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Cruel Restaurante

Rua da Picaria 86, Porto 4050-477, Portugal
+351 924 400 259
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“carpaccio” (15 reviews)
“tiramisu” (9 reviews)
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European, Portuguese, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rua da Picaria 86, Porto 4050-477, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended to have dinner here on our first night in Porto. The place was a real disappointment. The cod we ordered was not tasty at all , the pat atlas braves were stale and all in all it was not a good experience....More

Thank blablablaathens
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our Airbnb host suggested we try this restaurant close to our apartment. Booking essential, such an unusual menu divided into sections depending on how adventurous you want to be. We had carpaccio with electric flower - really really good and cods tongues in black tempura...More

Thank Cindy W
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Besides the electric flower experience all the rest of the starters I tried were a failure, too (a lot) spicy, and the 3 only goes because of the final drunk tiramisu that could recover part of my palate... the service is awesome, very friendly and...More

Thank AlbertoJorgeFerreira
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

The is an outstanding contemporary restaurant in Porto. The chef is innovative and looks past the ordinary! The waitstaff are welcoming, attentive, knowledgeable and all speak English very well. We shared two entrees and a main. The Mushroom Magic is a delicious, well constructed risotto...More

Thank Richard_Jeanette
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

I came here with my friend in July 2018. We had steak tartare (nice but not a fan of egg), magic mushroom rissotto (yes!) and carpaccio. We picked mostly from the dangerous menu, but I would recommend mixing it up a bit. There is such...More

Thank seersh
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

We shared a botttle of wine We expected fine dine The starters was good The mains were bot our favourite food There were fishbones stuck in his throat The temperature was ok, do not bring a coat We were disapointed and didnt stay for the...More

1  Thank Tine Wiik B
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Eating at Cruel was easily the most interesting food experience we had in Portugal. There's a range of menus ranging from standard local cuisine to more adventurous/playful food. Wait staff are very friendly. One starter, two mains, two desserts and wine came to about €60....More

Thank g m
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Ever seen a risotto move in mysterious ways? Or had a sparkling carpaccio? Cruel has it, so check it out. Apart from the gimmicks, food tastes good and service is excellent. One small downside - we had to wait a bit every now and then.

Thank Hans G
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

I was amazed by the staff and food; the risotto had the appearance of being alive ( because of the heat it looked moving), the plate called elephant’s ear was also a literal big surprise. Just come and be amazed

Thank ricardocapelas
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

We went to this restaurant because of the glutenfree options that was advertised on tripadvisor. As a celiac I have found it difficult to find glutenfree friendly restaurants in Porto. I was more than pleasantly surprised about the service in this restaurant. The waitress was...More

Thank CeliacTravel90
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February 27, 2016|
Response from carlos c |
Yes. They have vegetarian meals.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$17 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 1:00 AM
7:30 PM - 1:00 AM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Picaria 86, Porto 4050-477, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 924 400 259
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Our menu offers three different levels of experience for your palate: Cruel - for the daring ones; Cautious - for those who want to be daring, but not too much; Fearful - for the less daring. You can venture into one level only, or go through them all. We advise you to share your plates to make your experience richer.
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