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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

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  • 214
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    Very good
  • 59
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  • 12
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  • 2
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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
Most recent review
A must visit spot

one of the most famous places for the typical "Francesinha". I have been coming to this place since the current management took over, many years ago, and the quality is always the best. It's always crowded so you should expect to wait for a table, independently of the day of the week.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
CarlosSoaresDeSousa
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Porto, Portugal
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Porto, Portugal
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

one of the most famous places for the typical "Francesinha". I have been coming to this place since the current management took over, many years ago, and the quality is always the best. It's always crowded so you should expect to wait for a table, independently of the day of the week.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Not much to say about this restaurant...onde of the best spots to eat (and repeat) "Francesinha", the typical sandwich with the secret sauce served all over the country, but native from Porto. Several awards over the years made this restaurant one of the most crowded in the city.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

One of the best Francesinha in Oporto, the ingredients are excellent (the steak, the sausage, etc.) The service is nice and friendly, as you usually expect in Oporto. However since the high demand you may have to wait a while for a table, but it's worthwhile

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78 reviews 78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

I guess I thought the place would be more old school, but it's quite modern. Busy place, and you know what everyone is eating... Francesinha! We split ours because it was late in the day, and it was enough. The best? I'm not sure... Need to taste more, I think, but we were happy. Nice, accommodating waitress. Inexpensive, too. Not... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Modern and small spot just in front of the theatre Coliseu do Porto. Order "A melhor Francesinha do mundo", a made to perfection sandwich covered with a special sauce, egg and french fries on a side. Even tough the waiters are not very friendly the service was ok, I recommend it.

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Matosinhos, Portugal
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

First of all, if you are thinking to go to Café Santiago prepare yourself to wait almost 1h until have a sit . The francesinha is one of the tastiest that I have already tasted but it is small. The fact of is small, have a long time of wait and the price a little bit high than the usual... More 

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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10 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

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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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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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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