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“TERRIBLE FOOD AND NO SERVICE”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of A Tasquinha

A Tasquinha
Ranked #133 of 1,631 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $19
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Melbourne
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246 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“TERRIBLE FOOD AND NO SERVICE”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

We read about this restaurant from other reviews and gave it a try tonight.....it was shocking!!!
We started with spicy sausage entree to share...there were two sausages, one end of which was thickly charcoaled it was impossible to cut and still had the string attached...it was also extremely mushy inside and actually not spicy.
Hubby had the grilled Lemon Sole and I chose grilled Salmon....the sole was so over cooked, what was edible was dry, the remainder was adhered to the skin.....my salmon which said 'grilled', I strongly believe had been microwaved and then put on a grill to give the impression marks....it was so incredibly hot inside (consistent with microwave food), it was impossible to eat and of course continued to cook and dry out!!!! We told the 'host' when he decided to ask 'all ok'....and just stared at us when we replied NO,!!....the accompanying 4 potatoes were nice, the 'silverbeet' was dry and had no moisture!!!!! When our plates were removed, the table was still hot to touch..again consistent with microwaved food.......THE WORST MEAL WE HAVE EATEN IN PORTO...

Visited May 2013
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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Deserves better rank!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

Best traditional Portuguese food i've tried during my trip. The place is not spectacular at all, you can miss it without recommendations, but inside is warm, quiet and the food is delicious.

We ordered the best octopus i had in my life (cooked with pure olive oil, a li'l of garlic, grelos and tinny potatoes), rojoes with rice and green wine. OUTSTANDING.

  • Visited February 2013
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Porto, Portugal
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“Locals also love it.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

Having tried many restaurants in Portugal (as any Portuguese), I can say that the quality of the food is very good. It's a fairly traditional Portuguese restaurant, with a matching atmosphere and very well cooked specialties (traditional Portuguese dishes such as "pataniscas de bacalhau").
Also, location is very good. You don't have the view or the most appealing surroundings, but it's very close to bars and to Aliados (~5minute walk) in a safe area.

  • Visited January 2013
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Vitoria, ES
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148 reviews
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“Best Codfish (Bacalhau) in Porto without much paying”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

We have been looking for a restaurant to eat a good "bacalhau" in Porto. The hostess from our hotel advice us "A Tasquinha" as her preference, As we have got good opinions in Tripadvisor we decided to go there. Entrance it was a "salada de Polvo" (octopus salad). It was briliant. We request as main course "Bacalhau a Lagareira" for two. It was the best bacalhau we have eaten in Portugal. Very soft and prepared in grill. We also request "Costeleta de Sardinha", but don´t eat. It is very small and it´s not worth. The wine "duas quintas" in half bottle, salad, three main courses and some water. Everything for 53 Euros. It´s really worth. It´s in Historical Center close to Universidade do porto, torre dos clerigos and in front in Hospital. If you want a good bacalhau Don´t miss.

  • Visited July 2012
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Austin, Texas
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“Cozy, with great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2011

Delicious traditional Portuguese food in a bustling, attractive setting--good for people-watching.

Visited July 2011
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