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Cafe Santiago

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#188 of 1,825 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016, 2018 - 2019 Winner
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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)
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $15
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Portuguese
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think its the best Franceshina in Porto city area. You should try! Its sad but we split with wife. But its still good size of lunch.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank JuhaM194
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for lunch following our host’s recommendation, deciding to share a traditional francesinha which was enormous and served with fries which we didn’t eat, we were so full. Friendly staff, hearty food at a good price, worth a visit.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Gilly1959
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food but make sure you go with an empty stomach. The francesinha is very filling. We had fries with ours that really were not needed. If we go again, we'd share one portion of fries between us. Cold beer and all at reasonable prices....More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 898glynw
Reviewed 1 week ago

While I am fairly certain that it not possible to have a bad francesinha, I am just as certain that it is hard to get better than the ones that Café Santiago puts out. The service was very quick and our food arrived in a...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there to try the famous francesinha: it wasn't so heavy as I expected but also the taste wasn't so special. The place is very simple with and excellent service. There is a line for entering but it's maximum for 10 minutes.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank kygian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’ve eaten several hundreds of Francesinhas in my life. What I’ve learned from my experience is that there is no place that serves the best Francesinha in Porto. That's a myth like the sasquatch or the leprechaun. It deeply has to do with your taste,...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank jcostach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have francesinha in small restaurant and here - it was nearly the same in taste. The biggest one with french fries was giant! It doesn't have small restaurant atmosphere but why not to it here?

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Dawid_Gabrysiak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place, excellent atmosphere and tasty food - very affordable too! The service had a nice touch to it - our server (think his name was Cesar) had a friendly and welcoming manner. The francesinha was delicious and I had the best chocolate mousse ever...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank VeryMoodyFoodie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Obviously went for the Frachesina and we chose the Top one. So massive, filling and surprisingly tasteful. If in Porto don't miss it especially the one at Santiago.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didnt enjoy the gelato at all.found it very average.we had vanilla gelato.The waffle cone was not too great either..

Date of visit: June 2019
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