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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, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

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
Kal M
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worst meal I have ever had bad service over priced don't go. Great location is the only thing this restaurant has going for it.

1 Thank daisydoo22
Manchester UK
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Food ok but it was only a lunch time visit so not full. Waiters helpful would go again. good menu food was fresh .

Thank cybershot123
Columbia, South Carolina
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Nice location, but the staff delivers the bread (which we expect to pay for) and also a small piece of cheese that appears on the bill for 7.50 Euros!! Of course when we asked about it all we got were smirks and shrugs of the shoulder! They have clearly had this complaint nbefore. The fish was prepared nicely, but the... More 

1 Thank jpoppjr
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98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Kal M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

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 

2 Thank Inge X
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

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 

2 Thank Teun v
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113 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank aoc
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

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.

2 Thank Kernow_bys_wyken
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432 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
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 

Thank TERRAvelista
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

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...

3 Thank Mario O

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?