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R. Passos Manuel 226, Porto 4000-382, Portugal
222055797
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Ranked #73 of 941 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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Yekaterinburg, Russia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Senior Contributor
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21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Its one of the best I have tasted. Its well worth the detour. Balanced Francesinha, not the spicy kind. Good space, kind of a typical portuguese decor. The staff does it job but they aren't the nicer I have know in my life. You'll probably have to wait and when seated will have to wait again! I was excepting more!... More 

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Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

If you're in Porto, eating a francesinha is a must! Porto is packed with francesinha restaurants, but this is the place to go. The sauce is perfect, the ingredients as well, and the fries are just right. However, don't expect too many smiles from the waiters. They're always running around, getting francesinhas on everyone's table. But that's just a minor... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

The Francesinha is absolutely wonderful here. The food is tasty. The restaurant gets crowded, so you may have to wait. The Francesinha is worth it. Note: bring cash as they do not accept credit cards unless you have a Portuguese bank account. (At least that is what they told me.). Enjoy the food!!

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Perfect hangover cure. This baby is made from bread, ham, sausages, pork and steak which is stacked into a sandwich and then topped with a pan fried egg, cheese, fries and a spicy beer sauce. Dirty and delicious, especially if you like things soggy lol Check out more on my blog to learn more about francesinha, a local speciality loved... More 

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Address: R. Passos Manuel 226, Porto 4000-382, Portugal
Phone Number: 222055797
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
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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