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“Feel ripped off after visit!”
Review of Filha da Mae Preta

Filha da Mae Preta
Ranked #1,559 of 1,904 Restaurants in Porto
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed February 27, 2011

Attracted to restaurant by its lovely position on the river and its outdoor seating. Food was not great though and my fish was quite poor. What upset us was getting the bill- at the start of the meal they just put down about 4 extra dishes, like fish balls, bread, cheese, olives etc. Now I found that in Porto restaurants often do this and add on a 2 euro charge, like a cover charge (although not all do). But when we got the bill, these items, which we had not asked for and some of it not even touched, almost doubled the bill! I felt embarrassed arguing this as we were surrounded by other diners and my Portuguese only stretches to a few limited sentences so we just paid and left. It was a shame as every other venue we visited in Porto was good value and had excellent service, but we found this place to be very different from the others.

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2  Thank UkBrighton
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Reviewed September 6, 2010

Put it this way: It was good before turning into a tourist trap.
Poor food, poor service and overpriced.
Unfortunately the same applies to most of the restaurants on the river front.
For really good meals look elsewhere.

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2  Thank Blue_Zee
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Reviewed July 3, 2010

We sat down in this restaurant, one of several choices along the charming riverfront area.
What a wrong bet! We expected these to be tourist oriented restaurants but we did not expect bad service and indeible food. My husband ordered a rice with seafood and could not eat it as it was as if the cook had dumped a cup of salt in it. I ordered grilled squid and got boiled with a totaoy saouce over it. Mind you, I was very clear in pointing to the grilled squid and asking in Spanish. when it came time ot pay, their credit card machine was "out of order" but we were never warned beforehand.
Stay away!

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1  Thank tropicalia
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Reviewed November 16, 2009

My friend and I had a really good meal in this friendly family run restaurant right on the river front. The staff were attentive but not pushy and we had a great evening. I imagine it is lovely sitting outside in the summer, but the atmosphere was very good inside in November.

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1  Thank DebsTLondon
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