Mercado Beira-Rio

Mercado Beira-Rio, Vila Nova de Gaia: Hours, Address, Mercado Beira-Rio Reviews: 4.5/5

Mercado Beira-Rio
4.5
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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This is the market of our days. Located in the heart of the historical center of Vila Nova de Gaia, the Mercado Beira-Rio (food market) aims to be a pole of attraction for the locals and tourists.
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1-2 hours
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AP
Cheltenham, UK244 contributions
Family
Went here for dinner on my third night in Porto with family. Mercado Beira Rio is a relatively small market with around 10 stalls, a few of which were closed when I went. There are two big screens showing sport channels and many tables for you to eat at.
We ordered from several stalls, ranging from seafood (clams and praws) to suckling pig buns which were very good.
The reason for this review being 4 star and not 5 is that the market can be a bit dirty in places and it isn’t very lively. If you compare Mercado Beira Rio to other markets in Portugal such as the Timeout Market in Lisbon, it is far smaller and less lively hence the 4 star rating.
Written August 28, 2021
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nosbiglear
Horley, UK93 contributions
Couples
Over a short weekend we actually popped into this place a couple of times because there’s plenty of choice and so much going on it’s fun to watch. All sorts of little outlets selling hot and gold food, beer, wine and of course port. Only thing I’d say is some of the outlets only accept cash so if you’re paying by card, just check first.
Written January 5, 2020
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MSV
17 contributions
Family
We visited this food market on a Sunday lunchtime , when a few stalls were closed. Despite this we managed to get a good variety of food & some very affordable Pastel De Nata on top of that - the fruit & veg market was also a bonus. However note that outside the market on a Sunday it gets very busy with motorbikes & their riders - from speaking to a stall holder she says this is tradition each week for motorbikes to descend on the market and river front !
Written April 10, 2022
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Ays Espiritu
Bonn, Germany390 contributions
It is a nice little market where you can locally produced food. Some stalls also sell souvenirs. You can also enjoy a glass or more of wine and taste some local food inside, where there is a relaxed atmosphere.
Written June 29, 2020
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Billythefish1
Southport, UK1,410 contributions
On Gaia waterfront past the bars and restaurants there is a food market selling fresh produce on 1 side and a number of freshly prepared food outlets on the other side with a beer station in the middle. This name comes from the great layout inside where you can sit anywhere, purchase any food from wherever you wish and just enjoy the event in a convivial atmosphere. Delicious food and friendly sellers. We ried Meet mefor a great meal and very cheap drinks.
Written February 24, 2020
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Emilie G
Montrouge, France1,545 contributions
Nice market in Vila Nova de Gaia. I can only recommend to stop by at O Forno do Leitao Do Ze for a sandwich with piglet meat, very tasty. Nice bakeries to try pastel de nata. Worth going for a quick lunch!
Written October 20, 2020
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AppMyHome
El Dorado Hills, CA419 contributions
We were visiting on a busy Saturday and the area was packed with tourists. We stopped into this beautiful little market for lunch and we were so glad we did. It was also very busy, but there was plenty of seating and lots of great food choices. We had a freshly made, delicious pizza that was really reasonably priced. Highly recommended for a quick meal and a browse if you're in the area.
Written November 17, 2021
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Merc9SLK
Scarborough, yorkshire1,171 contributions
Couples
Absolutely fantastic fresh food court, ambience is great and the food is better than some restaurants charging double the price!

Popular with locals, called in initially at the weekend on 26th Jan when there were craft stalls in the entranceway and outside by the river.

Walked round and all tables were taken otherwise we’d have stopped for lunch or even the afternoon! Returned on 27th when it was much quieter and sampled some extremely tasty and fresh tapas and a glass of red wine. Delicious! So much so we ordered additional tapas.

This is the no.1 place to visit and enjoy some lovely food when in Porto. Other European cities offer similar food courts but Porto for me was the best.
Written February 23, 2020
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Mollie K
6 contributions
Friends
We stubbled upon the market just in time for lunch. We all had food from different stalls and sat together. Was a lovely opportunity for friends who did not fancy all the same foods. My pasta was absolutely gorgeous. The chocolate balls were also to die for. We had no complaints whatsoever.
Written February 25, 2022
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steve w
Hedon, UK37 contributions
Couples
Noticed this place after visiting the Port lodges, good selection of food and drink stalls particularly enjoyed the Vegan buffet great selection of flavours, not a vegetarian or vegan but must confess the food was the best we had in Porto and returned several times.
The stall near the entrance had a great selection of beers, I sampled the four for five euro selection, really enjoyed the Bavarian Weiss had a hint of banana not to everyone’s taste I imagine really enjoyed it.
Written June 6, 2019
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