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“Enchanting at first glance, disappointing later”
Review of Galeria de Paris

Galeria de Paris
Ranked #277 of 1,653 Restaurants in Porto
Cuisines: Bar, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Haifa, Israel
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Enchanting at first glance, disappointing later”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

The place is cool. Reminded us of the musuem (and the book) of innocense in Istanbul. We had to order full meals in order to stay in (although with locals we felt it was different !). The live music was good but that was not enough. The food is mediocre and the service was low. First time in my life I refused to leave a tip ! I hesitated between two or three stars.
Michel Zaher - Haifa

  • Visited September 2013
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere disappointing food”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

We ordered a chicken dish that was 99% mashed potatoes. Maybe they potatoes were cooked in chicken broth? You pick out what you want from the counter that was not well stocked. The food was not expensive, but, there are many very reasonably priced restaurants in Porto & you needn't settle on this one.

  • Visited September 2013
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Puglia, Italy
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Just for a drink”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

We like the environment. There were also live music (traditional Fado). The singer was good and the musicians too.
Actually the food was not as good as you can eat in Porto. Avoid the cakes.
I suggest to select some good wine and take just appetisers.
They were kind in making separate bills for each of us.

Visited September 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Limited but quirky”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

This place is quirky. The food offering is limited but you can establish if it works for you before being committed.
For us, the chicken dish was moist and tender but port sauce was creamy but little evidence of any wine let alone port. The asparagus was done just like my granny did it - boiled to the point ofdisintegration. The red wine needed chilling but that was not unusual in Portugal. The disbelief about our request for an ice bucket was unusual however. And that is. The clue to this place - it appears to be run by enthusiastic amateurs.

It has a charm. But how do you explain allowing a Tom Waits type character to play piano while not shutting down the taped music already playing?

The gender imbalance on the team is curious, reflected in the clientele.
. The only male on staff being a tired kitchen porter- understandable as its tough job. Funny the young men of Porto do not seem to be enthusiastic about this!

  • Visited September 2013
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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The worst service”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

after a glass of wine, we had to wait almost 2 hours to order. Three and a half hours after arrived, our order was served. Cold food!!!
It was the worst service i ever had.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Nuno V
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