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Restaurante Bufete Fase

#106 of 1,193 Restaurants in Porto
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European, Portuguese
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Rua de Santa Catarina 1147, Porto, Portugal
222052118
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Waitstaff

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  • 143
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Francesinha!

This restaurant only serves the typical Francesinha! It is a good experience. Loved the food, but I am not a big fan of francesinhas without home made bread. The space is too small. The service is very good and they exhale sympathy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ruimvramos
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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82 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant only serves the typical Francesinha! It is a good experience. Loved the food, but I am not a big fan of francesinhas without home made bread. The space is too small. The service is very good and they exhale sympathy.

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1 Thank Ruimvramos
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

One of the best francesinhas ever... I was surprise about the quality of the ingredients... However the fries could be better

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1 Thank Eduardo J
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

If you only have to eat only one francesinha, eat it here! Ate at cafe Santiago as well but this is so much better. Spicy sauce was great, and the beef filling was very tender. Excellent choice!

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1 Thank Traveller-Y-L
Indianapolis, Indiana
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

A very casual bar that has a small restaurant in the back that makes an outstanding Franceshina sandwich. Best we had in Porto. The owners enjoy having tourists visit and try the Franceshina. Would certainly visit again.

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Thank ldashton
Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Seriously the best thing in portuguese gastronomy. Heard about tons of times and this one is so good. Best sauce and best meat.

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Thank Carolina E
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We stayed at the Castelo de Santa Catarina and asked about the best Francesinha we could find in Porto. They recommended the Testaurante Bufete Fase, just down the street! We arrived at a busy time so while waiting we were intrigued watching the construction of this unusual sandwich. There is a sense of pride shown by the "chef;" they have... More 

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Thank asenior
Madrid, Spain
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

One of the best francesinhas in Oporto. Very small place (you might have to wait a little bit - this gives you an opportunity to see the preparation of the dish), but totally worth it.

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Thank Rbarbosa27
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

The best francesinha in Porto. Very nice place with amazing huge portions of tasty francesinha. Be just on time and be prepared for about 20-30 minutes of waiting. ;)

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Thank Lenka U
Porto, Portugal
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

The best francesinha in Porto can be found in this restaurant. The owner is very nice and the dinner was very pleasant. I will come back!

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Thank janejonesjane
Maputo, Mozambique
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

One of the best francesinhas I have eaten. The owners are friendly but it's the only dish in the house so don't even bother asking.

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Thank António F

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua de Santa Catarina 1147, Porto, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: 222052118

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 22
  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?