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Cafe Santiago

#84 of 1,427 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
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Rua Passos Manuel, 226, Porto 4000-382, Portugal
+351 222 055 797
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Genoa, Italy
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I tried my first Francesinha here. It was really good. I liked it. Service was kind and gentle. in 10 minutes we had our meal ready. The days after I tried other Francesinhas but this one was definitely the best one.

Thank alberto1989
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to try the 'heart attack' sandwich this is the place! Local, cheap and tasty. Get there early to avoid the crowds.

Thank Anna D
Atlanta, GA
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had read that if you wanted to try a Francesinha sandwich this was the place to come. We arrived around 1:30 and jumped in line. The line does move quickly but it is intimidating to walk up and find the long line of people waiting to get in (especially when there are places surrounding it that look very similar... More 

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wouldn't say its my favourite food. its like melted cheese with lots of meat and etc. it feels more like an experiment from a child. hahaha. however, you could try if you are spending a lot of time in Porto.

Thank HungoverTT
Accra, Ghana
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166 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Francesinha Santiago is absolutely amazing. The service not as much. It reminds me of a mid-West (USA) 1970's diner, yet Portuguese. Definitely a healthy mix of locals and tourists.

Thank spicycouple22
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended as the best place in Porto to eat the local dish 'Francesinha'. And nothing is less true! Its amazing! Fast and polite service and really good price quality!!

Thank Christiaan H
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wasn't mean to get in the this cage. We are going on at the back door, so don't know that this cafe has good tripadvisor *. They are very busy. We ordered chicken soup and cabbage soup. They are cold not hot at all. The special sandwich was not very nice and cost €9.50, they just put mixed meat... More 

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Valencia, Spain
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most famous restaurants in Porto for Francesinha, Very professional and attentive staff. Downside;always a waiting list on the weekends.

Thank Sergio B
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good for trying a tasty "francesinha" - typical Oporto food. Too much people on fridays ans saturdays night. Too crowded.

Thank Rui-Nobre
Lisbon, Portugal
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to eat a Francesinha. Very good and quick service. As the Francesinhas are huge a good option is only one Francesinha to 2 people, they charge more 1€ to serve already divided. A Caldo Verde or canja soap are a good complement.

Thank JosePais

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $14
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Passos Manuel, 226, Porto 4000-382, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 222 055 797
Family Café/Restaurant, open since 1959, typical from Porto, which serves the most appreciated by locals citizens Francesinha, the famous and multi awarded Francesinha Santiago(R)

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