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A Grade

#76 of 1,342 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
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Rua Sao Nicolau 9, Porto 4050-298, Portugal
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Indian Rocks Beach
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323 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Family owned small local place with fresh seafood. This is what locals call a mom and pop place. Pop is serving and Mom is cooking. The food is wonderful and service is excellent. Pop didn't speak English but the menus are in English and really just order and enjoy. You can't go wrong with anything you order! We had a... More 

Thank ultrapilot
London, United Kingdom
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293 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is exceptionally good, very traditional, not too pricey and portion are enormous in this family-run place. And the locals like it a lot. I had the tripa done the local way and it was enough for two. The pork my friend had was sensational. Our table did not have fish but I could not stop admiring how large... More 

Thank Harold B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We read about this place in the guidebook and am so happy that we went. The food was exceptional (especially the baked octopus), the atmosphere very good and prices were decent. Well recommended!

Thank OshRice
Sayre, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This local is a family run business with real Portuguese food. The red house wine is wonderful. Everything from fresh fish to omelettes. The tables were quaint and the service was excellent. Worth every nickel.

Thank Ray o
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the best restaurant experiences we had in some time, both food and service. Excellent seafood, great suggestions, and family atmosphere. Wish we had more time to return.

Thank Wiess73
London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cosy family run restaurant near the river front in Porto. Specialising in seafood. Reasonable prices. Staff attentive and efficient. Need to book as a small venue and popular.

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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238 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a busy morning sightseeing in Old Town Porto, we wanted a real Portuguese meal. I asked our local guide where he would eat? He said without hesitation A Garde. Although located off a small alley, it was easy to find. Although seating is at a premium, we were seated outside quickly. Our waiter was outstanding. Realized we needed a... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can see why this is recommended in Lonely Planet, but as a result you need to book in advance : all evening they were turning parties away on both nights we ate there. It's just an honest-to-goodness local family Portuguese with reliable fish dishes in particular (sardines for example) and a complimentary glass of port part way through - a... More 

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Leigh-on-Sea, Essex
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Lovely small family run restaurant in a narrow pedestrian-only hilly street off of the river front. Outside seating on raised platform/terraces. Very good quality, fresh food, we were given some octopus in garlic and oil and cod croquettes and then ordered cod pieces in a very light batter (delicious) and grilled pork (far better than at a far more expensive... More 

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Wageningen, The Netherlands
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Well, as a girl this meal is not too bad for me-- simply boiled fish fillets and vegetable, good as a diet. The fish and vegetables were fresh. However frankly speaking, it is a little too simple. Really just "boiled" as described in its name, without oil and salt or any other spices. Even the hardness of the vegetables were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Sao Nicolau 9, Porto 4050-298, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: 223321130

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