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Rabelos Restaurante Bar

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Italian, International, Spanish, Portuguese
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Av. Diogo Leite, Cais de Gaia, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-111, Portugal
+351 22 375 5864
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: On the banks of the Douro River and surrounded by the most famous port...
On the banks of the Douro River and surrounded by the most famous port wine cellars comes un combine innovative space that knows very well the cosmopolitan tastes of the modern world ancient architecture, our chef sorprenedera your palate featuring international food up from the Portuguese cod Passing URI yet the author's cuisine, fine wines to your table but deslunbrantes surrounded by the views of the river Douro World Heritage of UNESCO.
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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very nice for lunch

Stopped here on a rainy day after touring a couple of Port lodges. The service was quick with bread and olives on the table. (remember you are charged only if you eat them) my Paella was excellent as was my wife's ravioli and our daughters Lombinho. Very friendly staff and good food. 43 euro... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
WhiskyVance
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Portland
Good for:
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

We visited here twice during our stay in Porto, All the staff were charming and nothing was too much trouble. We really wanted a table at the very top of the restaurant because of the views; after waiting a short time they cleared some tables and we were able to enjoy our meal with excellent views of the Doura. The... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is right in the touristy area by the river on the port wine cave side of the Douro. However, Rabelos did a great job of making the restaurant

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I booked a groupon voucher from London for our visit to Porto. I could not off picked a better choice of restaurant. I had booked a table via the reservation website. We were in the area a little before the allocated time. I asked the restaurant if we could come in earlier and have a sit on the terrace overlooking... More 

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I have been to Rabelos more than once and have been satisfied with every experience. The staff are friendly, the food is great and the decor is pretty. As a person who has trouble finishing a dish on her own, I love that they give the option to choose a plate for two persons. You can order a bacalhao plate... More 

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Portland
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43 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Stopped here on a rainy day after touring a couple of Port lodges. The service was quick with bread and olives on the table. (remember you are charged only if you eat them) my Paella was excellent as was my wife's ravioli and our daughters Lombinho. Very friendly staff and good food. 43 euro for 3 dinners, appitizers and soft... More 

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Cahors
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

There are a large number of restaurants to choose from along the quay in Vila Nova. The Rabelos was welcoming and accommodated us with our dog on a pavement table (they bought water for the pooch as well ) For approx. 13.00€ we had a starter to share, a fish main course-salted Cod and a dessert. Wine was etc approx.... More 

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I've reviewed a few places and always strive to be fair and constructive, so have deliberated for a while over this one... Anyway, this was by far the worst dining experience of our recent trip to the Porto! area. Good quality produce is in abundance in this region of Portugal, so come on guys, just because you are unlikely to... More 

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New York City, New York
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60 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

and good Dinner at Rabelos. We never expected such good food in a typical Tourist area. The service was very friendly. The location is beautiful facing the river and the City of Porto. Prices are very reasonable. For two main dishes and some olives and cheese, two large beer we paid Euro 42.75. Indoor and outdoor seating.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Great service and location. Food is magnificent and staff is very friendly. Not at all expensive. Pricing is pretty much in line with others in the area. Restaurant is also very nice and well kept. Will definitely return

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Well prepared food with many Portuguese style food. Great location and nice atmosphere. The food is contemporary and traditional. The restaurant has a nice modern feel,

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Diogo Leite, Cais de Gaia, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-111, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Phone Number: +351 22 375 5864

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, International, Spanish, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

On the banks of the Douro River and surrounded by the most famous port wine cellars comes un combine innovative space that knows very well the cosmopolitan tastes of the modern world ancient architecture, our chef sorprenedera your palate featuring international food up from the Portuguese cod Passing URI yet the author's cuisine, fine wines to your table but deslunbrantes surrounded by the views of the river Douro World Heritage of UNESCO.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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