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Cafe Santiago

R. Passos Manuel 226, Porto 4000-382, Portugal
222055797
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Ranked #69 of 810 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Perth, Australia
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164 reviews 164 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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Porto, Portugal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The place is crowded, little space, very noisy but if you want to be a happy person, you must come here to try this traditional dish from Porto. You eat and in the end you just want to get out of there due the rush of waiters and people waiting but it's worth it.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Santiago cafe was recommended by our guide for the best fransicinhia and boy he was right! The plate is huge, so i suggest you share it with someone else. It was so tasty and mouthwatering and did not feel heavy at all. I'll kill for another one of those!

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The best toast I've every had. Apart from Jamaican restaurant located in New York, I never visit the same restaurant (yet order the same dish) twice while traveling. Yet Cafe Santiago made me come back for the 2nd round. Crazy good sandwich made in front of you, one portion (including french fries) is more than enough for 2 people. Regardless... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I really don't know why this place has 4 stars. You pay 9 euros for a sloppy meat sandwich covered with mediocre cheese and surrounded by equally mediocre fries. The concept could have been executed better. Not worth the wait especially since the host will let people in that he knows even if there is a list of people who... More

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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We went there because I had looked up on Tripadvisor the best place to eat a Francesinha in Porto - and Santiago Cafe fullfilled our expectations:). The service was quick- although we were there at lunchtime and all tables were occupied. The francesinha was well seasoned and the fries that came along with it were better than portuguese average. For... More

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London, United Kingdom
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173 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Came to Cafe Santiago on a recommendation and boy were we blown away! Sat up at the bar and ordered beer and Francesinha's. Talk about a tasty! Have not had a better tasting grilled sandwhich 'thing' ever! It is obviously a favourite of the locals, the wait staff spoke very little english, but were very friendly and helpful. Even cracking... More

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Norrkoping, Sweden
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Went here with two friends after hearing they had the best Francesinha in Porto. Im not sure which of the restaurants I visited since there are two with the same name on the same street, I ate at the bigger one. Never had this dish before so I can't compare it, but it was really nice. Lots of cheese, tasty... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

the price is average and this restaurant is awarded as best one in 2013 (?) and dont go in the normal dining hour. it would be fully booked and has to be waited for a while. try to get there earlier.

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Barcelona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The food is really good and good quality-price. Although the waiters are serious, I can asure you they do the best they can so that you can enjoy your meal. Prove of it are the amount of people waiting to be seated. Its better to come from Monday to Friday for lunch. Not so many people at that time...

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