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“Recommended by a local / worth the trek!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Casa Aleixo

Casa Aleixo
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Ranked #185 of 1,630 Restaurants in Porto
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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Rockville, Maryland
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118 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Recommended by a local / worth the trek!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

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.

  • Visited May 2013
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Porto, Portugal
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316 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Worth the trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

Excellent Portuguese cuisine, especially on fish dishes. Casa Aleixo is an old, very cosy restaurant, decorated like a granite family house from Northern Portugal. Famous for its Octupus fillets. It's close to Campanhã station, so if you're housed in the center you can get there easily by train or subway.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank espm252
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Stuttgart, Germany
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best quality/price ratio!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

I love restaurants where you can see what's going on in the kitchen from your table! Although the speciality is Octopus, I went for the veal steak with oven potatoes and it was well done, very tasty! On top of that a nice red wine from the Duro region! The 3 of us with desert... 79€ That's the best quality/price I had for a long time... I know where I'm going for my next Porto trip!!!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank mamgoz69
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Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Traditional food with sound quality”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

In this restaurant one has no surprises. Good food, in generous quantities, for a fair price. The main dish is fried filets of octopus (or hake), always with delicious octopus rice. One may find also good meat dishes, cooked in a tradditional and competent way. Decent wine list, with reasonable prices. Its single idicosincrasy: the expresso is not served at the table, but only at the bar, at the entrance room...

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank pedro s
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178 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Home style with style”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

Very good local food. The restaurant is small but was packed on a weekday night. Friendly staff, open kitchen, recomended by Frank Bruni from the Times and worth the visit.

Visited March 2013
Thank Nannysuef
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