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Avenida Ramos Pinto 252, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-266, Portugal
223 750 492
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Lagos, Portugal
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This may have been our best meal in Porto. We had to wait about 15 minutes for a table but definitely worth it. Very large portions of fresh fish. Very reasonable prices and friendly service. Highly recommend.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is family run on the waterfront on the port houses side. The service is fabulous and really friendly - it was our first night and a great introduction to the fabulous people. We ordered starters - the star of the show was the little hot samosas - and the wine - at 8 euro a litre - and... More 

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Porto District, Portugal
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family owned, traditional Portuguese restaurant with very good food and huge portions at small prices. Not the best looking/comfortable restaurant in the world, but who cares...

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Thank CurtiSom
Porto, Portugal
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

This is a family owned, traditional Portuguese restaurant. The owners are simple, honest, kind and welcoming people. The food is tasty and generous. They will not let you order too much as they don't want you to waste money or their food. You feel totally at home. Sr. Adão and his family treat everyone the same, be it tourist or... More 

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Thank Sinhah
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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433 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We came here for lunch. We were tempted by one of the places with outside seating and a river view, but instead decided to go for the better food. This place was clearly quite authentic and was packed with locals and tourists alike. There was a small wait, but once we got in we were not disappointed. Friendly service (it's... More 

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Lund, Sweden
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178 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This place is really authentic and crowded with local guests. Two dishes lunch including wine for only 10€ per person! The food is rustic and very tasty, the portions are generous. Warm and friendly atmosphere.

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Thank Totte B
Doha, Qatar
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

As you walk past the port wine caves across the Douro, you'll probably walk past this family run restaurant. Keep the address in hand, and look for it specifically. The place is packed at lunchtime, and the dishes of the day are always popular with guests. Locals compete with tourists here. It's a tight squeeze, no frills, nothing fancy. Focus... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

A very traditional family Portuguese restaurant. We went in at around 1pm on a Sunday and it was packed. We hadn't intended to have the menu del dia but had it pointed out to us. We went for it on the basis it would be served quicker than if we went off piste. €20 for two of us. Soup, bread,... More 

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Thank Malc N
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Wife got the tripe dish and it was excellent, I did the Francesinha sandwich with pork. True to the style, could not touch the fries, this one sandwitch could easily feed 2 people, 3 if you have the fries. Very good value.

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Thank rosienej
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant. The green soup was delicious. Had the stuffed breaded chicken for two which was delicious and plentiful. Overall great food at a great price!

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Thank Anthony D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Ramos Pinto 252, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-266, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Phone Number: 223 750 492

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