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Cruel Restaurante

Rua da Picaria 86, Porto 4050-477, Portugal
+351 924 400 259
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Portuguese, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Rua da Picaria 86, Porto 4050-477, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had great diner with friends. Very friendly service and great food! Would eat there again for sure. 105 euro for 4, all included. Really worth it!

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was something of a breath of fresh air among the many offering a glut of very similar foods. The menu is inspiring, offering three themes of Cruel, Cautious and Fearful. you can mix and match across all three, to try more unusual and...More

Thank NorwichHappygal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited following the reviews and looking for something different. I liked you could pick across the 3 menus and some inventive dishes with thought and in some cases art in mind! If you are looking for something slightly different then worth a visit.

Thank RichofBexhill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying round the corner from Cruel and visited after a recommendation from a local. The waiter was enthusiastic and friendly and explained the 3 different menus. We had the goats cheese and mushrooms, wild boar and magic mushroom risotto all of which were...More

Thank Futuragirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I recently enjoyed a seven-night trip to Portugal, with five nights in Porto, two in Lisbon. On the very first night in Porto we came across this gem. A restaurant which has the menus Cautious, Fearless and Cruel. Not surprisingly we had...More

Thank Phil T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff is very kind and helpful; the concept is original and some dishes have a "wow" factor (like the risotto with the moving mushrooms), but the taste of food is not really impressive.

Thank Mariana F
Reviewed September 3, 2017

Do you consider yourself Cruel, Cautious or Fearful? You will need to answer this question when ordering starter, main and dessert from Cruel's menu. My advice? be a bit of everything, be daring :) they have a very vast and innovative list of dishes to...More

Thank VaneFoodie
Reviewed August 31, 2017

That's the saying on the restaurant's website. Cruel has a very interesting concept. They have 3 different tasting menus for you current mood on how you feel about explorating food. 1. First level - Afraid 2. Second level - Cautious 3. Third and most difficult...More

Thank joaopmgoncalves
Reviewed August 17, 2017

The food is if great quality, the size of the means are enough, good portions. The menu Cruel is my preferred, the other are just the typical. The prices are acceotable for the quality is served.

Thank Nuno_Pinto1303
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

They have three different menus and the rest is up to you - how brave you are! 😉 They even serve an "elephant's ear"! The dishes are quite big and the idea is to share them, you won't be hungry after Cruel! Very good wine...More

Thank champagnespring
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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
$18 - $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
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, 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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