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Cafe Santiago

R. Passos Manuel 226, Porto 4000-382, Portugal
222055797
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Ranked #81 of 865 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
Porto District, Portugal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I live in Porto and I eat many "Francesinhas" in many diferent places... And, for me, the best place to eat it is Santiago!

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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We were recommended this place by the owner of the appartment we are renting in Porto. She told us that this was the place to go for the best francesinha in town. And she was right. The place is extremely popular, and we were lucky to get a table after only waiting about five minutes, but others waited far longer.

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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A good Francesinha with good souce and nicely fresh sparkling beer Realy in the heart of porto and with a terrace for the warmer days. If you are in love with this typical dish, should try

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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you want to try a traditional Francesinha, cafe Santiago is the place. It is really where you should eat your first Francesinha because it is not to strong or heavy. Francesinha w/ egg, fries and superbock is the recipe. Service is good, price is OK and location in the best in front of the Porto coliseum and 5 minutes... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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136 reviews 136 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We asked our hotel clerk where she eats, not where the tourists eat, and she recommends Cafe Santiago, and we were not disappointed. Santiago is a local cafe for local Portuguese, and literally every table orders francesinha, the super huge Portuguese "heart attack" grilled cheese sandwich of bread, sausage, steak, mortadella, ham, cheese, with a sunny side up egg on... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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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