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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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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
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Great food and great service... Lovely location and the staff are amazing.. Very affordable The food is cooked well and right next to the Riberia

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great food and great service... Lovely location and the staff are amazing.. Very affordable The food is cooked well and right next to the Riberia

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had diner in this restaurant. A pasta and a vegetarian salad. But it was the worst food we had in Porto. It was of very bad  quality.  All from cans and not fresh. Bad taste. And it was too expensive as well! To the restaurant: Please, don't serve this to the tourists anymore! Prepare food with your heart, not... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I actually downloaded this app with the single purpose of warning people not to go here. I'm wondering if all the people who are writing positive reviews were not accidently dining at the restaurant next door, because there is literaly not one good aspect to mention about this restaurant. The food was fairly average at the best but most of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Awful place in a most beautiful setting. You sit down and straight away the bread is brought at 3€ a head, tiny bowl of tuna & cheese for 7.50€. Ordered 2 chicken, which came with spaghetti, no problem but most countries give a spoon to help eat the spaghetti! Very messy and way over salty, which obviously is to keep... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Visited this restaurant for lunch, it was a mistake. We ordered the cod fish salad. When it arrived it was off and we asked to change it. The restaurant complied but there was a distinct change in atmosphere. It was a shame as the setting by the river is superb but it allows tourist traps like this to prosper.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We arrived at the restaurant after 8pm on a Sunday evening when the place was quieter and enjoyed the quiet surroundings with great views over the river and Ponte D Luis: amazing sun set and a musician playing his guitar at a nearby restaurant, far enough for us to have a decent conversation. My partner had an amazing swordfish and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Wa arrived late in Porto and taked the first Restaurant we found. It was horrible, I tried the grilled Octopus, swimming in oil, not grilled (see Foto) I was not able to eat it and I'm a pig. Don't do it...

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I went to this restaurant with my girlfriend for lunch. We sat down and receiced some toasts/olives/butter/bread we didn't ask for (3 euro p/p) and some fried fish we didn't ask for (6,5 euro). I don't mind the 3 euro/person but 12,5 euro for things we didn't ask for? That's too much! We ordered the pasta (salmon and mushroom) which... More 

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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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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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