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O Paparico

Rua de Costa Cabral 2343, Porto 4200 232, Portugal
+351 225 400 548
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Ranked #2 of 719 restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $28 - $62
Cuisines: European, Portuguese
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Very accommodating about dietary restrictions (vegetarian) while showcasing traditional Portuguese food. Wonderful atmosphere and attentive service. You must try their house red wine.

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London
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The first thing to say about O Paparico is that it does not rely on passing trade. It is located in an unremarkable corner of north Porto, miles away from the touristy centre. The building is easy to miss: there is no obvious sign bearing its name, or even advertising it as a restaurant. This is clearly a place for... More

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Raleigh, NC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

My wife and I went there after reading the reviews. Well worth it. We got there at 8:00 (no one else there but us Americans until 8:30) and were greeted by the owner who gave us a tour of the restaurant and the kitchen. He chose perfect wine pairings for our appetizer (scallops) and dinner (pork tenderloin, veal) selections. We... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

A little way out of the town but well worth the taxi ride. Friendly welcome - lovely venue - small but exclusive. Table was set up with pre dinner appetizers that were varied but delicious - we were given the opportunity to change our selection and they would have cooked really what we wanted. The menu was small but choice... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Great dinner experience with nothing to fault. The restaurant interiors are just magic, with a rustic but still elegant ambience, white linen table clothes and candle light. The service is very professional and Knowledge with such a good mood that makes you feel very confortable. Food was excellente, courses are normally for 2 people, but with the owners help we... More

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Shanghai, China
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

Six of us went for a nice dinner last week. We were led to a separate little room for six, cosy and quiet. We had steak, veal and octopus as mains, all very good. The steak was a bit fatty. Nice experience but the service was really a bit over the top.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

From the moment we arrived until we left, our evening at O Paparico was just perfect. We were served great cocktails from an impressive selection of gins! The restaurant had selected the 3 starters for us. They were delicious; octopus slivers, a ewe cheese and (best of all) a veal terrine. The accompanying corn crackers were wonderful. Main dishes are... More

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Eastbourne, England
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We went to visit this restaurant last Saturday evening (29-03-14) after seeing how well it was rated by Tripadvisor. The service levels the restaurant offered were very high, we liked that aspect of it. We were shown to a large table with plenty of space around it and the (I think) owner explained in great detail about the 3 taster... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Unforgettable place! Great food and excellent service! No mistakes during all night! Of course, this is not a cheap restaurant, but it's worthy!!

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I travel to Porto regularly to visit family and have been to a few restaurants here now. Far and away this is the best restaurant I have been to in the whole of the country. The food is designed for 2 people so every plate is huge and is of the best quality. You won't be disappointed

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