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Avenida Ramos Pinto Loja 310 | Cais de Gaia, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-266, Portugal
+351 22 374 4297
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good41%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
May 14, 2017
“Delicious Bacalhau com Natas”
Apr 2, 2017
“Good food, convenient to the tour boats”
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European, Portuguese, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Avenida Ramos Pinto Loja 310 | Cais de Gaia, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-266, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The worst coffe I got in Portugal. Price €1.80! Francisihna (€7,80) and toast ham&cheese (€3.00) very avarage. I suggest to go somewhere else

Thank Piotr T
Reviewed September 11, 2017

Food was so, so. Bill included a charge of .75 Euros per butter portion, 1.3 Euros for three thin slices of bread. Cashier laughed at me when I complained. AVOID THIS RESTAURANT.

Thank Steve O
Reviewed May 14, 2017

Cheap prices, good quality, great terrace. There is a large dining room inside the resutaurant aswell.

Thank Carolfriki
Reviewed April 2, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by the vegetarian franchesinha: it sounded like a very heavy dish, even in vegetarian form, but was actually very enjoyable. The staff very friendly, and didn't need our limited Spanish, and non-existent Portuguese to communicate. The views are excellent, and it...More

Thank Arthur R
Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Went there with my girlfriend. The food is just ok, but last about 10 minutes to order and 50 minutes until the dish was served. The waitress simple doesn't answer where our dish was. Worst experience in my lifetime while in Europe.More

Thank Ramon G
Ana C, Gestor at Provas, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2017
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Boa tarde, Desde já pedimos desculpa pela sua experiência. O mês de Agosto é complicado para nós visto que a...More

Reviewed July 23, 2016

We ate here twice on our visit to Porto, and were pleasantly surprised, mostly on account of the service. The waiter we had was fantastic, and was very informative and candid as to what to try and what to do in Porto. We visited again...More

1  Thank Bilyxa
Reviewed February 20, 2016

What a great place for great food The decoration inside is good but the main reason for being here is for the food I had a Francesinha which was a first. It was fantastic and we will certainly having another

1  Thank Mark T
Reviewed September 22, 2015

This place is situated on the south of the river, close to the port caves and is therefore competing with many other restaurants. However, where the others seemed touristy, with slow service and average food, this one was decent. Friendly staff, nice food, good value...More

2  Thank Graham J
Reviewed July 18, 2015

I describe it as a regular restaurant with no surprises. An average service and a place where you shouldn't expect an extensive and uncommon menu options. The location is great, and there is a lot to visit nearby.

1  Thank dennymorais
Reviewed March 24, 2015

The food was amazing!! The sangria was even better and the waiter was incredibly friendly and helpful. So good we returned the next day and will definitely go back next time in porto. Don't be decieved by the manky looking building from outside

1  Thank Loobylou212
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$13 - $39
Lunch, Dinner
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Good for
Families with children, Kids
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: Avenida Ramos Pinto Loja 310 | Cais de Gaia, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-266, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Phone Number: +351 22 374 4297
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Provas do Cais is a modern restaurant,situated on the waterfront of Vila Nova de Gaia, proposing regional dishes well prepared. Come indulge in our Peace of Veal, "Francesinha", Grilled Codfish, Octopus in Olive Oil, among others.
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