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Avenida Ramos Pinto 252, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
223 750 492
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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Nelson, New Zealand
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184 reviews 184 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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Hamden, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

After 2 weeks of wonderful food and a life long appreciation of Paella what was served was a travesty .With the sea a stones throw away to get A rice and seafood dish with " fake crab" , you know the pollock with the red edges was shocking.None of the clams opened .The rice was soggy and swimming in a... More

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Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Situated at the riverside of Vila Nova de Gaia this family run restaurant offers good food. Their daily menue costs 10 Euro and includes quite a lot-a soup, a main course (mostly some Portugese speciality or even Porto speciality like tripas), bread, a drink, and an espresso. Even though it directed at the tourists (their menue is in several languages... More

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Victoria, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We started off by ordering the olives, ham and corn bread. They brought over mushy olives, ham that had been sitting out and no corn bread. We randomly received a strange ball of cheese with part of the label still on it and white bread with butter (which is an extra charge on the menu). My girlfriend ordered a green... More

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london
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Good atmosphere and seemed full of locals watching Ronaldo playing for madrid on a small TV. Service was good. Food was very average. Straters were nothing speacial and we had tuna and cod for main and both were very overcooked. Large portions and reasonably cheap but had much better and cheaper in porto

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Gladsaxe Municipality, Denmark
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

we went to casa ado, after finding it on tripadvisor. Maybe we should have been warned by the latest review in October 2013. Anyhow, the place was no tidy at all, but the family next to us seemed to enjoy their meal. So we ordered the squid risotto and a tuna steak, and a shrimp omelette. After waiting for ages,... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I only came in for a simple soup, but when I saw food arrive for another table, I knew I needed to try more of it. The octopus, the rice with cod and the seafood soup were among the best things I've tasted. The portions are also huge. I'm going back as soon as I can.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Family run restaurant, a pearl in this touristy street, an exception in comparison with other cafes that are impersonal and served by overworked and bored staff. Mainly frequented by locals, including some soap stars, food is abundant and cheap. We tried the local fried squids accompanied with rice and feijoada. Delicious, though a bit salty. I really liked the typical... More

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Wroclaw, Poland
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129 reviews 129 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This a good place popular by locals. Went there for lunch because of many locals, tightly packed place during the lunchtime, sometimes you have to wait for a table, friendly staff. I took fish soup, very good and golden fish, well done, good place to eat there, a bit too noisy, although. Good prices, but Novo Mondo has better quality... More

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Gliwice, Katowice, Poland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

It was the best food I ate in Porto. I ate salad of octopus and my husband ate sardines. It was very very delicious. I recommended to drink “casa wine”. Staff was very friendly, helpful and kind.

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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

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