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Taberna dos Mercadores

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Rua dos Mercadores 36 38, Porto 4050-373 Portugal+351 22 201 0510WebsiteMenu
Open now12:30 PM - 3:30 PM7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We hadn’t booked, so we were lucky to get a table for lunch , when the restaurant had a no-show. If you’re looking for the freshest fish and shellfish, this is definitely the place to come. We had clams and shrimp, followed by Açorda, the...seafood “porridge”. All delicious. It’s a tiny place, so recommend booking in advance. You won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous dinner experience! We fortunately made reservations and did not have to wait to get in. The garlic and lemon shrimp were fantastic. Salt encrusted sea bream was delicious. Dessert? Well, we had three because we couldn’t make up our minds. The serving of cod...was huge and looked tasty. All potions were very generous. The wine selection was as good as the food. We tried to make reservation again, but the restaurant was fully booked. There are only eight tables. Don’t miss out, make reservations.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 24, 2022

Wow, one of the best meals we had in Portugal! We did not have a reservation, so although we arrived at the restaurant for dinner at 6:45, we waited about 30 minutes to be seated (we were a party of 2. We noticed that larger...parties took much longer to be seated). It was definitely worth the wait. We had the octopus salad, seafood rice for two, almond cake, and chocolate mousse. I wish we had bigger stomachs so we could try more! The food was delicious, and the service was excellent. It is a small space, and we were seated directly next to another party (which was fine with us). We will definitely return next time we are in Porto.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 19, 2022 via mobile

Friendly staff and great service. Lovely small restaurant (seats 16 people). Advertised dinner service at 7pm. We walked past at 6.10 and they were open so we were first customers. Quickly filled up and by the time we left there was a line up the...street. Saying this, we didn’t feel rushed at all. We had the salt crusted sea bream which came flaming to the table and was served to us by the waiter - a very nice touch. Small but authentic menu. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 12, 2022 via mobile

Awesome. Small, intimate and fun. Great food and staff. Nothing fancy her, just good eats and great Portuguese wines at an unbelievably inexpensive price. Shrimp in garlic and clams, 😋

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 8, 2022 via mobile

Great food, long line. We got there 1 hour before opening and others began lining up 35 min before (the line got long quick after that). The first round was mostly reservations so as long as you’re a bigger group (tables were mostly for 2)...or a couple of groups down you’d probably be waiting for the second round of dinner which is probably 1+ hours later). Food was the best we had in Portugal and extremely reasonably priced for what it was - especially the shrimp, seafood rice, and lamb chops.More

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

Good fresh quality food at a reasonable price. The restaurant was intimate and the waiters were personable and friendly. You didn’t feel rushed at all which is very surprising seeming how popular as indicated by the queue for the restaurant is. Strongly recommend booking in...advance and loved the whole dining experience.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 25, 2022

Highly recommend this place - it was outstanding! You must try the prawn starter and octopus for main! Booking is a must so you don't miss out!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 11, 2022 via mobile

Booked months ago and it did not disappoint! Wonderful food, service and ambience. One of the best evenings we have ever had in a restaurant, thank you.

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

Nice choice on the menu not extensive but plenty to choose between fish meat and salads great wines that were recommended not to expensive to finish we shared a dessert and some port go if your there it won’t disappoint

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 31, 2022 via mobile

The experience was completely delightful. We didn’t have a reservation so we decided to wait outisde knowing that there was a possibility that we couldn’t get in in time. After 50 minutes we were able to sit at our table. They treat us very nicely,...without any rush although the kitchen was closing in 35 minutes. The food was extraordinary (we had the clams, the prawns and the seebream), and the place, tinny and cozy, reminded us of a living room rather than a restaurant. All the team (in and out the kitchen) were in a cheerful mood all the time and they made us feel like home. We loved it! It’s definetly a must! :)More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 12, 2022

We should re-title this one of the best meals in Europe. There are only 14-16 seats at this tiny restaurant. It feels like you're eating in a cave with two perfectly skilled female chefs and two waiters. Reservations are imperative as there were people lined...up who probably waited 1.5-2 hours. Every dish we ordered at this restaurant was amazing. One of the other diners ordered a fish dish that was flambeed at the table, which looked fantastic. We had a fish with seafood rice which was so comforting. My kids had super soft veal, tasty pork ribs with pork rice, and those garlic shrimps were executed perfectly. The flavors and quality of the cook at this restaurant were worthy of many Michelin stars. Consider yourself lucky if you can get a reservation!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 6, 2022 via mobile

Shrimp in frying pan 平底锅煎虾- 7.5€ 去掉虾壳了,就是油煎虾,加了很多大蒜,好吃 Bulhao Pato clams - 8.5€ 稍微有点咸,不知道是不是单独加了盐 Lamb ribs with grilled potatoes煎羊排配土豆 - 16€ 羊肉还不错,但有点咸,盐撒多了 甜品 - 4€ 鸡蛋味很浓,很像半熟的鸡蛋蛋糕,蛋糕很松软,偏甜,但我挺喜欢的

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed July 21, 2022

We had a great meal here! Would encourage you to make a reservation and to try the octopus salad as a starter - most tender we had in Portugal! Very, very small restaurant that definitely caters to the tourist crowd, but is by no means...a trap. Good value.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 21, 2022 via mobile

Absolutely delicious! Tiny restaurant- they take reservations but they are booking two months out. We showed up around 8 and waited about 30 minutes for a table.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Diana G
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They do not take reservations usually. Especially if it is considered high season. Were you able to eat at the location? I was not able to in August as the restaurant was full.
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Taberna dos Mercadores is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5