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Av. Diogo Leite 74, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400 , Portugal
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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SP - Brazil
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186 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located among many restaurants along the river's edge at Vila Nova de Gaia, it was recommended by the reception desk at my hotel for cod recipies. I liked a lot the Bacalhau a moda do Bras and the sangria, but sadly my Bacalhau a Ze do Pipo was salty and the Cod's salad wasn't shredded as I hoped for. Note:... More 

Thank phdhonda
Little Rock, Arkansas
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310 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Literally right under our apartment, this tiny little roadside place is always full - they have a daily menu board which I noticed changed slightly daily. Prices were very affordable and service just fine. Cod dinner for $8.5 Euro is amazing. Great for lunch or a quick dinner. We had lunch one day. There is a small bar right next... More 

Thank Jon M
Belo Horizonte, MG
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bacalhoeiro is a fine restaurant on the left bank of the River Douro, in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. Their specialty is Bacalhau - Salted Codfish - the Portuguese delicacy. We had the best olive-oil confit Bacalhau one can desire, preceeded by sensational Bolinhos de Bacalhau (tapas of fried salted codfish in mashed potatoes), all of it harmonized with cold... More 

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Perth, Australia
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of restaurants in the street, we selected this for no other reason than tables available. We were going to leave because of the smokers outside, but we noted them at all restaurants. Food Ok for price, but to be fare this was our first restaurant of our stay in Porto and probably wouldn't go back.

Thank MacAttack720
Florianopolis, SC
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142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a lot of options on the river shore in Vila Nova Gaia. They all look like tourist traps. After looking for a while, I decided to have lunch at Bacalhoeiro. The food was good and the service was ok. There are better restaurants in the other shore (Porto).

Thank Daniel-FLN-BR
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It seemed odd to us that a restaurant was referred to by our Portuguese friends as "the codfish restaurant" since every restaurant serves in the country seems to serve it. However, these dishes were really delicious and the fish was a completely different grade that many other places. We had great service there, too!

Thank Zoe M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Great location, friendly staff. Unfortunately the food was only just average and that is being generous.

Thank David H
Lviv, Ukraine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We were in Porto in September, it was perfect time to visit. When you are in Porto you should try Cod Fish. So with that thoughts we were trying to find some place to have some Cod Fish. And we found it. We had very kind waitress. Our fish was very good, and local wine was fine. Recomend to try... More 

Thank Taras V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We ate there a couple of weeks ago and it was one of the most expensive meals of our trip. However, it was far from being the best meal. The food is okay, but nothing special. They will serve you bread, olives and croquettes unaskedly, and charge you as much as 5 EUR per person if you start eating off... More 

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Ajax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I was in Porto, Portugal in March and while visiting some of the port cellars In Gaia, discovered this gem in the town. The restaurant is in the city of Gaia which is across the river from Porto. I visited the restaurant 2 times and had the best cod fish with excellent wine for lunch. Service at the restaurant both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Diogo Leite 74, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Phone Number: +(351)223759408

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?