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Rui Paula DOP

Largo Sao Domingos, 18 | Largo de S. Domingos, 18, Porto 4050-292, Portugal
+351 222 014 313
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Ranked #31 of 917 Restaurants in Porto
Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: In the first quarter of 2010, Rui Paula returned to his homeland, OPorto, with the opening of the DOP restaurant. The new space is situated in the Palace of the Arts - Talent Factory, in Largo de S. Domingos in the historic city center, classified as World Heritage. This building is full of history. It began as the S. Domingos Convent and remained active since the fourteenth century, as a venue for auctions and council meetings. In 1834, served as the headquarters of the Lisbon (later Portugal Bank), and between 1934 and 1989 hosted the Douro Insurance Company. The Palace of Arts, now under the jurisdiction of the Youth Foundation, aims to "establish itself as a center of creativity and innovation of national and international excellence, professionally promoting young designers / artists, and be the dynamic center of the historic center as a cluster of arts and creative industries, enhancing its ability to attract creative professionals and tourism." The concept of the Palace of Arts fits perfectly in the Rui Paula project, who understands the gastronomy field as a creation with a strong cultural component. DOP has been designed to operate as a good taste, space cosmopolitan and yet familiar, and the generator of exciting dining experiences. The restaurant, with capacity for 65 people is provided with the latest equipment and has two distinct and complementary spaces: one show cooking, where the service is faster and more economical, and a traditional but innovative cuisine and dinning room.
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Barcelona, Spain
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I don't know how the Michelin Stars are actually awarded, but the image i have in my mind is of an restaurant like this one! The food is Gourmet, very well prepared, and with so many tastefull surprises, and appearence that almost lets You wanting to take pictures of every plate! The service could be nicer, and not so uptight... More 

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San Jose, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Stumbling across this restaurant near our hotel jogged my husband's memory of an article about Chef Rui Paula's DOP. Luckily, the restaurant wasn't busy so we walked right in. We liked the food so much we ate here on two of our three nights in Porto. Sadly, I only sketchily noted what we consumed, because I didn't want to be... More 

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rishon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

the building of the restaurant is an old one located in the old city. chef is cooking great simple Portuguese food

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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We went to Rui Paula's DOP restaurant in Porto with a group of friends during our weekend trip there. We had traditional portugese sausage with scrambled eggs, tripe, scallops, octopus, slowcooked pork - the food is traditional Portugese but with a modern and elegant twist and truly delicious. Staff was friendly and attentive and knew a lot about food and... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

Not knowing our way around Porto we were delighted when a member of staff at our excellent B&B (1872 Riverhouse) recommended DOP to us as it was quite the best meal we've enjoyed for ages. The staff are clearly trained to be intensely attentive, which can be intimidating, but their knowledge of each dish was superb and the results well... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Surprised to have been able to eat here on a Saturday evening without a reservation. However the restaurant wasn't very busy so we were seated quickly and soon began perusing the menu. The staff are good and offer recommendations - they selected a gorgeous dry floral white wine with my fish main. I had three courses, garlic prawns, cod with... More 

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Valongo, Portugal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Best Portuguese restaurant. Whith The best portuguese Chef! if you look for a good meal, this is The restauraurant!

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

the atmosphere was great the service excellent and the food very good. i went in 4/11/14 with a group of friends. love this experience certainly i will repeat.

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The restaurante is small and there is no privacy between tables.The served food was delicious and quite well presented on the dish.

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Maldon, Essex
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

As others say, superb food and first class service. Try one of the set menus with paired wines, you will not be disappointed. We had a fish and meat menu of about 8 courses, I'm not sure how many because little tasters appeared which were not on the menu. It was stunning and the sommelier chose complimenting wines which we... More 

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Address: Largo Sao Domingos, 18 | Largo de S. Domingos, 18, Porto 4050-292, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 222 014 313
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
Open Hours:
Monday 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm  12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm  12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm  12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm  12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm  12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Cuisine: European

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