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Rabelos Restaurante Bar

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Avenida Diogo Leite 68, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-111, Portugal
+351 22 375 5864
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Limerick, Ireland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The interior was lovely, couldn't fault it. We were seated by the front door as there was no other tables available. This would have been fine if they actually closed the front door it was freezing out! So spent most of the meal absolutely frozen, the food was average, pasta was by far the best thing to get very very... More 

Thank jennyok93
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

One of the best restaurants along the waterfront on the Vila Nova de Gaia. After a cruise along the Douro River and a trip to nearby Sandeman Port Cellar this is the perfect place to relax over some great food and Portuguese wine. And afterwards you can finish your drinks in comfort outside - and if it's getting chilly, which... More 

Thank Grace-Heno
Burnley, United Kingdom
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529 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

The menu outside looked interesting and once seated we were given a menu which was more extensive. We like fish which was well represented so it was difficult to make a choice. We decided to go for a typical Portuguese cod dish to share which was good although there were probably other dishes that would have suited our tastes more.... More 

Thank simply-peregrinating
Leeds England
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131 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

Ate here after reading reviews. Situated along a row of numerous restaurants so no shortage of choice. Food was good as was service and reasonably priced.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Found this place when we were looking for lunch along the Main Street where all the wine cellars are in Villa Nova de Gaia. We ordered the Poseidon and the Alaska, and were very pleased with the taste and portion size. The sangria was excellent as well. A great place to eat, the staff was friendly and service was generally... More 

Thank Joshua J
Rochester, New York
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Rabelos is on the waterfront strip facing the City of Porto along with dozens of other tourist focused restaurants. This was the one I stumbled into and was generally impressed. I ordered the Peixe Alaska which was quite tasty even if a bit pricey for Porto. But at 14.50 euro it doesn't really break the bank.

Thank Lea K
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

We wandered in here, drawn by what looked like an interesting menu. The reality was uninspiring . The salads were drowned in sickly dressing and the mains underwhelmed. My shrimp and lobster paparadelle was ok but lacked punch while my partner's paella was stodgy after he had picked off the few pieces of seafood. The staff were friendly and the... More 

Thank gerry p
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We mainly visited initially because it was close to our accommodation and had a child's menu and good reviews. In the end we went back two days after the first visit because it was so good. We were delighted that the second visit was just as impressive as the last time. Food was excellent on every level. The service was... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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212 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Located across the road from the river, this is the perfect place to enjoy a meal with Porto as a backdrop. We ordered the Bacala Portuguese-style: the fish was very lightly salted, moist and in a tomato sauce with lots of onions; the serving was more than enough for the both of us. Bread, baked brie, a bowl of olives,... More 

Thank Joan0452013
Wiesbaden, Germany
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Location is perfect. Right on the river n a few steps from the cable cars m wineries.. Customer service- impeccable and very accommodating. I wanted salmon however, they had run out but was very accommodating to ensure I was satisfied. Food was great and came in time. I had a bowl of punched potatoes and a cod fish cake. Both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $26
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Diogo Leite 68, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-111, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Phone Number: +351 22 375 5864
On the banks of the Douro River and surrounded by the most famous port wine cellars comes un combine innovative space that knows very well the cosmopolitan tastes of the modern world ancient architecture, our chef sorprenedera your palate featuring international food up from the Portuguese cod Passing URI yet the author's cuisine, fine wines to your table but deslunbrantes surrounded by the views of the river Douro World Heritage of UNESCO.

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