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Cafe Santiago

#89 of 1,036 Restaurants in Porto
#96 of 1,081 Places to Eat in Porto
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R. Passos Manuel 226, Porto 4000-382, Portugal
222055797
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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You should check this place out for their " francesinhas," - this sandwich concoction with many layers of bread, meats, cheeses, gravies, etc. My friend had it and said it was delicious, though at some point, she couldn't manage to eat the whole thing so she ended up eating the meat filling only. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

You should check this place out for their " francesinhas," - this sandwich concoction with many layers of bread, meats, cheeses, gravies, etc. My friend had it and said it was delicious, though at some point, she couldn't manage to eat the whole thing so she ended up eating the meat filling only. I had the fish and chips which... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This place is very well-known for the francesinhas. And I can tell certainly the restaurant was full of locals when I visited it. I cannot compare the francesinha I tried here with others because it was the first and last time I ever tried this traditional Porto dish. However, I enjoyed my experience! The francesinha was really good. The only... More 

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Addison, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

After a walking tour of Porto, I asked the guide for her recommendation on where to eat and she directed me to this gem. I arrived during the lunch rush, and couldn't see a single open seat so I stepped outside, thinking I'd try again another day. A waiter had spotted me and came out to offer to make room... More 

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Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Honestly? Don't even bother with the francesinha. Overrated restaurant. It is very popular and there is always a long queue at the door. Because of all this hype I was totally disappointed. Francesinha is ok, but far, far away from being a Very good one. There are dozens of other places in Porto that have a better francesinha than this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

this is the place for franchesina in Porto without doubt. The place was packed and everyone seemed to be eating them. They kindly served a full portion as 2 halves as these things with chips are enormous. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Really great francesinha sandwich. Recommend with egg and chips. Goes down great with a super bock. Girlfriend had a mixed omelette, which was apparently also good... but seriously, cannot compare with the cheesy meaty beer-sauce goodness of the francesinha. Great friendly staff too

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Amadora, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

In Porto, every restaurant serves Francesinhas... However, this one is special. You need to get there early and expect a queue, but it is well worth it as it is simply amazing. Get a Fino (beer) with it and you'll be just fine

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Tried the francesina , must admit it was the Best til today, no heartburn which is a miracle for me,this Sandwich hás everything a must try

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Ericeira, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

In Oporto you can have Francesinha every day :) but you can't miss to try the very best. Have it with a "Fino". Great choice!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We don't go to Porto very often so when we do we want to try the typical places so a Francesinha at Cafe Santiago was in order. I really cannot complain about the Francesinha, it was really nice and well served, but the prices? It just seems too much! And when you have a restaurant that will charge you for... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Santiago

Address: R. Passos Manuel 226, Porto 4000-382, Portugal
Phone Number: 222055797
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: French

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: R. Passos Manuel 226, Porto 4000-382, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: 222055797

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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