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Rui Paula DOP

#47 of 1,292 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
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Largo Sao Domingos 18 | Largo de S. Domingos, 18, Porto 4050-545, Portugal
+351 222 014 313
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Glengarry, Tasmania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having had a light meal at DOC in the Douro due to late arrival, we were very keen to go to DOP in Porto. We weren't disappointed in the food or service..only the ambiance was not quite as good as DOC...but hey..it was inner city Vs on a riverbank! The service was impeccable and very professional. The food was a... More 

1 Thank 17TasTraveller
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner on our first night in Porto with our teenage children. The food was good with some very interesting combinations, most of which worked but not all (I.e. The curry ice cream was a step too far). Service was friendly but slightly slow which is not atypical in Portugal. Excellent location. We would return if in Porto again.

Thank Min M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had such a good night here. The food was incredible (the octopus carpaccio was one of the best dishes I've ever tasted) the staff were really welcoming and helpful and we weren't rushed through as often happens in busy restaurants. We were also shocked at the bill when the end of the evening came. We were expecting it would... More 

Thank Sarah C
Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great evening we spent at this lovely restaurant! The place is beautiful. The service was great. The dishes were served really beautifully. But, most importantly, the food was excellent. We first got two small tidbits, courtesy of the chef, pretty as a picture and with a heavenly taste. The starters were excellent, too. The main dishes were a... More 

1 Thank mbn62
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and service. The wine was a bit expensive . We had fishsoup and scallop carbonara for starter followed by a slow cooked porkneck and goatleg with a very tasty goatrib rice. All of it was incredibly tasty . 1 special bonus : my husband is celiac and when We asked what he can have without gluten They... More 

Thank Tanja B
Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went into the restaurant with all my family and the person on the front desk was very rude and terrible service. We had no reservation but the terrace was completely empty, although they didn't even look if there was space for us.

Thank teremar1988
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this beautiful restaurant in an upmarket spot in Porto. The service and food was perfect for a special occasion.

Thank Gill H
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a tour of Spain and Portugal and I had read reviews of Porto including a recommendation to visit DOP. I booked online and the process was straightforward. We decided not to have one of the tasting options as we didn't feel hungry enough. What I saw looked great but I couldn't have done it justice. The citrus... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended by the Intercontinental Hotel concierge and walking distance down the hill into a lively street,the outer facade was interesting and upscale compared to neighboring buildings,smart decor at the entrance, pleasant staff whisked us to our table,we moved initially to back on to a window area as the air-conditioning was frigid.......Super wine list and we chose from the Druro Region... More 

Thank talentpicker
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this restaurant when passing by the day before. The service is impeccable, the food is fantastic; both creative, delicious and includes the best of local cuisine. The atmosphere is very pleasant and beautiful. I think this restaurant is an upcoming Michelin star restaurant to a very low price. The value for money is just unbelievable. I would go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Sao Domingos 18 | Largo de S. Domingos, 18, Porto 4050-545, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 222 014 313
In the first quarter of 2010, Rui Paula returned to his homeland, OPorto, with the opening of the DOP restaurant. The new space is situated in the Palace of the Arts - Talent Factory, in Largo de S. Domingos in the historic city center, classified as World Heritage. This building is full of history.
It began as the S. Domingos Convent and remained active since the fourteenth century, as a venue for auctions and council meetings. In 1834, served as the headquarters of the Lisbon (later Portugal Bank), and between 1934 and 1989 hosted the Douro Insurance Company.
The Palace of Arts, now under the jurisdiction of the Youth Foundation, aims to "establish itself as a center of creativity and innovation of national and international excellence, professionally promoting young designers / artists, and be the dynamic center of the historic center as a cluster of arts and creative industries, enhancing its ability to attract creative professionals and tourism."
The concept of the Palace of Arts fits perfectly in the Rui Paula project, who understands the gastronomy field as a creation with a strong cultural component. DOP has been designed to operate as a good taste, space cosmopolitan and yet familiar, and the generator of exciting dining experiences.
The restaurant, with capacity for 65 people is provided with the latest equipment and has two distinct and complementary spaces: one show cooking, where the service is faster and more economical, and a traditional but innovative cuisine and dinning room.

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