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Chez Lapin

Rua Canastreiros 40-42, Porto 4050-149, Portugal
+351 22 200 6418
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Overview
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible13%
Travelers talk about
“rabbit” (48 reviews)
“octopus” (36 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Rua Canastreiros 40-42, Porto 4050-149, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 441 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great dinner food was delicious. Waiter name Leandro was amazing. He knew which Port or wine went to what meals. Great person to have as waiter.

Thank Steven L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I dont think i have ever written aa bad review but there is always a first. Once the waiter found out we were not drinking alchohol (too hot) and were sharing two dishes he did not want to know us. When our drinks finally arrived...More

Thank dajnoosa
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent location and ambience but if you are an individual ordering the rabbit don't expect to see much protein on your plate. The restaurant seems to prefer serving meals family style but if you are an individual ordering the rabbit the plate may not contain...More

Thank BarbaraJ562014
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A nice menu with good view and friendly staff. It's a very busy restaurant though. Staff worked hard to serve people quickly and did so well given the number of people they had to serve.

Thank smjenkin41
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read that this was a good place for an impromptu dinner. The location is very good, on the Ribeira, but the food and service were not. The waiter was brusque and inattentive. The fish I had tasted "off" and I did not eat...More

Thank ruthgmd44
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is fine. I had the prawn cocktail to start but the service is lacking. Too slow, not attentive, we sat for 20 mins looking at dirty dishes. The restaurant is too busy or there is not enough staff. Only saving grace was the...More

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located by the river and the place was buzzing. We arrived at 8pm for dinner. Many tables close together but our table was OK which we had to chose ourselves. You can chose outside (covered) or inside. Service was fine by our waitress. The Portuguese...More

1  Thank TomandAnn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mom and I ate here three different times during our four day stay in Porto. Amazing views, amazing fish soup and meat dish. Leondro was so personal and sweet-we loved him as a server!!! 10/10 recommend :) would totally go back next time in...More

Thank Annie L
ChezLapinRestaurant, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Chez Lapin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review, Annie L! Hope to see you again next time you come to Porto!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views are lovely but that is the best thing about this restaurant. The cod fish cake starter was just alright, but the duck rice main was awful!! It was a bowl of dry rice, with very dry duck shavings at best, topped with congealed...More

2  Thank heatherking109
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To stand (if only for a brief moment) at the midway point of the Ponte Luís I Bridge and glance down into the river-hewn valley below is a beautiful thing. To the lucky traveller, a procession of curious details announce themselves. Amongst the largest: the...More

Thank Matthew S
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KatarinaBr
September 15, 2017|
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Response from TitoRich8 | Reviewed this property |
No need. Just pop in. During busy times like lunch and dinner this place is easily fully booked. I strongly suggest to come in a bit early. All the very best! 😊
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artnuvo
June 16, 2016|
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Response from Liz G | Reviewed this property |
It's on the waterfront. Don't know the answers to the other questions.
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jadamson35
April 11, 2016|
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Response from Richard E | Reviewed this property |
Not really ,though perhaps up stairs take over the Floor, about right!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$22 - $29
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
12:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Canastreiros 40-42, Porto 4050-149, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 200 6418
Description
With license since january 1938 and located just across the river Douro, Chez Lapin is already a reference in the region, and a 'must-go' for curious and lovers of portuguese gastronomy. The restaurant is has a magnificent terrace and 3 rooms, each one full of character and decorated with memories of numerous customers who passed by over so many decades. This house is well known for its gastronomic specialties: the octopus and oven-baked codfish, the Beef with Port Wine, the Rabbit 'à la' Chez Lapin and many other dishes asked by tourists from around the world. Chez Lapin also has a beautiful terrace whose privileged view over the Douro, Caves of Port wine, the Ponte D. Louis and the Serra do Pilar, combined with friendly service and cozy, turn any meal into a special and unforgettable moment .
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