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Cafe Santiago

#87 of 1,374 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
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Rua Passos Manuel, 226, Porto 4000-382, Portugal
+351 222 055 797
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Lisbon, Portugal
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always full, go early, try the Francesinha, which is an elaborate hsmburger, very good and different

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Thank Jose R
South Brunswick, New Jersey
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came here because I had heard that they have good Francesinha sandwiches. My husband had one and loved it! I don't eat meat, so I ordered the cheese sandwich, which was quite delicious!

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Thank Elizabeth G
Barcelona, Spain
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are 2 Cafe Santiago on the same street, the smaller and older one is from the father and the newer and bigger one is from his son! I tried the one from the father and it was absolutely amazing!

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Thank Hao M
Honolulu
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Francesinha sandwich originally from Porto, made with bread, wet-cured ham, linguiça, fresh sausage like chipolata, steak or roast meat and covered with melted cheese and a hot thick tomato and beer sauce served with french fries. Café Santiago is definitely the best place to try this. Their special sauce even has a mild spice to it compared to other places.... More 

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Thank Cindy C
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always full of people simple traditional food like francesinha and hot dogs in portuguese style and really good

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Thank Beto M
Warsaw, Poland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best Francesina I had in Portugal. Prices are reasonable, the atmosphere laid back - and location's just great. Try it!!

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Thank Adam_Bang
Chania Town, Greece
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for its famous francesinha, which was really tasty and met our expectations. The prices are really cheap , with 20 euros, you get so much food, that you need 2 hours in the gym to get Back in shape. We totally recommend it unless you are looking for a more dinning restaurant.

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Thank Babis1983
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best Francesina I've had in Porto. The sauce makes it. It's more or a gravy than the other sauces I've tried.

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Thank David B
Helsinki, Finland
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216 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very lucky in getting table in the Café Santiago. Everybody seemed to have chosen the café for the place for their lunch. And naturally we took Francesinhas, famous sandwiches from Porto. No hunger in several hours.

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Thank Juhani K
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was my first experience of a Francesinha and it was a great one, absolutely loved all the different meats, gravy and topped with cheese, reasonably priced aswell would definitely go back

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Thank Candice C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $14
Cuisine
Portuguese
Meals
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
Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?