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Rui Paula DOP
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Ranked #60 of 1,743 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: In the first quarter of 2010, Rui Paula returned to his homeland, OPorto, with the opening of the DOP restaurant. The new space is situated in the Palace of the Arts - Talent Factory, in Largo de S. Domingos in the historic city center, classified as World Heritage. This building is full of history. It began as the S. Domingos Convent and remained active since the fourteenth century, as a venue for auctions and council meetings. In 1834, served as the headquarters of the Lisbon (later Portugal Bank), and between 1934 and 1989 hosted the Douro Insurance Company. The Palace of Arts, now under the jurisdiction of the Youth Foundation, aims to "establish itself as a center of creativity and innovation of national and international excellence, professionally promoting young designers / artists, and be the dynamic center of the historic center as a cluster of arts and creative industries, enhancing its ability to attract creative professionals and tourism." The concept of the Palace of Arts fits perfectly in the Rui Paula project, who understands the gastronomy field as a creation with a strong cultural component. DOP has been designed to operate as a good taste, space cosmopolitan and yet familiar, and the generator of exciting dining experiences. The restaurant, with capacity for 65 people is provided with the latest equipment and has two distinct and complementary spaces: one show cooking, where the service is faster and more economical, and a traditional but innovative cuisine and dinning room.
Reviewed September 22, 2012

We were reluctant to go into this restaurant, it looked so fancy but what an experience! So worth it. The meals were perfectly cooked and proportioned and it's not easy to find a Portuguese restaurant that dares to modernize old favourites. One amuse-bouche featured popping candy - something we are still talking about. The cooking is done in plain view and the chef, maitre d and servers will visit your table and make sure you're happy. Absolutely superb. I'm going back!

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Reviewed September 7, 2012

A very god dining experience! I strongly recommend this restaurant! We had a lovely and enjoyable dinner and the service was perfect.

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Thank ACCMoura
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

After a wonderful dinner at Rui Paula's DOC restaurant we decided to have our last diner before leaving Portugal from Porto in the second Rui Paula's restaurant the "DOP", without making prior reservation we were happy to get a table and we celebrated last night in Portugal with luxurious meal.

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Reviewed August 24, 2012

After several nights of inattentive advice and overcooked fish stews, DOP in Porto was an absolute treat! Outstanding service and excellent wine and food pairings. We felt like we were back home in SF/Napa Valley, only better - we're in Porto!

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Thank Jackson M
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Fabulous evening with attentative service....we went with the choices of the chef and all our meals were top quality - beautifully presented and the taste buds were watering before you had your first mouthful.

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Thank DebbyJohannesburg
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