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Palco

#131 of 1,401 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
European, Portuguese, Contemporary
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Rua Sa da Bandeira 84, Porto 4000-427, Portugal (Formerly Hotel Teatro)
+351 22 040 9620
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a few nights in the Hotel Teatro, Porto and were tempted by the restaurant after seeing the menu, but we already had two fine dining restaurants booked so we hesitated... After Michelin awarded O Paparico recommended we give it a try though, how could we resist? And this hotel restaurant is truly excellent. The food is exceptional and... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

We had the tasting menu and accompanying wine pairing. The meal was the best we had in Porto. The staff took time to explain the dishes and wines. This meal consisted of 6 courses of food along with a chef welcome snack and a surprise anniversary cake. Would definitely recommend.

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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Stayed in the hotel and had a great meal here. It is a tasting menu of 3, 5 or 7 courses plus some "surprises". The staff were excellent in the way they served and explained each of the dishes, some excellent food very carefully presented. Very quiet though, the restaurant is hidden at the back of the hotel which itself... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Michelin star quality food. Trying to find out if restaurant does in fact have a Michelin star. One of the best restaurants I have ever been to. The food is divine.

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Brussels, Belgium
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

We've had a great experience in this restaurant. Hidden behind an ugly façade, this restaurant offers fine dining in a great atmosphere with utmost friendly service. Even though the sommelier wasn't there that evening, the waitress made our evening! Thank you!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Earlier this month we stayed at the stylish Teatro Hotel in Porto and one night, after a long day of young around in this beautiful city, we decided to stay over for dinner at the hotel's restaurant, Palco. In one word: excellent. The chef is clearly a master for perfectly grilling seafood: whether is it the langoustine or the sea... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

While the restaurant is serving great food it feels out of place. When you enter this place you enter another world, the vibrant culture and atmosphere of the city is replaced by a modern (yet stylish) setting. I feel it's a bit overpriced. This a fine dining and every dish is a real gem in terms of presentation but this... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Four of us dined here and had one of the best meals any of us had ever had. You can choose from the tasting menus or mix and match which was a wonderful solution if you don't like one or two of the suggestions on the tasting menu. Each course was a taste explosion with unusual ingredients but perfectly cooked.... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

"Palco" is the restaurant inside the Hotel Teatro, and like the hotel itself, dining has a dramatic quality. This is not the place to come for a quiet, uninterrupted tête à tête. On the other hand, for people who are really into food and wine and into hearing detailed, passionate, and knowledgeable commentaries about the food and the Portuguese wines... More 

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Paris, France
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

No doubt this restaurant offers an international gastronomical food of a very good standard . We chose it to celebrate wedding aniversary. We chose the menu with 5 glasses of 5 different Portuguese wines. The service was excellent,the food gastronomical ,the wines good but nothing to compare with french wines but the ambiance not so good for such an event.Not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$37 - $59
Cuisine
European, Portuguese, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Sa da Bandeira 84, Porto 4000-427, Portugal (Formerly Hotel Teatro)
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 040 9620
Description
Situated on the main floor of Hotel Teatro, the restaurant is the center of exotic and contemporary sensations, with the delicious production brought to you by a perfectly attuned cast of tastes.

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