzzing, full of football supporters and locals enjoying lunch in a great location. I had the Charcoal grilled cod and was presented with... More

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