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Casa Adao

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Avenida Ramos Pinto 252, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
223 750 492
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 66
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 10
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Authentic Portuguese Food in Vila Nova de Gaia

This restaurant was recommended to us by a young man who works for Kopke Port Wines (lovely port tasting there, do try). He told us that is where he goes to eat. We went there for lunch before our tour of the Calem Port cellar. The restaurant was packed with locals and no tourists. The food was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
JGoldin
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Palm Harbor, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Porto, Portugal
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Traditional portuguese restaurant, with excellent, traditional food. Great octupus and codfish. Affordable, mid-scale prices (circa €20/pax). Totally worth it. Its location (Cais de Gaia) allows for a very beautiful view over Porto (from the outside of the restaurant).

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by a young man who works for Kopke Port Wines (lovely port tasting there, do try). He told us that is where he goes to eat. We went there for lunch before our tour of the Calem Port cellar. The restaurant was packed with locals and no tourists. The food was simple and delicious.... More 

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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

You'll find restaurants with a better view. Sexier dish presentations. With more polite service. Here, you'll find one of the oldest restaurant in this area. With a great "Polvo à marinheiro" and other great dishes, packed with flavor. An owner who will serve you, and mistreat you if needed, because he doesn't want to become just another touristic restaurant. Hail... More 

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Maple Ridge, BC
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The food and wine were just okay; the next door Restaurante Dom Luiz is far friendlier, with food that is just as good, or better. The potatoes with our meals were overcooked and flavourless. When the proprietor/server took our plates away, he asked, "Don't you like potatoes?" and muttered something in Portuguese that didn't sound complementary. I think they don't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Simple but ample food in a straight forward setting. No pampering to the tourist hordes. Interesting to observe the family bickering and fighting. Good value and the dishes have to be freshly cooked as they take some time to arrive.

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Pittsburgh
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

So good and all so delicious. I had the octopus with shrimp and clams. And my wife had seafood salad. One of our best meals and the fried potato slices were a wonderful addition. Then dunk bread in sauce from the meal. Highly recommend and the staff is so friendly.

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It was recommended to me by the people in one of the port places. The least touristy of the restaurants on that side of the Douro. I had excellent sopa de mariscos and really good grilled baccalhao. Dripped olive oil all over my shirt. No problem. Will be back again.

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Tavira, Portugal
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We've choosen this restaurant for lunch just because it looks like a good place and it was getting late for lunch. What a choice, it has been our worst choice in Porto/Gaia. Avoid it. No quality food. Just a place to eat but completely overpriced for the low quality.

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Porto, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We ate a good "Francesinha". I am very critical of this dish and I hardly choose to eat it in places that I don't know or that they have not been suggested by people trusted: in this case I have risked and I was satisfied. It is not the best I've ever eaten ("molho" can be improved) but it is... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We ate at Casa Adao on our last night in Porto, with local friends who recommended the restaurant. Having subsequently read some of the reviews, I would have been sceptical of their recommendation if I had known beforehand what others had experienced. However, all went well on the night we were there. The food was relatively simple, which suited us,... More 

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Address: Avenida Ramos Pinto 252, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Phone Number: 223 750 492
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Vila Nova de Gaia
Cuisine: European, Portuguese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Ramos Pinto 252, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Phone Number: 223 750 492

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children

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