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#175 of 1,314 Portuguese in Porto
#207 of 1,829 Restaurants in Porto
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here to try the famous francesinha and wasn't disappointed. Its a beast of a sandwich but well worth a try if you're in Porto!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 22, 2020 via mobile

We tried here for the first time the famous Francesinha. It was very good. One portion was enough for 2 girls :). About the other meals I cannot say. The serving was very nice and very fast. We enjoyed our choice. Thank you, Cafe Santiago.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 12, 2020

They say you'll love it or hate it...well I tried the francesinha. Not my thing but according to my husband, that was tasty and so was the cachorro, other Portuguese speciality. Cheap enough, especially when you consider the quantity. Service is alright, cantine style so...don't expect a smile. Good luck!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 13, 2020 via mobile

Our expectations regarding their famous franceshina were not met. We know the franceshina is not healthy food, but we were expecting to enjoy the “junk food quality” and we didn’t. We had better franceshinas elsewhere in Porto. The service was pretty quick despite the amount...of people queuing. Overall, an overrated experience.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 26, 2020 via mobile

The francesinha sandwich is amazing - I think one is enough for two people, if they’re not gluttons ;) Service was incredibly slow but they were busy

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 13, 2020 via mobile

Close to the Bolhão Market(temporary located at the La Vie shopping centre underground floor, highly recommended) you could enjoy one of the typical Porto dishes(sandwiches)caled francesinha, with fine meat and delicious.If you like beer, the Gold edition of Super Bock, Abadia is the best option....I hope you will enjoy as much as we did. The service is impeccable.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 12, 2020 via mobile

Of course everyone knows café Santiago for their francesinhas but I highly recommend people to try other dishes too, the pregos are also good.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 8, 2020

My Uber driver told me about the Francesinha, a sandwich unique to Porto, and apparently the best was to be had at Cafe Santiago. If you like things like Philly cheese steak or poutine, this is the place for you. The Francesinha is unapologetically simple...and basic - a stack of bread, mortadella, steak, sausages, ham, cheese, another slice of bread, a fried egg an the resulting tower then clad in more cheese, surrounded on by fries doused in a mildly spicy gravy. Best had with a few beers and some chili oil, available if you ask. I wanted to start my meal with three bolinhas de bacelhau - but my server recommended I stick to one. That was good advice, it was delicious but quite big, especially considering the impending Francesinha. I cannot say whether it is the best in Porto - it probably is not the healthiest idea to go compare the offerings of all Francesinha cafe's in Porto - but it was very good.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 6, 2020 via mobile

We had a franceshina and it was good. No fries needed! Price ok. Although you can find cheaper prices in the City!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 6, 2020

Amazing Francesinha! It is a must when traveling to Porto! The Francesinha is really tasty and it is a nice place to eat!

Date of visit: July 2020
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