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Cafe Santiago

#76 of 1,291 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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Porto, Portugal
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This café now has queues of dozens of people every single day, specially tourists, because someone said it was "the best Francezinha in Porto". I am a local, I know many other places with a Francezinha as good and better then Cafe Santiago. It's ok to eat, is not bad, but completely over rated. It is not worth to wait... More 

Thank anamar1974
Mykonos, Greece
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Simple place but with an amazing francesinha! Great service and good price too. The sandwich was quite big so it can be shared, or not!

Thank Camila P
Porto, Portugal
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the restaurant to try the famous francesinha. It was very good (not as big as in some other places but delicious). The potatoes were also very good and not the usual frozen industrial ones. They are surprisingly quick and efficient for a place that is always packed with locals and tourists.

Thank pedr0antunes
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived there following the great reviews of this place for tasting the famous Francesinha. We had to wait for one hour and at the end resulted to be an elaborated sandwich which doesn't deserve the wait. My recommendation is that, if you are said that you have to wait more than 20 minutes, move to eat it in other... More 

Thank Fernando P
Lisbon, Portugal
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Francesinha in Oporto for sure! The service is very good and the food is great. Normally there is a queue but if you go early or a litle bit later in 30min you will be seated. I recommend it!

Thank JDNunes
Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If everybody orders francesinha here, there is a reason for that. Great choice out of turistic area in ribeira

Thank Federica230784
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told this is the only place to go to try the local to Porto sandwich the Francesinha! We were advised to not go for the double meat version as we we newbies to this and they were right. Go here for lunch and schedule in a four hour siesta immediately after. Worth every single mouthful!

Thank Jim198212
Porto, Portugal
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some people consider that Café Santiago makes the best Francesinha in Porto The permanent queues may confirm that. Francesinha is the typical Porto sandwich that you have to try once there is nothing similar in the world. And its delicious

Thank Antonio P
Frankfurt am Main
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Legendary francesinha? Ok, may be they forgot to put it in the oven... Even if warm, mediocre at best. Service was good though.

Thank kotkasj
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this place because people say that the best francesinhas from Porto are in this place, is really cheap and quality for the price!. I really recommend it!

Thank Juan H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $15
Cafe, European, Portuguese, Soups
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
Local cuisine, Families with children, 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?