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Bulha Bolhão

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European, Portuguese, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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0.4 miles from Sao Bento Railway Station
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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All reviews octopus seafood rice cod francesinha fries steak super tasty food was amazing last night our waiter dishes euros vegetarian portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were walking around the Bolhão area looking for somewhere to eat and this place looked very busy, which is usually a very good sign. On this occasion it was a great sign! We managed to take a last remaining table for 2 and enjoyed...a fabulous meal with some lovely local wine. Very reasonably priced with generous portion sizes, no wonder others were prepared to queue outside until a space became free. We had a perfectly cooked steak meal and the francesinha especial. They were delicious! What a find! Would eat there again for sure.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An easy going bar-restaurant serving comfort food in very reasonable prices. Definately worths your visit. Don't expect fancy looking dishes, but honest and yummie plates. Cheap beer prices. We had light lunch for less than 10 EUROS per person. We'll be back for sure.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 14, 2022

We had heard good reports about this restaurant, and we were not disappointed. We were made most welcome by friendly and efficient staff. Our meals were high quality - the baked octopus in particular was superb. Overall the meals were tasty, reasonably priced and delivered...to our table promptly by very friendly and helpful staff. We left the restaurant very happy. Booking would be advisable. Our only disappointment came a couple of days later when we went to book in for another meal, but found the place was closed for a few days.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 17, 2022 via mobile

The food id very good and the atmosphere and stuff are just above all We had a wonderful dinner. The desert was very nice the shrimp 🦐 was well garliced

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 15, 2022 via mobile

We stopped by here on our last night in Porto. Service was with a smile. Great menu - something for everyone. Food was great and the price is good also.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 14, 2022

My husband and I walked past here during the day and popped in to enquire about a booking and catering for a vegetarian We were fortunate to get a booking for that evening What a great decision! Food was amazing, steak for me and a...vegetarian option for my husband, this followed bread and olives We also had a bottle of wine and shared a dessert - all for less than 50 euros Service was brilliant, very attentive We had the pleasure of chatting with one of the owners who explained it was a family business with mom working in the kitchen I would highly recommend booking as so many people were turned away Cannot recommend this place enough!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 23, 2022

Excellent service , excellent food , excellent prices . Best Portuguese meal we have ever had . Book now !

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 4, 2022 via mobile

We had a really nice evening in Bulha. Super tasty food and very very friendly service. Would absolutely recommend! Food for 2 (including desserts) and drinks for less than 50€.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 27, 2022

We visited the place for a late lunch. The octopus was extraordinary - really tender and full of flavour. Our waiter seemed genuinely passionate about food, which is good! It is mom who's cooking there. Worth a visit, but be prepared to book a table...in busier times.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 9, 2021

I moved to Porto three months ago and this is by far my favourite place for a meal. Delicious authentic food with an outstanding and friendly staff. Thank you 🙏🏻 PS: this food is cooked by a mom. They are always the best.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 3, 2021

My boyfriend do not like sea food. We came here twice and ate sea food dishes only. That was the best gastronomical experience through all of our trip to Portugal. Let me put it that way: if you could make hamburgers so good that even...vegetarians comes to eat at your place. I can draw parallel there what has happened to us. Bulha prepares dishes so well that even if you hate sea food you will love it. Octopus is a must. Oh and thanks for an incredible mojitos guys. We miss you already.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 30, 2021 via mobile

Amazing place, perfectly located and the food is extremely tasty. The staff was really polite and helpful. Really recommended.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 20, 2021 via mobile

Me and my friends ate there some Portuguese meals and for sure the wine and the shrimps are worth to try however the cod was dry for me and the octopus was just good, nothing special. The service was very nice 👍

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 9, 2021 via mobile

Apparently I have never eaten properly done octopus before coming here. It was amazingly good and the staff was beyond friendly. Definitely a place to return to.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 7, 2021 via mobile

This establishment is known for their octopus. It is amazing. We tried several other dishes, the cod and the seafood rice. These both were rather lackluster. The Octopus is a true standout !! Service is personable but rather stretched. I would highly recommend this establishment...for the octopus onlyMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Response from I3493BMbrianp | Reviewed this property |
They have several table options, in front of the bar is a large area that could easily seat 10 people. If I was you I would contact them directly and book a table to avoid disappointment. Tel 351 22 098 0150
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Yes we accept reservations. Please call for 22 098 0150
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Bulha Bolhão is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5