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Restaurante Bufete Fase

Rua de Santa Catarina 1147, Porto, Portugal
222052118
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Ranked #100 of 862 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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Porto, Portugal
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The only thing they know how to cook is Francesinha. That´s why they prepare it and serve it so well. Which they do it with all their love. Bufete Fase is a very tiny small restaurant in Santa Catarina St., where you have to go early to find a free table out of the only four they have. And only... More

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Porto, Portugal
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60 reviews 60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

"Francesinha": the most traditional dish from Porto. The discussion about what is the best one is always open!!! "Bufete fase" is a place full of tradition that maintain the awesome quality from approximately 30 years, when it opened. A peculiarity about this restaurant is that it only had 4 small tables that could fit 8 to a maximum of 9... More

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Florence, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

excelent francesinhas yes but very poor service. Very few drinks. Long wait 30 min to eat. Too hot inside. No ventilation. No other dishes than francesinha. Just that. Very little space. No desserts. No starts. Go there just if you like francesinha. Don't expect more.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Francesinha is one of the most traditional dishes from Porto and the discussion about what is the best one could take hours or days. I decided to talk about BUFETE FASE because it is a unique spot full of tradition and to respect the tradition they keep the structure of the business always small, just to maintain the awesome quality... More

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had for 11€ one francesinha, one beer and some French fries. It was very delicious! The whole dish is enough for 2 people ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Went there early as I read there would be a lineup. There was. It's a cool place to try out the classic Porto dish Francesinha and to visit a different part of town. It's also kind of cool to feel like you're part of a secret handshake club. Recommended!

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Porto, Portugal
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The best francesinha of Porto. The place is tiny, not too many tables, but it has a very familiar atmosphere. And the francesinha is the best of the best!

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Vila do Conde, Portugal
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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