Cantina 32

Cantina 32

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Hours
Mon
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Tue
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Wed
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Thu
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Fri
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Sat
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$13 – $33
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles2,208 reviews
Excellent
1,182
Very good
653
Average
184
Poor
88
Terrible
101
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Wags63
Epsom486 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
We dropped in for lunch shortly after flying in to Porto, tired and hungry. Had delicious cured salmon with orange and mustard sauce, bread olives and all washed down with house wine. The ice cream cheese cake ) to share, it’s very sweet) was perfect. Service was unrushed and friendly.
Written May 16, 2024
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K D
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
No explanation or care given regarding the menu, or if you have any questions. Someone came over after sitting unattended for a while, and asked what we wanted. Food placed in front of us again without much of a word, like “enjoy”. Almost seemed like it wasn’t all the food, but it was. Food was average and we left hungry. No one asked if we wanted another drink. Inattentive staff, average food. Only nice thing was the atmosphere. Would not go back, or recommend.
Written May 2, 2024
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Quest58299686162
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 solo
I just left this location about 30 minutes ago on April 29, 2024. Customer service was the worst I had since I have been in Porto, Portugal. They took my order and I never saw my waiter again. Another waiter came took my plates off my table asked if I wanted cake. Then I had to asked someone to place my dessert order. I waited 15 mins for my dessert. It never came. Then I had to ask someone about my dessert order again. He placed it again. Then it finally came. I had steak with potatoes. I ask for my steak to be well cook. It came out reddish. I had to send it back. It still came back uncooked. I wouldn't refer anyone to this restaurant customer service is bad.
Written April 29, 2024
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aimar2018
Stroud18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 couples
Good location and lively ambience. However, we found the menu confusing. We each attempted to order our choice of a main course but were warned away of 2 mains as the portions were too big for one??? So we ended up with one main which we were told would be plenty for 2.....not really if you have a good appetite!!!
Written April 20, 2024
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Mindkandy
Porto134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 solo
It took five years but I finally got a reservation (Walk in and reserve for another day. They don't seem to answer the phone.). The decor and atmosphere are contemporary and warm. The staff are cordial and as friendly as they work at a feverish pace. The food is outstanding and well-presented. I would definitely go back.
Written April 19, 2024
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David J
San Francisco73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
My family dined at Cantina 32 on our last night in Portugal. We had tried to go there the night prior and were turned away but were able to book a reservation for the following night. We are glad that we did. What others have said about the service is true, it is rather lackluster. We were seated and waiting for quite some time before anyone came to take our drink order (and we were really thirsty!). We also seemed to have many servers helping us so it was difficult to know who to flag down if we needed something (answer: any of them). Though in the end not sure if the service was bad/slow or if we are just impatient Americans (?). Once we were served, everything was delicious. We started with the “Fries 32” for a nice salty started to go with a cold beer. Very tasting and loaded with Parmesan cheese, though still don’t understand the concept of mayonnaise with fries. Then some tasty entrees, deef steak & the ribs, with a reasonably priced bottle of red. For dessert, both the chocolate cake and the banana cheesecake (served in a flower pot, with chocolate cookie “dirt” crumbles on top) are must tries. This is a rather trendy place and a bit more expensive than the norm in Porto. But I felt as though we ate and drank a lot (and couldn’t finish everything) and the total bill was not at all unreasonable. I certainly recommend Cantina 32 for a nice dinner (or lunch).
Written April 18, 2024
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jd061016
Glasgow22 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 couples
Poor service from staff that seemed to care more about appearing cool rather than ensuring customers were enjoying their meal. Lengthy wait for average food with nothing in the way of an apology. Avoid.
Written April 13, 2024
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Amy H
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 couples
Great place. Very good atmosphere and nice staff. The Tuna Tataki was delicious and we loved the famous chocolate cake. Would definitely recommend!
Written April 3, 2024
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Henrieta
Bratislava19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
Oh la la. The food tastes like heaven here.We were extremely satisfied with the quality of food here.Make sure to book a table in advance because it gets crowded very fast!
Written March 10, 2024
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Pernille I
Copenhagen6197 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 solo
Cantina 32 was one of my top picks for a nice lunch in the historic center or Porto, and perfectly situated in the iconic Rua das Flores. The decoration is rustic but charming - old furniture, wood, nice music and a young staff. Menu contains some 'iconic' dishes apparently as well as selection of hot and cold dishes, salads, sandwiches etc. I of course opted for some of the house specials, and they were indeed very good - although there was a really really large quantity of melted butter on those squids. Dessert of raw orange with olive oil and honey was just amazing and perfect to clean the butter taste. Service was nice and smiling; but but but but.... I was seated just next to a cashier counter where the waiters kept watch. One of the young waiters spent the entire time biting his nails - with half of his hand in his mouth; and absolutely not using sanitizer after. And I have a serious issue with that overall - just happy he was not the one serving my table and touching my plates. But management should note and correct these things; bot nice to see for a customer while eating.
Written November 22, 2023
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beechwood2218
Cheltenham19 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
The female staff were vile, miserable, arrogant, not a bit welcoming, as you went to enter you were met with “have you reserved” a number of times - god forbid if you haven’t, you are then marched to where they have allocated a space for you & ignored. We struck lucky as we got a waiter (found out his name was Ariel🤙) he was pleasant, welcoming & efficient, whilst the female staff were grabbing items off tables, resetting others smashing down plates almost throwing them onto nearby tables, horrible, horrible atmosphere. The food was ok, not bad but nothing special, therefore in my opinion don’t bother with this place there are far better restaurants in the same street. We really enjoyed meals at the Impar & the Puro both of which, where the food was better, the atmosphere & service were outstanding, a far far nicer dining experience.
Written November 19, 2023
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MrsChan2014
Melbourne19 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
A very good example of how bad customer service can spoil even the nicest location and food. Having read other reviews, it is clear ours was not an isolated experience. Arriving late into Porto on our first night, we attempted to secure a table both here and at a couple of nearby restaurants and quickly realised this was an area where reservations were a must. No problem, completely understandable. After subsequently trying multiple times to make a reservation by telephone - which was never answered, we arrived at lunchtime opening time to request a dinner reservation. Wow - the girl on the door in charge of the reservation book was about as unwelcoming as you could be, and we felt as if we were being assessed for suitability as customers. (We have a word for this type of role on the door in Australia ;-) ) She told us we could have a table at 9:00pm, this was a tad too late for us and we asked if it would be possible to come earlier- we were more than happy to come extra early, even at 6:30. With a roll of her eyes she went to check with a colleague, and they put us in at 6:30. The reservation book didn’t look particularly full to be honest, but we were happy and appreciative they fitted us in. Arriving on time, and after 5 minutes seeing the door opened and left ajar, we walked in only be asked rudely by the same door person to wait as they needed to have a staff meeting (really, a staff meeting after opening time??). Ok, no problem we said, and indicated we would sit on the couch in the entrance foyer and wait. No we were told, we had to wait outside on the street. This was not a good start and we felt less than welcome. Literally 30 seconds later the doors opened and 2 parties walked in before us and were seated immediately. We were then shown to a table at the very back of the restaurant by our dour and frosty door person. We are frequent restaurant diners, and do not mind paying a decent amount for good food. The food here is definitely good, however the portobello mushroom dish was not well balanced and the tiger prawns were a little overcooked and expensive for the (three?) halves. All other dishes were good, and our wait staff was friendly and efficient. Unfortunately although nice enough food and lovely room, the lingering taste in our mouth was one of inhospitable service. Spend your money elsewhere- there is fantastic food in Porto that comes with equally welcoming, hospitable and great service.
Written October 31, 2023
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Miguel B
South Orange318 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 friends
The space is quite informal in a rustic, almost industrial setting. It fits the whole picture very well. The staff is young somewhat casual, but they ultimately deliver. The food is magnificent-- lusty, full flavors, presented in creative, but informal ways (pate in a glass jar, salmon crudo well adorned with additions on a wooden board, a lot of colorful ceramic bowls brimming with hearty fare). Don't miss the spicy squid, the sesame tuna, the braised octopus and any of the beef dishes. The bread is great for soaking up the juices. The wine seems to be born for the food and it is embarrassingly inexpensive. A good assortment of desserts, many chocolate based all hit the spot. I know that some people have found the reception somewhat cool when it is crowded and some people seem easily turned away. We did not think we were going to get a table, but after smiling and putting on our best "face" they relented and found us a space. The staff then really warmed up to us and we had an absolutely grand time
Written October 10, 2023
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Boscoeurotraveler
Newtown224 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
Not sure how to present this review; the food was good, the servers were pleasant but the hostess was not welcoming, rather surly. Enough to turn people away. The menu is small but be warned even the single person entrees are enough to share, and it is on the pricier side of dining in Porto. I can’t decide if it was worth it, maybe??
Written October 4, 2023
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dofsbs
Kilmihil3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
We dined as a couple at Cantina 32 on Friday last. We had a booking and were shown to our table immediately. Menus were produced and our drinks order was taken without delay by friendly staff. We had the squid starter which was tender and extremely tasty - a great start to our meal. We had ordered the octopus to share as a main course. It looked terrific but was too tough and chewy for enjoyment. A disappointment. Desserts were superb especially the cheesecake with it’s novel presentation. Had the octopus been tender, this would have been a five star experience. We will return in the future to sample other dishes.
Written October 3, 2023
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