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“Great kitchen but service.”
Review of Rui Paula DOP

Rui Paula DOP
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Ranked #205 of 2,260 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 4 weeks ago

The food undoubtedly was excellent. The service has big potential to be really good.
First theay gave us a table beside 15 laud man, then in a runnning area. During the meal the service was goot, but when we paid the waiter did not take care of us but put all his attention to a collegue. So we have been hre twice in differnt years ad we can say, the servis was better in the past. May be this restaurant is too popular to go again.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Thank Jochen C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

High end resto with perfect serving size, big in taste and presentation. Right in the middle of Porto....Bonito!! Service : excellent

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 8, 2019

The food was of high quality but the portions were small and expensive. Overall, the vibe is of a pretentious restaurant. I didn't mind paying 120 euros for a meal for two with a bottle of wine, but what really bothers me is that it took way too long (an hour an twenty minutes) for them to bring my main course. In fairness, I complained and they gave me a complimentary dessert, but the wait was unacceptable in a fancy restaurant.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Lawrence S
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Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

We arrived a few minutes before our reservation time and had to wait standing in a small place with other guests. We were then escorted to our table that was crammed against a wall. The place has more tables than can be fitted in comfortably. We also had a large table very close behind us and they were very noisly discussing wine. Definetly not a place for a quiet elegant dinner. The food was very good and could not be faulted but it was not wow as i would expect from a michelin star restaurant. The excelent service made the evening

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

We had the executive set menu and were surprised by the flavours of each and every plate. I must say a very positive experience. A thank you also to the waiting staff for being so attentive and helpful. Will recommend.

Date of visit: May 2019
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