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Rua de Sa da Bandeira 84, Porto 4000 -427, Portugal (Formerly Hotel Teatro)
+351 220 409 620
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Ranked #18 of 911 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $44 - $69
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean, Portuguese, Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Situated on the main floor of Hotel Teatro, the restaurant is the center of exotic and contemporary sensations, with the delicious production brought to you by a perfectly attuned cast of tastes.
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  • French first
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Edinburgh, Scotland
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

We expected a lot of this well regarded restaurant but, in the end, were disappointed. The waiter explained that we could either have a tasting menu or eat a la carte, which he said meant larger portions of a smaller number of the same courses. Although both options were similar in price, we decided to have three larger courses instead... More 

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Lund, Sweden
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great experience! Recommend the seven-dishes menue with selected wines. You will not be disappointed!

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Rome, Italy
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Fine dinning that won't dissapoint. I went for one of the fixed menus and each course was a pleasant surprise. Lovely sequence and combination of ingredients. The wine pairing was also excellent. Service was also excellent. Eduardo responded to all my questions about food and wine. He even printed a description of all the wines for me. I recommend to... More 

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Montebello, NY
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a first class Foodie Restaurant. Jorge Soares, the Food and Beverage Manager, is absolutely first class as is the Chef. I hope that the food and wine scene in Porto catchs up to the quality of this Restaurant. It is located in the Hotel Teatro, but aside from the entry they have taken over the area for the... More 

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stayed at the hotel and had dinner here one night. We did the 5 course with wine. Wonderful. Excellent amuse bouce, too. We agree with all the raving reviews. Try it before it gets too popular..

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Two weeks travelling in Spain, Portugal and France and we wonder if we have just had the best meal of our holiday? Undoubtedly fine dining at a very high level, presented in an exceptional way Restaurant Palco in Hotel Teatro succeeds wher many others do not. From the moment you arrive outside yo wonder what lies within. An ultra modern... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Recommended by our B&B, Palco was an exceptional dining experience. Food, wine, service and presentation were all first rate. The dining room is an architectural work of art. Easily the best restaurant we found in Portugal. Thanks to Jorge Soares for making us feel welcome.

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Ghent, Belgium
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This restaurant is worth a michelin star. The cuisine is creative and very good. The wine selection was also excellent.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

It was my birthday so I had read the reviews and wanted to eat somewhere special while I was on holidays. First impressions, the decor is on the dark side but I don't think it suffered for it as it was very stylish. At 8 there were only a handful of the tables occupied but it quickly got busier. We... More 

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I'm out of words to describe the finesse and complexity of the food here. A true (and affordable) gastronomic experience in the heart of Porto. This is michelin 1 star material, without a doubt.

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Address: Rua de Sa da Bandeira 84, Porto 4000 -427, Portugal (Formerly Hotel Teatro)
Phone Number: +351 220 409 620
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
Average Prices: USD 44 - 69
Cuisine: European, Mediterranean, Portuguese, Contemporary

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