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O Valentim

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Rua Herois Franca 263 | Matosinhos, Matosinhos 4450-158, Portugal
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ate here 3x during a recent week in Porto and would highly recommend it. The restaurant is based in Rua Herois Franca with one fish restaurant after the other which makes a fantastic atmosphere on a summer's evening with all the freshly grilled fishes being prepared on the grills just outside the restaurant. Dinner time starts around 7:30/8pm - anytime... More 

Thank Cosmo_Kris
Almada, Setubal, Portugal
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I must not have any luck with this restaurant... With all the good reviews, I decided to revisit it, but the outcome was the same: they overcook the fish and with that they take away all the freshness of it!!! We started with Clams that were this time ok (not outstanding like last time...), and then moved to fried dory... More 

Thank Pedro F
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice seafood restaurant, English speaking and flexible when we had special requests (our children hate fish) They definitely know what they're doing, but besides a somewhat modern decor, the place doesn't differ much from the dozens of similar restaurant in the area. Wouldn't hesitate to go there again, though.

Thank cgp1087
Oslo, Norway
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is located in front of the harbour, in a street with many other good options. Modern decoration. The meny is mostly based on fish, but it also have meat options. Helpful and friendly service and the place is very clean. The sea bass, the sardines and the salad were very good. Excellent option if you have kids.

Thank Paulo R
Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

If you find yourself in Porto and wonder where you can get great seafood and away from the tourist traps in the heart of the city? Well here it is. You will have to be willing to drive about 20 minutes outside the old town towards the Atlantic Ocean, but it is well worth it. My wife and I had... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

I went there for my dad's birthday during my staying here in Matosinhos. Lots of cars in the customers' parking of the restaurant but the owner took our car's keys so that he could put the car into the parking when a other car leaves. We took fish and it was absolutely amazing! Our waiter was really kind with us... More 

Thank chloepiret
Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Sophisticated yet simple, very good fresh fish with amazing souses, classic and clean design (white maps and a dedicated knife for the fish), out waitress was so generous and tolled us we should not order more then what we did because the dishes are big and indeed they were more then enough. They even ordered us a taxi! Prices: 2-5€... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

As you should already know, do not eat fish near the Ribeira. Matosinhos is the fishing town and O Valentim is the most sophisticated fish restaurant in this area. When you order a fish you get to see the fresh fish before they grill it. Service is casual but professional. The wine selection is great and while I don't think... More 

Thank Steve C
Noosa, Australia
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

5 of 5 stars! The service is superb. Waiter are fantastic. Food fresh and cheap. Ambiente is portugal like, nothing special, but you are there for fish and service. Fresh Seafood n fish, Right next to the Harbour and Fish market. I went there 3 times this year and we always get the same: startup: olives n bred. Clams!!!! Baby... More 

Thank PriceMTL
Almada, Setubal, Portugal
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I started with some clamshells: magnificent. Then came the sea bass: is was dry and overcooked. For what is supposed to be a fish restaurant in a fish area, IT IS unforgivable! The fish seemed fresh enough, but it was so overcooked it was dry and it shouldn't have been served like that. By the way, my fish standards are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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: Rua Herois Franca 263 | Matosinhos, Matosinhos 4450-158, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Matosinhos
  • Phone Number: +351229388015

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