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Cafe Santiago

Rua de Passos Manuel 226, Porto 4000-382, Portugal
+351 22 205 5797
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“francesinha” (360 reviews)
“sandwich” (117 reviews)
“fries” (58 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Rua de Passos Manuel 226, Porto 4000-382, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place did not disappoint! I highly recommend it for anyone wanting to try a Francesinha while in Porto. I was a little hesitant at first given everything that is in the sandwich but it was absolutely delicious. My husband and I sat at the...More

Thank JessicaNicole3
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great local place for classic Portuguese food. Packed, so be sure to come early, but well worth the wait.

Thank toddbsell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I suppose you have to try the traditional francesina(or something like this) and this is supposedly the place to do it. However, the dish itself is not tasty at all, I think it is an aquired taste. Still, it's a food experience that I heard...More

Thank Mette B
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best Francesinhas in Portugal. You will love the flavors the freshness of the mean. I will repeat, many more times.

Thank Jorge O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly and fast service, very tasty fish (order of a portugese menu - great food and very cheap!) and yes the best francesinha in town! Lunch with wine and two deserts for three for < 30 euro - this is a steal!

Thank Alex P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our Airbnb host left a list of restaurants to try by cuisine. This was one of four on the list for francesinhas. It was delicious, the waiter friendly and willing to answer our questions and his recommendation of the Cream of Sky dessert was equally...More

Thank BigNCBear
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The francesinha was recommended to us by our walking guide- it did not disappoint!! Massive portions, not expensive, and efficient friendly service.

Thank Louise D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our Airbnb host raved about franceshinas—Portuguese Croque Monsieur, kinda, and said this was THE place. OMG. Unbelievably great.

Thank cjalpert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up in Cafe Santiago after walking in the rain for a while. Downside of this place is that we waited a while before getting a seat and ordering our food. We shared their famous dish francesinha (huge sandwhich covered in cheese and sauce...More

Thank DEMarks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I asked several locals and this restaurant came up repeatedly. Was told they have the best francesinha and the key is the sauce which can take many hours to make and recipes are strictly guarded. This is a hole in the wall non descriptive place...More

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March 28, 2015|
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Response from Olivér M | Reviewed this property |
Public parking on the street
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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 de Passos Manuel 226, Porto 4000-382, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 205 5797
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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)
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