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“My Favorite Meal in Portugal”

Restaurante Avo Maria
Ranked #1,536 of 1,840 Restaurants in Porto
Price range: $21 - $28
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 7, 2010

I ate here twice on a business trip to Portugal. After arriving to Portugal, I checked into my hotel and headed out for a bite. I spent the entire afternoon sitting at this beautiful bistro along the river on a warm, sunny Sunday afternoon enjoying local seafood (turbot, I think?) and local wine, Portuguese Fado music playing in the background. Wonderful and friendly service, could not have asked for more. We also concluded our trip with a formal dinner here that was outstanding- I ordered the Turbot again. I hope to go back one day and this will be the first place I go to eat!

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Reviewed October 6, 2010

We simply wanted to dine outdoors.... (or so we thought of - because the food should be good, the setting perfect, the view excellent and so on....)
Well, we found Ave Maria and the atmosphere and the setting were perfect in this location and the food much better than expected. Service was excellent the wine tasty, I wouldn't know a single argument of not recommending this place!

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Reviewed June 14, 2010

My partner (who is Portuguese) and I went there for his birthday June 2010. We ordered the Chateaubriand (fillet steak for 2 @32 euros) it was absolutely delicious !!! It arrived on a big silver platter with salad, veg and lovely chunky home made chips. The steak just melted in the mouth and was served with a lovely creamy sauce. We washed it down with a jug of Sangria :) LOVELY. The staff were very friendly and attentive and nothing was too much trouble. We soaked up the atmosphere overlooking the River Douro in the moonlight....very romantic.

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