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“Misleading reviews”
Review of Patua - CLOSED

Patua
Cuisines: Portuguese, Contemporary, Bar, Fusion
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Misleading reviews”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

When I got back to my hotel I had to check to see if I went to the right restaurant. The atmosphere was full of cigarette smoke, we were not offered a non smoking area. The service was painfully slow. Whilst the food was of a reasonable quality there was very little of it for the price, definitely style over substance.

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1 Thank RichardDu
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“fabulous!”
Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner here so much.
Excellent atomosphere, food, wine and friendly and helpful staff.
If you are looking for somewhere for good pirtugees food in cool style it's the place.
Their advice for wine was perfect, too!

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Thank wheresthenext
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Best Meal in Porto”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

Go to this restaurant. I am shocked it is so low on the list. Great vibe in this place, truly attentive yet not overbearing wait staff. The food was wonderful. I highly recommended the Francesinha sliders which were amazing. The best meal I had in two visits to Porto. The price is right, great location, good service. What more do you want?

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank David N
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Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Contemporary cuisine with typical inspirations... Superb!”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Patuá is condemned to succeed. Its location is privileged, right in the epicentre of Oporto's nightlife. Bars Candelabro and Champanheria de Paris in the same street are a nice way of either starting or ending your dinner with a drink.

You can choose between an amazing set of "petiscos" (relatively small portions to share), from which I would highlight the empadão, a typical canteen dish made out of smashed potatoes and meat in the oven that is reinvented to become a soft potato cream with juicy pig's chicks. I remember that the dish with salmon was also delicious. Or you can also put yourself in the hands of the chef and go for the Menu Patuá, which changes daily. That night we had a creamy, risotto-style rice with vegetables and meat, which went straight to the top of the best risottos I ever had. We paid 28€ per person (menu Patuá with dessert, coffee and a very fair dose of wine).

In all dishes it is possible to find a typical Portuguese ingredient or way of cooking, which serves as a starting point for a more creative, contemporary cuisine.

In the basement there is a bar where you can smoke and have a drink while you wait for your table. Apparently they began to have concerts there as well (agenda is on their Facebook page).

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank inesruvina
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Porto, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Unique!!!”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Patua it's a excellent Restaurant, situated in the heart of the city center!
Every dish its a masterpiece and a new experience, giving to the tradional gastronomy a brand new modern touch and flavour trip, making a unique tasteful fusion.
Concerning to drinks,I'll recommend "Sangria"... just wonderfull!
Very friendly and hospitable staff, 2 floor restaurant and a third one in the basement that works as a bar, sometimes with live music after 23h!
For thoose who love gastronomy in a relaxed and friendly environment, Patua is undoubtedly a must-see in Porto city

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Pedro_Pine
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