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O Paparico

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Rua de Costa Cabral 2343, Porto 4200 232, Portugal
+351 22 540 0548
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7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 797
    Excellent
  • 117
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good-but #1???

Portugal hands down has some of the best food available anywhere. We planned our visit to O Paparico after researching numerous Restaurants and of course because of all the stellar TA reviews and ranking. First impressions are everything and O Paparico has a warm welcoming feel and romantic decor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Challenger007
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
354 reviews 354 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Portugal hands down has some of the best food available anywhere. We planned our visit to O Paparico after researching numerous Restaurants and of course because of all the stellar TA reviews and ranking. First impressions are everything and O Paparico has a warm welcoming feel and romantic decor. I was expecting intimate dining by candlelight but on this evening... More 

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London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Honestly one of the most enjoyable restaurant experiences I have ever had. A beautiful, atmospheric restaurant. We had a private alcove at the back for the 7 of us. The staff were so friendly and welcoming when we arrived and the service felt very genuine, so we asked the waitress and sommeliers to choose our food and wine for us.... More 

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Porto, Porto, Portugal
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you want to feel at home, go to Paparico. It was one of the best meals I've ever had, not only because of the food in itself (it was amazing!), but also because of the service. Everyone there was very welcoming and always paying attention to every detail. 100% recommend!

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Porto, Portugal
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant is in fact one of those we should go. Nice food with quality products and service. The place is quiet and the attendants are just fine. For me, the price is quiet high and it becomes expensive for the portuguese medium class. I think is a very good for those who don`t have problems paying a little bit... More 

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Bradfordwoods, PA
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67 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

O Paparico well deserves its high rating on Trip Advisor. We had a wonderful dinner and the staff is very friendly and attentive. When we arrived our table wasn´t quite ready so we were treated to a glass of wine and snacks sitting in front of a lovely fireplace, surrounded by books, leather furniture, and a TV showing old silent... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I had dinner there on a special occasion. The restaurant is about 15-20 mins from the ribiera side and costs around 8 euros in the cab. The entrance is quite discreet and that makes it more interesting. It is a very cosy romantic restaurant. The staff is perhaps the most customer friendly staff I have ever seen in any restaurant... More 

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Champlemy, France
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Have just been reading several (and very mixed ) recent reviews of this restaurant.Interesting different perspectives! I took my husband as a surprise treat for his birthday on Feb 26th, the decision being based on reviews I had read previously. If you wish for an average but good eating experience, with a large plateful of wholesome food, with average prices... More 

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

This was by far the best meal I had in Portugal, and one of the best in recent memory. Service was first class and spot on. The grilled octopus and ribeye we had (as starter and entree, respectively) were absolutely flawless. Wine was also very good, and they have an in-house sommelier to assist your selection. If you are passing... More 

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Recife, PE
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

When we got there our table had already been prepared for us. Everything was impeccable. The food was delicious. Excellent wine list. The name "Paparico" suits the restaurant. We were very well treated, "paparicados" indeed.

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Eindhoven
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

So I actually go very often to Porto and was curious about this restaurant rated number one in TripAdvisor. It's quite good, service personnel very nice and they serve typicall portuguese food, in a more elaborated way you would find elsewhere in porto. Overall very good, but somehow overpriced (50 eur person), even more when you take into account you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua de Costa Cabral 2343, Porto 4200 232, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 540 0548

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 49
  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?