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Cafe Santiago

#60 of 1,196 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Portuguese
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R. Passos Manuel 226, Porto 4000-382, Portugal
222055797
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 483
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  • 149
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  • 30
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  • 8
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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
Francesinha - anything else?

On a rainy afternoon I went to have Porto's speciality the Francesinha. And where else should I have gone but in the most awarded Francesinha Restaurant. Obviously more people had the same idea as I did not find a single free table at 15.30. I was seated at the bar, which was a nice experience as I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Juergen W. M
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10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On a rainy afternoon I went to have Porto's speciality the Francesinha. And where else should I have gone but in the most awarded Francesinha Restaurant. Obviously more people had the same idea as I did not find a single free table at 15.30. I was seated at the bar, which was a nice experience as I could watch the... More 

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Thank Juergen W. M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic francesinhas...reasonable prices. The place looks like a simple cafe. You should go early if as there are usually line ups. Enjoy!

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Thank Gigi S
Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a bar/cafe that serves the famous local speciality mostly. The decoration is nothing outstanding so don't expect much. Many locals eat here too which is always a good sign. The dishes are cheap and the service is excellent. For dessert I had "cream from heaven" which I can highly recommend. Would return any day.

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Thank Anna G
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're heading to Oporto chances are you have heard you need to try the Francesinha (otherwise known as a swift way to a heart attack). This monstrous creation is a sandwich filled with various types of sausages and meat like ham and beef or pork fillet covered in melted cheese and spicy sauce and sometimes served with a fried... More 

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Thank Tierney M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The people were friendly, the food was good, but it was very very busy and not the greatest atmosphere. The francesinha was pretty good, you should try it here, though it is a bit more expensive than in the rest of Porto - you get what you pay for.

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Thank Leen V
Brasilia, DF
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Famous for it´s "Francesinha". A typical portuguese platter that can easily be shared as it´s a very generous portion.

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Thank lucie_barros
Singapore River, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My apartment manager and a tour guide recommended that my wife and I try francesinha at the well known Cafe Santiago. We have no regrets listening to them. As mentioned in previous reviews, I recommend seating at the bar to see how the francesinha is made and admire the coordination of the staff in preparing the meals. You will most... More 

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Thank GordonCP
Bratislava, Slovakia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was advised this place by Porto citizens so that was the first sign it was an excelent place...and it was. When I arrived it was completely full. Fortunately I was alone so they gave me a place at bar. And Francesinha? Well, I didn´t eat it in another place so I can´t compare, but I think it deserves its... More 

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Thank JaneAbel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good, price competitive restaurant offering the excellent Porto treat Francesinha in various ways. I asked for the regular and it was the best I've ever had, although I haven't tried that many different restaurants (maybe 7, 8).

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Thank Ricardo T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Francesinha in Portugal. It's one of the best in Porto that's for sure. If you go there Friday or Saturday evening go earlier otherwise you can spend a lot waiting. Go at least around 7, not late.

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Restaurant Details

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: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?