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“Wonderful experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rui Paula DOP

Rui Paula DOP
Largo Sao Domingos, 18 | Largo de S. Domingos, 18, Porto 4050-292, Portugal
+351 222 014 313
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Ranked #30 of 918 Restaurants in Porto
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: In the first quarter of 2010, Rui Paula returned to his homeland, OPorto, with the opening of the DOP restaurant. The new space is situated in the Palace of the Arts - Talent Factory, in Largo de S. Domingos in the historic city center, classified as World Heritage. This building is full of history. It began as the S. Domingos Convent and remained active since the fourteenth century, as a venue for auctions and council meetings. In 1834, served as the headquarters of the Lisbon (later Portugal Bank), and between 1934 and 1989 hosted the Douro Insurance Company. The Palace of Arts, now under the jurisdiction of the Youth Foundation, aims to "establish itself as a center of creativity and innovation of national and international excellence, professionally promoting young designers / artists, and be the dynamic center of the historic center as a cluster of arts and creative industries, enhancing its ability to attract creative professionals and tourism." The concept of the Palace of Arts fits perfectly in the Rui Paula project, who understands the gastronomy field as a creation with a strong cultural component. DOP has been designed to operate as a good taste, space cosmopolitan and yet familiar, and the generator of exciting dining experiences. The restaurant, with capacity for 65 people is provided with the latest equipment and has two distinct and complementary spaces: one show cooking, where the service is faster and more economical, and a traditional but innovative cuisine and dinning room.
Caracas, Venezuela
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Last October a group of twelve friends went to Portugal to enjoy two weeks in such wonderful country. In Porto we went to DOP and it was a wonderful experience that we recommend as the quality of service, food, ambiance and price made this restaurant one of our favorite.

DOP is a Must!!!

Don't miss it.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Waldenbuch, Germany
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256 reviews 256 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
“Should be #1 if you ask me!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

First, the food was amazing!!! Second, the owner was walking around the restaurant actually engaging with people to ensure a wonderful experience. Thirdly, the atmosphere was super chic and our party of 8 including 4 children, were very under dressed. The sushi there is amazing and a true art form. Although sushi is not their main dishes this place was recommended to us for their sushi and rightfully so! I wish I had another evening to try the gourmet menu other then sushi. This place should be #1 if you ask me. Oh and the wine selection they offer is awesome. Go there dressed up and hungry....or go like us (not recommended), in jeans and t-shirts but leave before 9pm when the place gets packed!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Antwerp, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Dop is top”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Great perfectly balanced and tastfull food, local portuguese specialities at top level. Calm, relaxing attractive modern interior which creates at the same time a "chique" atmosphere.
We tasted great local wines and enjoyed of course wonderfull port wine.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sint-Truiden, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A modern take on local dishes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I enjoyed a six course dinner including selected wines. The menu was well balanced, each dish was a delight and the wines were well chosen. The desert was served with tawny port.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Porto, Portugal
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“great restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The service was perfect
The food was very good.
The atmosphere is very charming
I Liked least the price, it´s very expensive
I like best the food

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food

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