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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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$17 - $34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews octopus cod mushroom soup seafood potatoes sea bass steak polpo bread rice the river friendly restaurant amazing food were lucky to get a table our waiter typical portuguese large portions
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The owner José Reis welcomed us warmly at 9.30 pm in his hidden treasure on the street full of stores and industrial buildings at the riverside of Porto. We had a big fresh salad, fish soup and porc entrecôte with chips! The meat was superb!...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Christina S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Papavihnos and were impressed with the service, quality and taste of the food. We also tasted their specialty dessert and it was so delicious. The owner came multiple times to check in us and talked to us about his travels to Mexico our...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank emsanche
Reviewed June 4, 2019

2 deck restaurand. Excellent food - we had few starters (like octopus, mussles, etc, about €5 each) and fishes as main dish (over €15 each). Great vinho verde. Good and proffesional service. Possibility of watching sport on TV.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank MarcinWrocPL
Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

Visited as part of a 20+ group and had a good meal. Tasty food on the whole although my husband and I both ordered duck rice, one portion was brought out, in a dish that had obviously had one portion taken out. When the second...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank MytripsLincolnshire
Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

The food is not as good as you can have in other restaurants on the same price range and the service is very poor. Really needs major improvements.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank ribeirojoaomg
Arturreis, Manager at Papavinhos, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2019

Probably you must have been in another Restaurant, because one thing for us is important, is how we treat all our costumers. And we make all the efforts to be very professional and give the best experience to everyone. If you really were in our...More

Reviewed April 21, 2019

The cover of bread and butter was okay but the butter was cold and served in the little packages that it comes in - why not provide olive oil or at least take the butter out of the package. We had mushroom soup which was...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank iphegenia
Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

Unless you know about it you’d never discover it. 3Euro Uber ride from central square. Small but food is best i’ve ever had. Seafood and rice (like paella) big enough for 3-4 people. Potato/collard soup wonderful. Waiter is son of owner his mother is the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 505robertd
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

Our hotel booked this restaurant for us and couldn’t make a better start for our first dinner in Porto. What should I say. Amazing food! The grilled steak and veal was so soft and tasty. Honestly we ate in many restaurants all over the world...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 986aykute
Reviewed March 21, 2019 via mobile

This place makes some of the best food I have had by far. I went to this restaurant in February and everything from the service to the food and location was simply FANTASTIC! A must go to place in Porto

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank danielaparkes
Reviewed March 5, 2019 via mobile

Cracking little restaurant slightly out of town recommended by the owner of our hotel. Food was typical Portuguese - the cod fish with onions was excellent, ditto the octopus in garlic sauce. The waiter, Sergio, was extremely helpful with a great sense of humour and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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November 25, 2016|
Response from Kevin S | Reviewed this property |
Excellent choice for lunch in Porto! I'd recommend phoning them to make a reservation (+351 22 200 0204) and ask for a table by the windows upstairs (lovely view of the river). Papavinhos is about 30 minutes gentle stroll... More
November 25, 2016|
Response from 009Mrs_S | Reviewed this property |
i did see 2 big tables so im sure they can accommodate but id strongly recommend that you contact the restaurant directly to book
Ronald R
May 10, 2015|
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Response from ColoradoCoach | Reviewed this property |
The dress code was casual, they were locals just out for dinner. I 'm sure you can order gluten free, meat and vegetables. Get a card translated in Portuguese to explain your needs.
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