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Restaurante Bufete Fase

Rua de Santa Catarina 1147, Porto, Portugal
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Ranked #84 of 808 restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $22
Good for: Local cuisine
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Good for: Local cuisine
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80% Recommend
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English first
Vila do Conde, Portugal
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is simply one of the best francesinhas you can find anywhere. If you live in Porto or if you're just visiting don't miss it.

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Lisbon, Portugal
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I went to this restaurant in March 2014 with my friends, one of them from Porto. He insisted that this place has the best Francesinha and that we could not left without this experience. The line to dinner seemed to have no end but in the end, the service, the atmosphere and flavor of the dish offset a lot! Do... More

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Porto, Portugal
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I Know this place for many years, it´s a true place made by Oporto people. The most famous dish is "francesinha" and it´s a winner plate. Today it has more tables because until 2013 there was only 4 tables! But you should get there early because it´s very small with only 2-3 waiters, cook included! Dont miss it.

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Porto, Portugal
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Excellent typic combination of bread, meat, cheese and spicy sauce called “Francezinha” (inspired in croquet monsieur, the name is like “small French”) and one of the best restaurant downtown is “Bufete Fase”. There is a non spicy version!

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Porto, Portugal
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

For 2 years I listened this was the best francesinha in Porto, so I finally went there last week. We were lucky, we thought, only had 3 people in front of us. Waited almost an hour after seated for our food. The francesinhas are good, but not THAT good. Our clothes stink after being there to fries and fried food.... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The best francesinha in porto. Ingridientes top quality the sauce it's the best and the waiters are very nice. The problem is that it is a small place, that means it's the same persone doing all te francesinhas so the quality it's like home made. But expect huge lines everyday after 20:30! So go there early!!!

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Though small, it serves the best francesinha in town and probably the world. Don't get scared by the crowd at the door, it's only a reflection of what you'll eat :)

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Lisbon, Portugal
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This place was recommended to us by a Porto native. They said it was one of the best places for a typical francesinha. And we weren't disappointed! The place is quiste small, but they opened a back room for us with more seating! Advise: If you wan to grab a seat, show up early! Around 13h ou 20h is it... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Family run business (father, the cooker, daughter, the waitress), Bufete Fase in downtown Porto might not be an ideal space to sit and eat, but IT IS (no doubt about it) one of the most tasty and passion made "francesinha" in Porto. Just take a look at making and plating of it by Mr José, the owner, and you'll see... More

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La Paz
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

So Good!!After trying many places for the francesinha finally found Bufette Fase advised by one elderly local and been absolutely amazed with the result!!AMAZING,FANTASTIC,WONDERFULL,What an extraordinnary dish..To be honest theres not enough positive adjectives to describe this Francesinha in this place We really thought this was probably the best meal we ever had in our lives..So sO so Good!!! shame... More

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