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Cafe Santiago

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R. Passos Manuel 226, Porto 4000-382, Portugal
222055797
Today
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 206
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  • 245
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Unhealthy but quite tasty

I was curious to taste a Francesinha though the pictures on display on many Porto restaurants were far from appealing. I found the Café Santiago thanks to TripAdvisor and decided to give it a try. The staff was amiable and they took my order very quickly. A few minutes later I ended up with their... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
nothingsuch
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Paris, France
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I was curious to taste a Francesinha though the pictures on display on many Porto restaurants were far from appealing. I found the Café Santiago thanks to TripAdvisor and decided to give it a try. The staff was amiable and they took my order very quickly. A few minutes later I ended up with their special Francesinha with a egg... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of the best Francesinhas in Porto. Is definitely a place to visit if you enjoy this dish. Although, my advice would be to be ready to wait, since is such a well known place, the waiting cue can be quite big sometimes. But at the end, is worth the wait.

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Barcelona, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Everything here was great! I totally recommend. The Francesinha is delicious, the staff is nice, not expensive and very well located. Having an early meal would avoid get in a very long queue, even during the week. Bare in mind it's an informal environment, like a bar.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

If you're in Porto, you have to try the traditional Portuguese Francesinha from Santiagos. It was delicious. Make sure you learn the story of how the Francesinha came to Porto, too!

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Yekaterinburg, Russia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Francesinha sandwiches we tried at Cafe Santiago were simply wonderful: fresh, juicy, savory, full of flavors... The service is quick and efficient; the interior of the place itself is nothing extraordinary (very simple, in fact), but the location is quite convenient. HIghly recommended for trying the Porto specialty - delicious Francesinhas!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you want to taste Francesinhas, don´t miss this one out! Take care, as there will be a queue, so be ready to wait. As they do not have much room, you may even have to wait outside, so if it’s cold or raining bear this in mind.

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Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

You should come here for the Franschinas which are meat toasted sandwich encased in cheese and topped with an egg €8. Awesome!

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Szczecin, Poland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

We tried Francisinha in three places. Although we don't understand an idea with two toast full of meat and with tomato sauce - have to admit the sandwich in Santiago cafe was just the best. One Francissinha cost 8€. I think it is must try in porto.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The francesinha served at cafe Santiago is purely sublime. Heaven lush to say the least and the staff amazingly friendly, professional and always up for a laugh. We'll be back. Cheers

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We passed several times in front of this cafe, it was always busy, people were queueing outside waiting to get in. However, when you arrive, dont just join the q, you need to go in and tell the waiter your name and the number of persons you need a table for. Then wait outside your turn. It was freezing, we... More 

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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
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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