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“Don't bother - there is much better in the area”
Review of Postigo do Carvao

Postigo do Carvao
Ranked #101 of 1,657 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Los Angeles
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Don't bother - there is much better in the area”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

We went here our first night in Porto because from the window it looked decent and it was full of people. It was full because of a tour group and the food was ghastly. The only reason I gave it a 2 star rating was that the service was excellent. The overworked waiter really did a great job juggling so many tables. There are much better restaurants within a short walk (see my other Porto restaurant reviews) so just skip this one.

  • Visited October 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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“A memorable supper in Porto”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

My evening at that restaurant was one of the most enjoyable I had in Portugal. The place was charming-looking, the food was great and the service was simply outstanding. Do I recommend it? You bet!

  • Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Looks can deceive”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Initially very atmospheric and charming-looking restaurant. BUT the service, while polite, was hopelessly disorganised: the starters never arrived, water, though continuously ordered only arrived at the fourth attempt, the main course was undercooked and cold and despite several attempts at asking, no dessert ever materialised. AVOID - it's a tourist trap!

  • Visited October 2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Delicious food, great service”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

This restaurant always seemed to be busy, so we would recommend booking ahead. We didn't make a reservation and couldn't get in the first night we tried, but did the second night after back twice. It is worth it. The steaks were excellent and great value. The only downside was that we had a table outside and there is a good deal of poverty and begging in the city and you do feel guilty and uncomfortable enjoying a meal, with people passing by who clearly can't afford to.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Don L
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Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good meal, when the waiter finally remembered that we were there.”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

We had a much better meal here than at the nearby highly lauded Adega S Nicolau. The food was very good, prices were excellent, and there was a very lively atmosphere. The only negative was that after showing us to our table, the waiter then totally forgot about us for ages....and ages!

  • Visited November 2012
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