A local recommended this restaurant to us. It's not in the heart of Porto, but it was worth taking the metro and then walking to the restaurant. I am not sure if they took reservations, but the restaurant was packed when we arrived for dinner, and we had to wait. It's a family-run restaurant. The dining room was presided by the grandmother in her 80s, who retired from the kitchen only seven years ago. After the restaurant started to clear out, she had her dinner and wine at the restaurant, too! (So, grandma approved!) It was such a nice, relaxing environment as if we had sat in someone's home for dinner. The food was solid, down-home and tasty, and the serving size was large. The wine list had a lot of local options, and the prices were reasonable. The octopus filet with squid rice was the restaurant specialty (recommended by the local), and the creation was not something we had had before. So good! We also enjoyed the roast cabrito. The Portuguese menu was slightly different from the English menu, so if you know both languages, it would help. We noticed that the Portuguese menu gave you options to combine certain appetizers (like the ham) and certain desserts. So, check with the staff to see if you can mix those dishes to sample different things. The service was attentive and friendly. We love this family-run restaurant! A must for Porto.
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