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Palco

#101 of 1,291 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)
+351 220 409 620
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Brussels, Belgium
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Thank Emilio082
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank HS168
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3 of 5 stars 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
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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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Thank LizG1947
Charlottesville, Virginia
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112 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Thank Redlichkeit
Paris, France
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85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Thank Berthelot22
England
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88 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We were staying in the hotel so we dined here for one of the nights. We chose one of the cheaper "Taster" menu's along with the wine package. Food was modernist, well prepared and well presented. Staff were attentive. NOT CHEAP (Especially for Porto) but high end dining never is. A special place which we would call into again next... More 

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Thank Anita37
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Quality ingredients and creative work from the chef. Tasting menu is very good value for fine dining. Recommend the langoustine for starter, veal tail as main and raspberry/coconut/pineapple dessert. All are included as part of the 52 euro medium tasting menu. Friendly, attentive staff. Good range of drinks too. 10/10 would go again if returning to Porto.

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Thank Owen T
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We stayed at the wonderful Teatro hotel in April. We had eaten out in some fabulous restaurants but on my husband's birthday we decided to dine in and were not disappointed. This restaurant can be compared with the Ritz in London where we have eaten a few times. The attention to detail was exemplary - lovely little touches we didn't... More 

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Warrington
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

The restaurant is in the Hotel Teatro and we dined there on the last night of a long weekend after seeing the menu in the lift on the way up to our room. It was a good decision. If you are looking for large portions you need to go elsewhere. If you want to try a balanced menu of beautifully... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$39 - $62
Cuisine
European, Portuguese, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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: +351 220 409 620
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?