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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.
PRICE RANGE
$18 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for dinner to this place. You need to book in advance. The waiters are nice and helpful, the menu is only in Portuguese. The concept is interesting: three types of menus but you can mix them: a "wild" and extraordinary one, medium wild...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 16, 2020 via mobile

I was looking forwards to visit this restaurant for a while now. However, the experience was not better then average. The star dish of this restaurant must be the risotto because of the moving mushrooms, the rest of the food quality is the same as...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 3, 2020 via mobile

This restaurant is an experience. The concept with 3 segments of dishes from experimental to traditional was a home run for us. The prices are above average but it’s worth it.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

Based on Trip Advisor reviews we booked and enjoyed a great meal. Booking seems to be essential - the restaurant was full by 8.00pm. Nice atmosphere and very good service. Good choice of dishes, but not excessive - which we like. Choice of Portuguese ‘favourites...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 21, 2019 via mobile

The concept of this restaurant is amazing - trying food from non-adventurous to adventurous. Portion sizes are very generous and the ‘magic mushroom’ risotto is a must! Very well priced and great selection on the menu. Wine is also delicious and service was fantastic! Could...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 21, 2019 via mobile

I loved the 'cruel' menu. The carpaccio with electric flower is a fun and mindblowing experience. Try it! Magic mushroom risotto does not contain drugs, don't worry, it is instead a delicious dish presented in a fun way. Recommendable. And for chocolate desert; try the...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 29, 2019

A hotelier in Lisbon had told us that this arts district in Porto is home to a number of great restaurants, and that Cruel stands out. We've never looked at a menu anywhere in the world that invited us to move beyond our comfort zone...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 20, 2019 via mobile

The good was very good.. sangria had a spin but was good. The service is friendly and done well. This is not most traditional but worth a meal

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 17, 2019 via mobile

The place is very cosy, with a nice touch of music in the background. You get welcomed by a very friendly and humorous waitress who takes the time to explain the (very) original menu to pick from. The dishes are something totally different from what...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 30, 2019 via mobile

We found this restaurant wandering around near our hotel having just arrived at 8pm in Porto and we were so happy we did! The menu is so interesting and imaginative as well as delicious!! Staff were really helpful in picking out dishes and wine -...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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