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Cafe Guarany

#194 of 1,071 Restaurants in Porto
#204 of 1,116 Places to Eat in Porto
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Avenida dos Aliados 85-89, Porto, Portugal
223321272
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 83
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  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Gorgeous Place & Good Food

Shared an excellent dinner with my fellow team members (11 total) on a build for Habitat for Humanity in Amarante. We called ahead and got a reservation with no problem, the large table was set for us and waiting. The room is really gorgeous! The food is good, the service wasn't great, but all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We tried to get a table, but the queue was too long, so we booked it for the next evening. We never regretted it. We had delicious seafood and a really good local sparkling (Méthode Traditionnelle) wine to match! Live piano music of high quality, beautiful surroundings, comfortable seating. A nice elegant place not to miss!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Shared an excellent dinner with my fellow team members (11 total) on a build for Habitat for Humanity in Amarante. We called ahead and got a reservation with no problem, the large table was set for us and waiting. The room is really gorgeous! The food is good, the service wasn't great, but all in all, we enjoyed the meal.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This stylish restaurant is very well situated in the heart of Porto. It's best to reserve, but there are always a few tables kept frt "passers by". You think you're taking a step back in time to a 50s bistrot. Service excellent (thank you Rui and Paolo)! The menu is not extensive, but what we chose was delicious. Good wines... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We were looking for a restaurant we found on trip advisor. We couldn't find it but happened upon Café Guarany. The place was busy. The Maiter'd gave us a warm welcome and showed us the menu. There was background music from a grand piano and we were seated at a table with a white linen table cloth. The place had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Stopped here for a traditional Francesinha, and it was very nice, though the sauce was less spicy than some. Also had a traditional desert served with port which was also very nice. Very nice traditional cafe with some live piano music. Very popular in the evening that I was there with a few larger groups waiting outside to get in.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Situated in the Aliados Square, this is the place to go to for traditional Portuguese cuisine, without modern twists. Service is efficient from the uniformed waiters and the restaurant itself is large and bright with colourful murals. While the food may not be exactly exciting, it is authentic. The place is very popular and fills up quickly in the evening... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We enjoyed our evening here and we're lucky to get there early enough to get a table. Good mix of locals and tourists. One waiter we had was great, another not so efficient and friendly. Food was nice but not entirely memorable. Great to hear some live fado, then the place became full, many locals just having drinks or snacks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Absolutely great food. A little more "fancy" than we are haha, but absolutely awesome food. We barely started eating and were talking about coming back. Wait staff were wonderful except for our waiter who was extremely professional yet not customer friendly. He acted as if we were in his way being there. Otherwise, great food and atmosphere and great rest... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We went there for having lunch in a Sunday and the restaurant was not crowdy. We had the goat and it was really good. The service was equally good! They also had someone playing piano and they didn't not charge us for that like other restaurants did it! Very nice place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

An enjoyable live music while you dinner. Unfortunately the food took too much to arrive (more than 1 hour) and I guess this was a particular case because other tables received their meal sooner than our even they arrived later. Meals are acceptable if you like meat and fish, so be ready to eat a pasta if you are vegetarian.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida dos Aliados 85-89, Porto, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: 223321272

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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