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Restaurante Bufete Fase

#104 of 1,377 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Rua de Santa Catarina 1147, Porto, Portugal
+351 22 205 2118
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Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:15 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been tempted to change place but so far I always keep coming back here. This place only serves francesinha and let you choose beteween mild or hot sauce. I always have side fries and beer. Anyone who has had this dish before knows its a heavy one, but so worth having every time I visit Porto.

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Thank Diana N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is obviously where the locals go to het their francesinhas! I haven't tasted a lot of them to know if it the best one in Portugal, but I can testify that it was delicious! The service was great too, making you feel mostly welcome.

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Thank Dimitris K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

We stayed about a two minute walk from BufeteFase, the only thing that stopped us from eating there more often was that it was among the more pricey options for Francesina. 11.50 euro for a Francesina with fries and a beer.

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Thank David B
Drammen, Norway
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

I'd read that this was the place to go for the best francesinhas in Porto. They literally have nothing else on their menu than their sandwiches and fries. Tiny place that's very easy to miss unless you've got it pinned down on a map. Cheap, nothing fancy, but great flavours. Tried francesinha in one other location in Porto while I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

They only serve Fransesinha (with or without chips) - so dont expect any other type of food. We have had fransesinha elsewhere and thought we'd try it here. Sorry but the food was pretty tasteless, the sauce very watery. Service is fast and staff very friendly.

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Thank gcn8
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Fransesinha and a choice of french fries or chips are 9€. She is very kind and speaks english well. The food came fast. Nice food, nice people and service. Restaurant is not that fansy, but it doesn't have to. The food is great. That is all. 저는 매운맛으로 먹었는데 많이 느끼하지도 않고 입맛에 아주 잘 맞았어요. 핫소스가 아니라 고춧가루를 써서... More 

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

The francesinha is amazing, the lady serving them is wonderful and friendly (and speaks good English), the beer is cold, the atmosphere is pleasant (and a bit local). What more do you need?

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Lisbon, Portugal
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

A discrete, local-looking restaurant just up one of the busiest streets in Porto that arguably serves one of its best Francesinhas (the street's, and the city's). The service was swift and impeccable, the prices adequate, and the toasted francesinha with fries delicious. Will definitely return whenever in Porto.

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Montreal, Quebec
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

admittedly we've only ever had one francesinha but this was amazing. It's the only thing they serve and they do it really well. The sauce is delicious and the sandwich doesn't get soggy at all even though it's covered in that amazing sauce. It's not touristy at all since its away from the tourist section. The server was very friendly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

I had done my research on which restaurant in Porto to go to for the best Francesinha - doing an online search for "where is the best franceshina" leads to an epic comparison which meant I didn't have to go to every restaurant myself. :-) Based on their hard work I headed here. I arrived at about 2:15pm and said... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $22
Cuisine
European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
12:15 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:15 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:15 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:15 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:15 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:15 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua de Santa Catarina 1147, Porto, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 205 2118

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