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Rabelos Restaurante Bar

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Av. Diogo Leite, Cais de Gaia | Av. Diogo Leite, Cais de Gaia, 4400-111, Vila Nova de Gaia, Distrito do Porto, Norte de Portugal, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-111, Portugal
+351 22 375 5864
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good service, mediocre food all around. Made for tourists. Not sure why it's number 7 on this side of the river.

Thank jkelly72
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On the river front, with great views. We went up the lift to the second floor and recommend the exterior seating area for the full atmosphere. Meal was made by the excellent attentive service of the two waiters!

Thank Dave M
Goa, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were taken to this restaurant by our Portuguese business associates. It's a busy tourist place with English speaking staff and menus. Magnificent view of the riverfront. Overall pleasant experience but the food could have been better. It is tourist oriented so guess it won't be so Portuguese. Nevertheless worth the visit !

Thank Bina A
Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The best restaurant (for food) we have been to in Porto. The "Alaska" fish was incredible (see picture) - it had mashed potatoes, shrimp, tried vegetables and the fish (it wasn't cod or sea-bass) was white, flaky, boneless and covered with a cheese that had been broiled. Over looks the River Duoro. The Salmon was equally as good. Other than... More 

Thank Jon M
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On the Gaia side. This was one of the best meals of our 2 weeks in Portugal. Cod in breadcrumbs seems to be a traditional Portuguese dish and my wife had this on a number of occasions during out stay. My wife had the cod in breadcrumbs in this restaurant and considered it the best she had had during our... More 

Thank briango2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked this lovely restaurant for our first night in Porto. Excellent food, service was friendly and also knowledgeable about my gluten free dietary requirements. Would recommend and we will certainly be back again next year when we are in Porto

Thank amanda f
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Experienced the rudest waiter in Porto What a shame Unfortunately a waiter have no idea how to behave After they brought the sangria in a broken glass We asked them to change and after that the way that they served was like throwing all the plates etc to the table instead serving

Thank Zafer B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant overlooks the Douro from the Gaia side, and we had the best meal of our 3 day stay in Porto at this location, thanks to friendly and attentive staff. The food was delicios, fresh and very reasonably priced. On the whole, I'd recommend visitors dine in Gaia side, on Ribeira shore every waiter seems to be in a... More 

Thank Aasenjo
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rabelos is on the front overlooking the Douro on the Gaia side, not far from the Ponte Luis 1 bridge. You can easily miss it as it's tucked within a few other restaurants and cafés. The surprise is when you go inside and you can then see this is a step above its neighbours. We had an evening meal in... More 

Thank DavidCFrench
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My best friend and I had our last meal in Porto here, which was lunch. We both had the Paella and we agreed that it was the best we had ever eaten. The staff were lovely and the view back across the river to Porto was stunning.

Thank Maewest1974

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $28
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, International
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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: Av. Diogo Leite, Cais de Gaia | Av. Diogo Leite, Cais de Gaia, 4400-111, Vila Nova de Gaia, Distrito do Porto, Norte de Portugal, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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