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Cafe Santiago

R. Passos Manuel 226, Porto 4000-382, Portugal
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Ranked #75 of 823 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is the best place to eat a 'francesinha' in Porto, next to some beautiful historic points. The price is very good. You have to wait because it's always full but it deserves the wait. People are nice :)

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Lisbon, Portugal
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you want to taste the traditional "Francesinhas" flavor, the right place is Café Santiago. It stays in Passos Manuel street, opposite the Oporto Coliseum. Depending on time, you may have to wait awhile for a table, but the wait will be compensated. Absolutely recommended.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My partner and I came to Cafe Santiago after reading its great reviews.We arrived around 12:30pm on a weekday and it was already filling up. The waiter served us pretty quickly and gave us an English menu and we ordered one Francesinha to share (we had read they are quite huge!), a glass of white wine and a beer. He... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Awesome place to try the traditional Francesinha. I had the Santiago's Francesinha and it was amazing! If you're seeking for the best francesinha, I don't know if this one is the best but I'm sure is pretty close! 5*****

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Before coming here, we heard about Francesinha and wanted to try it so we ended up having it in some shady restaurant that left us wondering why would someone make that into an actual meal and serve it in a restaurant. After such a disappointment, I found out about Santiago and decided to give Francesinha one more go - it... More

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The place is very busy and serves great francesinha for 10 euros! Simple relaxed atmosphere there. Must visit when in Porto.

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Portugal
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

If you want to try the "francesinhas" this is a good place to do it! The staff is really nice and the francesinhas are delicious! This place can be a bit noisy and busy but, if you are dining in a warm and nice night try to get a table on the esplanade that is much more quiet and cooler.

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Barcelona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The Café is well located, very close to Rua de Santa Caterina. We obviously had there a Francesinha, becasue it's the thing to do if you are in Porto. Although it's not the kind of food we enjoy, I have to say it was the best good looking francesinha we saw in the city. We didn't try any other but... More

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Porto, Portugal
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

When you go to Café Santiago, what will you order ? The answer is very simple: FRANCESINHA ! One of the best francesinhas in town. You have to go early, at lunch and at dinner, so you can a have a table. There is always a long line of people outside te café, waiting for a table.

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Perth, Australia
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103 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Institution for Francesinha, tasted very nice but if you are not used to eating such a big meal for lunch I would suggest sharing 1 between 2, they are huge! took about 20mins to get a table as very popular.

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