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Francesinhas Da Baixa

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Fri, 4/26
8:00 PM

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#499 of 1,786 Restaurants in Porto

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Our specialty is "Francesinhas", a local recipe that, as story goes, was born in downtown Porto on the 60's. This delicacy was invented by a returning emigrant from France (Daniel Silva) who, in a moment of inspiration, decided to transform one of the most famous French snacks the "croque-monsieur". To this effect he added to it meats and typical Portuguese sausages as well as a spicy sauce, which would remind him of French women ... Very hot! Made by expert hands with the best ingredients, Francesinhas da Baixa offers 20 varieties without neglecting the most traditional, washed down with a sauce to "eat and cry for more"... In fact, as Culture Trip web page states: "Francesinha, is a hearty
$11 - $17
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Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
European, Contemporary, Portuguese
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 17, 2019

I hate writing bad reviews, but this restaurant was very bad. My partner chose it based on the star reviews of TA, but he never read the actual reviews. The restaurant was the Portuguese equivalent of Chilis or TGI Fridays; a huge place with sports...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank dwwhite73
Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

We were here in two. We wanted to try the francesinha. The dish itself is quite heavy and not recommended for a dinner, however this is regardless of the restaurant. Concerning our experience in this restaurant, we were quite disappointed. It was caotic and there...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Presuntodoc
Reviewed March 6, 2019

We are a vegan and a vegetarian and we enjoyed the traditional Porto dish "Francesinhas". It was exactly what we were expecting, very nice and flavorsome, although we couldn't move much for the next few hours, hah! We had a beer and a wine with...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Ido H
Reviewed February 27, 2019 via mobile

I like it, that they serve fries separately, so that they're not all soaked up with the sauce. For 3 people we paid about 36€ with drinks and 2 portions of fries (2 chicken francesinhas and one with chorizo). It's like a heart attack on...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank petra19872016
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

Went with my boyfriend and tried their francesinha , having eaten before in other restaurants rest assured is the best francesinha in Porto . Even the restaurant was busy the staff was always super friendly and there for you when you needed! I recommend this...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank _ngelotiagom
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

Nice place for young people and for families too. We try francesinhas with soup and without soup. Taste is strong and good if you love meat.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank robyloik
Reviewed November 10, 2018

Came here specifically for the francesinhas and was not disappointed! This was a great place to try this dish of Portugal. It was very filling but wonderful. They even had vegetarian options. The staff was extremely friendly which made the experience all the better. They...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank adi_abb
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

I came here for lunch with a Portuguese friend. They have a large choice of Francesinhas (including a vegetarian option) and all is offered at an affordable price. It was lunchtime on Sunday and the large restaurant -of which the entrance is a bit hidden-...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank ftv2015
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

The waiters are incredibly nice. The Francesinhas were the best we've ever tasted, and we tried both meat and veggie ones. The environment is calm, relaxing and super clean. Even the restrooms are cozy! Awesome and warm welcome. Overall, an excellent service and place! Congratulations...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Footprints752490
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

If you want to taste some francesinhas you can find many other places faster than that. Product was OK, after eating my first francesinha I guess if I meet some native francesinha lover he will tell me that This is not TRVE francesinha.

Date of visit: September 2018
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