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“Francesinha - A Staggeringly Good Hangover Remedy”
Review of Cafe Santiago

Cafe Santiago
Ranked #102 of 1,786 Restaurants in Porto
Price range: $7 - $15
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Family Café/Restaurant, open since 1959, typical from Porto, which serves the most appreciated by locals citizens Francesinha, the famous and multi awarded Francesinha Santiago(R)
Reviewed September 25, 2013

I'll admit it - we were out until about 3am the previous evening and had lavishly partaken of Porto's other well-known speciality, so at midday the following day we were chaffing at the bit for a solid wedge of cholesterol.

The owner of the apartment we'd rented for the weekend was very clear about where we should sample francesinha: "Go to Santiago F. Do not go to the café called Santiago on the same road and do not go anywhere else. At Santiago they grill each layer properly before putting it all together!" This might explain the longish wait during which we soothed our battered livers with a couple of medicinal beers. The service was excellent - all we had to do was to raise a trembling eyebrow and our glasses were replenished.

But when it arrived, it was perfect. Just exactly what we needed at that moment in time: layers of bread interspersed with veal & sausage meat, covered with grilled plastic burger-style cheese and topped off with an egg. Haut cusine? Hardly! But very tasty.

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Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

The wold best francesinha! The place is'nt that coll. Just the normal snackbar in Porto. But your here for the food.

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Thank Antonio D
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

I really believe that this is one of the best places for francesinha in Porto due to the enthusiasm of locals when talking about it. However, i wasn't so excited about the francesinha as such, so i can't really judge it. The interior is not very inviting, either.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Typical snack bar but maybe the second best place after "Bufete Fase" to have a FRANCESINHA, the chips are really good to go with the francesinha and the atmosphere is actually alright as well!!

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

We get there on tips of the Portuguese girl we rented the flat from, and we weren't disapointed. The francesinha there has been the best one in town, and still is.

Thank 69Kiki
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