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Restaurante Avo Maria

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Cais da Ribeira 30, Porto 4050-510, Portugal
222 033 166
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Porto, Portugal
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We decided to try this restaurant without having any references at all... We ordered codfish and pasta for four... the cod was acceptable and the pasta was what I would expect at a shopping center...the ingredients weren't fresh...e.g. canned mushrooms... As for value for money we felt a bit robbed in the end as we paid a total bill of... More 

Thank JoaoAraujo1980
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115 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I had a wonderful meal in Avo Maria, with a 3 hrs lunch, fast service, very nice waiters who offered 6 portuguese brandys -even after saying I´d paid them, they didn´t cherge-, with wonderful ambiance, very nice views over the river Douro, the bridge D. Luis, Ribeira, the wine cellars in Gaia, and good mood. Absolut fair price. On the... More 

Thank Prestigius
Moscow, Russia
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Grilled bead, Octopus and shrimps were tasty. White wine was good, live music ,waiter was friendly and nice view to Douro. The only issue was porto wine - we wanted red, but it was more tawny...

Thank Oleg S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We ordered pasta and grilled fish. The pasta was with canned mushrooms and not tasty. The fish was good but all the side servings where bad. Salad that felt like 2 days old, some suspicious fried fish balls - bad vegetables... We only tasted that stuff. 1 hour later we both got sick. This restaurant should be closed as it... More 

Thank 763oferb
Poole, United Kingdom
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175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Would have given this very good for service and our main course but bill was a surprise and felt a bit ripped off as they put baccalau and cheese on table at start , we didn't eat much of it but thought it was the cover. We were charged for both at the end even though we barely touched it... More 

Thank Chris S
London, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch on a very wet day and were pleased to be seated upstairs overlooking the river. I had grilled sardines, my wife pork Portuguese style both of which were fine. There were few other customers. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. Given the touristy location I didn't feel this was a bad option.

Thank Retired_engineer_58
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Menu average but with high prices,believe that you are paying for the view of the Douro river.Positioned in the window archway whereby the table and chairs are postioned wrongly,out of a table of four only two people have a view.The owners need to do some serious re orientation of the table andchairs so all clients can get a view of... More 

Thank 8richard903
Watford, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

We came across this little gem on our first day in Porto. The food was amazing, great portins, and all freshly prepared. There was 4 of us, and only wanted 2 starters and 2 main courses to share, and this was no problem. The wine was very reasonably priced, and the service superb. The staff were all friendly and cheerful.... More 

Thank susieb4210
Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

Worst meal I have ever had bad service over priced don't go. Great location is the only thing this restaurant has going for it.

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Manchester UK
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Food ok but it was only a lunch time visit so not full. Waiters helpful would go again. good menu food was fresh .

Thank cybershot123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $28
Mediterranean, Portuguese, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cais da Ribeira 30, Porto 4050-510, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: 222 033 166

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?