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#152 of 1,360 Portuguese in Porto
#176 of 1,924 Restaurants in Porto
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stumbled upon this restaurant by chance and got a table outside early evening. Lovely views across the river, even better when the sun goes down. Enjoyed vinho verde, delicious fresh cod and dessert with attentive service on Saturday night. We returned on Monday and...it wasn't as good :( Chicken dish not as good as the cod. Carob dessert recommended. Try it - the view alone is worth it.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had Bacalhau recommended by so many people I was nervous about having too high expectations. Absolutely no need for any fear: We had the most fabulous meal. The creativity and ambition of marrying ingredients, textures and flavours was so exciting and sublime. All accompanied...by some crisp Bacalhau Verde. What a great find and so brilliant they don’t take reservations. It is walk-ins only and we were incredibly lucky with our timing. (Hot tip: go early).More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very nice evening at this place and enjoyed the excellent meals here! All the meals we can recommend very well, they were delicious! We had the codfish loin, the fresh cod and a pumpkin risotto (barley). Great and tasty food you will...not forget! Enjoy!!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An extraordinary experience.. unusual combinations but executed perfectly. Cod crisps (cos skin deep fried with an incredible garlic mayonnaise) and a cod loin in a yolk sauce were sublime. A carob dessert with raspberries and a fleur de sel vanilla ice cream finished off an...amazing meal. It’s very busy and we got a table after a twenty minute wait but it’s worth itMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to be able to sit outside. The people that had our table before us, recommended the duck. Lucky us, because the duck was gooood. We also shared: * the very tasty olives and a nice selection of bread & dips; *...the codfish (kudos to the man who told us: ‘it’s best when you taste it all in one bite, so mix it al together, be a little rough with it, don’t be shy’). This was very tasty en well-prepared comfort food; * the fermented fig & sheep-icecream (weird but very good) ; * and a bottle of white Vinha Paz (light & lovely); Together witch the great service of the lady with the white short hair and the man who told us to ‘be rough with the codfish’: a very well deserved 5/5.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled on this place after walking along the river. The views are lovely but the real treat was the food! We had starters and mains and honestly it was the best meal we have had in some time. Our waitress was really friendly and...attentive. I had the beets starter, my husband the asparagus-both amazing. The mains were chicken and also cod loin, so delicious! A really lovely experience and a meal we will talk about for some time I'm sure!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was excellent, service and place very nice. Definietly worth to visit. We ordered cod and it was really good choice.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food was absolutely amazing and the value very good. I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Porto. The view on the Duro is awesome too. In other word, the whole experience was fantastic!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 14, 2022 via mobile

Excellent! I don’t know what else to say. One of the best places I’ve ever had. Well worth a try, wish I found it earlier.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 1, 2022 via mobile

Very nice restaurant, especially for couples. A little bit pricey for porto but worth it. Great value for money. Codfish is great, Try roasted pumpkin, deserts and wine are also very good. I recommend to go before sunset.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 1, 2022 via mobile

Absolutely delicious food, starters and mains were both excellent. This restaurant really lived up to the reviews and was our best meal we had while on holiday in Porto! It’s definitely worth the wait to get a table outside for the beautiful views of the...Douro river and Gaia too. You can’t book in advance and it gets busy, so worth turning up early aka before 6pm in busy holiday times to be able to get a table without a long wait!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 23, 2022 via mobile

Sooo delicious. And very friendly staff. Worth the wait. Right on the water. Sophisticated new tastes and fresh. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed July 5, 2022

This place was exceptional - service fabulous (told we would have to wait an hour but got a table within 40 mins and could have a drink by the river while we waited). So authentic, relaxed vibes and absolutely delicious food :) Highly recommend but...might need to be prepared to wait a little.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 4, 2022

This place is definitely a hot spot on the river front in Porto. The number of outside tables is limited to 8 as there is a narrow passage but inside tables are available as well. They start handing out numbers to parties waiting in the...evening. So you see a line of people forming that start ordering just wine during the wait. There are also only two umbrellas that cover about 2-3 tables (depending on the time of day). I would say this is well deserved. The food is excellent and it has a great view of the Ponte de Dom Luís I and the Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar in Gaia. The service can be a bit slower but that is likely due to not being able to find more staff. The atmosphere is very relaxed so it is all good ...More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 2, 2022 via mobile

Great authentic restaurant at the Douro riverfront. Just a short walk from all the big touristic restaurants, you find this great little restaurant with authentic portuguese food and excellent wines. Glutenfree options available.

Date of visit: July 2022
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No, I did send a reservation but they never answered. Later I found out that they don't take bookings.
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