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O Buraco


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#239 of 1,785 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


Mediterranean, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service

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All reviews rice almond tart turbot sea bass fish cakes mixed salad roasted veal boiled potatoes soup great local food local joint very small place typical portuguese food cooked to perfection food and wine great meal worth the wait
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a restaurant where you can eat genuine local food without spending a lot of money. All the plates are simple but tasty, it's like homemade grandmothers's food and the atmosphere is in the same style, an old retró familiar place. The 'sardinhas' for...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 30, 2019

Food was great.Typical portuguese, lots of locals there having dinner and we wanted to come back the day after but it was busy!

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Sconv P
Reviewed November 20, 2019

Very small place, tables are very close to each other, like in every typical portuguese restaurant. It's not possible to book a table and the place is almost always full, so be ready to wait 15 to 60 minutes (it depends on the day) to...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Entrerios G
Reviewed November 4, 2019 via mobile

O Buraco was recommended by our hotel so we went there our first day in Porto. O Buraco means “hole” in Portuguese. Part of the restaurant was downstairs. The owner relays orders by yelling at kitchen staff through an intercom. We ordered sardines with beans...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank 958LauraH
Reviewed November 4, 2019 via mobile

Had bacalau with chips and vino verde. The food was very good and the waiters were helpful in choosing the wine. The only thing was that the food came very (too quick) after ordering.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank CarloT271
Reviewed October 24, 2019

Was recommended O Buraco by our hosts and was not disappoined. Arrived quite late, restaurant packed, waited for a table and was seated downstairs. i ordered the local 'famous' dish {something like a cottage pie), was good, not excellent, my wife had the grilled squid,...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 1, 2019 via mobile

We were looking forward to a meal in this restaurant. What an abject disappointment. We both had the lemon sole with French fries and a garden salad. The sole were sooo tiny and all bones. The French fires were crisps and the salad was a...More

Date of visit: October 2019
1  Thank denniss712
Reviewed September 9, 2019

Recently visited, it was so good and such good value, we returned two days later - roast veal dish and chicken curry really good, fresh salad, and wine remarkable value and service good. May not be on the river or outside but really enjoyed!!!!

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Daisy T
Reviewed August 11, 2019

Great local genuine restaurant, tends to get crowded and there is not much room to spread your elbows but the experience is worth it. A must drop by when in Porto.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Rodrigo P
Reviewed July 24, 2019

I have just returned from a trip to northern Portugal with a couple of days in Porto. We dined at some of the popular tourist places and then at this small family style place. Our host, a local, recommended it for local food. Such good...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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