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Ora Viva Restaurante

#84 of 1,341 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
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Rua Fonte Taurina 83, Porto 4050-270, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had marvellous food! Grilled Seabass and drilled octopus were made excelantly. Desert also. Service was efficient and polite.

Thank Ran Y
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this restaurant in the alley way behind our hotel. Was busy but they quickly adjusted the seating and fitted the 2 of us in. Was an eclectic mix of locals (including a birthday celebration) and a range of internationals. Great food at good prices. Best part was the port selection and the staff advice about a local port... More 

Thank GAJ7777
York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened to just come across this restaurant by chance and we ate there 3 times in the week, It is excellent food and service, not expensive and the shellfish stew and octopus were delicious,

Thank 755Chris
Langley, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Generous portions. Had the Portuguese swordfish and the monkfish current. Both were delicious. The service was friendly.

Thank Windsonger
Houston, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a foodie so I'm quite particular about eating GOOD food. We visited here while in Porto. My husband had the pork chop and I had the octopus. The octopus was the best I've ever had...it was so tender that I hardly thought it was octopus! Salad was delicious and large enough to share. The sausage appetizer was very tasty... More 

Thank texascajun1
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We passed this place and thought the smells were very good so decided to go for lunch. My husband had sea bream and I had salmon. Both came with potatoes, carrots and cabbage in generous proportions. The fish was very good and nicely cooked. Be warned though that they come with bones so you have to do a bit of... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we were delighted by nice atmosphere, owner was very friendly and made us feel home!!! we had fish (bacalao) from owen, very nice. red wine was fantastic to this dish. place is small, but cosy. it is rather 'friendly house' not fancy restaurant. fully recommended for "dinner for two'!!

Thank cezarego
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here twice - this past week. Busy little street - decor was simple, felt like a family run place - first visit - we had grilled sardines and baked octopus - fabulous! Came with potatoes and olive oil. Second time we came back baked octopus and grilled squid. We enjoyed it for the simplicity of the food... More 

Thank RenanteSolivar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

I've been in this restaurant with 2 friends for dinner. It was queue at the door and the restaurant looked very busy. Our experience there was really good, I would rather say that the service was just no rushing instead slow. People working there looked like we're doing their job without going crazy. It's a small restaurant with few people... More 

Thank diego m
Madrid, Spain
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Probably other people that came and rated the Bacalhau as "amazing"or "the best of their life" don't eat it very often... It was super grassy and tasteless considering other ones that you can have everywhere in Portugal... we were totally disappointed :(

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Fonte Taurina 83, Porto 4050-270, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: 222052033

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?